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Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6,556
Views: 2,424,798
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Don't throw the box out !!

Don't throw the box out !!
Forum: Hacks 10-16-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,003
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Sidecars = Individuality + Choice + Personal...

Sidecars = Individuality + Choice + Personal Taste + Requirement:norton

One formula, but without a doubt many more as this forum often proves.
Forum: Hacks 10-14-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,171
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Linked brakes - bike rear (disc), sidecar (drum),...

Linked brakes - bike rear (disc), sidecar (drum), single bike front (disc) - used majority of time with great effect on weighty BMW K outfit.
Single front disc available as back up/additional,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,094
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Awesome, Neil. Thanks for sharing.:clap

Awesome, Neil.
Thanks for sharing.:clap
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,094
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Fantastic report. Now understand why Oz outfits...

Fantastic report. Now understand why Oz outfits have to be so rugged.

Small comment. Noticed McCardigan sat down watching others working, but surprised no bottle in his hand. Has he gone on the...
Forum: Hacks 10-10-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,553
Posted By Sidecarjohn
I'm with Claude on that we are nuts defying all...

I'm with Claude on that we are nuts defying all the logic of taking a professionally designed two wheel vehicle and attaching a single wheeled device on the side. Eccentric humans creating and riding...
Forum: Hacks 10-08-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 27,198
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Ditto, Neil, great images. More garage time...

Ditto, Neil, great images.
More garage time lost !:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,094
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Love it Neil, great images.:clap

Love it Neil, great images.:clap
Forum: Hacks 10-07-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,553
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Circumstances dictate how to distrubute weight on...

Circumstances dictate how to distrubute weight on a sidecar outfit, as well as the weight of the two major constituents, the sidecar and the bike itself. All in complete contrast to four wheelers and...
Forum: Hacks 10-01-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 28,524
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Good to see this build back. Front end still...

Good to see this build back. Front end still looks good, but why the wheel change DJ1 ?
Forum: Hacks 10-01-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6,556
Views: 2,424,798
Posted By Sidecarjohn
I guess the HP (horsepower) referred to is the...

I guess the HP (horsepower) referred to is the long time defunct RAC rating that was used to tax vehicles in the UK and elsewhere. Despite it having some relationship at the start of the 20th...
Forum: Hacks 09-29-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6,556
Views: 2,424,798
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Great images of a great place to ride.

Great images of a great place to ride.
Forum: Hacks 09-25-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Ted, That's not "light" reading, it's "lighting...

Ted,
That's not "light" reading, it's "lighting reading" !!:rofl
Forum: Hacks 09-25-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Hello, What bike are you planning to use ? ...

Hello,

What bike are you planning to use ?

Where are you in West Yorkshire ? May be able to help.
Forum: Hacks 09-18-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,664
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Good looking outfit. Personally reckon the...

Good looking outfit.

Personally reckon the sidecar is OK for an adult, although it does depend on your idea of adult size !

It fascinates me in the many debates about aspects of sidecar outfit...
Forum: Hacks 09-17-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Anything that makes it easier to see build...

Anything that makes it easier to see build reports, plus accounts of great rides.
Of course, sympathetic to the possible tech issues for those operating the whole forum.
Forum: Hacks 09-17-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,819
Posted By Sidecarjohn
This thread started with reference to using VW...

This thread started with reference to using VW stuff. Been done originally in Sweden and called the Corda. Check it out via usual paths such as Google Images.
The Zeus appears still alive and...
Forum: Hacks 09-09-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 6,556
Views: 2,424,798
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Great rig made by the detail, especially the...

Great rig made by the detail, especially the adjustable features for the sidecar passenger.
The safety bar intrigues, whilst the passenger air seat certainly is an attractive take on a proven idea....
Forum: Hacks 09-07-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 27,198
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Appreciate and understand the rig took some hits...

Appreciate and understand the rig took some hits and stuff broke, but how did the Suzuki perform ? Any problems, Neil ?

Must say, mightily impressed with what was clearly an epic ride.
Forum: Hacks 08-13-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,913
Posted By Sidecarjohn
So, are we ready to organise the inaugural...

So, are we ready to organise the inaugural intercontinental congress ?
Location to be determined, but as a goodwill gesture I'll approach some venture capitalists about funds to supply tea and...
Forum: Hacks 08-12-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,913
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Always happy to seriously consider opening a...

