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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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Barend
 

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I recall a similar rig at a TWT pie run a couple of years back.
http://www.twtex.com/forums/showpost.php?p=653805&postcount=24

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.

good luck
 

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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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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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The bike should be able to handle it just fine, you'll starting will be slowed down but hey..it 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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