If you arrived here via “My Build(s) – a scratch built frame and chair etc” LINK https://advrider.com/f/threads/my-build-s-a-scratch-built-frame-and-chair-etc.1366490/ then you’ll know that I tend to over explain things and use far too many words. I do try to add enough photos to make up for the lengthy descriptions and hopefully that helps. This time around I’ll also be adding a few video links to You Tube; I’m not “monetized” but you may have to put up with commercials? I don’t know but if so, I apologize. The videos won’t be long and won’t be at all professional but sometimes a four minute video will save a whole lot of typing. So why do I need another sidecar rig? Well for certain I don’t but practicality never enters into these kind of purchases. The Moto Guzzi Convert outfit is going nowhere. As readers of my other thread will know, it is working awesome and I enjoy driving it very much. But it’s not well suited to gravel roads or rough roads of which there are many in my area. The Windjammer fairing rocks and rattles as if trying to shake itself right off the bike and stress cracks are appearing in my fiber-glass sidecar body. Plastic saddle bags and top box are also not sturdy enough for the rough treatment. So last winter I began watching far too many YT videos dealing with Russian sidecars. Although they have a poor reliability reputation there is no denying that they are strong and sturdily built. The seed was planted. The new Urals are cool but far too expensive for me. And I suppose because the new ones are well over twenty grand (here in Canada), the used market has followed suit and the prices have skyrocketed as you all know. But luckily I was able to find someone who had an interest, had accumulated a lot of stuff and then sadly lost the drive and never completed his project. Some back and forth emails resulted in an agreed upon price and our deal was made. In September of this year I acquired a Dnepr MT-16. It’s a complete bike and after some minor work I have had it running. Both of these Dneprs have Ontario titles (now in my name). Along with the two “bikes” was a LOT of parts including two BMW R75/5 engines. It was the previous owner’s plan to replace the MT 16 engine with Beemer power. And that is my plan as well. That and going through the entire rig from end to end will keep me entertained this winter. Also in the deal was a Dnepr 10-36 frame, final drive, rear wheel and not much else. I have long term plans for the 10-36 as well. But for now it is put aside and I’ll be concentrating on the easy project. These are some of the spare parts and bits, plus the manuals including "Weave's" book. The photos posted above the loaded trailer were taken at the seller's. The extra stuff just about filled the floor of Benny the Benz, my '05 Sprinter van. Let the fun begin!!!