Always happy to seriously consider opening a franchise here in Yorkshire. :rofl
Forum: Hacks 08-10-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,552
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Looks sweet, although the sidecar being as high...

Looks sweet, although the sidecar being as high as it is could be an issue that's influencing the overall cntre of gravity. Such things are not always apparent until things are connected.
How much...
Forum: Hacks 08-07-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 62,981
Posted By Sidecarjohn
More inspirational than any ******* driverless...

More inspirational than any ******* driverless Google car:clap don't you think ?
Forum: Hacks 08-07-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,791
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Maybe depends on GT2 arrangement for fittings as...

Maybe depends on GT2 arrangement for fittings as to how complex the project might become. If it was originally mated to an EML bike frame, I.e. an old airhead Beemer, then it might present...
Forum: Hacks 08-03-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,335
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Fitting rear tyres up front reversed has been...

Fitting rear tyres up front reversed has been around for some time with folk reporting quite acceptable performance in terms of mileage. However, I know of acceptable wear with the tyre "right way"...
Forum: Hacks 08-03-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Time moves on and powder coating has become king,...

Time moves on and powder coating has become king, assuming of course no further modifications required (how many sidecar types caught out by that one ?), and crucially preparation.

Funny though...
Forum: Hacks 07-30-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,742
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Maybe some opportunities for some to create...

Maybe some opportunities for some to create appropriate YouTube instructional videos to clarify their methods. A useful resource to save energy, maybe time, encourage, and perhaps reduce confusion. A...
Forum: Hacks 07-29-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,335
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Claude's insight into the mechanical issues...

Claude's insight into the mechanical issues potentially influencing tyre wear are important and based upon great experience.

As ever withe anything sidecar is to accept the infinite variables...
Forum: Hacks 07-29-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,742
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Each time the important issue of connecting, or...

Each time the important issue of connecting, or seperating, a sidecar and bike comes up I think about the ways that life could be made easier. Reality is that it doesn't arise enough to justify the...
Forum: Hacks 07-14-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,861
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Two things spring to mind. This is connected to...

Two things spring to mind.
This is connected to the recent come back of the Monty Python team, minus one of course.
Alternatively, a nostalgia trip to reenact one of those crazy things done when...
Forum: Hacks 07-03-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,635
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Just found this thread and must say how good this...

Just found this thread and must say how good this combination of crotch rocket and sidecar looks. Quite a looker, but guess it confuses the weekend warrior types.
Forum: Hacks 06-25-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,557
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Oh dear, yet again I feel a sense of personal...

Oh dear, yet again I feel a sense of personal inadequacy creeping up on me.

The outcome looks promising. Question. Was the Camaro "created" by Viperh ?
Forum: Hacks 06-25-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 6,556
Views: 2,424,798
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Very impressive bodywork. Is it just me seeing...

Very impressive bodywork. Is it just me seeing potential for a possible passenger capable sidecar design ?

Well done.
Forum: Hacks 05-26-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 27,198
Posted By Sidecarjohn
As ever, it's in the detail, and what detail. ...

As ever, it's in the detail, and what detail.
Interesting thought is that mega buck companies have departments, consultants, etc, etc to come up with stuff that isn't so impressive.
As a Brit it...
Forum: Hacks 05-24-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6,556
Views: 2,424,798
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Is it OK to download and print this fantastic...

Is it OK to download and print this fantastic image ?
Forum: Hacks 05-22-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6,556
Views: 2,424,798
Posted By Sidecarjohn
So, how many dollars per mile will this consume...

So, how many dollars per mile will this consume ?:huh
Forum: Hacks 05-19-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,199
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Romance is clearly alive and well, eh, mate ? ...

Romance is clearly alive and well, eh, mate ?

In our humble case, tried intercom a couple of times on long rides in the US and impressed. Like others would appreciate some objective, honest views....
Forum: Hacks 05-14-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 27,198
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Only thing missing seems to be some indication of...

Only thing missing seems to be some indication of who made the bike !

Only kidding of course, What a result !:clap
Forum: Hacks 05-09-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6,556
Views: 2,424,798
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Maybe the old adage, "If it looks right, it...

Maybe the old adage, "If it looks right, it probably is" applies here.
No doubt the paint job looks good, but ......
Forum: Hacks 05-07-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,494
Posted By Sidecarjohn
MyOhMyOhMy ! Truly superb.

MyOhMyOhMy ! Truly superb.
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