Sidecar Operator Training in Pa.

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by claude, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. Feo

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    Hmmm, I'll be watching this thread.
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  2. RNMedic

    RNMedic Adventurer

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    Looking for more accurate dates. Can my wife come along just as the passenger? any good campgrounds close, coming from Ohio we'll trailer the wing and hack and stay in the RV.
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  3. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    First session is TENTATIVE ...June 8-11....This IS NOT confirmed. A full agenda and details including campgrounds and such will be posted here as soon as possible. . Our website is not live yet but all the details will be there as well. It will be 'Sidecar Training .com' .....
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  4. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    Waiting for firm dates. My wife has some travel coming up and one of us has to be home for the dogs, sheep and chickens...
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  5. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    I cannot actually say the dates are confirmed and feel comfortable about it yet. pulling together some loose ends etc. This will happen and it will be a fun learning experience for all who attend. I want to thank Ramey Stroud for his support in this and for all here on the homefront for making it happen for the sidecar world and potential sidecar world as we move forward. This is , again, a sidecar only training session with a rally atmosphere. We will all have fun with a serious goal. Classroom will cover sidecar theory, setup , mounting procedures and so forth followed by an open discussion on any of the above as well as providing a question and answer session to boot. The range exercises can be done with your own rig after we look it over for safety purposes or on our own rigs provided. At this time we will be utilizing two KLR based outfits and one F650 BMW rig. I also want to thank Al Butterfield for voluteering to work on the range when his schedule allows it. Al, known as 'fly' to many was partners with me when we did the sidecar training sessions at the ISOK Sidecar RON DEE VOOs in years past. He was on eof the original MSF instructors years ago. John and Angie from the shop will also be invloved in a big way of course. ..... In the future we are planning to also do some true off road training an d as Coach ramey says " A dirt road is not off road".... more late ron that as plans unfold. One other topic that may be dealt with is sidecar camping and this may be incorporated with the off road sessions. These ARE NOT in conjunction with the training being offered beginning hopefully beginning in June. More to come soon.
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  6. Switchglide12

    Switchglide12 Been here awhile

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    I am interested as well. I will be watching this
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  7. Jim K in PA

    Jim K in PA Long timer

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    I am going to refer a friend of mine to you. We just took a maiden voyage on his RT than I set up with the Jupiter for him. I think he might benefit from the training. :D
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  8. Tall Man

    Tall Man Priest, Temple of Syrinx

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    Can you provide some clarity on your inspection standards? Presume that an owner's rig is in good repair and running order. Do you have any discrete requirements that might not be common knowledge? Thanks.
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  9. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    All safety related of course. The mounting system must be acceptable. Take a look at the video I posted today on my facebook page ( claude stanley..............there will be a red sidecar and a white sidecar at the top of the page)....the video will show unacceptable mounts! ..... No worries I do not think we will see many , or any, rigs that will not be okay. If so, we will have our own rigs here also.
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  10. Tall Man

    Tall Man Priest, Temple of Syrinx

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    Thanks. I'll monitor this thread to stay abreast of your course offering(s).
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  11. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    Sorry to be so vague but it is a tough question. Safety is always first. More info is coming as soon as possible....we are moving forward.
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  12. imnothng

    imnothng Been here awhile

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    How much would you charge to use one of your rigs?

    I'm very interested in the sidecar life, and this would be a great way I think to "try" it out and see if it is really for me.
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  13. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    The cost will be the same whether using your rig or ours. Details will be forthcoming.
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  14. charliebrown

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    Hi Claude, Any more updates? Reading this thread, sounds like there is a lot of interest!
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  15. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    We are moving forward with things ,,,, will have updates soon. Hang tight :-)
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  16. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    Just to be candid we do have two training rigs in place and will be getting a third one as soon as possible. We also have three venues available. Liability insurance is in process and has been approved from one source .
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  17. charliebrown

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    Sweet! Thank you.
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  18. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    It is coming soon...... training.jpg
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  19. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

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    IntergalaCtical.....just sayin' :-)
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  20. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    LOL....I didn't write that and never noticed the wrong spelling .
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