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Old 09-18-2014, 02:57 PM   #1
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Thumb I did it, I pulled the trigger

Hooray. Last week I picked up a VSTROM 650 2010 with only 1,300 miles on it (the owner realized he couldn't climb onto the bike). Hannigan is getting ready to send a Dual Sport sidecar with EEC, anti-sway bar, disk brake, and other goodies.

I still need to put a GPS and cell phone charger wire on the VSTROM as well as an outlet for my electric vest. Also radiator and ABS guards. I don't take my bikes off road but some of the roads get pretty gnarly with gravel, mud and rocks.

Hooray, hooray and wish me luck.
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Old 09-18-2014, 03:48 PM   #2
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Good Luck ! Got any previous sidecar experience ?
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:21 PM   #3
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pics or you know what
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Old Yesterday, 03:50 AM   #4
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Riding and setup info

There is lots of good info here.
Good luck with getting it all together, and as mentioned, PICS!
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Old Yesterday, 04:16 AM   #5
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I recommend the leading legs from DMC made for the strom. About 1/3 the cost of true leading legs, but make the ride so much nicer
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Old Yesterday, 02:11 PM   #6
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Some experience

I have a little experience on the roads and took the side car course.

As for the DMC legs for the VStrom that is something I will look at next year.

Photos, seeing that I don't use any of the online photo services such as SmugMug I don't see how that will work out. I may just post a link to a Facebook Album.
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Old Yesterday, 03:54 PM   #7
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Welcome to the world of dragging a chair. Regardless of tug or tub brand if properly matched and set up correctly...great fun. Enjoy.
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Old Today, 03:43 AM   #8
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I have a little experience on the roads and took the side car course.

As for the DMC legs for the VStrom that is something I will look at next year.

Photos, seeing that I don't use any of the online photo services such as SmugMug I don't see how that will work out. I may just post a link to a Facebook Album.
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Is the SC you're getting the dual sport model? Will yours have everything needed to build the rig? Please post pics as you put it together, this will be my next project. Good luck!
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Old Today, 08:23 AM   #10
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Photos, seeing that I don't use any of the online photo services such as SmugMug I don't see how that will work out. I may just post a link to a Facebook Album.
You can post photos here by clicking "Advanced" and uploading them directly to ADVrider while posting.
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