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Forum: Hacks 07-03-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,265
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: 11
Views: 1,261
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: 6,319
Views: 2,282,365
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: 239
Views: 13,852
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: 6,319
Views: 2,282,365
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: 6,319
Views: 2,282,365
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: 1,908
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: 239
Views: 13,852
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: 6,319
Views: 2,282,365
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: 2,068
Posted By Sidecarjohn
MyOhMyOhMy ! Truly superb.

MyOhMyOhMy ! Truly superb.
Forum: Hacks 05-02-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 13,852
Posted By Sidecarjohn
This build is certainly an education and I'm...

This build is certainly an education and I'm pleased to be a student.
Forum: Hacks 05-02-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,697
Posted By Sidecarjohn
I'd be chuffed with 10% of the talent.

I'd be chuffed with 10% of the talent.
Forum: Hacks 05-02-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 6,319
Views: 2,282,365
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Yet another WOW ! So much about this outfit...

Yet another WOW !
So much about this outfit intrigues, even with only a couple of images.
Forum: Hacks 05-01-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,645
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Had an 82 same as this one, albeit with the...

Had an 82 same as this one, albeit with the sidecar on the other side (UK). In 14 years main problems with the bike, predictably transmission and some electrical. As an outfit performed well enough...
Forum: Hacks 05-01-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,462
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Sidecar insurance in the UK is less straight...

Sidecar insurance in the UK is less straight forward in recent times. The days of a universal 50% reduction of a solo bike premium are long gone. When motorcycles, predominantly British iron, were...
Forum: Hacks 04-27-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,425
Posted By Sidecarjohn
What an interesting turnout of sidecar outfits....

What an interesting turnout of sidecar outfits. Great images.
Forum: Hacks 04-10-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 23,782
Posted By Sidecarjohn
So far this is another of those "Hacks" builds...

So far this is another of those "Hacks" builds that highlights my personal inadequacies. Despite this, and probably like some mainstream addict, I cannot wait for the next fix of seeing quality work.
Forum: Hacks 04-06-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,566
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Inevitably, there are divergent views on sidecar...

Inevitably, there are divergent views on sidecar seat belts. Some, like several other "differences" amongst the sidecar community, are based upon passed on opinions rather than experience.

We had...
Forum: Hacks 04-03-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,521
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Impressive. Yet again, a bit of a blow as my...

Impressive.
Yet again, a bit of a blow as my self rating on the "adequate scale" goes down again.
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,471
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Accept that a sidecar brake is very influenced by...

Accept that a sidecar brake is very influenced by the nature of the sidecar rig, considering that they are not predominantly vehicles of a mass produced, computer designed type. With the exception of...
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,384
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Watsonian Flight I reckon.

Watsonian Flight I reckon.
Forum: Hacks 03-25-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 6,319
Views: 2,282,365
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Congratulations to Kev, who started this thread,...

Congratulations to Kev, who started this thread, on reaching 400 pages.
As we know, lengthy threads can be tedious, no names no pack drill, but this ongoing feature of "Hacks" is a joy.
Oh, and...
Forum: Hacks 03-25-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,521
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Australia and no dust ? On the other hand, WOW !

Australia and no dust ?
On the other hand, WOW !
Forum: Hacks 03-19-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,471
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Veteran and vintage outfits' performance probably...

Veteran and vintage outfits' performance probably dictates the need, or otherwise for a sidecar brake. Equally, it's reasonable to assume that non hydraulic systems can detract from effectiveness and...
Forum: Hacks 03-18-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,471
Posted By Sidecarjohn
This hardy perennial inevitably raises the usual...

This hardy perennial inevitably raises the usual variations in approach and justification. Three views predominate. One, "don't need, happy with just the bike brakes". Two, sidecar brake operated...
Forum: Hacks 03-16-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 17,106
Posted By Sidecarjohn
The outfit was surely destined to be a winner....

The outfit was surely destined to be a winner. Congratulation, Alex.:clap
Forum: Hacks 02-26-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 850
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Whilst acknowledging it's different stroke for...

Whilst acknowledging it's different stroke for different folks, the electric lean systems available in the USA are certainly a worthwhile addition when considering variable road camber. Personal...
Forum: Hacks 02-21-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 17,106
Posted By Sidecarjohn
On behalf of old buggars everywhere, OOH, AHH !

On behalf of old buggars everywhere, OOH, AHH !
Forum: Hacks 02-17-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,738
Posted By Sidecarjohn
1. Young solo rider with motorcycle keen wife ...

1. Young solo rider with motorcycle keen wife
2. Solo superbike, or raise a family ? Can stay with motorcycling via sidecar !
3. Raise family and extend horizons, friendships for all of us (we 2...
Forum: Hacks 02-12-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,954
Posted By Sidecarjohn
And the family went for a ride at the weekend !

And the family went for a ride at the weekend !
Forum: Hacks 02-12-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 91,775
Posted By Sidecarjohn
I appreciate pretty might not be suitable when...

I appreciate pretty might not be suitable when considering the creation of an Aussie, so I'll go for gorgeous.:rofl
Forum: Hacks 02-11-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,579
Posted By Sidecarjohn
As seasons are almost irrelevant here in the UK...

As seasons are almost irrelevant here in the UK having appropriate options available makes sense. One of the joys of sidecars, you can carry the stuff. Regular riding gear is a definite for starters....
Forum: Hacks 02-10-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6,319
Views: 2,282,365
Posted By Sidecarjohn
The mean looking Hayabusa based rig is the...

The mean looking Hayabusa based rig is the company car of the company boss, Paul.

The company, as the background might identify is Motorcycle Funerals, a UK specialist for that very special final...
Forum: Hacks 02-07-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,848
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Appreciate that responses have concentrated on...

Appreciate that responses have concentrated on the Tiger, but what about your other potential option, the 1200 Bandit ?
Know it's not specifically an "adventure bike", whatever that is, but the...
Forum: Hacks 02-06-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,281
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Good job, Steve. The front end on the Guzzi looks...

Good job, Steve. The front end on the Guzzi looks the business.
Forum: Hacks 02-05-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,562
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Dan, Where abouts are you based in Yorkshire ? ...

Dan,
Where abouts are you based in Yorkshire ?
Might be able to help a little. Anyway, wouldn't mind taking a look at your beast.
Forum: Hacks 02-05-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,057
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Take care Steve. Condolences to everyone involved.

Take care Steve. Condolences to everyone involved.
Forum: Hacks 01-27-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,757
Posted By Sidecarjohn
For the record, it certainly isn't elevated...

For the record, it certainly isn't elevated speeds for me, just that our outfits are capable when required, and generally not that often. I'm quite capable of "enjoying the view". Urban speed limits...
Forum: Hacks 01-27-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,757
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Road and weather conditions are obviously...

Road and weather conditions are obviously universal factors that predominantly dictate speed. On a personal level, my sense of Yorkshire economics also dictates a steady right hand to avoid handing...
Forum: Hacks 01-26-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,610
Posted By Sidecarjohn
A prime mover for us when kicking off on this...

A prime mover for us when kicking off on this three wheeled journey was to camp. Two very young kids and adaptations with equipment, clothing, and carrying methods enabled us to do camping trips all...
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