WTB: Steib Sidecar for BMW/2

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Dispatcher, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. Dispatcher

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    I'm looking for a Steib sidecar to mate to my /2...
    LS200, S350, TR500, etc.....
    Must be in very good condition and be ready to use.
    Must include all mounts to attach to a BMW /2....
    Located in Ontario, Canada....but willing to travel a reasonable distance for the right car.

    Not interested in Jawa, Ural, kozy, etc....

    Any help appreciated

    Thank you
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  3. Dispatcher

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    Yup... checked there...have sent 2 emails with no replies :(
    Pricey too...
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  4. Old Mule

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    There's a Steib yahoo group, not to active but things do come up for sale there. and they do, also, on the various vintage BMW sites.
    Good luck, let us know.
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  5. Dispatcher

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    Thank you... I'll check out the steib group...
    I've been a long time member of most of the vintage BMW groups... found a couple of promising opportunities, but all ended up being scams...
    I appreciate the cost of the "new" ones... I'm not cheap, but do find it difficult to justify 6k+ (US)....
    $ exchange isn't favorable, + shipping/transport or travel time.. then there's the Border (money grab)... :/
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  7. Dispatcher

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    Yes, I've checked their site as well...and have purchased from them I the past for other parts.
    ideally, I'd rather not new...cost wise, as well as shipping...
    Thanks for taking the time to post tho... :)
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  8. Dispatcher

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    Heading to Rhinebeck next weekend to see if there are any contacts there.....Anyone been? Worth travelling 6 hours to go?
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  9. Gasket

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    That's not good. To me the prices aren't bad given their construction. I just sent an email to John before I saw this post. We'll see.
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  10. Dispatcher

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    I've been told to be cautious of the paint....was advised to just buy it in primer..and paint it myself. But, if the paint is questionable? Then why would the primer be ok?.
    I really want to get one... but with the $ exchange between Cdn. and US....changes things... shipping ($ ?) and import duty / taxes (13%)
    Then I'll have to paint it....

    I know it's not a cheap endeavor, but close to 10k Cdn is hard to swallow...

    :(
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  11. Old Mule

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    The primer's there to protect the metal, not to provide a good paint base. Any painter would see to it as a matter of course. The paint on the reproduction Steibs is not up to BMW standard, but the metal parts and body parts are very good, in my opinion.
    Be patient- over the years I have seen many Steibs at Harley swap meets and in the back rooms of bike shops... It will be worth the wait, believe me. Save your CDN pennies and take your time.
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  12. Dispatcher

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    Thanks for the input....
    I think Ill be patient and wait....

    And FWIW... We Canadians don't use pennies any more...all out of production/circulation as of 2012 ;)
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  13. Gasket

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    Most odd. I sent him a note just after my last post and had a reply this morning. He has a black one on hand and a primer one on the way from Germany.

    I'm liking the exchange rate. :D I ride in BC every year with Yukon in 2015 and Alberta in 2016. I'll be heading to BC on July 6th or so. My good friend and riding buddy is arriving on July 3 and has some mysterious and beautiful ride planed for us. He says it's a road I've never been on so I'm intrigued. I'll be taking my hack rig if the new rear shock arrives on time.

    Oh and on the pennies, it was a great move and I wish the US would do the same. The Loonies and Toonies, miscellaneous change gets a bit heavy in the pocket though.
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  14. Old Mule

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    Vech has a Steib for sale every so often, but his parts prices are the highest anywhere. LS200s are too light, made for a 200cc- 250cc bike. Hold out for an S500 or a TR500. Blue Moon has quite high prices too, I have found. S250s are very nice but very rare.
    Have you thought about just calling every BMW shop that deals with the old Earles fork models? They will have leads, and sometimes have one on hand or in storage.
    Being in Canada, you'll eventually want a Richter Kabine, too.

    Our pennies are crappy zinc with bad plating, a irritating coin.
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  15. Dispatcher

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    Old Mule,

    Well, Rhinebeck was a bust for anything Euro.... Spectacular venue if you are into HD or Indian...90% content.
    Some other super old bikes too...fun time but not worth the 7 hr (one way trip) ...for ME, anyway.
    Picked up a couple of BMW related bits, nothing spectacular tho.

    Funny enough, ran into John... and even knowing that I was looking for a car, didn't seem overly enthusiastic about selling me one... odd.

    I have a line on an S250....
    I'm not looking to do touring or trips with it, just tooling around our rural and suburbia city ;)

    Too light, in your opinion?

    An S500 offer too....for what seems to be too inexpensive.... but a good 20 hrs away.. :(

    A.....
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  16. Old Mule

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    S250s aren't too light, they were the last Steib design and really very nice. I always thought it was strange that the company tooled up of for big car-sized press work for that body, in the year that the German motorcycle industry collapsed. Didn't they see it coming?
    I'd drive a lot further than that for a complete S500... top sports chair.
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  17. Dispatcher

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    I'm really diggin the look of the 250...
    The 500 would be great.... but at a
    the asking price of 2500 US (shipping INCLUDED).... smells funny to me...
    The pictures show it as being a left side mount...

    Waiting to see what the other seller is wanting for the 250... it IS missing a couple of bits tho....but overall looks nice (needs color change)
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  18. Dispatcher

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    Here's a pic of the $2400 S500.... Steib sidecar for sale - 4.jpg
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  20. Dispatcher

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    I answered a couple on IBMWR. ...and posted an ad... both were magnets for scammers..
    odd, as I've been using IBMWR for years, with no issues..
    search tempest sounds good... I used to use a similar engine, but it was shut down years ago..

    Thnx
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