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post #1 of 5 Old Sep 29th, 2009, 7:51 pm Thread Starter
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Hacking a R75/6

Has anyone here put a sidecar on a R75/6? I am looking at doing this and was interested in knowing if you did it?

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post #2 of 5 Old Sep 30th, 2009, 9:21 am
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Re: Hacking a R75/6

Garry,

I don't know of anyone with a sidecar other than a friend who bought one years ago, installed it and took it off the next day.

Do you know about Snowbum's site? There is tons of information about airheads and some K bikes.

Right at the bottom of this link is information about sidecars.

http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/techindex.htm

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Re: Hacking a R75/6

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Garry,

I don't know of anyone with a sidecar other than a friend who bought one years ago, installed it and took it off the next day.

Do you know about Snowbum's site? There is tons of information about airheads and some K bikes.

Right at the bottom of this link is information about sidecars.

http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/techindex.htm

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Going to try to build something like this: http://www.kalich.de/index.html

Material should be coming in the next few days, then I start building.

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post #4 of 5 Old Oct 8th, 2009, 4:49 pm
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Re: Hacking a R75/6

Looks interesting, let us know when you are done.

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Re: Hacking a R75/6

I put a California sidecar on an R90/6 some twenty/thirty years ago,
back then there was a magazine called Hacked with a lot of good information,
I don't know if copies are still available as the producer has passed on.

Lotsa people talk about sidecars but few actually ever go through with their projects,
I have no knowledge at all with the leaning application but it certainly is not a new idea
Flexit has been around for a while and I remember seeing early 1900's leaning sidecars,
Gamount was one FLXIBLE another

I remember when I first bolted the sidecar up to my R90/6 carefully measuring the toe-in, canter etc,
I took it for a ride around the block and right back into the garage checked everything again because I felt "there's something seriously wrong here!"
there wasn't, it just that riding a sidecar is completely different from riding a motorcycle.
Once I "got the hang of it" litterally .....I learned how to "fly" the sidecar,
I had a lot of fun with it, that one would always make the girls scream.
I even fabbed a brake for the sidecar wheel,
if you applied only the sidecar brake (on gravel) it would spin the bike around the sidecar in a 180, woohoo!
Eventually I got rid of it, mostly because of space
I had to many motorcycles and a sidecar take up the space of two.

If you've ever had the fantasy of getting oral sex while riding your motorcycle,
it can be done with a hack and an adventurous girlfriend,
but that's for another forum
ahh to be young again.


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