Sidecars- Lets see em.

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by England-Kev, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. Reklaw59

    Reklaw59 Faster than your Nan.

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    Interesting idea for the sidecar, never heard of that one.
    Is the builder on here, more information would be good.
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  2. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

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  3. mr.spui

    mr.spui Been here awhile

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    The Dnepr design has absolutely nothing to do with a BMW R71. The frame was inspired by the BMW R50, and the engine by the Zündapp KS750. The R71 was a plunger framed, roller bearing crankshaft bike. The K-650 and successors were swingarm frames with a plain bearing crankshaft.
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  4. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

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    Well, I should clarify. The KMZ M72 design was directly derived from the BMW R 71 and was a replacement of the TIZ-AM-600 and the PMZ-A-750 that the Red Army had previously used. The KMZ line of bikes that followed obviously morphed over time, including the addition of the swing-arm frame with the K-750.

    So, my original use of the “Dnepr” bike name was incorrect. What I’m trying to say is that I wanted to take the bike back to the origins of the line, which is back to the M-72 and its BMW R71 progenitor. That was my purpose in adding the R71 tank to the bike, which to me seemed to fit the bike’s seats much better than the standard Dnepr tank. I wanted an M-72 tank but could not find a good one when I looked. That lead me to finding the reproduction BMW tank. Funny thing. I was concerned about buying the R71 tank because I thought it would require modification of the Dnepr’s mounting points on the frame. Well, it bolted right up.
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  5. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    Details, details, all that matters is it's not a BMW and you know, even that really doesn't matter, it still looks cool! As long as you enjoy it, that's all that really matters. If uninformed folks think it's a BMW, it really doesn't matter. Now if you were trying to say it's a stock BMW while trying to sell it, that would be a problem.
  6. arbalest

    arbalest Been here awhile

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    AND....the Dnepr had a plain bearing crankshaft before BMW. AND were the first one to figure out how to have 2wd on a swingarm bike.
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  7. T-C

    T-C Adventurer

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    Built by a bloke called Gnome .. he's from central NSW.
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  8. T-C

    T-C Adventurer

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    Arrived yesterday. 99296573_244097903684578_7361948805794627584_n.jpg
  9. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    Again......massive like fest! Seriously cool outfit. Hope you have loads of fun miles. :thumb
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  10. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    Gnome, now there's a bloke I haven't seen for a while. Last time I saw him was at the 1995 TTT.

    I do remember he made a rear wheel to take a car tyre by chopping the spokes from an old Kawasaki mag wheel and bolting it to a car rim.
  11. T-C

    T-C Adventurer

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    Thanks mate. Lots of practise till i venture too far .. never ridden an outfit before.
  12. brstar

    brstar Long timer

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    Hope fully you will start your own thread here and give a full ride report.
    My sister is out at Takalarup of the Chester pass road so I hope to bring mine down in the next few months.
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  13. bentleyssq

    bentleyssq n00b

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    My present 1995 Gwing with Hannigan Astro. My1988 with Champion car and 2000 with Friendship II car. The 88 & 2000 have been sold and I just picked up an “89” Transalp.

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  14. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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  15. brstar

    brstar Long timer

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    Now that's a rare Moto Guzzi.

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  16. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    I had a chance to pick up a Nuovo Falcone a few years back but didn't, I'm still kicking myself!
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  17. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    Maybe kayaking is interesting after all?! IMG_3145.jpg
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  18. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    Very nice rig!! But: I tried a Nuevo Falcone a few years ago.... my deception was only equaled by a 450 Ducati Scrambler: no torque, power only available in high rpm, with a lot of vibrations, the exact opposite pleasure of any big single!
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  19. Matty 701

    Matty 701 Adventurer

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    This followed me home. First hack. Put about 50 miles on it and it is all grins. First experience with 3 wheels so still learning.

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  20. rg sw wa.

    rg sw wa. Long timer Supporter

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    Matty, good looking rig. Have fun and stay safe.
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