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Old 04-19-2011, 03:19 AM   #3181
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Outback Australia










I was rolling well as long as I kept the momentum up. I came around the corner to see my mate had lost his front end in the sand. I stopped and then had trouble getting moving again.
We got weight over the rear which helped the drive wheel bite through the sand but I skewed sideways on the track. We pushed it backwards off track enough for me to get a run across the track and through the scrub on the other side.
That got me around the 50 metres of deep sand.

The outfit went well that weekend. A lot of the country was similar to the pictures. I didn't drop tyre pressures (rear car tyre 32 psi and front and chair tyres were on 34 psi) and this was the only time I had an issue.
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:59 PM   #3182
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A very nice looking sidecar on a camping trip last weekend.






The outfit belonged to a young lady fairly new to sidecars. The dog was ok too.
Great spot on the Murray River, sometimes the site of the Victorian sidecar rally.










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Old 04-19-2011, 07:59 PM   #3183
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:01 AM   #3184
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I was rolling well as long as I kept the momentum up. I came around the corner to see my mate had lost his front end in the sand. I stopped and then had trouble getting moving again.
We got weight over the rear which helped the drive wheel bite through the sand but I skewed sideways on the track. We pushed it backwards off track enough for me to get a run across the track and through the scrub on the other side.
That got me around the 50 metres of deep sand.

The outfit went well that weekend. A lot of the country was similar to the pictures. I didn't drop tyre pressures (rear car tyre 32 psi and front and chair tyres were on 34 psi) and this was the only time I had an issue.
Should go really well when the pressures are dropped. S'pose you can get A/T and M/T for that fat Suzuki arse too!
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:47 AM   #3185
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Here is a recent pic of my rig with some new mods.

It looks like the front forks are collapsed quite a bit?
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:43 PM   #3186
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:06 PM   #3187
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They are !!.I have new front AND rear springs in the mail !!.I lost over 1/2 of my suspension travel by just bolting the car on !!.Vstroms have AWFUL suspension,solo it wasn't to bad but with a car it's REALLY bad !!.
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:59 PM   #3188
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Has run two km on my new purchased Chang Jiang 750 M1S Sidecar 1964 (BMW R71 sidecar 1938 replika)

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Old 04-21-2011, 06:26 PM   #3189
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Has run two km on my new purchased Chang Jiang 750 M1S Sidecar 1964 (BMW R71 sidecar 1938 replika)

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Old 04-23-2011, 04:00 AM   #3190
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would you believe how long it took to go through this entire thread.... ... yeah you would

Some great ideas for my eventual outfit.

To contribute to this thread, here's a couple of pics from some past rallies.

Cold Flame 2008






Snowy Ride 2009


TTT 2008






At the TTT, I helped one outfit get up THE hill, another gave up & went back home, he said his gearing was too high.
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:02 AM   #3191
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Oh and Ray's on the way to Capital Rally 2009

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Old 04-24-2011, 08:24 AM   #3192
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2003 Honda VTX 1800 with a Motivation sidecar

Here's my former rig - A 2003 Honda VTX 1800 with a Motivation sidecar.
I also had the following rigs:
2003 Yamaha VStar 650 with a Motivation sidecar
BMW 650GS with a Ural sidecar

Now I have my favoirte dream bike a 2008 Kawasaki Concours with a Hannigan sidecar.
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:44 PM   #3193
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Sidecar Girl. Your Honda VTX looks great (beautiful color) but we want to see a larger picture of your current "Dream Bike" - your Concours with Hannigan sidecar.
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:42 PM   #3194
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:26 PM   #3195
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My Current Dream Bike - 2008 Concours with Hannigan sidecar

Per your request Neptune03...Here's my current bike, my favorite one so far. I have 16,500 miles on it and am getting it ready to take my first long solo trip.
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