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Forum: Hacks 01-04-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,043
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Who's got the remote ? Change the channel !!

Who's got the remote ? Change the channel !!
Forum: Hacks 01-03-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,689
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Lighting to see rather than be seen has been an...

Lighting to see rather than be seen has been an ongoing topic for years. Increased wattage (illegal in some situations ?), relays, and materials (tungsten, halogen, etc), have performed, or otherwise...
Forum: Hacks 01-03-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,043
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Snow ? Taos ? Absolutely pictures, please !

Snow ? Taos ? Absolutely pictures, please !
Forum: Hacks 12-30-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,099
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Whilst a leading link and enthusiastic user of...

Whilst a leading link and enthusiastic user of car tyres for over 30 years, there could be an acceptable benefit in retaining suitable motorcycle tyres on the front wheel. As said tyres have become...
Forum: Hacks 12-27-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By Sidecarjohn
TESTicles !:huh

TESTicles !:huh
Forum: Hacks 12-12-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,666
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Looks good, but familiar EML problems. EML brakes...

Looks good, but familiar EML problems. EML brakes not on a par with Brembo, or for that matter other alternatives. Suggest small motorcycle caliper on sidecar and bear in mind possible rethink on...
Forum: Hacks 12-11-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,967
Posted By Sidecarjohn
The Ural is by definition a factory rig, free of...

The Ural is by definition a factory rig, free of the potential variables that could create problems even for experienced riders. When considering outfits comprising a tug that was never designed to...
Forum: Hacks 12-11-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,967
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Every created outfit, as opposed to a factory...

Every created outfit, as opposed to a factory built, predominantly proven outfit, has a number of variables. Experience, knowledge, and understanding influence the connection of a professionally...
Forum: Hacks 12-07-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 41,408
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Impressive result DJ, and not even finished. Did...

Impressive result DJ, and not even finished. Did think those pipes would be slightly wild in the decibel department, but the videos suggest not. Is this so ?

Severe complaint though as once again...
Forum: Hacks 12-03-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,354
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Just about what others have observed, the ride,...

Just about what others have observed, the ride, carrying capacity, family friendly, the sidecar community, etc, and still retaining the motorcycle connections.

However, initially we made the...
Forum: Hacks 11-28-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,913
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Some years back I recall several outright lap...

Some years back I recall several outright lap records on UK road race circuits were held by racing outfits, quicker than solos. However, these were not your classic motorcycle with an attachment on...
Forum: Hacks 11-16-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,913
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Check out, ...

Check out,

http://www.a1microwave.com/montyff/MontyFF_Page506.htm

The most noted UK feet forward machine was Malcolm Newell's Quasar. Several produced and perhaps "famous" when world road...
Forum: Hacks 11-13-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By Sidecarjohn
OK then, "I won't wave back either", and will...

OK then, "I won't wave back either", and will avoid the temptation to insert a smilie.
Forum: Hacks 11-13-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Choice is an essential part of the sidecar game,...

Choice is an essential part of the sidecar game, as is preference. Equally, progress is part of our human existence. I wouldn't pretend that my 1972 Russian flat twin, with Watsonian sidecar, was the...
Forum: Hacks 11-12-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,279
Posted By Sidecarjohn
This may be sensitive, but is rarely, if ever...

This may be sensitive, but is rarely, if ever mentioned.

Disparity between bike and sidecar weights, plus centres of gravity are factors. However, what about rider weight and the other variable...
Forum: Hacks 11-06-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,001
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Predictably not everyones cup of, but there's...

Predictably not everyones cup of, but there's much to be admired. An intriguing mixture of engineering and auto creativity. The "sidecar" element is particularly cool. Like it.
Forum: Hacks 11-01-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,931
Posted By Sidecarjohn
The sidecar bug became a serious condition many...

The sidecar bug became a serious condition many years ago, so effectively two wheelers dropped off our personal agenda. Nothing negative, it just happened, yet a lifelong passion for motorcycles...
Forum: Hacks 10-30-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,014
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Car = Function Sidecar = Fun !

Car = Function
Sidecar = Fun !
Forum: Hacks 10-29-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 41,408
Posted By Sidecarjohn
I sense that the engineering thought already...

I sense that the engineering thought already displayed in this build indicates that if something requires amendment, or redesign, changes would be made. Much of what we undertake is not perfect,...
Forum: Hacks 10-24-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,308
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Returning to the original, available power and...

Returning to the original, available power and requirement is what it's all about. The power outputs of more modern smaller capacity bikes are comparable with past "powerful" motorcycles such as...
Forum: Hacks 10-21-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6,852
Views: 2,571,959
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Don't throw the box out !!

Don't throw the box out !!
Forum: Hacks 10-16-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,597
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, 03:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,581
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, 02:00 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,198
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Awesome, Neil. Thanks for sharing.:clap

Awesome, Neil.
Thanks for sharing.:clap
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,198
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, 06:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,180
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, 05:49 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 30,277
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, 05:47 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,198
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Love it Neil, great images.:clap

Love it Neil, great images.:clap
Forum: Hacks 10-07-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,180
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, 02:33 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 41,408
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, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6,852
Views: 2,571,959
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, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6,852
Views: 2,571,959
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Great images of a great place to ride.

Great images of a great place to ride.
Forum: Hacks 09-25-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 774
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, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 774
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, 02:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,932
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, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,386
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, 06:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,519
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, 02:33 AM
Replies: 6,852
Views: 2,571,959
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, 02:50 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 30,277
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, 05:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,165
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...
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