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. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer Supporter

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    The two rigs I had with heim joints worked fine. But the mount alignment was off so far that the heim joints fought each other and also fought the upper strut mounts thus locked together. So it was ridged. But I didn’t like it. I’d rather have solid joints that don’t rely on binding to create a ridged structure. Maybe this isn’t how a well set up heim mounting system is done, just the two I had.
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  2. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer Supporter

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    Hey

    hey Drone, does your Champion Daytona use heims on the bottom? The subframe that came with mine looks to use solid flanges but my old Champion Escort used heims. I don’t think the subframe I have is for a Goldwing.
  3. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Yes. Heims in double shear clevis type mounts front and rear.
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    Thanks man. Now I’ll go crap in my own thread.
  5. claude stanley

    claude stanley Claude

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    Many used and still use the ball and collet type of connections. Ural is a good example along with Steib and even the early Motorvation sidecars. Great system but quite rare these days overall.
  6. Shep

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    I’m on my second Triumph Scrambler (2017 Street Scrambler this time). I came very close to having Claude build a sidecar for my last one but ended up selling it to a buddy. I’ve never piloted a sidecar but have owned/ridden about everything else and have always “romanced” the idea. Seeing this Scrambler with a car makes me wonder about what sort of an issue the high exhaust is? Does that make it miserable for a passenger in the car?
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  7. TripleDaddy

    TripleDaddy Hoping my skills exceed my horsepower

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    TripleDaddy Hoping my skills exceed my horsepower

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    TripleDaddy Hoping my skills exceed my horsepower

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