It is gonna be a fun summer!
You got that right buddy!
One extreme to the other...
I began hacking about 5 years ago when I bought an Indian Chief and had Champion install their Legend chair. I modified and customized it to what you see here. However, I quickly realized the limitations of traveling with this rig, so I am (almost) in possession of my new R1200GSA w/EZS combo. Dauntless have done an outstanding job and it will be on display at the BMW Rally this weekend in Oregon...which unfortunately I am unable to attend.
After a year in the making, and just requiring a few final touches, I am eagerly awaiting delivery!
1068 BMW R50/2 - R90/6 conversion w/Jawa Velorex chair...
I completed this sidecar in the late 70's. Sold it in 1984 and bought it back 9 years later which is a story all by itself. I have been riding it around again since 95 after I basically rebuilt the entire outfit. It had been stuck away in the second ownerÔÇÖs barn for 8 years. The guy who bought it from me put a little over 600 miles on it total so the engine, a 76 R90/6. has 24K original miles. Since I had it down for repairs I got a local welder to modify the /2 swing arm to accept /5 - /7 final drives and currently I am running a 3:36 driven by a modified /6 drive shaft connected to an updated 76 5 speed transmission. It uses the entire /6 electrical system and has a small car battery in the chair.
The fairing is a 1962 Avon Air with all original brackets and a /5 halogen converted headlight. Body work is /7 grafted to the original /2 frame. Not exactly a concourse old style bike but I can still get parts for it reasonably and that was the idea when I began the project. It has had an R60/6 engine and an R75/6 engine in it previous to the R90.
It gets driven around town and IÔÇÖve had it out on the road occasionally over the years. The longest trip was around 1500 miles to a side car rally in Arkansas a few years back. I have had some paint work done to my RS and may actually get to have the hack pin-striped. Something I never did before.