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post #1 of 8 Old Mar 27th, 2011, 12:40 pm Thread Starter
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I am currently riding a 1983 Yamaha Venture Royale with an Equalean sidecar. At some point in the (hopefully) near future I would like to change bikes to solve some potential problems as well as get a more recent bike. I like the looks of the R1200CLC but would like some input as to the viability of this model to haul a sidecar, given that it would be a reduction in Hp by about 30% and if someone runs one of these with a hack, can you point out where your attachment points are given that that the engine is part of the support structure?


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post #2 of 8 Old Mar 28th, 2011, 4:41 pm
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You might get more information at the R1200C site,

'05 R1200RT
'00 R1100S
'01 R1200C Phoenix
'04 R1200C Montauk
'95 R100R Classic

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'94 R100GSPD (sold)
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post #3 of 8 Old Mar 28th, 2011, 7:46 pm Thread Starter
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Re: sidecar

thanks, just joined so I missed some of the links. probably poor eyesight
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post #4 of 8 Old Mar 28th, 2011, 11:42 pm
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Re: sidecar

I recall a similar rig at a TWT pie run a couple of years back.

scroll down about 1/3 way and then there's a couple more images through all the postings. Sorry, I can't recall whose rig that is to give you a contact, but at least you can see putting a hack on a R1200C has been done.

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post #5 of 8 Old Mar 29th, 2011, 6:35 am Thread Starter
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Thanks Dave! Maybe the owner will show up and he can tell me how well the bike handles as a tractor.
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post #6 of 8 Old May 9th, 2011, 7:03 pm
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Re: sidecar

you will probably have to either buy or build a subframe. the subframe will attache on the bottom of the engine where the frame engine mounts are. google united sidecar , i think, association. also check out hack'd magazine. i found a subframe for a r1100r advertised on line . it was built in britain. i hope that helps.
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post #7 of 8 Old Jul 4th, 2011, 3:12 pm
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Re: sidecar

European- but maybe helpful-

Local dealer with great experience in fitting sidecars to BMWs. Can also supply kits, though Im not sure if they'll ship to the US. Deal with EML and Side-bike.

If you need inspiration...

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Re: sidecar

The bike should be able to handle it just fine, you'll starting will be slowed down but is a compromise.
The hook up is an other story. It is bike specific, you can not just simply switch from bike to bike. Hannigan may be willing to build you one--I don't know if they would just build an under carriage with the proper connections.
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