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Forum: Hacks 11-20-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
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: 369
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...
Forum: Hacks 11-19-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By jaydmc
We have installed and sold many kits and sidecars...

We have installed and sold many kits and sidecars for these bikes. People are finding that they work really well. There are photo's on our web page in both the M72D section and the photo gallery...
Forum: Hacks 11-19-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,085
Posted By jaydmc
My advice and the advice we give in the S/tep...

My advice and the advice we give in the S/tep class is pretty much wear what you want to crash in as you do not have time to go home and change while crashing. For me this means at least a full face...
Forum: Hacks 11-18-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By jaydmc
I found the "Deluxe" seat that Ural offered to be...

I found the "Deluxe" seat that Ural offered to be worse then the stock seat as far as comfort however as they also made a tonneau cover to go over this seat, if you were to make a new custom seat to...
Forum: Hack Vendors 11-17-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 339
Posted By jaydmc
Frame kit

DMC sidecars is developing a frame kit and will have it posted to our site latter in the week, we are editing the instructions over the next couple of days and then will post.
The kit will have all...
Forum: Hacks 11-17-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,383
Posted By jaydmc
I would be interested in finding out the brand....

I would be interested in finding out the brand. We have shipped several of our left side mount Expedition sidecars to Australia.

We do build leading links and over sized fuel tanks for UJM's...
Forum: Hacks 11-11-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 746
Posted By jaydmc
I was at Home Depot picking up crating wood, most...

I was at Home Depot picking up crating wood, most of the parking spots were full except for the handicap spots. Then we spotted two signs that had been changed to Veterans parking only. So as a...
Forum: Hacks 11-07-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 802
Posted By jaydmc
You can trim off the mount however make sure you...

You can trim off the mount however make sure you have an inch or so of tubing going past the frame clamp, or you can weld it under the frame like on the rear, what ever works best for you. Usually...
Forum: Hacks 11-05-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 802
Posted By jaydmc
The way we deal with the Ural frame is we provide...

The way we deal with the Ural frame is we provide a new weld in pinch tube clamp to replace the lower front which on the Ural (or Dnepr or CJ) usually are not adjustable which means that the ball...
Forum: Hacks 11-05-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 802
Posted By jaydmc
You will hear lots of opinions both ways. One...

You will hear lots of opinions both ways. One thing I prefer about the heim joints is ease of installation and fine tuning alignment. The ball clamps I find to be a pain to install as you have to...
Forum: Hacks 11-03-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By jaydmc
It will tend to have less front end shake then it...

It will tend to have less front end shake then it did without the steering modifications but the modifications will not cure a front end shake. Usually we will slightly over tighten the steering head...
Forum: Hacks 11-03-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,300
Posted By jaydmc
The Clevis's on the bottom are designed for Hiem...

The Clevis's on the bottom are designed for Hiem joints. We like to use hiem joints so that after adjusting toe, when you adjust lean out you do not force stress into the system. They also allow for...
Forum: Hacks 11-03-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,388
Posted By jaydmc
First and foremost, you must like the bike, while...

First and foremost, you must like the bike, while adding a sidecar can make a bike that you might not other wise be able to ride (to tall or?) it will not change the basic bike. So start with a bike...
Forum: Hacks 10-27-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,553
Posted By jaydmc
Yes, Bike specific mounts are included in our...

Yes, Bike specific mounts are included in our price when we have them, We only have bike specific mounts for about 300 different bikes so when we do not have the bike specific mounts we go with...
Forum: Hacks 10-27-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,267
Posted By jaydmc
The BMW frame tubing is much thinner then one...

The BMW frame tubing is much thinner then one would think it would be. As a result we have had to repair several frames over the years usually right next to where people have welded mounts to the...
Forum: Hacks 10-27-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 780
Posted By jaydmc
Before we were making our own sidecar we were...

Before we were making our own sidecar we were handling Ural sidecars and often made our own frames, some we mounted directly to the body over some hard foam tape like we do on our M72B sidecar and...
Forum: Hacks 10-24-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By jaydmc
We have production mounts for the Stelvio as well...

We have production mounts for the Stelvio as well as many other Moto Guzzi bikes. As both my wife and my general manger ride Guzzi's and I am a life member of the national club. No production mounts...
Forum: Hacks 10-24-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,300
Posted By jaydmc
The lower rear "boss" on this is how we were...

The lower rear "boss" on this is how we were building these back in 1998 and 1999 time frame. We found that with this set up we were getting more flex then we liked so changed to the two piece "Boss...
Forum: Hacks 10-23-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,038
Posted By jaydmc
If you do not mind modifying the frame of the...

If you do not mind modifying the frame of the sidecar with parts we offer then we can help you adapt a Ural to pretty much every mount set we offer which total over 300 different bikes. For a while...
Forum: Hacks 10-22-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,062
Posted By jaydmc
While it is a fair amount of money to fly up to...

While it is a fair amount of money to fly up to our shop, you could still book a cheap flight, we pick you up at the airport and as you have ridden sidecars before you can take our 2014 R1200GSA /...
Forum: Hacks 10-20-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,300
Posted By jaydmc
We call these "A" arms, they need to be built...

