Sidecars- Lets see em.

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

  1. koifarm

    koifarm Twas ever thus!

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    Here's my baby, 1972 "American Spirit" Spirit Eagle model sidecar, tug 2007 Triumph Bonneville 865cc.
    Ignore the lower front mount, it's being replaced with a Motorvation 70degree mount. I'll post when done. Smaller windscreen in the works.


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  2. Baldy

    Baldy Site Owner Administrator

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    Get me a version with more pixels and I'll stick it on the home page.
  3. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    Went to the Long Beach BMW open house and test ride to see the new S1000RR,
    This was cooler,
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  4. johno

    johno Long timer

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    Maverick, great dog:clap English Springer???
    I have one. Fantastic dog.
  5. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Not mine. But it's cool.


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  6. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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  7. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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  8. Richard-NL

    Richard-NL Sidecar Fan

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    I had to laugh reading this. "pootjies" = "pootjes" in Dutch. :wink: And that makes sence.

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  9. Richard-NL

    Richard-NL Sidecar Fan

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    Check your PM. :evil

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  10. Richard-NL

    Richard-NL Sidecar Fan

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    Looking at this pic, I suddenly had the urge, to do something with clay :huh , I haven't been doing since "Kindergarten". Even in Europe, these Swiss GG's are very rare. I believe I only once had a "Close Encounter" with one of these irl. :wink:

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  11. Richard-NL

    Richard-NL Sidecar Fan

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    The outfit here above, made me think about this Hermeling Laverda Tornado. I wonder why? This is a one-of-a-kind, compared to the also rare GG, of which about 30 outfits have been built.

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    Both the GG Duetto as this Hermeling have been made with knowledge. :augie

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  12. Erik RS

    Erik RS Three Wheel Maniac

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    Well, let's join in then :D

    A Ducati Paso-Tornado from the hand of Otto Hermeling, spotted at the "Boxer und Tornado Treffen" in Vetweiss/Germany in 2004 (that's the nice thing abt digital photography: it remembers all the details)

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  13. Richard-NL

    Richard-NL Sidecar Fan

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    Cool. :lol3

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  14. Richard-NL

    Richard-NL Sidecar Fan

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    @ bk brkr baker
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    So you found a site with pics of the EGT? Nice! There's a famous lady walking behind the red sidecar, you know?
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    Here some pics of the red beemer I shot last summer:


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    I’ll get back to you with some more pics and maybe some info on the Sahib sidecar (the wide one on the Ural) later. It’s bed time on this continent. Well, it’s for me. Maybe Erik isn’t tired yet and has some more.:D <o:p></o:p>
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  15. Wngnut

    Wngnut Machinist Extraordinaire

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    That red beemer is Awesome!!! Do you know if it is home made? Gives me an idea for a next project.
  16. Nemo DeNovo

    Nemo DeNovo Banned

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    Awwww shit, that red bike RAWKS!!!!:super
  17. koifarm

    koifarm Twas ever thus!

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    Damn I love that red sidecar....it's the BOMB man, I want one.......what is it?
  18. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Hello, Richard who is the famous lady?
    I got these pics from the HP sidecar site. They belong to Harald from Austria. The info says they're from Reddighausen in '06.

    Is this you?


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  19. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Spoilt bloody thing it is too Ian! :lol3
  20. McCardigan

    McCardigan happy Budda

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    I agree with you Richard.

    I 've been in love with the GG's since I first saw one in a brochure in the mid 90's.

    In 2000 Sally and I were fortunate to tour Germany and Swizterland, and we made sure that we visited several sidecar manufacturers.

    We were very lucky that when we visited GG they had one of them in for a service. They had stopped making them when BMW stopped producing the K1100 a couple of years previously.

    The company were only too please to show off their creation to a couple of gob smacked Aussies.


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    Note the heat deflection shield in front of the riders right leg, a big problem with K100/1100 motors pulling chairs.

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    Easy access for the passenger.
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    Clever and practical thinking everywhere, even using a K1100 electric screen on the side car.
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    Just down the road is Armec Sidecars, we were in heaven.:D

    Walked in to the showroom, and we were made most welcome.:clap

    Come into the workshop said the owner, and we were free to ask as many questions, take as many photo's as we wanted to.

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    Sally liked the passenger seat'

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    The workshop was stunning and spotless.

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    They were just about to take this prototype K1200LTD outfit to Germany to get TUV approval and have ready for the Munich Intermot m/c show the following week.

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    The price? This was in 2000, when the Aus $ was worth about 47c to the US $, about $80,000, and sorry no left hand version, Gulp!

    Oh, by the way this was thier biggest selling outfit in 2000:wink:
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    On the way down to Switzerland, we went and visited Horst Urlich.

    A big contrast to Armec and GG. Horst operates out of a barn in a village.
    Does all the work himself, and will build anything you want, including left hand side cars:clap


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    OK Horst, I need 300mm ground clearance, 100lts fuel capacity, and a place for the 50 lt beer fridge.

    No worries mate:clap:clap:clap

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    If only my numbers were to come up in Lotto:wink:

    BTW Saw this interesting contraption:D in a European village.
    Was very popular in the 70/80's in a certain part of Europe.

    Even got to try it out:eek1

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