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Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 10:11 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,270
Posted By jaydmc
The front end on the K1600 is totally different...

The front end on the K1600 is totally different then any other front end. The way the front end was modified in this photo is easy to do on the K1600 and pretty much the only way that makes much...
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 08:36 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,270
Posted By jaydmc
On the R1150 and R1100GS the "A" arm is stamped...

On the R1150 and R1100GS the "A" arm is stamped steel and easy to cut up and make changes, Moving the ball joint forward at this point changes rake but does not make much change in trail as doing...
Forum: Hacks 12-22-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By jaydmc
We have done many and make a kit that we can send...

We have done many and make a kit that we can send out. Every thing on the bike is 100% bolt on however as the Ural has a non adjustable lower front mount and the lower rear is to far aft we have you...
Forum: Hacks 12-19-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6,729
Views: 2,523,399
Posted By jaydmc
Well, we have built these with our standard...

Well, we have built these with our standard bodies where the front and rear racks are set up for a Yakima rack to go onto. It is how I carry my Tandem bike.
Jay G
DMC sidecars
866-638-1793...
Forum: Hacks 12-19-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6,729
Views: 2,523,399
Posted By jaydmc
It is a KTM rig we built a while back with the...

It is a KTM rig we built a while back with the M72 type body removed and a rail in its place.
Jay G
DMC sidecars
www.dmcsidecars.com (http://www.dmcsidecars.com)
866-638-1793
Forum: Hacks 12-18-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By jaydmc
Usually the tilt adjuster is used to compensate...

Usually the tilt adjuster is used to compensate for load, road and weather conditions as a trim device. Some times they are manual such that you have to get off and make the adjustments. The ones we...
Forum: Hacks 12-18-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By jaydmc
Ok, for mounting your sidecar onto another bike,...

Ok, for mounting your sidecar onto another bike, It will go right on a CJ, Dnepr or Ural, It will also go onto a 1969 and back BMW however it will sit a bit high unless you change it over to an 18...
Forum: Hacks 12-18-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By jaydmc
These "training" wheel set ups works so well that...

These "training" wheel set ups works so well that they are not allowed on the training range at the sidecar trike classes as they handle swerves poorly at best. If you swerve hard one way like say...
Forum: Hacks 12-18-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By jaydmc
The simple answer is maybe. The CJ bodies are...

The simple answer is maybe.
The CJ bodies are made by a bunch of different companies in China and are not all the same, some are a bit wider then the Ural and Dnepr but should still fit.
One issue...
Forum: Hacks 12-17-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,157
Posted By jaydmc
When we first started in the sidecar industry...

When we first started in the sidecar industry there were even more companies in the NW
There was us, at the time known as Dauntless Motors Corporation.
Liberty sidecars.
Ural.
Classic motorcycles...
Forum: Hacks 12-16-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,047
Posted By jaydmc
It may have no effect, remember the reason why...

It may have no effect, remember the reason why these bikes are starting to become reliable is that they are buying pretty much every thing they can from other countries.
Jay G
DMC sidecars...
Forum: Hacks 12-15-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By jaydmc
Bob will mount Velorex sidecars on much lager...

Bob will mount Velorex sidecars on much lager bikes then we will. This is in no way a criticism of Bob, he does safe stout work, we just have a difference of opinion. It is a matter of opinion as to...
Forum: Hacks 12-15-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By jaydmc
We have found that they work out well as sidecar...

We have found that they work out well as sidecar bikes and are very easy to install a sidecar to. They are also easy and cheap to modify the steering on. If you are going to rack up a lot of miles we...
Forum: Hacks 12-15-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By jaydmc
One of our customers did a trans Canada ride in...

One of our customers did a trans Canada ride in the winter where it got down to -60 degree's. The bike always started up and worked well and was pretty much parked out side most of the trip. He wrote...
Forum: Hacks 12-12-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,437
Posted By jaydmc
There are a lot of good rigs around in the $6K...

There are a lot of good rigs around in the $6K range. There is also a lot of unsafe junk. If you find a rig you are interested in, Feel free to contact me before you look at it so I can tell you if...
Forum: Hacks 12-12-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,337
Posted By jaydmc
My $,02 worth, you contacted me about buying one...

My $,02 worth, you contacted me about buying one of our sidecars for your bike, this is something I make money doing. When you told me about this bike I told you not to buy a sidecar from me after...
Forum: Hacks 12-11-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By jaydmc
We have the missing parts of your clamps however...

We have the missing parts of your clamps however unless you are mounting the sidecar to a Ural or a pre 1970 BMW chances are you will need a lot more then the missing clamp parts.
We offer bike...
Forum: Hacks 12-11-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,049
Posted By jaydmc
Two things, One before you check lean out. You...

Two things, One before you check lean out. You need your weight or its equivalent compressing the sidecars suspension.
Second, yes sidecars are a bit weird. Give it time, if you stop and think about...
Forum: Hacks 12-11-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,049
Posted By jaydmc
Some of your issue may be your lack of sidecar...

Some of your issue may be your lack of sidecar experience and or training. Take a sidecar class! http://evergreenmotorcycletraining.org/
If you can not take a sidecar class, read and practice what...
Forum: Hacks 12-10-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,049
Posted By jaydmc
Your bike has a totally stock front end on it....

