Sidecars- Lets see em.

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

  1. Packo

    Packo Packo

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    Does this mean you bought it site unseen??
    Although from the photo I would have done the same thing as it looks the goods. What state is it from??
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  2. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad Former World's Foremost Authority Supporter

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    It looks like the plate the winch bolted to is welded to a square tube that slides into possibly a hitch receiver (?), or maybe just the next size up square tube. It would be nice if when deploying the winch it could be extended out so the winch cable doesn't hit the tub if you aren't winching straight on.
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  3. Doc.

    Doc. Long timer Supporter

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  4. Sebastionbear

    Sebastionbear Oh! heck...

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    Stolen from a thread in Jo Momma
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  5. MGV8

    MGV8 Long timer Supporter

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    I thought mine was just eye candy but I've used it more than I thought I would. Gives you that extra bit of confidence to see what is around that next corner-- Ha!!
  6. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Sure did, but I had friends who know the seller and we spoke for hours about. Got a good vibe and he sent me dozens of pics, so sometimes you have to have a little faith. It's coming from QLD.
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  7. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    That's a good point actually, thanks. When it arrives I'll check that out. Also, you can take out a few bolts and it can move to the rear of the chassis.
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  8. BJMoose

    BJMoose that trick never works Supporter

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  9. Fenianbastard

    Fenianbastard Been here awhile Supporter

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    I saw this in Plano, TX yesterday. It looked like it had quite a few miles on it. IMG_3252.jpeg
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  10. Fuzzball

    Fuzzball Been here awhile

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    Anybody have the photo of the old bloke jumping the (adventure?)rig from the old slide show on the old "main page"? He had a decent lengh grey beard, and was riding towards the camera down a dirt/gravel road IIRC.
    A friend has been asking me WTF am I buying a side car - my response has been to shrug, and send him photos/videos of people doing awesome and/or stupid shit on their rigs...
  11. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    It would appear it's the same mounting as mine. Remember how mine is mounted. Slides inside the main chassis rail. I undo one bolt and can move it to the rear. Mine is mounted horizontal.
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  12. Malamute

    Malamute Low speed adventurer

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    The DMC frame I have had a 1 1/4" receiver hitch tube on the front of the frame with a tow hook in it. I added one on the back with the intent to have a winch that would work both directions. Someone makes the vertical mount setup for ATV winches. they also have a long square tube for adding to Ural frames that gives a receiver hitch front and rear.

    https://www.kalabercreations.com/winch-mount-bar
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  13. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad Former World's Foremost Authority Supporter

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    While not being as convenient storage wise as a permanent hitch receiver style mount, I really like the Warn ATV winch I have because it attaches via straps, allowing me to pull from obtuse angles. Rarely do you get to pull straight ahead or behind.
  14. MGV8

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    That's a good idea that I never thought of.
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  15. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad Former World's Foremost Authority Supporter

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    I just found out that the Warn XT 17 has been discontinued. It was considered to be an ATV/Motorcycle winch:

    XT17_portable_winch_motorcycle.jpg

    xt17_portable_quad.jpg

    I replaced all of the heavy hardware with locking high quality locking carabiners. What ever winch you use be sure to get a snatch block to double your pulling power.
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  16. Malamute

    Malamute Low speed adventurer

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    I hadnt heard of or thought of strap mounted winches, but what you said made sense. I think it might be good to have both receiver hitch storage and use as well as the strap option available.

    I was planning to have a longish medium duty tow strap to extend range for Forest Service backroads use.
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  17. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    I don't think Warn is selling the XT17 anymore there are plenty of images on the net but I can't see any for sale or on Warns site
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  18. claude stanley

    claude stanley Claude

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    We prefer to use a receiver in the front and in the rear for the winch. Also a winch with power in and power out can be a huge plus in some situations. A snatch block is also a good idea along with the extra rigging.
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  19. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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  20. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

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