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Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Bama67, Feb 28, 2018.
That is awesome. PMing you Claude!
A couple pics of my Bandit sub frame. It is a single sided frame, only bolts to one side of the bike frame. I didn’t build it, Zmotoman built it with guidance from Lowell Neff. The Bandit frame has six easy to get at bolt locations along the engine and a nice gusset up by the seat for the top rear mount as well as serving for a place to bolt the subframe to.
Thanks for that, looks like the subframe is pretty parallel with the frame tube and doesn't hang down much.
Claudes subframe doesn't hang down much.
Just a thought, but whatever you decide to put your kids in, would you be happy to ride on that seat in that sidecar, whatever the sidecar may be ?
I have to concede that in my sidecar past my sidecar passengers, including the missus, have perhaps not ridden in sidecars that I would have necessarily managed in. As I say, just a thought.
SEAT OPTIONS ARE ALL OVER THE MAP.
I have a Ural Ct and my 7 and 9 year old sit side by side in the sidecar. I put the Ural benchseat on and my wife rides behind me. Makes for fun icecream runs but for long distance I think a hanigan would be a better choice. My guess is my kids have another year or two before they are two big to fit together.
Ok finally making headway ! When you want a sidecar to haul your family down the road at highway speed it's good to consult with people that build such things and error on the side of safety, Claude would be the guy.
Bandit subframes don't need to be fancy, but strong is a good idea.
Crossbrace to make it damn solid, but costs ground clearance:
I doubt the OP has a bunch of mechanical aptitude no offense intended. The wide rigs need allot of bridge work they store allot more momentum and can shove the tug around easier especially if you've got some weight in it.
I do alright; I do have a mig, torch and even a plasma, but we live up in the mountians now and I got no where to work on anything.
My wife has cooled some on the idea of having all the kids on the sidecar with me simultaneously.
So I haven't been searching as hard for the next rig but I am still keeping up on here, gaining more hack knowledge, and looking for the right rig to come along.
Bring all your tools down to my place, I've got plenty of room and you can come down and use them anytime you'd like.
OK , I don't make a living with tools myself, but have had several sidecars now and one gets what they pay for and what anyones buying is the builders experience and knowledge. A sidecar is a mighty small environment unless everyone gets along well. Packing enough gear for a long trip is an issue. Good luck.
If one was to buy a sidecar that had been taken off a 1996 Goldwing 1500, wouldn't it bolt right up to a 1999 Valkyrie 1500?
I am pretty sure these share the same frame.
I am debating between a Rocket III and a Valk for a tug; but since the car I am looking at has the Wing brackets on it, the Valk would probably be easier.
Here, you can check the frame part numbers for both model Hondas.
You also might want to contact one or more sidecar manufactures.
Contact Doyne Bruner at Alex Sports in Colorado Springs. Expert when it comes to fitting any variant of Goldwing with a sidecar.
Cool. Isn't he the owner?
I am familiar with Apex, I bought my wife's KLX140G there last year.
Found is Mr Apex, although massively supported by his wife and enthusiast family. Of relevance are his undoubted sidecar credentials.