Triumph Sidecar: What bike would you pick and why?

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by TripleDaddy, Sep 25, 2019.

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Which Triumph would you use for a budget Sidecar rig build?

  1. A 2015 or newer 1200 ccExplorer. Has cruise, and DMC hardware is cheaper than the 800 cc Tiger.

    11 vote(s)
    17.7%
  2. A 2015 or newer Tiger 800. Has cruise and can easily swap sprockets for gearing.

    4 vote(s)
    6.5%
  3. A fuel injected 800 cc Bonneville or Scrambler. Still has more HP than a Ural and is cheap.

    22 vote(s)
    35.5%
  4. A newer T120, fuel injected with more HP

    10 vote(s)
    16.1%
  5. Something else

    10 vote(s)
    16.1%
  6. Stick with the trusty, but slow, Ural

    3 vote(s)
    4.8%
  7. Make a Beemer rig instead

    2 vote(s)
    3.2%
  1. claude stanley

    claude stanley Claude

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    Current P36 main body. Trunk is a bolt on with various options including custom ideas and or racks. There is also an option for a glovebox which is popular.
    p36 bare.jpg
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  2. claude stanley

    claude stanley Claude

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    Some various P36 PICTURES.

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  3. JustKip

    JustKip Long timer

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    I was seriously considering your red 1150

    I've also seen a pic of a P36 with a sloping trunk, narrower than the tub, bolted on back. Looked nice!

    I love the "Mr. Potato Head" way of bolting things on, or taking them off the back. For 2-up touring, I can strap a 115 liter dry bag to the rear rack, and a 70 liter bag on the front rack, and carry camping gear for 2.
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  4. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    I’m liking that setup on the Red Baron. I wouldn’t need all yhe options, but I like the overall set up. What BMW GS is that?
  5. claude stanley

    claude stanley Claude

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    Elongated p36 with option for two 2 seat 3.jpg 2 seat 2.jpg
  6. claude stanley

    claude stanley Claude

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    bolt on trunk upload_2020-8-3_0-3-27.png
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  7. claude stanley

    claude stanley Claude

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    1150 GS. .... Was sold to a great guy from New Zealand who toured the states with it and then up into Labrador etc.
  8. claude stanley

    claude stanley Claude

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    View attachment 2463148 Note we will soon be doing the p36 with a bolt on upper nose upload_2020-8-3_0-14-45.png section so it can be converted to the 'outback ' model.
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  9. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    If I had any concerns (which I didn't) about the ability of an 800cc dual sport with a trellis frame to pull a decently hefty sidecar, and look good doing it, those have certainly been put to rest by this post in the CL / FM sticky thread, and the responses.

    I'm even more interested in adding a sidecar to my Tiger now. But - still not in a rush. What I might actually do is put my crashed Tiger up on a bench and use that to figure out a sub frame before I actually start the sidecar purchase. I can have the sub frame fabricated at work since complex tube bending and welding of any kind are outside my abilities.
  10. jaydmc

    jaydmc Long timer

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    Here is photo of the sub frame we offer $895, Note, this is the sample part that was tack welded while on the bike and used to make the jig. It is not the "production" version which has proper welding and comes powder coated $895 and is included in the price of all but our "Economy" like of sidecars. You will see that this being our sample part that stays with our jig eye bolt mounts and clevis fittings for both the right and left mount version of the mounts. Of course at least in the USA you would get the parts welded on for right side fitment only.
    Jay G
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    866-638-1793

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  11. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    Thanks Jay,

    I was looking at my bike over the weekend and was imagining pretty much exactly that sub frame - at least the general concept. :thumb
  12. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    Jay, are you now able to offer that Tiger 800 subframe without factory fitting?
  13. jaydmc

    jaydmc Long timer

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    Yes, we can do the 800, the only bikes we need here are the older triple's. We also have the 1200 explore.
    Jay G
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  14. Velocipede

    Velocipede Been here awhile

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    Your advice as ever is born of the knowledge of many sidecar builds Jay.I only hope my reply is relevant to this conversation.I started riding bikes and sidecars more than 60 years ago.Back then in the UK at that time it was the most economical way to get around with a family.I don't want to bore the readers with my reply so I I'll try not to.I had several combinations starting with a Watsonion Launch on a 1939 Triumph Tiger 100 that was truly amazing taking me and my wife and child all over the North East of England and finally a 1956 Triumph Tiger 110 with a rather large Busmar Astral hitched to it,I guess back then in the fifties and sixties I could have been called an experienced combination rider.Now aged 78 and pushing 79 and having ridden all kinds of bikes I realize that I'm just not able to ride a large bike solo on account of Arthritis and old injuries the way I used to.so a sidecar hooked onto something powerful would seem to be the answer.I would love to have DMC sidecars fix me up with one of their superb builds but truthfully the money just aint there.I continue to search for a bike and sidecar that will allow me the freedom to ride the roads of North America.

    John
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  15. TripleDaddy

    TripleDaddy Hoping my skills exceed my horsepower

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    Some T120 sidecar photos from DMC's Facebook page

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  16. TripleDaddy

    TripleDaddy Hoping my skills exceed my horsepower

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    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    If you like car tires, the front end on that green one is very attractive.
  18. TripleDaddy

    TripleDaddy Hoping my skills exceed my horsepower

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    Roadog 62's Triumph Explorer / CSM Rig with DMC Leading Legs:

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  19. brstar

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    Looks like a bike.
    Just toss the stupid double muffler though.

    Liquid-cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel-twin
    Capacity 1200 cc
    Bore 97.6 mm
    Stroke 80 mm
    Compression 11 :1
    Max Power EC 90PS/ 89bhp (66.2kW) @7,400rpm
    Max Torque EC 110 Nm @ 3950 rpm
    System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
    Exhaust Brushed 2 into 2 exhaust system with brushed high level silencers
    Final Drive X ring chain
    Clutch Wet, multi-plate assist clutch
    Gearbox 6-speed
  20. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    It’s almost a year this discussion started ... are you closer to find the “right”
    triumph??
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