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Forum: Hacks 05-26-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By jaydmc
It was called a Zhehpr. Only seen a few of these,...

It was called a Zhehpr. Only seen a few of these, We may be able to help you with mounting hardware.
Jay G
DMC sidecars
866-638-1793
Forum: Hacks 05-20-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By jaydmc
We make every thing you need to do this. Jay G ...

We make every thing you need to do this.
Jay G
DMC sidecars
866-638-1793
www.dmcsidecars.com (http://www.dmcsidecars.com)
Forum: Hacks 05-18-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,128
Posted By jaydmc
On a bit different subject, we make a triple tree...

On a bit different subject, we make a triple tree for this bike to lower the steering effort, this could prove important riding one handed.
You could also consider a gas pedal rather then a twist...
Forum: Hacks 05-14-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,767
Posted By jaydmc
FYI, the bike its self was my personal bike for a...

FYI, the bike its self was my personal bike for a while, I use to commute on it every day as a two wheeler, I also had two different sidecars on it before I sold it as a two wheeler again. I sold it...
Forum: Hacks 05-11-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By jaydmc
We have installed many of these, in general we...

We have installed many of these, in general we like to go with the 7 degree tree's unless you live in flat country and can go hundreds of miles before you find a turn in which case less trail...
Forum: Hacks 05-11-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By jaydmc
Heidenau told me that in the next week or so they...

Heidenau told me that in the next week or so they should have 19 inch sidecar tires in stock as well.
Jay G
DMC sidecars
866-638-1793
Forum: Hacks 05-11-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,513
Posted By jaydmc
The wheels on all of our M72B sidecars are...

The wheels on all of our M72B sidecars are tubeless wheels.
Jay G
DMC sidecars
866-638-1793
Forum: Hacks 05-07-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By jaydmc
We are just about done with the development of...

We are just about done with the development of our Tomahawk sidecar, there are photo's of the mock up using the plug we are making the mold off of right now on our web site...
Forum: Hacks 04-29-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,070
Posted By jaydmc
I have owned one just like this one three times...

I have owned one just like this one three times now, The original owner has owned it twice. Not that there is any problems with these bikes, people just have either lost interest or moved onto a...
Forum: Hacks 04-28-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By jaydmc
I had my 2014 BMW R1200GSA / Expedition rig to...

I had my 2014 BMW R1200GSA / Expedition rig to the same places about a month ago, Fantastic riding!
Jay G
DMC sidecars
www.dmcsidecars.com (http://www.dmcsidecars.com)
866-638-1793
Forum: Hacks 04-27-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,221
Posted By jaydmc
One of the rigs he has was built using our...

One of the rigs he has was built using our mounts. We have several of our sidecars in Africa, all left side mount Expeditions and could build you one if you like.
Jay G
DMC sidecars
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Forum: Hacks 04-24-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,056
Posted By jaydmc
What Claude said, and some times changing the toe...

What Claude said, and some times changing the toe setting as little as 1/8 of an inch will make a big difference. A flat profile tire on the front can also help, Heidenau offers a flat profile tire...
Forum: Hacks 04-22-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By jaydmc
I know a bit about these sidecars and currently...

I know a bit about these sidecars and currently own one. There is also a thread on www.sidecar.com (http://www.sidecar.com) about finding parts for California sidecars, We can help with mounts, brake...
Forum: Hacks 04-13-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,237
Posted By jaydmc
As you are in Oregon, why not show up at the...

As you are in Oregon, why not show up at the Black Dog Enduro. Lots of sidecars run the event and there are often empty seats. I will not be in attendance this year however a couple of my employee's...
Forum: Hacks 04-09-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,042
Posted By jaydmc
The sidecar you are looking at is very light for...

The sidecar you are looking at is very light for the Jackal, my wife had one on an Eldorado and we ended up adding 180 LBS of ballast under the sidecar body.

For your bike we offer bike specific...
Forum: Hacks 04-06-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,061
Posted By jaydmc
The photo that Ned posted was a Quota I use to...

The photo that Ned posted was a Quota I use to own and the bike we developed the mounts for. The one thing I did not like about the Quota is that with stock gearing it is geared to high, but there...
Forum: Hacks 03-31-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,458
Posted By jaydmc
The sidecar is not a Ural but a Jupiter, the...

The sidecar is not a Ural but a Jupiter, the sidecar its self fixed up is worth what they are asking for the bike. If you are looking for a toy to tinker with you might want this bike, if you are...
Forum: Hacks 03-25-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,329
Posted By jaydmc
The TDM is a fairly rare bike in the USA, we have...

The TDM is a fairly rare bike in the USA, we have only done one sidecar on a TDM.
It got our first ever Kenna sidecar.
Jay G
DMC sidecars
866-638-1793
www.dmcsidecars.com...
Forum: Hacks 03-20-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,131
Posted By jaydmc
I would go with the K bike, I have never owned a...

I would go with the K bike, I have never owned a K bike, lots of R bikes and we make mounts for all of them as well as leading links for many. The K100 just seems like a more powerful bike, I also...
Forum: Hacks 03-19-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,379
Posted By jaydmc
I just got back from a 3700 mile road trip with...

I just got back from a 3700 mile road trip with about 500 of it in the dirt, temperatures ranged from 26 degrees on a 9700 foot mountain pass to 96 degrees in Death Valley. Speeds ranged from going...
Forum: Hacks 03-19-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By jaydmc
We stock the pads, we also make the brake rotors...

