Sidecars- Lets see em.

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by England-Kev, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    That big jump photo is from a World Championship sidecar-cross race, in Spain. Here's the video that goes with it (from THIS site):
    http://www.wittmann-novotny.de/Picturee/Schanze.wmv

    All about the sport, on my other website: SidecarCross.com

    and a couple more shots from the same jump . . .
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  2. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger I used to be SCRay

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    That video is awesome. I've never seen sidecar-cross. I always thought the passengers on roadrace outfits had to be trusting.:eek1 ta.
  3. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger I used to be SCRay

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    And a last one for the moment. My first sidecar, on the left with the blue fairing. I had that one for a few years, then bought the sidecar from the white one on the right. Both were made by Jeff Lindsay in Lismore. I haven't seen Jeff for about 15 years.
  4. Uncle Ernie

    Uncle Ernie Long timer

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    HEY- couple of questions, please;

    Mister Jimbosidecar, where is that solo seat from. Did you use the stock BMW T-bar? (Sometimes I wish my Denfeld has a little padding...)


    Mr B. Powell, what kind of sidecar is that?

    Thanks
  5. bill_powell

    bill_powell Adventurer

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  6. Uncle Ernie

    Uncle Ernie Long timer

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    Wow. Looks serious.
    Thanks ~
  7. ol'broad

    ol'broad Adventurer

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    Hi all, well here is my new toy, I'm in So Cal and I had Dauntless set it up for me. I have had it for a year now. I bought it for the grand daughters, so they can come play with grammie. They have so much fun that my daughter bought a Suzuki Intruder and she is going to hook up another Daytona to her bike. A family adventure. It is just tooooo fun.
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  8. onaXR

    onaXR Druid

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    Sweet,
    how did you single side the wheel? I'm working on one using the swing arm and wheel from a xt550 bike, but I like this setup better.
    Any more pics of it?
  9. Jimbosidecar

    Jimbosidecar Adventurer

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    Hi, We make them. It's a copy of a H-D Panhead seat pan modified to fit either a BMW slash 2 or a plunger CJ or even older BMW. Interested? Send me an e-mail.
    Regds,
    Jim
    www.mycj750.com

  10. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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    Here's one I found on Mike Werner's blog.

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  11. Bandit Bill

    Bandit Bill Newfie Rocketeer

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    Yay, another place i can spam my rig photo to.. :)

    (loosely) Based on a '99 Suzuki Bandit 1200, and an '88 Hannigan Comet sidecar.

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  12. USMCG_Spyder

    USMCG_Spyder RPOC pilot

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    That is BAD ASS :tb
  13. USMCG_Spyder

    USMCG_Spyder RPOC pilot

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    Jeez, Bandit, that thing looks like a friggin' shuttle! How about some glamor shots of the interior? That's how to treat your monkey - ridin' in style...
  14. Bandit Bill

    Bandit Bill Newfie Rocketeer

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    Well, i can't say i have any photo's of the interior, beyond this shot of "Charlie".. he's 6'6" and my Friday the 13th Port Dover riding partner.

    Lots of room in there - it was originally a fore and aft 2 seater sidecar.

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  15. Gummiente

    Gummiente Rebel Without A Clue

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    It's about friggin' time you showed up here, Bill. Welcome!
  16. USMCG_Spyder

    USMCG_Spyder RPOC pilot

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    So what ya got in that car to make the monkey comfy? Air vents, music, cup holders, intercom to pilot? Seems a car like that would respond very well to creature comforts :thumb
  17. Bandit Bill

    Bandit Bill Newfie Rocketeer

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    All of the above :)

    At one time, I had a stereo system in there that thumped and bumped to the point where it drained the battery flat in 5 minutes, a little bit of overkill.

    The Hannigans came with built in vents, and the later ones came with evaporative ice A/C!

    The seat reclines flat so the monkey can pass out (if he/she dares) .. it's also my mosquito-free motel room when i'm solo at motorcycle rallys.

    Truth be told though, the sidecar rides empty 99% of the time.
  18. USMCG_Spyder

    USMCG_Spyder RPOC pilot

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    Very cool :nod
  19. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Where do the front ends for these things come from? I see that most of the good ones have an earl's style fork, but obviously these are updated. I see them on a multitude of different bikes, as well, so who makes them?
  20. Bandit Bill

    Bandit Bill Newfie Rocketeer

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    There are several manufacturers, ranging from expensive to obscenely expensive.

    Unit Leading Link forks are probably the most numerous, and inexpensive at ~$2500.00 shipped to the USA, available for a select range of motorcycles - they are somewhat universal in design, but use shims to adapt to different size triple trees. http://www.unitsidecars.co.uk/


    EZS - http://www.ezs-usa.com/ezs1.htm

    EML - http://www.emlsidecar.com/

    Lowell Neff - http://neffdesign.angelcities.com/aboutus.htm

    There are also a number of small shops in Europe, usually French or German who do their own in-house LL design and fabrication for regional customers.

    My Leading Link front end was self-fabricated, with technical assistance from a reputable machine shop to do some of the more critical pieces. A fair amount of people attempt to design and build their own front ends - from a cost standpoint, it makes sense - but you bloody well better know what you are doing engineering wise, considering the obvious critical safety aspect of getting it done right the first time :huh