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post #1 of 6 Old Jul 13th, 2007, 8:33 am Thread Starter
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Exclamation Can't find it, make it

Somethings just never change (what am I riding a Harley again?)
Can't find what I want, so I guess I'll have to get out the old school thinking cap and build it.
Why settle for something that is not what I really want and still costs 10-15K, I'll build exactly what I want for under 4K.
I have spent much time looking at lots of sidehacks, but they just are not for me.
I want one that leans, seeing as the sidecar company doesn't return calls or e-mail. I can only speculate that their service is top notch and they are just to busy helping people in person to reply.
I have 2 options send them a check for 20K and tell them take what they need and squeeze me in wherever they can, or build it myself.
I'll take door number 2
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post #2 of 6 Old Jul 13th, 2007, 9:30 am
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A leaning sidecar sounds really cool to have. I'd love to have a sidehack so I could take the dog with me when I wanted. It would be really cool to have one that could come on and off as needed!
You'll have to post some pics when you have it mounted up!

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I've been considering a Ural W/Hack, I like the old school look and feel of them and the novelty of owning & riding a Rusky Bike.
Blatant hijack: anyone hear that Royal Enfield is going closed loop and throttle body for emissions? Wonder if Ural will, too? I'd love to have one, but they need to have some more guts.



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A leaning sidecar sounds really cool to have. I'd love to have a sidehack so I could take the dog with me when I wanted.
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Hey Rock:

I thought this might be a good start for 'ya -

I called them and asked if they would sell me just the shell since I was thinking about building one too - they said I needed to buy the whole unit - but they might have some cosmetic castoffs from time to time that would be sold cheap.

If you look carefully in the picture there is already a wheel well....

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I've been considering a Ural W/Hack, I like the old school look and feel of them and the novelty of owning & riding a Rusky Bike.
I was giving the Patrol a hard look it has the engagable sidecar drive.
Slap a light bar and winch on it your in good
Only problem is top speed 62 mph.
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