We call these "A" arms, they need to be built specific to the sidecar and the bike, in your case I think you would be better off with the boss and clamp set up. BTW, 1 inch pipe has the proper O.D....
Forum: Hacks 10-16-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,634
Posted By jaydmc
As I start in the mornings at 7:00 AM to work...

As I start in the mornings at 7:00 AM to work with east coast customer and as I do not take a lunch break I leave at 4:30 which is also the time we post that we close, my office manager answers...
Forum: Hacks 10-15-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,303
Posted By jaydmc
I would start with ballast in the sidecar, latter...

I would start with ballast in the sidecar, latter you can take it out however my first choice would be to take a sidecar class http://evergreenmotorcycletraining.org/
When we teach the class the...
Forum: Hacks 10-14-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,090
Posted By jaydmc
I can only speak to how we make our mounting...

I can only speak to how we make our mounting hardware, about 10 minutes on or off as long as you do not change out the triple tree's
Jay G
DMC sidecars
866-638-1793
www.dmcsidecars.com...
Forum: Hacks 10-14-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,074
Posted By jaydmc
We are working on bringing in another container...

We are working on bringing in another container load of Sputnik sidecars.
These are NOS sidecars and will be orange in color. These sidecars will not have the Russian wire wheels as there seems to...
Forum: Hacks 10-14-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,387
Posted By jaydmc
As we teach in the S/tep class, Always use all of...

As we teach in the S/tep class, Always use all of your brakes each and every time. The reason is that should a situation come up where you need all of your stopping power NOW (I.E. panic stop) you...
Forum: Hacks 10-13-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,090
Posted By jaydmc
This sidecar should work fine with a little...

This sidecar should work fine with a little ballast. It is a Spirit of America Eagle, latter versions were made by California sidecars. My wife had one of the California versions on her Moto Guzzi...
Forum: Hacks 10-13-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By jaydmc
The mounting kit gives you all 4 mounts. The...

The mounting kit gives you all 4 mounts. The upper mounts will be eye bolts that are 12mm wide with a 12mm hole. The lower mounts are clevis mounts for 5/8 inch hiem joints.
We will need to know...
Forum: Hacks 10-13-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By jaydmc
More important then the frame is the hardware to...

More important then the frame is the hardware to attach it to your bike. The frame tubing on your bike is very thin and as such if not done proper frame damage may result. You can not simply "clamp"...
Forum: Hacks 10-13-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,181
Posted By jaydmc
The R1200 GS wet head was our demo for a short...

The R1200 GS wet head was our demo for a short while. Here is what it looked like when we sold it. http://www.dmcsidecars.com/gallery/m72dx-sidecars/
Jay G
DMC sidecars
866-638-1793...
Forum: Hacks 10-08-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,132
Posted By jaydmc
One thing to keep in mind, Insurance, many...

One thing to keep in mind, Insurance, many companies will deny a claim if you do not have a license.
Maybe not important to you, but could be very important to the "other guy" involved even if it is...
Forum: Hacks 10-07-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,275
Posted By jaydmc
The GL1500 F3 rig I have has 113K on it. It is a...

The GL1500 F3 rig I have has 113K on it. It is a 1988. Not sure what I will be asking for it, it depends on the condition it is in when sold. I owned this as my personal bike about 15 years ago and...
Forum: Hacks 10-06-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,275
Posted By jaydmc
Most any thing can be done if you want it bad...

Most any thing can be done if you want it bad enough, Your GL was a great long distance bike (BTW, I have a GL1500 with a friendship 3 for sale) but as you noted sucked off road. The bike you now...
Forum: Hacks 10-06-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By jaydmc
It can be done, but not a quick and easy bike to...

It can be done, but not a quick and easy bike to do. Only looking at photo's I think you would be looking at attaching to the steering head and the swing arm pivot with a full duplex cradle type sub...
Forum: Hacks 10-03-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,425
Posted By jaydmc
So far I know of no systems that the mounts will...

So far I know of no systems that the mounts will not work with.
The lower mount can be rotated down if need be by shortening the rod that connects it to the front, of course this would cause a loss...
Forum: Hacks 10-02-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3,792
Views: 646,977
Posted By jaydmc
I know, They are also advertising a different...

I know, They are also advertising a different body on the same chassis and bike. They are manufacturing these sidecars, The body is a copy of a California Companion. The other body is a copy of a...
Forum: Hacks 10-02-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By jaydmc
Your question is kind of like asking what a...

Your question is kind of like asking what a decent used car goes for. Are we talking Rolls Royce or Chevy. A year old or 30?
Prices can be under $1000 for one needing work (There is a Motovaion...
Forum: Hacks 10-02-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,629
Posted By jaydmc
Sorry, I can not resist, Yes, you can make a Ural...

Sorry, I can not resist, Yes, you can make a Ural 100% reliable. Change its usage, flower pot perhaps?
All kidding a side, If you maintain it, get a newer one and use it as it was intended which is...
Forum: Hacks 10-02-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3,792
Views: 646,977
Posted By jaydmc
You like the way the rear mounts are attached to...

You like the way the rear mounts are attached to the swing arm? There is little done right on this rig and yet people are going to buy it based on price alone.
Jay
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