As one or more inmates have pointed out to me, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, yet expecting a different outcome. I'm OK with being crazy. Over the years, I've either commissioned, rebuilt, or built four BMW R1150GS Adventure/Ural rigs: The first, a DMC built 2005 R1150GSA/Ural rig, "WarBird", now owned by GlobeRider David O. in CA: The second, a 2004 R1150GSA/Ural rig, also built by DMC, since heavily modified and upgraded to include (not shown) an awesome leading link from end by Ad Donkers of LBS Sidecars (Holland). This is my favorite rig, I still own it, stored in Europe: The third, a "barn find" rebuild I did for a close friend who could no longer ride. She gifted it to me, and I rebuilt it, sold it to a cool guy also in CA, and sent her the proceeds. It was a 2003 R1150GSA, rigged to an Ural tub, also by DMC. It had been sitting in a barn in Eastern WA for five years before I took delivery: You can see the build thread at: https://advrider.com/f/threads/bmw-r1150gsa-ural-adventure-sidecar-build-refit.1384508/ And finally, again for a friend and fellow GlobeRider, Andy U., a poorly "upgraded" Frankenbike, a single spark R1150GSA, mated to a DMC chassis kit, mounted with an Ural sidecar, by Max BMW in CT. Apparentlyu, the PO blew the motor, so they shoe-horned in a TwinSpark to replace it. It now looks like this, and as soon as he is comfortable making the trip from FL, it's in my "Garage Mahal", waiting for Andy to take delivery. Note the leading link front end by LBS Sidecars: You can see the build thread at: https://advrider.com/f/threads/here-we-go-again-yet-another-bmw-r1150gs-adventure-ural-sidecar-renovation.1428469/ Also note, three of the rigs have @Stroker 's bullet-proof rotary-forged modular Advantage wheels, and in fact, though it doesn't show in the photo, the rig with Cross-Spoke BMW wheels has also has an Advantage wheel for a pusher. Insanity indeed! Since then, I just completed the build of a prototype Stepler Sidecar, mated to my new favorite tug, a 2011 BMW R1200GS Adventure TwinCam: You can see the build thread here: https://advrider.com/f/threads/adventure-sidecar-build-stepler-2011-bmw-r1200gs-adventure.1384699/ I love the bike! With an HP2 motor, many of the good qualities of the R1150GSA, and none of the fussiness of the WasserBoxers, I'm relapsing into a new round of insanity, building adventure sidecars with a TwinCam tug, and the tried and true Ural tub (which I still consider to be the toughest and most reliable tub for an adventure hack). So, a new build thread commences here. I just took delivery of a fine 2012 TwinCam with an astonishing 4,900 miles on the odo: The build sheet for this one includes: - Another set of insanely great Advantage wheels by @Stroker. - A new custom chassis and trailing arm, rigging, engine cradle, and twin-shock leading link front end by Ad Donkers of LBS Sidecars. - Touratech shock on the sidecar, rear of the bike, and twin shocks on the leading link. Also, Touratech panniers, saddle, Desierto fairing. - Rigid Industries auxiliary LED driving lights for the bike, and LED lightbar for the sidecar. - HEX ezCAN to marry the electricals to the CANbus network. Have already procured a Ural sidecar. First order of business is to take-off and list the following parts for sale: panniers and mounts, top case (trunk) and mounts, wheels, engine and tank guards with BMW lights, cylinder head protectors, windshield. Anyone need a centerstand ? Having gone waaaay overboard on the Stepler's paint job, I think this one will be a single-color repaint, with Raptor chip guard where needed. I recently saw a new Ural Gear-Up Special Edition called "Red Sparrow" at the Ural/IMWA headquarters near my house. It was painted a color I liked called, appropriately enough, "Northwest Grey". I'll see if I can get a color code: Stay tuned . . . .