Sidecars- Lets see em.

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

  1. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Even though I don't own this anymore I guess I'm the only guy around with some good pictures of it so I'll post some.


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  2. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Nice! :thumb
  3. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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    Hey Rick!

    I guess I should shoot some pics in action.
  4. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Thanks a lot- great info :thumb
  5. Nick in PRC.

    Nick in PRC. Been here awhile

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    Old German tech and new German tech.......the train will do 430+ kph, the poor old Chang only 120.

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  6. RedMenace

    RedMenace Adventure Sidecar

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    120 km? Not even if you found a tall enuf cliff to push it off of! Besides, take a look at the "suspension" and "brakes" on that bike.
    Even if by some miracle the forks and shocks aren't bound up they only have about 1 1/2" of travel.

    And the brake surface is maybe an inch wide with only a stamped steel hub to dissipate heat. My monkey gave me a fire extinguisher labeled "brake coolant" after we set fire to the paint on the hubs coming down out of the mountains!

    100km is pushing the limits of reliability and safety for a Chang 80km is more realistic.

    cool bikes for bopping around on, but 1930s technology and third world build quality, There is another thread where Ural owners are complaining that a hammer is not included with the tool kit. All of my Changs came with a blacksmiths hammer as standard issue, I shit you not!:lol3

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  7. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    DId you re-jig the seat?
  8. Nick in PRC.

    Nick in PRC. Been here awhile

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    As a Chang owner I daily push the limits of reliability and saftey. I drive it in China.:evil
    I've done 120km's per hour, just not for an hour. I've hooked up a more reliable speedo and been paced by an Audi. Of course I don't do that speed for hours just 30-60 seconds or so. I'm daft not suicidal.
    Sure the stock brakes stink, since that photo I've switched out my wheels to alloy's, they have hubs that have over double the contact area for the wider shoes that I also fitted..... along with a Barnett cable that superseeds the elastic stock cable. They still suck.

    Mine OHV will do 80 kph no ppoblem for extended time......I've even done stretches of freeway at 100.
  9. Nick in PRC.

    Nick in PRC. Been here awhile

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    My tool kit actually contained two hammers.

    In case one broke:wink:
  10. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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    I was cruising around one day in a nearby town & spotted this.

    I haven't seen it since. Love to talk to the owner.

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  11. onewheelwunder

    onewheelwunder are we there yet?

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  12. onewheelwunder

    onewheelwunder are we there yet?

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  13. Dr Jim

    Dr Jim Been here awhile

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    Ewwwww! - It's a 'Goto-Mudzi...."

    Nice rig, fun ride....

    Cheers

    Jim
  14. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Ya big kid, Ray!

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  15. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Maaaatttteeee. Since we don't have (much) snow here, we've gotta get some photos of us doing something other than parked around rally sites drinking beers whilst the bikes gently go 'tink, tink, tink' in the background. Now, where are your photos?
  16. MartyL

    MartyL Been here awhile

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    You make many friends with a Ural!:clap

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  17. MooseKiller

    MooseKiller Tripod

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    SOLD! I am going to pick mine up NOW... :evil
  18. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    True, good point! Got a club meeting tonight, I'll post some after that.
  19. Mark 42

    Mark 42 Foiley

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    Marty, are just going from one sports bar to the next...

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  20. s10rat

    s10rat Long timer

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    Simply gorgeous hack!:clap