Your bike has a totally stock front end on it. When ever you convert to three wheels be it a sidecar or a trike, you end up with heavy steering. The reason for the heavy steering is that the front...
Forum: Hacks 12-10-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By jaydmc
Thank you. I also checked after they said they...

Thank you. I also checked after they said they took them down this time they really did.
One of our now ex dealers had our sidecars posted by safer as fitting pretty much any bike, he was offering...
Forum: Hacks 12-09-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By jaydmc
Now safer whole sale is claiming that they...

Now safer whole sale is claiming that they deleted the sidecars 8 months ago but as I had not asked them to also delete them from their "Canadian" site they were left up. They claim to be taking them...
Forum: Hacks 12-09-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By jaydmc
Just spoke Chris who claims to be the owner of ...

Just spoke Chris who claims to be the owner of Safer whole sale, he tells me that it is not possible to get to our sidecars unless you already have the link and that they will be making sure that...
Forum: Hacks 12-09-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By jaydmc
Thank you. I have already had to do this once to...

Thank you. I have already had to do this once to get them to take my products off their site! One of my dealers has listed them in a most dishonest fashion. With out proper mounts and below his cost....
Forum: Hacks 12-09-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By jaydmc
I think the fact that you say you would not touch...

I think the fact that you say you would not touch safer whole sale with a 10 foot poll say's enough. Why would you want to deal with a company that is selling their products with safer whole sale?...
Forum: Hacks 12-09-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,535
Posted By jaydmc
Parts just got back from powder coat, we are...

Parts just got back from powder coat, we are sorting through them right now.
Jay G
DMC sidecars
Forum: Hacks 12-09-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,535
Posted By jaydmc
The last of the parts are due pack from the...

The last of the parts are due pack from the powder coat shop some time before noon today. We lost 4 days of production and our powder coat shop lost several days of production due to a wind storm...
Forum: Hacks 12-09-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By jaydmc
Not even sure where to start on this. There are...

Not even sure where to start on this. There are so many structural issues with these sidecars just looking at photo's that we played a bit of a game around the shop passing a photo around seeing how...
Forum: Hacks 12-08-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Posted By jaydmc
How about a sidecar on your Tiger? One of the...

How about a sidecar on your Tiger? One of the most fun bikes I ever owned was a sidecar on a Tiger. 2wd is nice at times, but most of the time you do not need it. The extra power that the Tiger has...
Forum: Hacks 12-08-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,176
Posted By jaydmc
Speaking of snow tires, any one other then me...

Speaking of snow tires, any one other then me going to snow camp next month over the MLK weekend?
Jay G
DMC sidecars
www.dmcsidecars.com (http://www.dmcsidecars.com)
866-638-1793
Forum: Hacks 12-08-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By jaydmc
Sidecar is a CJ for sure. We have a few of the...

Sidecar is a CJ for sure. We have a few of the cast wheels in stock that look pretty much like the BMW K75 and K100 Wheels.
When buying a bike make sure you can get mounts for it or if you intend to...
Forum: Hack Vendors 12-04-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By jaydmc
Yamaha Super Tenere mounts

We have now developed the Super Tenere mounts $850. We offer these in both left and right side applications.
With in a week or so we will finish development of leading legs for these bikes $1000. We...
Forum: Hacks 12-03-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By jaydmc
The front end on your bike is not as stout as...

The front end on your bike is not as stout as newer bikes, A leading link would be my first choice however they do not come cheap. Unit in England may be able to make you one. We could only with the...
Forum: Hacks 12-03-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 969
Posted By jaydmc
We have built hundreds of GS type bikes with...

We have built hundreds of GS type bikes with sidecars and shipped kits for them all over the world for both left and right side fitment. I find that they work out well, are easy to install a sidecar...
Forum: Hacks 12-03-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By jaydmc
I may have owned your old Connie with the...

I may have owned your old Connie with the Motovation sidecar for a while many years ago. I had one the exact same color. All I remember about it is that the Motovation "universal" type clamps...
Forum: Hacks 12-01-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By jaydmc
There are many sidecars that will work well with...

There are many sidecars that will work well with your bike. One of the important things to consider is does the sidecar come with proper bike specific mounts or just a bunch of "universal" hardware....
Forum: Hacks 12-01-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By jaydmc
Yes they are wheel spacers. The body was designed...

Yes they are wheel spacers. The body was designed for a 16 inch very narrow motorcycle wheel and tire. These wheels failed so California switched to a 13 inch automotive wheel with a 145 tire on it....
Forum: Hacks 11-26-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By jaydmc
One thing to know, this sub frame will also work...

One thing to know, this sub frame will also work with forward controls but takes different bolts to do so. Other then bolts the forward control version is the same mount.
It does not work on the...
Forum: Hacks 11-20-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 771
Posted By jaydmc
I do not see how they can deny coverage. Your...

I do not see how they can deny coverage. Your sidecar is part of the motorcycle, your passenger while in the sidecar is still on the motorcycle. The law does not distinguish between a motorcycle with...
Forum: Hacks 11-19-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 541
Posted By jaydmc
I can only speak to using our products. On the...

I can only speak to using our products. On the bike side every thing is 100% bolt on however as these sidecars do not have adjustable lower front mounts and the lower rear mount is to far aft we have...
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