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Old 05-14-2012, 05:22 PM   #1
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Any sidecar converts miss leaning?

I'm considering adding a Texas Sidecar Ranger to my Burgman 650. I was wondering if any converts who've added a hack miss the two wheel leaning experience.
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:27 PM   #2
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With a hack you the pilot do plenty of leaning...



...although the rig itself doesn't.
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:21 PM   #3
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Not at all...

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Old 05-14-2012, 06:51 PM   #4
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I think I would fall over if I was on 2 wheels again Don't miss 2 wheels at all. sidecaring is fun!
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:31 PM   #5
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I keep a spare GS in addition to my sidecar rig. Now and then I let her rip on two wheels. It's a different type of thrill and I can't give up either at this point of my life.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:35 PM   #6
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Nope, not a bit...plenty to do while you are riiding twisties...a lot more exercise than I ever did on a two wheeler.

That said, my wife did not like the sidecar rig we had Perry Bushong of Perry's Motorcycle and Sidecars in Dallas put together for her. She rode it a few thousand miles and gave up sidecring and went back to her two wheelers.

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Old 05-14-2012, 07:46 PM   #7
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It is a different pleasure.., but its good to keep a solo bike for a leaning fix from time to time?!
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:19 PM   #8
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still leaning

If you can get the passenger to lean, then your job is easier.

My dog leans a bit but I do most of the leaning & don't mind a bit.

You'll find there is a lot more to riding w/ a hack or sidecar. There is also, for me, more fun.

Going to get my r12gs hacked, as soon as I can affort the 10k.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:21 PM   #9
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It is a different pleasure.., but its good to keep a solo bike for a leaning fix from time to time?!
Yup, to me a hack is another tool in the toolbox, not the only tool.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:57 PM   #10
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It is a different pleasure.., but its good to keep a solo bike for a leaning fix from time to time?!
+2 an R90/6 & the tatest addition, a DR200...
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:09 AM   #11
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I'm selling my XT600 two wheeler once I get it tarted up a little and get a service done on her for the new owner, I just like hacking about and taking my dog or daughter with me. If I had more money and a larger garage I would however keep a little two wheel scratcher for a different type of fun I really like the CCM FT bikes so might get a two wheeler back once I have paid back the mortgage. I think I will miss having a two wheeler but I really didn't use it that much as I take my dog to work and I spend my free time with my kid / wife, having the combination has let me ride FAR more. I also really like the way people see you and smile its like driving an infectious grin machine.
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:30 AM   #12
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My R1100GS sits in the garage since my hack purchase (a 1983 naked Goldwing GL1100/EML) . Totally different and fun as hell. Heading out for 2 weeks to Colorado in July and its the hack that I will be riding. I wish the MPG was better but it really doesn't matter.
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:02 AM   #13
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I'm considering adding a Texas Sidecar Ranger to my Burgman 650. I was wondering if any converts who've added a hack miss the two wheel leaning experience.
A leaning sidecar? Why not just tow a trailer??
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:42 AM   #14
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Yes, I am a confirmed sidecar nut but still enjoy the solo bikes as well. Comparing the two is a hard thing to do. Both have their good points while being a different experience.
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:31 AM   #15
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A leaning sidecar? Why not just tow a trailer??
For a start, motorcycle trailers are illegal in several countries - and with good reason: my Guzzi California EV came to me as a write-off, because the previous owner had been pushed off the road (and badly injured) by his trailer.
Also, you cannot put a passenger (or dog) in a trailer and finally, leaning sidecars be locked into 'rigid' mode for use on slippery surfaces or when parked - which obviously a trailer can't.
And frankly, the day I need to tow a trailer behind a bike to carry all my stuff, is the day I take the station-wagon - that, or start throwing away a lot of stuff!
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