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Forum: Hacks Today, 09:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,723
Posted By jaydmc
The reverse information is good to know, I had a...

The reverse information is good to know, I had a couple of "junk" transmissions given to me by a local dealer to use to work out how to do this and in the end figured it was going to be very hard to...
Forum: Hacks Today, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By jaydmc
I have a book on the history of Gulding sidecars,...

I have a book on the history of Gulding sidecars, They started in Australia and moved to the USA, Of course this was a very long time ago. BUT, it is a book about Australian sidecars.
We get many...
Forum: Hacks 09-19-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By jaydmc
For the scrambler we also now make the M72B which...

For the scrambler we also now make the M72B which is a lower priced version more or less of the M72D http://www.dmcsidecars.com/sidecars/m72b-sidecar/
Of course the D has a lot of things going for...
Forum: Hacks 09-19-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By jaydmc
We have done many and can supply the entire...

We have done many and can supply the entire sidecar or just the sub frame. Yes, the sub frame was a bit tricky to design due to the combination of round and square tubing and also no front frame on...
Forum: Hacks 09-18-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By jaydmc
Most were orange, some black and a few blue. We...

Most were orange, some black and a few blue. We have a few of the tops still, they do not fit well, they look stupid and have no windows but some people like them as a starting point to add windows...
Forum: Hacks 09-17-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By jaydmc
The "roll bar" is not a roll bar. It is the...

The "roll bar" is not a roll bar. It is the support for the soft top.
It is looking like we will be getting more of these in.
Jay G
DMC sidecars
www.dmcsidecars.com (http://www.dmcsidecars.com)...
Forum: Hacks 09-17-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By jaydmc
The Russians claimed 205 lbs. BTW the photo's on...

The Russians claimed 205 lbs. BTW the photo's on Bobs web site are of my wife's R100 rig that Vernon rode several years ago and is for sale at a car dealer in Portland Oregon. The photo's were taken...
Forum: Hacks 09-17-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By jaydmc
I can not help you with specific's however at...

I can not help you with specific's however at least in the case of our hardware the only difference between the 1100 and the 1150 is one bolt location as one has a 5 speed the other a 6 so with our...
Forum: Hacks 09-16-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 918
Posted By jaydmc
The person to speak with about carrying very...

The person to speak with about carrying very young people in the sidecar goes by clearwaterbmw. He will have some good input. I have been on vacation for the last couple of weeks and am just now able...
Forum: Hacks 09-16-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By jaydmc
We do not make these for the BMW, Your stock...

We do not make these for the BMW, Your stock trail is only 3.7 inches. We use to make a set up that worked on the top of the tree's moving the entire axle forward by 2.5 inches. This made for Very...
Forum: Hacks 09-16-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 918
Posted By jaydmc
It would be best to have an adult riding in the...

It would be best to have an adult riding in the sidecar at the same time. There are issues when the kids our this small, one of the posters here is a pedeatrition and has covered this in his threads...
Forum: Hacks 09-16-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By jaydmc
Sorry to have missed you. This year we chose...

Sorry to have missed you. This year we chose rather then to show our boat at the event we instead headed out for a two week cruise of the southern Puget sound and just got back.
Jay G
DMC sidecars...
Forum: Hack Vendors 08-29-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,429
Posted By jaydmc
Yes, there is a 4cv in the shop, it belongs to my...

Yes, there is a 4cv in the shop, it belongs to my general manager who will be selling it. This one has a big block in it! (ok so it is a carevelle 1098cc engine) as well as 4 wheel disk brakes, he...
Forum: Hacks 08-29-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By jaydmc
The lower mounts rotate however they need to line...

The lower mounts rotate however they need to line up. The lower rear on this one was specific to the mounts on the bike it went onto, it preset the wheel lead, we only did this in the late 1990's...
Forum: Hacks 08-28-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,723
Posted By jaydmc
I still like the BMW GS's for my self, the engine...

I still like the BMW GS's for my self, the engine being a stressed member is not really an issue, Gearing can be fixed, on the oil/air cooled bikes run a final drive from an R900 which is a European...
Forum: Hacks 08-28-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By jaydmc
Mikes frames are not our standard frame as Mike...

Mikes frames are not our standard frame as Mike does not run our Bodies so some things are a bit different. Swing arm should be the same as are production frames, little else.
Jay G
DMC sidecars
Forum: Hacks 08-28-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By jaydmc
If it is our M72 type frame, 18 inches. If it is...

If it is our M72 type frame, 18 inches. If it is one of our other style frames then I would need to know which style frame it is.
Jay G
DMC sidecars
866-638-1793
www.dmcsidecars.com...
Forum: Hacks 08-28-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,130
Posted By jaydmc
On Craigslist in the Portland area a car dealer...

On Craigslist in the Portland area a car dealer has for sale a rig we built years ago for my wife. She called it "Emerald" as it is an Emerald green 1978 R100S with a color matched Sputnik sidecar on...
Forum: Hacks 08-25-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By jaydmc
We have plastic plugs made by cap plug, Work...

We have plastic plugs made by cap plug, Work great. $.25 each.
Jay G
DMC sidecars
www.dmcsidecar.com (http://www.dmcsidecar.com)
866-638-1793
Forum: Hacks 08-21-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By jaydmc
Pretty much what Claude said, you will need to...

Pretty much what Claude said, you will need to cut the end of the swing arm off and weld in a trailer axle, you will need to run a fairly narrow tire to get it under the fender. In the 15 inch size...
Forum: Hacks 08-20-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By jaydmc
Value depends on its location some what. In the...

