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Discussion in 'Australia' started by Doonie, May 2, 2018.
Here is a place to put pictures, hear tall stories and ask questions about sidecars.
Everyone hates sidecars until you turn up with all the gear to fix flats and cold beer
Caught the sidecar Bug when I had a few rides on a 650 BSA / Dusting about 1978
First sidecar I built was on my trusty old TS185 which was great for going to work in the vineyards
I Built bike in pic in 1981 TS400 worked over a bit by my mate "Port Job"
Lost in 2005 bushfire Finished 3 x 24hr road trials many club outings rode it to work for yrs , version (1) in avatar .
Photo taken day after 1984 24hr Trial
Outfit I ride now is a GR650 Suzuki / DJP really good for sneaking around quietly lots of great dirt roads around here and quiet twisty black top , old girls getting a bit slow on the highways .
Yep, everyone hates sidecars till you show up at the campsite with a keg and fresh steak
Used to love my outfits - had two - GT750 with H/M wedge
Blowering Dam 1979 - XS650C was ridden by first wife
And an XS650 with another H/M wedge
Thinking of another outfit or a Spider !
I was always curious about sidecars, but considered them to be a bit of a novelty. Then I built this for the 2015 Scrapheap Adventure Ride.
It was so much fun, I loved riding it. Sadly the rear wheel spat most of the spokes out and I had to leave the box in Wagga and ride back home solo.
This years Scrapper may well be the next candidate for a third wheel. Not sure yet
On my second one now, both Phyllis creations. Great fun and make camping trips a lot easier. My wife prefers the sidecar, a bit warmer and easier seating position. All good.
Sounds like a great idea, Doonie - except the buy and sell part.
We have a Flea Market for that.
6 years and 44k and still riding,driving or operating without a leading link,
The 2 chairs I've had.
XJ900 / Velorex
GT750 / DJP
Here is my old girl a much used Tilbrook.
Latest addition to the family a Busmar Austral MkII
My Ural, that I owned when I lived in Vietnam and worked as a tour guide in Phong Nha in 2014
And having loved that outfit with an unnatural passion, the outfit I bought shortly after returning to Australia
Still love my solos, but the sidecar just adds another dimension (not to mention wheel) to riding adventures.
Here is "The Beast" when it was clean and shiny and hadn't done thirty thousand hard k's. The thing is amazing because although it is low to the ground it is a real go anywhere machine.
my first one when I picked it up
this horrible man lusted after it ( stinking K riders)
next stage of the transformation was a new multi purpose boat
unfortunately the motor didn't like my style of riding , or maybe it was Figgrick revving it to 12,000 rpm
sooooo this happened
and the "Bastard" was born, it has undergone a few developments along the way, as all sidecars do. New chassis, custom rear wheel and a host of other bits and bobs, but it is now a reliable long haul adventure rig.
You're just jealous I'm better looking
Than what??? A robber's dog?? and that's probably an insult to the dog.
Geez Neil, it's painfully obvious there are no mirrors in your house
Neil smashed his mirror when he thought it was an ugly robber looking in the window.