View Poll Results: Should We Have a Sidecar, Trike and Trailer (pulling kind) Forum?

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Thread: A Sidecar Forum?

  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by kgadley01 View Post
    I would be interested. my hack is of another brand, but my wife thinks I should bolt a sidecar to the K75. it would have to be a small one......
    Small as in light?
    Don't go too light. A reputable dealer will set you up correctly.

    I'm sure in the coming days you'll get more than enough information to make an educated decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kgadley01 View Post
    I would be interested. my hack is of another brand, but my wife thinks I should bolt a sidecar to the K75. it would have to be a small one......
    Good sized sidecars used to get attached to bikes with less displacement. Of course in those days folks were not trying to reach terminal velocity.

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    Thread moved to it's new home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrafikFeat View Post
    Small as in light?
    Don't go too light. A reputable dealer will set you up correctly.

    I'm sure in the coming days you'll get more than enough information to make an educated decision.
    PM Dave has a THE book to read.
    Contact him for info.
    Got the book (yellow) about two weeks ago. lots of good information.
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  5. #35
    Quote Originally Posted by kgadley01 View Post
    Got the book (yellow) about two weeks ago. lots of good information.
    Yes...

    You can practically teach yourself w/ it.

    Great stuff. I need to get the new edition. It has COLOR Pictures!

  6. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by ima4nr View Post
    I would participate. Having been in and around sidecar rigs since I was twelve, I have a serious addiction. I am working to get this going right now:
    Updates?

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    Should this forum include those who tow trailers behind their motorcycles?

  8. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by amiles View Post
    Should this forum include those who tow trailers behind their motorcycles?
    Yes... I asked it to be in the name but the request was ... ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrafikFeat View Post
    Yes... I asked it to be in the name but the request was ... ?
    Just wanted to let you know that we reviewed this post and wanted to let you know the reason the forum for sidecars and trikes was named specifically that is due to the specificity of the vehicles configuration

    Trailers belong in the Gear Forum. The reasoning is that they are seperate from the machine and could be towed with your car if you wanted. So it is viewed as an accessory and not an integral part of the vehicle.

    So how do trailers fit into that description.? (Integral to the machine) Or in other words why should they be included in the trike forum title?
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  10. #40
    Quote Originally Posted by Semper_Fi View Post
    ...why should they be included in the trike forum title?
    So it has to be 'qualified'?

    Sidecars are actually classified as accesories to a motorcycle...
    Regardless, as I'm not splitting hairs... I meant to say subtitle.

  11. #41
    Ooops. Well, that was then...
    Nonetheless... Trailers can be pulled by cars, and this is a MC forum.

    I would still like to 'respectively' submit to m/c pulled trailers discussed here.
    Better yet... If they member posts it here... Don't move it somewhere else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrafikFeat View Post
    Seems there is now a Sidecar / trike forum...

    How about adding trailers to the Heading.
    Basically as:
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    Sidecars, Trikes and Trailers.
    It's OK Being the Third Wheel.
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    I guess we can kill the Poll too...
    Quote Originally Posted by Semper_Fi View Post
    Just wanted to let you know that we reviewed this post and wanted to let you know the reason the forum for sidecars and trikes was named specifically that is due to the specificity of the vehicles configuration

    Trailers belong in the Gear Forum. The reasoning is that they are seperate from the machine and could be towed with your car if you wanted. So it is viewed as an accessory and not an integral part of the vehicle.

    So how do trailers fit into that description.? (Integral to the machine) Or in other words why should they be included in the trike forum title?

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    I have to agree with leaving trailers in the 'gear' section. There is nothing model/type-specific about a trailer. Anyone can pull one, either with two wheels or three (or four).

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    Quote Originally Posted by angysdad View Post
    I have to agree with leaving trailers in the 'gear' section. There is nothing model/type-specific about a trailer. Anyone can pull one, either with two wheels or three (or four).
    Agreed.
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  14. #44
    Quote Originally Posted by amiles View Post
    Should this forum include those who tow trailers behind their motorcycles?
    I'll concede.
    Either or is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lmo1131 View Post
    I just picked up an OLD Bingham sidecar about two weeks ago ... so old, it was before he started using the SideStrider name. I was thinking about strapping it onto my 73 R75/5, but have since decided not to. At least not my trusty, owned-it-since-it-came-out-of-the-box Euro bar /5.... I have a spare /5 frame that I've started collecting parts for.

    I called SS and talked to Doug, he sent me, literally, every bit of information that he had on this old chair; exploded parts drawing with part numbers, old advertising brochures, etc.

    No suspension, 12" automotive wheel, and that's about it... a 650 would be the perfect tug for it, but it's so light that a 450 wouldn't have that much trouble with it (up hill might be a bit slow).
    Doug Bingham IMO is Mr. Sidecar.

    Good person, best in the world IMO, after Keith Wash formerly of Unitt Sidecars.

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