Value depends on its location some what. In the NW this is a $1000-1500 sidecar. Add $1000 for the non torsion bar suspension version. Add a lot more for the friendship 2 which opens and still more...
Forum: Hacks 08-20-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By jaydmc
It looks like an early California friendship 1...

It looks like an early California friendship 1 sidecar. The early sidecars had a torsion bar suspension that has issues. They have 5 flat springs that work by twisting and are held in with a set...
Forum: Hacks 08-18-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By jaydmc
Fair price on the sidecar, You will need a sub...

Fair price on the sidecar, You will need a sub frame, we make one $725. We also make a leading link front end $2500
Jay G
DMC sidecars
www.dmcsidecars.com (http://www.dmcsidecars.com)
866-638-1793
Forum: Hacks 08-18-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,046
Posted By jaydmc
One reason for "lean out" is that you are...

One reason for "lean out" is that you are checking this on a level floor, the road is crowned, so with lean out when you are on a crowned road the idea is to not be leaned. Of course there is no...
Forum: Hacks 08-14-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,451
Posted By jaydmc
Of course I have, My wife likes to ride and if we...

Of course I have, My wife likes to ride and if we are going far it would be stupid to take 2 bikes. We can also pound down serious miles with by trading off riding and sleeping.
Jay G
DMC sidecars
Forum: Hacks 08-14-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3,455
Views: 586,581
Posted By jaydmc
It is an R1200C rear wheel, we built this rig. To...

It is an R1200C rear wheel, we built this rig. To do this you have to make a custom swing arm where you put the wheel bearings in the end of the swing arm as the bolt circle is to small on the wheel...
Forum: Hacks 08-13-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By jaydmc
They work fine, we have mounts for the R1200R as...

They work fine, we have mounts for the R1200R as well as an automotive rear wheel.
Jay G
DMC sidecars
www.dmcsidecars.com (http://www.dmcsidecars.com)
866-638-1793
Forum: Hacks 08-11-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3,455
Views: 586,581
Posted By jaydmc
2014 R1200GSA and Expedition sidecar

Part of the reason for the $48K is that there are 3 BMW rear wheels, these run $1300 each from BMW, then you add in other BMW parts such as lug nuts ($5 each) tail light and turn signals you are...
Forum: Hacks 08-07-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6,452
Views: 2,381,422
Posted By jaydmc
R1200GSA Expedition sidecar

Thank you, I hope to be able to keep this one for a while, Been riding it every day. Lots of fun. The 2014 is an awesome bike. BTW every thing on this is tooled for production for both left and right...
Forum: Hacks 08-07-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6,452
Views: 2,381,422
Posted By jaydmc
2014 r1200GSA with Expedition sidecar

https://www.dropbox.com/s/378dw4dsny6dd55/DSCN1779.JPG
This is our current demo bike. It is a 2014 R1200GSA, The sidecar is our Expedition sidecar. We widened the front end of the bike while...
Forum: Hacks 08-06-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,116
Posted By jaydmc
I agree with every thing Claude said. FYI here is...

I agree with every thing Claude said. FYI here is an article about the rubber mount sportster http://www.dmcsidecars.com/the-result-of-improper-sidecar-mounting-and-the-proper-fix/ The solid mount is...
Forum: Hacks 08-05-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,116
Posted By jaydmc
We make a mounting kit for the 1985 to 2003...

We make a mounting kit for the 1985 to 2003 Sporster. It consists of a sub frame that attaches to the bike at 7 points and gives you the upper front mount and both lower mounts. The upper rear mount...
Forum: Hacks 08-05-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,223
Posted By jaydmc
I really like the K75 both with and with out...

I really like the K75 both with and with out sidecars. We have also sold lots of mounts for the K75 and like the K100 even make a leading link. For me I would go with a K75 over the K100 as I just...
Forum: Hacks 08-04-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,223
Posted By jaydmc
I have never owned a K100 but we have installed a...

I have never owned a K100 but we have installed a lot of sidecars on these and have shipped a lot of mounts, they seem to work well.
Jay G
DMC sidecars
866-638-1793
Forum: Hack Vendors 07-31-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,429
Posted By jaydmc
In the next couple of weeks we will post more. We...

In the next couple of weeks we will post more. We finished it up just in time to take it to the BMW national rally where hundreds of photo's were taken. We have not taken any yet and the bike is...
Forum: Hacks 07-29-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By jaydmc
We sand blast our stuff to bare metal then powder...

We sand blast our stuff to bare metal then powder coat, Very happy with the results.
Jay G
DMC sidecars
Forum: Hacks 07-27-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By jaydmc
At this time we only have it for the water cooled...

At this time we only have it for the water cooled GS bikes, We may develop it for the earlier R1200GS however if we do it will only be for running 3 automotive wheels not BMW wheels at the earlier...
Forum: Hacks 07-27-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,234
Posted By jaydmc
If you do keep the Sportster we can help you with...

If you do keep the Sportster we can help you with mounts for many different sidecars. Our least expensive sidecars the M72B and Kenna single come with bike specific mounts for $3995. At this link you...
Forum: Hacks 07-26-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,348
Posted By jaydmc
You can add a car battery however that just...

You can add a car battery however that just allows you to go further before it goes dead unless you have a way to charge it back up. We have found no issues with the V strom charging with the stock...
Forum: Hacks 07-26-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By jaydmc
Yes, Our hub for the sidecar has two bolt...

Yes, Our hub for the sidecar has two bolt patterns, BMW 5 bolt and Chev 5 bolt so you can run either wheel on our stock hub.
On the front it was a lot more difficult. On the new BMW GS there are...
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