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Old 12-04-2011, 09:09 AM   #1
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First LBS Boxer in the U.S.?

I have been very remiss in not thanking Ad Donkers for building me the first Boxer sidecar for the U.S.! He built and shipped a perfect mate to my Triumph Rocket III, combining to make it a fantastic high performance rig. Richard-NL, an inmate here, advised me on this and of course Claude put it together. I just completed a 700 mile trip yesterday - Triple digit performance? No problem. Handling? Like a dream. I am still grinning - more to come...

Ad Donkers: http://lbszijspantechniek.nl/
Claude Stanley: http://freedomsidecars.com/
Richard-NL: http://advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=101851

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Old 12-04-2011, 09:13 AM   #2
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:27 PM   #3
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Nice looking rig.
How does it handle with two monkeys?
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:42 PM   #4
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WOW! What a great looking rig.

What is the weight of the addition to the bike's original weight?

Thanks for the links. Been into them & wish I learned German as a kid.
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:59 PM   #5
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Absolutely sweet! I wanted a two-seater for my girls (2nd and 5th graders). Rocket III's tremendous torque and power is perfect for my sweet monkeys . Of course, Ad's leading link is perfect. He has two-settings: one for very high performance and one for the rest of us (at least according to Claude). Claude put it at the "rest of us" setting and seems to work well for me (and with my kids). Also, the sidecar has an integrated disc brake system - I rarely use it but it works great (just used to using my front brakes). I will try to post pictures with my girls in the car soon.

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How does it handle with two monkeys?
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:19 PM   #6
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Not sure about the weight. Whatever the additional weight, my Rocket III does not seem to notice. No problem with acceleration, stopping, or cruising at high speeds. I have owned other rigs but nothing compares to the Rocket's torque and power to drive the rig. (Without admitting speeding violations, I believe I can cruise near triple figure at about 3000 rpm with the sidecar loaded and have enough torque to pass any cager with ease.)

As for speaking German, I would say that my inability to speak any European language other than English was the biggest barrier to importing a European rig. It took a long time to work out the details with Ad. Before I contacted Ad at Richard's recommendation, I communicated with several other vendors and it was very difficult trying to conduct business over email/phone. I guess being an "ugly American" has significant downsides. I am hoping that my girls will speak more than just one language when they grow up.

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WOW! What a great looking rig.

What is the weight of the addition to the bike's original weight?

Thanks for the links. Been into them & wish I learned German as a kid.
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:30 PM   #7
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that is one nice looking rig
i like it, a lot
thanks for sharing with us
hope that you'll post a nice ride report RIGHT HERE, very soon
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:34 PM   #8
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Will do - like you, I wanted to enjoy riding with my family (no dog yet, however).

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that is one nice looking rig
i like it, a lot
thanks for sharing with us
hope that you'll post a nice ride report RIGHT HERE, very soon
Here's a picture from yesterday - somewhere near Greensboro, NC on I-85:
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:22 PM   #9
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I don't have a ride report yet but do have pictures from Ad and Claude that I can share - I am loading one picture at a time so bear with me.

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Old 12-04-2011, 07:23 PM   #10
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:30 PM   #11
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Mated to another Rocket first:
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:32 PM   #12
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Ready to be boxed for shipping to the U.S.:
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:35 PM   #14
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Another shot of a finished product. Ad was fantastic to work with.
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:36 PM   #15
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Note the LED turn signal and brake lights - last minute change that Ad made when they became available:
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