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This may not be the best forum for this but I trust you guys. I want to get back into sidecarring and since I cannot get a bite on my 1994 K1100LT I think that it would be an ideal candidate (read cheap). What car would be best to go with this tractor?

Thanks, Robert.

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Re: Sidecar

Depends on how much you want to spend and your taste.
Obviously Ural is the cheapest, this Russian knock off of the cars used by Germany during the war.
California sidecar is not bad.
Hannigan maybe the nicest, and there are still more ?????
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Depends on how much you want to spend and your taste.
Obviously Ural is the cheapest, this Russian knock off of the cars used by Germany during the war.
California sidecar is not bad.
Hannigan maybe the nicest, and there are still more ?????

Thanks, I have had experience with several Velorex (one I even chopped in half and widened it a foot for both kids). I have also had experience with California and they are nice. I put one on a V-max and it was incredible. I also installed a couple on Goldwings. I was just wondering what might be available on the used market. A Hannigan would be nice as would an EML. Just wondering out loud.

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1981 R80GS
1976 R90S
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2001 Bunkhouse LX (given to son)
2011 Bunkhouse Queen

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Re: Sidecar

Here is an LT I saw in Europe a couple years ago







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Re: Sidecar

Robert, here's one I found at the trailer/trike/sidecar sub-forum, though it's on an '83. I don't know what your '94 looks like:


I'll post a link I came across the other day that has all sorts of sidecars, though the new is pricey, it'll give you an idea of what's available. They're neat, but I've read where you have to counter steer to get them to track straight. Sounds like a PIA.

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Robert, here's a couple of links. The first one's pretty neat:
http://www.dmcsidecars.com/sidecars/

http://www.cyclesidecar.com/photos/index.html

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Robert, here's a couple of links. The first one's pretty neat:
http://www.dmcsidecars.com/sidecars/

http://www.cyclesidecar.com/photos/index.html
Boy this world is full of knowledge.
You learn something new everyday. I was just picking through this out of curiosity and saw the side cars pictured on left and right side of the bikes. I always thought well at least seen them on the right only. I think I am too old to learn to counter steer and lose the comfort of 2-wheels.
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Thanks for the replies guys. Whatever I do will have to be on the cheap side. I have no problems with building the mounts. I have ridden many thousands of miles with a rig and while it is completely different it is a hoot. You haven't lived till you have experienced a three wheel drift.
Robert

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1994 R1100RSL (wife's)
1981 R80GS
1976 R90S
1965 R80/2 Frankenbike (wife's)
2001 Bunkhouse LX (given to son)
2011 Bunkhouse Queen

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Re: Sidecar

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Thanks for the replies guys. Whatever I do will have to be on the cheap side. I have no problems with building the mounts. I have ridden many thousands of miles with a rig and while it is completely different it is a hoot. You haven't lived till you have experienced a three wheel drift.
Robert
I agree with you. Side Cars Rock! Sounds like you have lots of experience so you know that an EML rig, if you can find one, is still top of the line. I very much miss the K100/EML rig that I sold last year. Unfortunately I was lusting after a late model RT and had to make sacrifices to make it happen. Good luck with your project.

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'99 Canyon Red RETIRED AT 93,000 MI
'05 GRAPHITE METALLIC retired at 87,000 MI
'01 R1150 GS- totaled
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California Sidecar no longer makes sidecars.
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Re: Sidecar

A day late and a dollar short, as usual...If you haven't discovered this site yet you need to check it out...

http://advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=56

ADVRIDER.com Hacks sub forum

I got a gently used Hannigan Classic for a really good deal ($1,700)...I had it on a HD Heritage and now have it on a R1200GS...the car is excellent ...well built, lots of creature comforts...I also bought a URAL sidecar but my child bride of 40 years prefers the Hannigan and the URAL SC is now a shop ornament...

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