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    Attaching a Cozy Rocket sidecar to an '01 R1100RL

    The problem is the bike has an upper frame but no frame underneath. I have been told I need a subframe. I think it would be easier to find a needle in a haystack. I have been all over the internet. The service manager at my cycle shop has talked to several other shops without any luck either. I am ready to send the sidecar back. If anyone has some knowledge as to how this can be accomplished, please let me know.Thank you, Dennis Keenan. Maywood, NJ MOA #148168

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    Welcome to the forum!
    If you don't get any responses to your question that help, I'll move this to the Sidecar and Trikes part of the forum.
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    I would imagine that a commercially made subframe doesn't exist, or be extremely rare which you have found out. Time for someone with knowledge to fabricate one. Also all the plastic will be a problem. It may have to be removed to fit a sidecar.

    Have you tried,
    DMC sidecars
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    Welcome to the forum

    The Roadster 1100 is close to the GS which has a lot of sidecar users. As mentioned DMC would be a great source to check out. Pretty sure you will need to get bike to them to fabricate the subframe and set up the car.
    One suggestion before you hang a sidecar is to service the transmission input shaft splines. I have removed and replaced two different 11GS sidecars and sub frames replacing trans seals and doing a spline lube...it's a PITA once the subframe and car are in place.
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    Check with Claud Stanley Motors (CSM), or DMC. Your '01 R1100RL isn't that unusual and they've mounted bunches of subframes on similar bikes. Don't give it up yet. Good luck.
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    Thank you. Claude has told me that he is just home from the hospital and his shop is swamped with work. He also redirected me to DMC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoorUB View Post
    I would imagine that a commercially made subframe doesn't exist, or be extremely rare which you have found out. Time for someone with knowledge to fabricate one. Also all the plastic will be a problem. It may have to be removed to fit a sidecar.

    Have you tried,
    DMC sidecars
    866-638-1793
    www.dmcsidecars.com
    " I am in contact with DMC. Thank you. "

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