ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Hacks
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-18-2012, 05:09 PM   #4666
Sidewise
Adventurer
 
Sidewise's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: NJ The Garden State
Oddometer: 68
Take A Look

I picked this one up in July '12 after being without a sidecar outfit for about three years. I piloted a sidecar for about 16 years of my 47 years of motorcycling. After I went back to two wheels exclusively realized how much I missed the quirkiness of an outfit.


Sidewise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 05:22 PM   #4667
FR700
Heckler™©®
 
FR700's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: Traveler
Oddometer: 5,508
Welcome. That is nice.

I sometimes miss my st11 outfit , but someone made an offer .


.
__________________
I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe.
FR700 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 06:53 PM   #4668
oppozit
Banned
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Oddometer: 341
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmwhacker View Post
Ya, I never noticed but it sure looks bass - akwards in the photo. I haven't seen the car in person yet.
It's a Bingham (English ?) car so someone flopped the fender?
It's a Watsonian "Flight" and an early one because of the "fin". The fin was dropped on later models for a standard Watsonian luggage rack (two aluminium castings bolted to the shell.) There should be a makers plate nailed to the woodwork under the seat squab with a serial number and date of manufacture. It would've originally had a 10/12" scooter wheel mounted to the brakehub.
oppozit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 09:03 PM   #4669
bmwhacker
Still on 3 wheels
 
bmwhacker's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: MONTANA NATIVE from NATIVE MONTANA
Oddometer: 4,074
Quote:
Originally Posted by oppozit View Post
It's a Watsonian "Flight" and an early one because of the "fin". The fin was dropped on later models for a standard Watsonian luggage rack (two aluminium castings bolted to the shell.) There should be a makers plate nailed to the woodwork under the seat squab with a serial number and date of manufacture. It would've originally had a 10/12" scooter wheel mounted to the brakehub.

Ya ...Watsonian Frame # "R604" ....good call. My friend just sent me a photo of the frame stamp. I have another friend with an old "Pop Deyer (?)" sidecar which has a similar fin:


__________________
http://555navigator.blogspot.com

Living proof you shouldn't play with matches
ABC# 1992
bmwhacker is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 11:12 PM   #4670
oppozit
Banned
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Oddometer: 341
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmwhacker View Post
The "wing" reminds me of the old Jaguar racers...
Probably some truth to that as I believe Swallow (the company that originally made Jaguars) was involved in the design as they knew more about fibreglass than Watsonian who were more coachbuilders.
oppozit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 02:39 AM   #4671
Ryushin Kan
kancho
 
Ryushin Kan's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Suffolk UK
Oddometer: 85
Quote:
Originally Posted by oppozit View Post
Probably some truth to that as I believe Swallow (the company that originally made Jaguars) was involved in the design as they knew more about fibreglass than Watsonian who were more coachbuilders.
you'll probably get more about this but Swallow Sidecars was the original firm that started to include cars with coahcbuilt bodies as well as sidecars. They then started building their own cars using Standard engines, various names include 'SS 90' and 'SS 100' - after WW2 the use of 'SS' was a bit controversial to say the least so they changed the name to 'Jaguar Cars' - the sidecar business became Swallow Coachbuilding which packed up in the fifties was taken over by Watsonian in 1956. Early Swallow coachbuilt cars are much sought after.
Ryushin Kan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 04:25 AM   #4672
The Cyclops
Beastly Adventurer
 
The Cyclops's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Hazard, KY
Oddometer: 1,711
I'm not in the hack thread....well ever.....but I saw this and if its 205 I apologize, but this was the craziest hack I ever saw.
__________________
I'm very well acquainted with the 7 deadly sins, and I keep a busy schedule trying to fit them in- Warren Zevon
The Cyclops is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 05:05 AM   #4673
dogtiredRAT
Studly Adventurer
 
dogtiredRAT's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2010
Location: rural Oz.
Oddometer: 669
My contribution.
Cosy on a Bonnie.








I have been holidaying in the States for 8 months, and my darlin decided to come over and visit for a month or so, hence the hack. Still in the process of sorting it, got it very close to handling right. Not scrubbing tyres, stable, pretty neutral yadda yadda, it is a work in progress.

For anyone who is interested, I have been touring the States for 8 months on the Bonneville, knocked up 48,000 miles, been through 46 states and 5 provinces before putting the hack on.
dogtiredRAT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 06:15 AM   #4674
Discojon75
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Alamogordo, NM
Oddometer: 241
I had some photography of my R100GS hack done yesterday... Here are a couple teasers... More to follow after I get the rest back from the photographer.



__________________
Disco <<Alamogordo NM>>
2002 BMW K1200LT// 2008 KLR 650 // 1975 Honda CT90 // 2008 WR250X // BMW R100GS with sidecar // 1998 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200// 2009 Kawasaki Versys // 2006 Yamaha Majesty
" The BEST bike......is a garage full of them."--dlearl476
Discojon75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 08:40 AM   #4675
Barnston_biker
n00b
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Oddometer: 9
Just in the process of selling this beauty...so I can buy a R80st




Also, used to own this Guzzi.......



And one I should not have sold......an R80gs outfit

Barnston_biker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 10:15 AM   #4676
kailuasurfer
Dreamer
 
kailuasurfer's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: PNW
Oddometer: 337
Nice wheel!

Barnston_biker, where did you get the wheel for your Watsonian? I would like to get one like yours. Thanks.
kailuasurfer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 10:20 AM   #4677
exhaust_nut
Gnarly Adventurer
 
exhaust_nut's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: San Diego, CA
Oddometer: 189
Quote:
Originally Posted by kailuasurfer View Post
Barnston_biker, where did you get the wheel for your Watsonian? I would like to get one like yours. Thanks.
- & what tire is that on the front of the BMW? Love the series LR by the way - Pete
__________________
Do not lean to turn the sidecar rig as you would on a solo motorbike, advises Jim Davis in the magazine "Popular Science."

exhaust_nut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 11:12 AM   #4678
RobDek
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: Moncton, New Brunswick, CANADA
Oddometer: 160
A few pics of my 2011 Ural Gear-Up. A few subtle modifications including Mr.Cob's world famous all steel skidplate.

Don't mind the dirt and grit...this ain't no show piece...it's built to work and drive.







RobDek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 11:41 AM   #4679
NitroMax
Studly Adventurer
 
NitroMax's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2010
Location: Netherlands, Europe
Oddometer: 647
Quote:
Originally Posted by RobDek View Post
Don't mind the dirt and grit...
Don't see any

You're not talking about the couple of splashes where a bit of dirty water hit the mudflaps do you

Nice hack
__________________
1300cc 217Nm/207Hp NOS-injected VMax (1985)
500 cc 1950 BSA chopper (1983)
750 cc CB750 chopper ( 1990)
1200 cc Z1000 dragbike (1976)
300 cc MZ transporthack (1989) winterhack
900 cc BMW R 90/6 hack ( 1976) summerhack
750 cc BMW K 75 RT ( 1993 ) daily driver

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter ( Mark Twain )
NitroMax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 11:57 AM   #4680
RobDek
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: Moncton, New Brunswick, CANADA
Oddometer: 160
We both know it's clean enough but some people are rather nutty regarding the polish of their rigs.
RobDek is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 09:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014