|04-23-2012, 02:22 PM||#1|
Joined: Jul 2010
R90/6 for hacking?
I have read through a number of threads and just want to double check with you all. It looks like I am going to have Bob Warks hook me up with a Velorex 562 Cruiser sidecar. Anyone have any other suggestions or comments for a sidecar? Any comments on Bob? He is only about 2 1/2 - 3 hours away from me.
Before I take the plunge I also wanted to get opinions, comments, criticisms, etc. on the bike. I have a 1975 R90/6 that I am going to add the sidecar. I assume that it has enough torque/power/hp to drive the sidecar comfortably?
I plan on beefing up the suspension both front and rear. I haven't done much research on the suspension upgrade but I will start searching the threads soon. If anyone can point me to come helpful threads I would appreciate it.
|04-24-2012, 01:11 AM||#2|
Joined: May 2010
Location: Netherlands, Europe
good choice: good looking and strong bike.
You can see some pics and text about my R90/6 with SuperElastik sidecar here:
and on my website:
Please feel free to ask questions or detailed pics.
Keep us posted
1300cc 217Nm/207Hp NOS-injected VMax (1985), 500 cc 1950 BSA chopper (1983) in pieces, 750 cc CB750 chopper (1990), 300 cc MZ transporthack (1989) winterhack, 900 cc BMW R 90/6 hack (1976) summerhack, 1100 cc BMW R1100GS (1997) daily driver.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter ( Mark Twain )
|04-24-2012, 08:30 AM||#3|
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Cave Creek AZ
See my thread 1974 R75/6:
You will need a subframe I used a DMC front subframe and a Motovation rear frame clamp.
The 1980 and older airheads had a heavier flywheel which gives you more low end grunt (Torque) for pulling a sidecar.
You will be very happy with the BMW R90/6 little more grunt than my 750 and a high quality motorcycle for this setup. Plus I have looked at Bob Warks website and you are lucky to be close enough to have him set it up.
Keep us posted on your progress. Do you have a budgeted amount for this build???
1974 R75/6 & 1989 R100GS
|04-24-2012, 08:53 AM||#4|
Joined: Apr 2011
Go for it!
I used an R80/7. It pulls hard, but the extra 100 ccs would be great!
The ladies used to check me out...now they just keep an eye on me.
|04-25-2012, 10:15 AM||#5|
yeah - what he said...
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: secret owner of a Parmesan cheese factory
What final drive are you runnin'? Might want to consider somethnig with a higher gear ratio than the standard 11:32 (from memory... did I get it right?).
My solo bike is a '76 R90/6 with (I think) an 11:37 final drive - torquey!
I love the /6 - best damned bike they made, IMNSHO.
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