Chat about anything to do with sidecars and outfits. NOT BMW specific - all welcome

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Postby Galactic Greyhound » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:41 pm

Found on YouTube:


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Re: Sidecars

Postby gogs01 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:13 pm

Some fantastic machinery and interesting engineering, but I don't think I'll ever be sold on a lopsided sidecar outfit.
A three wheel"motorbike" - maybe ..... :grin:
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Re: Sidecars

Postby King Herald » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:07 pm

That first giant blue outfit, seriously, why would you? Some tenuous link to pretend you are still a motorcyclist? Surely a convertible car would be a hell of a lot more practical, economical and enjoyable. Sitting in a queue of traffic in the pouring rain, you’d feel a bit of a plonker.

Same as trikes, I always loved the idea, but they still aren’t the most practical or logical vehicle.
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Re: Sidecars

Postby DEEP DIVER » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:55 am

I know of two which I have seen which should be in there. At a fun run about 12 years ago there was a Suzuki with a body which faired into the bike. From the right hand side it looked like a combo unit till you walked around the front and the fairing went from the front wheel, all around the left side built in to the sidecar body (which was fully enclosed) and finished around the rear. He left before I could get any pictures. #-o
The second one I spotted at a sprint meet at North Weld about 10 years ago. My mate told me to look out for the shed on wheels? This bloke came on a bike and the sidecar was a big wood box/shed. He dropped the rear section and wheeled out his sprinter from inside which then became his workshop.
He then spent all day sprinting and pushed the bike back in at the end of the meet and off home.
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Re: Sidecars

Postby Lolo » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:05 pm

I'd love to have ago in the snow
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Re: Sidecars

Postby Richard(Sande)Sanders » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:56 pm

I'd love to have ago in the snow
Can be great fun, even more so when you carry on past a queue of stuck cars on a hill, after stopping
at the bottom to let an artic back down for a second attempt, I think he got stopped by the cars on his
first attempt.

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Re: Sidecars

Postby BabbitBilly » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:19 pm

Have you all seen "Guitar and drums on the sidecar of a bike" ? Forgive me if this is old news. I'm new here.

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