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Old 17th July 2009
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Default sidecar help, plans?

Have 83 1000
Looking for plans to build my own sidecar. Any help
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I knowthere are sidecar enthusiast websites out there somewhere, if you search around a bit. They are kind of specialised but the guys who are into them tend to be fanatics who can probably tell you all there is to know about them.
Not a common accessory on an Ironhead though.
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Even just sizes for the frame will
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Sidecars are cool...
Link out:

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/SCT/

http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=56

http://www.sidecar-industry.com/

http://www.sidecar.com/

http://www.sidecar.com/Files/SC%20Manual.pdf

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I have a Texas Sidecar Company, Ranger model (it was actually built by Ride-by-side which kind of became Texas Sidecar). There's a pic in my gallery. I'll dig around. I know I have some pics of the naked frame that might help you out.
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Good Luck! that will be quite a project. my Brother in law has a 67 BMW with a sidecar and it is one squirmy ride! You will find some good info on some of the sidecar forums, I hope. There are some engine/clutch things to consider with the new weight being added. You might want to get with some sidecar folks first before hitting the workshop. Stan thought this was going to be the bike for him, but he has been put off by the amount of effort it takes to drive this rig. No leaning with the bike, all the leaning is you alone. You can "sail" the sidecar going to the right, where the sidecar wheel lifts off the ground. fun when you mean it. scary as s*$t when you do it by mistake!

don't get me wrong, its quite cool. he gets lots of stares and kudos, if that is your goal. He is learning to adjust to it. the moral is know what you are getting into, its a big project, especially if you are building it. it would suck if you hated it when you were done.

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Looks pretty easy, just attach bathtub to frame, attach wheels to frame, attach frame to bike.
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Lots of good info on designing sidecar geometry here:

http://advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=56
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ironhead-chopper-hack?
I did a post awhile back with the above name with pix.
I have since take'n the hack off because of the excessive wear.Under 2000 miles on it with the hack and needs a new rear tire, chain, brakes, clutch! none of which was old when the hack was installed. People told me to expect more wear butt $500 dollars worth of shit every 2 months!
Chics dig it tho!
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Looks pretty easy, just attach bathtub to frame, attach wheels to frame, attach frame to bike.
That is not a sidecar. That is the patented BSA Oil Bath mobile drip tray that came with every bike, to be placed under the bike when parked.
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