Lmo1131...when I said 'I came across this'...I should have said 'a friend sent me this'. I've had the picture so long, I do not even recall exactly where I got it.
I don't know anything about the heeler...not even which side of the Atlantic it's on. It looked 'so' Europeen, I presumed it was on the other side of the pond.
Sorry for any confusion.
Except for the U.K., only in Japan, Australia and New Zealand and on St Croix ist left side traffic.
Thanks for the clarification there angysdad,
So that's two .... does anyone else find the Heeler more than a little attractive?
edit - Or not.. .. .
Last edited by Lmo1131; 06-10-2010 at 09:52 PM.
"It is what you discover, after you know it all, that counts." _ John Wooden
1973 R75/5 - original owner
I posted this in Airheads not realizing we now have a sidecar forum!
Here's my new rig. The tug started life as a '77 R100S, #306 off the assembly line.
I hope to restore the s-fairing this coming winter (I have the original fairing w/ gauges, it needs some elbow grease and paint). The seat cowl is long gone so the bike has a new /7 repro seat. I added the /6 valve covers 'cause I had them on a shelf and the /7 covers had been stripped of paint and never repainted, they were a bit homely. The bars are wide/low sidecar bars. I'm trying them out since they are compatible w/ the s-fairing and like them so far.
The rig was set up by the previous owner and Lonnie Cook. The car is a 2002 Velorex, rigging is Dauntless.
It is gonna be a fun summer!
Last edited by sfaulkner68; 06-11-2010 at 07:58 PM.
You got that right buddy!
I've owned this one since 1996. Purchased it while stationed in Heidelberg, Germany from John Borella in Connecticut. A friend picked it up for us and we picked it up the following year. Last year I rode the rig to Phoenix for some much needed renewal... Some modifications, some farkle, and a coat of paint.
Here's what it looked like in Phoenix before the work.
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86 K100RS EML
And this is what Ken Bone was able to do by way of restoration and renewal.
86 K100RS EML
Here is mine, 95 R1100GS/Ural sidecar.
Here's mine, not a Beemer but the bike was already paid for so it was cheaper to just buy the sidecar.
Lifes too short to ride an ugly Motorcycle
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!
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.
Last edited by Na Cl K9; 08-08-2012 at 04:06 PM.