I've been lurking a long time here on the hacks forum and reading along with a few of the sidecar adventures on Ride Reports. I think hacks are so unique in the motorcycling world, and the idea of being able to ride in all conditions PLUS take my admittedly codependent pup along with me is a very strong motivation. Right now I have a GS Rallye that I've set up to my specifications - new seat, ESA, a set of Micatech Pilot cases etc - and have a blast riding it. We're actually heading out today (if the Dude can get his headlight situation fixed) for a cross country fall roadtrip. We will be leaving his sister to watch the house and my pup, and while I know the former will take care of the latter, I really want to take my pup with me. The Dude and I are kind of at odds over which kind of rig to get. I'd love to send my GS bike up to DMC and see what Jay can do to make it pretty. On the one hand, I love the newer aesthetics of the GS rig. On the other hand, I like the retro look of the Ural. The Dude thinks I'll regret hacking my bike, and should get a Ural; I'm thinking a GS hack is reversible and I wouldn't be stuck with another bike should I hate the sidecar (HIGHLY doubt that, but still). Biggest issue? I've never ridden in or on a sidecar rig, and have no idea if ill even like the ride. But damn, the idea of riding one is tantalizing, and every time I see one its always such a show stopper for me. I'm not sure what my question is, other than general curiosity whether such a rig is for me. I'd love to take classes and test ride something. I love ADV but is there any other forum good for these kinds of questions? Thanks for any and all thoughts!!