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    1200C side car?

    Greetings all

    I have a challenge. My wife and I drive 1200C's, and although she loves her bike, she is still intimidated by the weight and bulk. She is determined to keep riding it, but she now thinks that a sidecar would be the perfect solution.

    Unfortunately, I live in Minnesota, far from the sidecar sources I have been able to find, and I would just as soon just hire this project out and have an expert do the work.

    Any suggestions? Appreciate any and all advice!

    Thanks!

    Jim Hultman
    hultman@rea-alp.com

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    Can whoever sent this to my email please reply on this thread? I've been trying to send you emails, but they keep bouncing.

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    OR send me an email with your reply address.

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    Talking Iowa is close to MN

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    hows this project coming? I want to "someday " make a 1200c with side car.. I saw a few at the national rally that got me inspired... I hope my next wife understand the practicality of 3 bikes in the garage and two cars in the drive.....lol
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    Check in at chromeheads.org the R1200C/CL/CLC group. Some there have sidecar rigs.

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    Some of us here have 'em too...

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    DMC sidecars

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    "Driving" a sidecar rig will require a lot more arm action than riding a solo bike. It can become quite an exercise on longer trips. Be aware of that. Actually, your wife should be aware of that. Make sure, she has a chnace to test drive a rig before you go all out and hack the C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMSimon View Post
    "Driving" a sidecar rig will require a lot more arm action than riding a solo bike. It can become quite an exercise on longer trips. Be aware of that. Actually, your wife should be aware of that. Make sure, she has a chnace to test drive a rig before you go all out and hack the C.
    It's a different dynamic, yes... But... Depending on the set up it can be quite effortless.
    I can steer mine w/ two fingers at highway speeds thanks to the gentleman i bought it from and DMC's (Dauntless) hardware.
    I wouldn't test ride... I'd take the sidecar class. You'll know by the end if side cars are for you.
    You may want to pick up Dave's Yellow Book. A Side Carists Bible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrafikFeat View Post
    It's a different dynamic, yes... But... Depending on the set up it can be quite effortless.
    I can steer mine w/ two fingers at highway speeds thanks to the gentleman i bought it from and DMC's (Dauntless) hardware.
    I wouldn't test ride... I'd take the sidecar class. You'll know by the end if side cars are for you.
    You may want to pick up Dave's Yellow Book. A Side Carists Bible.
    Holding a rig straight on the highway can be done with two fingers. Turning it on the road from left to right can not.
    But I know this only from hear-say. I have no experience myself...
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    Quote Originally Posted by EMSimon View Post
    But I know this only from hear-say. I have no experience myself...
    Yeah. Well... Until you do...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrafikFeat View Post
    Yeah. Well... Until you do...
    Of my three bikes I ride them in this order in terms of miles:

    RT : 70%
    R 1200 C: 20%
    Ducati: 10%

    If I was interested in investigating the addition of a side car to the C, where would you recommend I commence my investigation and study?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moot View Post
    Of my three bikes I ride them in this order in terms of miles:

    RT : 70%
    R 1200 C: 20%
    Ducati: 10%

    If I was interested in investigating the addition of a side car to the C, where would you recommend I commence my investigation and study?
    I would take a S/TEP class to get an introduction to how a sidecar works so you can see if it is a direction you want to pursue. At the very least get a copy of David Hough's "How to Drive a Sidecar Rig" from Whitehorse Gear (or other sources), or download these:http://www.sidecar.com/links3.asp

    ADVRider has a very active Hacks Forum. Budget some time!

    Find someone local to you with a rig and ask some questions.

    There are many options for adding a car to your particular bike. Oh yeah, load your wallet $$$$$$$!
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    Quote Originally Posted by moot View Post
    If I was interested in investigating the addition of a side car to the C, where would you recommend I commence my investigation and study?
    As mentioned... The yellow book... A Class if available... This forum and google.

    Talk to DMC and talk to Pokie on the Chromeheads site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hultman View Post
    Greetings all

    I have a challenge. My wife and I drive 1200C's, and although she loves her bike, she is still intimidated by the weight and bulk. She is determined to keep riding it, but she now thinks that a sidecar would be the perfect solution.

    Unfortunately, I live in Minnesota, far from the sidecar sources I have been able to find, and I would just as soon just hire this project out and have an expert do the work.

    Any suggestions? Appreciate any and all advice!

    Thanks!

    Jim Hultman
    hultman@rea-alp.com


    So? Any Progress? Howzitt coming?
    "Stupidity, if left untreated, is self-correcting."

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