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    Registered User lmo1131's Avatar
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    It needs a wood panel right down the centre (top) of the tank...
    ... . .I'm going to my room now.
    "It is what you discover, after you know it all, that counts." _ John Wooden
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    I'd drive this XCountry instead of these ridiculous SUVs that followed.



    Who doesn't miss the family station wagon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrafikFeat View Post

    All that rig needs is my ass sitting on it as I ride it through every state in this country.
    Aahhh! Now I'm stuck with the image of your ass in my mind!
    Thanks buddy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by angysdad View Post
    Aahhh! Now I'm stuck with the image of your ass in my mind!
    ...and times that by 50! Heh Heh...

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    Taste is a matter of perspective. I happen to have excellent taste. When your taste becomes similar to mine, you too will have excellent taste.

    Please note that I'm not taking any position on the style or functionality of the Cruiser hack.

    Now, since BMW started out as an airplane engine manufacturer, how about a style that speaks to the marque, with a bit of American flavor?

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    This thing is seriously too much fun.. .. I imagine that prop spinning around while it's running down the Autobahn is a sight to behold.



    And BTW, I reserve the right to love this ^ but hate this V ... . only in American Brother, only in America!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lmo1131 View Post
    And BTW, I reserve the right to...hate this V ... . only in American Brother, only in America!

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    BTW... Brother... That's what makes America great. Loving and hating German motorcycles equally.

    IMHO the Messerschmidt hack looks like a Dad & Lad soapbox derby entry.
    TEHO as I'm biased.

    Cari.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrafikFeat View Post
    Remember? I'm reminded daily.
    I spoke to the builder of those in 2006. They're only $47K.
    I've since lost the link to the website.



    That's how it's done... That's rolling art.

    =sigh=
    http://www.heidenwag-gespannbau.de/index.php?id=5

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    Translation...

    Does this translation work for you?

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    I would support that!

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    Support comes from the side car manufacturers.

    Quote Originally Posted by ima4nr View Post
    It is not so much an issue of volume and profit, but more one of engineering and liability.
    Right there is the reason - Liability. Can anyone honestly say that adding a sidecar to your solo BMW improved the bikes handling? Just about anyone can jump on a solo bike and ride it off the show room floor...but not with a sidecar attached.

    No, I think we are on our own from here on out as far as BMW is concerned...and "On our own" covers a lot of territory...
    Last edited by Na Cl K9; 08-08-2012 at 04:06 PM.

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    Just about anyone can jump on a solo bike and ride it off the show room floor...
    ...and wrap it around a tree or flip it off the interstate after doing wheelies in traffic.

    Nah. I'd beg to differ.

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    An emergency right hand turn to the un-initiated could easily get someone wraped around an interstate or flipped into a tree.
    Both have different handling characteristics, but the two wheeler is what most of grew up riding. The assimetrical design of the sidehack has a higher 'getting-used-to' factor.
    I still think the main reason is volume. Manufacturers want sales numbers. We are the fringe of the fringe. Not many of us. That's part of our charm

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    I got my rig already set up... I rode it around and went into some parking lots.
    I knew through prior research that I should take the sidecar class, and did.
    Between that and Mr. Hough's book, continue to improve my skill set.

    I continually practice flying the chair. Not so so much for the cool factor...
    As it does look cool...
    But I think it's cooler to pop it up over some crap in the road I was unable to avoid.

    I'm aware of my limitations as well as my responsibility to myself, passengers and other motorists to safely handle my motor vehicle on the road.

    Period.

    Before investing in a rig...
    Take the safety class.
    Aside from a fun weekend you'll know right away if you want to continue.

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