We stock the pads, we also make the brake rotors as they are no longer made by any one else. The brake rotor was for the rear of a Citroen GSA from the mid 1980's.
We will need to know if the pads...
Forum: Hacks 03-17-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,018
Posted By jaydmc
We have had good luck with Apex using our...

We have had good luck with Apex using our products, they seem to know what they are doing.
Jay G
DMC sidecars
www.dmcsidecars.com (http://www.dmcsidecars.com)
866-638-1793
Forum: Hacks 03-17-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,723
Posted By jaydmc
The BMW wheel runs a 17mm axle, there is a...

The BMW wheel runs a 17mm axle, there is a bearing swap that can allow it to run a 25mm axle. If we were doing this we would change out the axle to 25mm and change the bearings however we have also...
Forum: Hacks 03-16-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,059
Posted By jaydmc
We have less then 2% of these sidecars have an...

We have less then 2% of these sidecars have an issue, we suspect but have not way of testing that we received some bad metal, the basic design was used by us for many years before these few issues,...
Forum: Hacks 03-11-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,153
Posted By jaydmc
This is a very highly modified early California...

This is a very highly modified early California companion. The reason guessing companion over the earlier spirit eagle sidecar is that you have early California mounting hardware.
BTW, the lower...
Forum: Hacks 03-07-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,349
Posted By jaydmc
The X challenge was built from a bike that had...

The X challenge was built from a bike that had been wreaked which is the reason for the leading links, the last one we did we made new triple tree's moving the stock forks forward with out changing...
Forum: Hacks 03-04-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,584
Posted By jaydmc
A leading link was / is the traditional way of...

A leading link was / is the traditional way of reducing trail on the front of the bike to lower steering effort as when ever you convert to three wheels as your trail was optimized for 2 wheel use...
Forum: Hacks 03-04-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5,118
Views: 850,310
Posted By jaydmc
The Kenna sidecar was made by a couple of...

The Kenna sidecar was made by a couple of different companies, one of which would sell you just the bodies where you had to make your own chassis so there are a lot of these on home made chassis. My...
Forum: Hacks 03-03-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,296
Posted By jaydmc
We run both Hagon and Progressive brand while not...

We run both Hagon and Progressive brand while not the absolute best, they offer good value.
I will be in your area with my 2014 R1200GSA / Expedition rig the weekend of the 14th and 15th for a...
Forum: Hacks 02-26-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,349
Posted By jaydmc
We build about 50 KLR sub frames for every one...

We build about 50 KLR sub frames for every one DR, we also make leading links for the KLR but not the DR as there just is not much demand for DR stuff. I have owned several KLR sidecar rigs (and yes...
Forum: Hacks 02-24-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,483
Posted By jaydmc
No idea on your laws, I had a chance a while back...

No idea on your laws, I had a chance a while back to ride a GG quad. While these are in the $100K price range they are awesome.
It would seem that a sidecar would be a lot easier to deal with the...
Forum: Hacks 02-09-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,068
Posted By jaydmc
We have done several of the bikes you mention and...

We have done several of the bikes you mention and offer bike specific mounts for many of the bikes.
You do not see a lot of talk about these bikes as they just are not as popular for sidecar use,...
Forum: Hacks 02-09-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,630
Posted By jaydmc
Not much sidecar cross in the USA, the one person...

Not much sidecar cross in the USA, the one person I know of who has an EML rig say's that it is so hard to get started that it is not a practical bike.
We have had a few of our sidecars pass...
Forum: Hacks 02-09-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,622
Posted By jaydmc
Our new lower priced M72B works well on the KLR...

Our new lower priced M72B works well on the KLR many people have ridden the KLR all over the world, it is a proven known entity.
At this time we only offer it in right hand mount. Plans are in a...
Forum: Hacks 02-05-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 676
Posted By jaydmc
I can only speak to how it would be done with our...

I can only speak to how it would be done with our hardware, On the bike side of things every thing is 100% bolt on. To run the Ural sidecar you must cut off the front lower mount from the sidecar...
Forum: Hacks 02-04-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,523
Posted By jaydmc
Taking the class is a good idea, The Black Dog...

Taking the class is a good idea, The Black Dog (june 6-7) is open to sidecars and is a great place to learn more off road riding skills as if you have issues, there are lots of people around to...
Forum: Hacks 02-04-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,622
Posted By jaydmc
The two photo's the first is one of our Enduro...

The two photo's the first is one of our Enduro sidecars, the second is a sidecar that Ural offered briefly that we sold 4 of and more then likely assembled the rig. The first one has a matching KLR...
Forum: Hacks 02-03-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,823
Posted By jaydmc
We design it to work with our sidecars however it...

We design it to work with our sidecars however it will also work with any sidecar that uses 5/8 inch hiem joints on the bottom mounts or any sidecar that can be adapted to 5/8 inch heim joints. Here...
Forum: Hacks 02-03-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,622
Posted By jaydmc
You may find that the GS is not any harder to...

You may find that the GS is not any harder to ride then the Ural, some could argue that it is easier. How large and heavy the bike is when set up properly does not make all that much difference. If...
Forum: Hacks 01-30-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
Posted By jaydmc
While we have not done this combination, we have...

While we have not done this combination, we have sold lots of kits to do so. I do have a lot of experience with the early friendship sidecars. I will assume that it is an early friendship 1 as they...
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