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Old 08-26-2012, 09:10 PM   #1
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Cafe Racers with Sidecars

I'm curious if anyone has added a sidecar to a cafe racer. I'm curious to know how it handles. With low bars does that make it difficult to control?
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:33 AM   #2
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Not a cafe, but, a race sidecar . Low bars,small wheels 16" to comply with the organizations rules, low ground clearance and plenty of handholds for an active monkey.The driver kneels fit in the the aluminum toughs, also to keep weigh low. Yes this does handle. It would be somewhat tortuous to ride on rough surface streets.
There you go add lights and play.
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:39 AM   #3
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We have, the low bars are not an issue as long as the trail has been reduced on the front end.
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:35 PM   #5
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My GSX is somekind of a modern cafe racer. Short handles, no reduced trail but since my hack is a leaner I don't need it.
It's low to the ground and very powerfull.

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Old 08-29-2012, 02:46 PM   #6
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Saw this in a magazine. Totally awesome! I think I am probably done with riding two wheels (it really sucks to crash), but I am thinking of building a sidecar rig as I heal up over winter, kind of a therapy project......
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:16 PM   #7
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We have, the low bars are not an issue as long as the trail has been reduced on the front end.
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We have also. These are really cool looking outfits if done right. With the right touch and setup they do scoot around very well. Trail reduction is a plus as mentioned if running narrow bars and is almost a necessity if running clip ons. Cool factor is very high.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:07 PM   #8
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I'm curious if anyone has added a sidecar to a cafe racer. I'm curious to know how it handles. With low bars does that make it difficult to control?
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:11 AM   #9
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Perfect thanks! Everyones been helpful!
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:48 AM   #10
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Not exactley Cafe, but the narrow bars on my K12RS were a bit much of a workout even with the trail reduction. Change to 31" suoerbike bars made all the difference in the world for me. It should be noted I'm not the guy ion the Charles Atlas ads getting sand kicked in his face...... YB(ars)MV!



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Old 04-28-2013, 09:59 PM   #11
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I'm having one converted at the moment

I just bought a 1970 BMW 75/5 that was already set up as a sidecar.
I dropped it off to J&B Moto Inc. in PA, as they are on the Cafe Racer TV show. They have accepted the project and will be customizing it for me into a cafe racer.

Stay tuned....

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Old 04-28-2013, 10:33 PM   #12
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Please keep me posted!
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:59 PM   #13
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In those old books from England about mods and rockers there are a few pictures of cafe type sidecars, sometimes they are ex-racers put on the road with lights etc. added, sometimes just road sidecars lowered with 16" Dunlop roadrace flat-tread tires. Those tires are still used in vintage racing and you can buy them now.
I think you should do it, a fun project. Do your research to see how it was done back in Jurassic times and it will look classic.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:13 PM   #14
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Anyone know any more about this one? What magazine is that in?

edit: I almost googled "classic threesome", but decided it probably would cost me a bunch of time browsing the results.
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:33 PM   #15
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it was in BMW MC Magazine, Summer 2012
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