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Offline DirtyDR

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Thanks for the sidecar hangout.
« on: July 29, 2016, 03:11:05 PM »
The title says it all.
  • Edwards, CO
  • 1985 K100RS, 2003 R1150GS, 1994 R1100RS, 2006 Ural Patrol, 1999 Rokon Ranger

Offline Chaos

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Re: Thanks for the sidecar hangout.
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2016, 04:04:45 PM »
Cool!  :clap: For some reason I feel obligated to post a picture of my K with a Flexit, the leaning-sliding-canopy car I had many years and colors schemes ago.  Note the tree in the front yard.  Couldn't stand not having a solo bike so it had to go and much later a Ural appeared.  Makes a good pair. 
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1987 K75S    VIN 0231
Original owner, Original litter
200,000 miles (plus or minus) and 5 paint jobs
2012 Ural 2WD sidecar (BMW's bastard step child)

Offline TrueAce

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Re: Thanks for the sidecar hangout.
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2016, 06:04:58 PM »
Chaos......You The Man! That's the spirit a lotta K, a little SC! Think how wonderful a Ural with a K-motor would be. Why that's a great crowd funding project.............we could probably sell thousands and have a Telsa-like waiting list! Who wants to subscribe?
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Offline DirtyDR

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Re: Thanks for the sidecar hangout.
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2016, 10:35:25 AM »
Part of my collection, the little one is a Rokon, still have not found a good deal on the factory sidecar for it but I keep looking.

  • Edwards, CO
  • 1985 K100RS, 2003 R1150GS, 1994 R1100RS, 2006 Ural Patrol, 1999 Rokon Ranger

Offline DirtyDR

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Re: Thanks for the sidecar hangout.
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2016, 10:44:38 AM »
Just got a message from a friend that has a K1100 rig and he is in Yellowknife as of yesterday and getting ready to head up the Dempster to Inuvik. Her are the only pictures of his rig that I could find real quick. He also tows a small popup camping trailer behind it.



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  • 1985 K100RS, 2003 R1150GS, 1994 R1100RS, 2006 Ural Patrol, 1999 Rokon Ranger

Offline DirtyDR

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Re: Thanks for the sidecar hangout.
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2016, 10:49:02 AM »
I will dig up some more pictures when I get to work Monday and have some bandwidth to work with but for now if you are bored here are a few pictures from the last few sidecar nationals.
https://dirtydr.smugmug.com/USCA-Nationals

And the Griffith Park get together.
https://dirtydr.smugmug.com/GriffithPark-1
  • Edwards, CO
  • 1985 K100RS, 2003 R1150GS, 1994 R1100RS, 2006 Ural Patrol, 1999 Rokon Ranger

Offline TrueAce

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Re: Thanks for the sidecar hangout.
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2016, 11:12:50 AM »
That's what we need! Thanks for putting that together. I recognize the EML , what makes are the friend and yours?
How's the heat output on that LT?
  • Florida
  • '85 K100GS, '85 K100RSSC,', '94 K1100RS,'10 S1000rr,'14 Ural Sidecar, '15 R Nine T

Offline spencer14554

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Re: Thanks for the sidecar hangout.
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2016, 08:04:13 PM »
Really appreciate the bandwidth this will give to the K Sidecar Community.  There are more of us than you may realize  :bmwsmile
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Offline TrueAce

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Re: Thanks for the sidecar hangout.
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2016, 08:34:25 PM »
Well then, Spence, Old Boy, rally the K-rigs to step out of the shadows.
We seem to be at a cross-roads: many folks seem to be attracted to transition from two-wheelers to trikes........less "control anxiety", so they get a monster motorcycle, add a monster sidecar, and ride in parades.
But dedicated motorcyclists who understand the history of sidecars, have selected the best bike for touring, BMW K-Bikes, and developed sidecar rigs!
We can save mankind from the horrible curse of three wheel trike motorcycle conversions, by lighting the lamp of true motorcycle BMW K-side cars!
Send your K-Rig pics to this site now! :euro
  • Florida
  • '85 K100GS, '85 K100RSSC,', '94 K1100RS,'10 S1000rr,'14 Ural Sidecar, '15 R Nine T

Offline Chaos

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Re: Thanks for the sidecar hangout.
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2016, 09:47:19 PM »
My hats off to DirtyDR, an oilhead, airhead (Urals count as airheads) and K all hacked!  How to decide which one to ride and wish I had that problem.  Agreed TrueAce something needs to be done about the rise of trikes, horrid contraptions most of us grow out of by age 3.  Why HD never updated their SC from it's 1920's design and dumped it for a trike is beyond me, but then most things about that crowd escape me. 
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1987 K75S    VIN 0231
Original owner, Original litter
200,000 miles (plus or minus) and 5 paint jobs
2012 Ural 2WD sidecar (BMW's bastard step child)

Offline Laitch

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Re: Thanks for the sidecar hangout.
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2016, 10:34:01 PM »
. . . the little one is a Rokon, still have not found a good deal on the factory sidecar for it but I keep looking.
I just came across this tonight.
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Offline DirtyDR

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Re: Thanks for the sidecar hangout.
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2016, 12:10:00 PM »
I saw that one but too far to drive and I do not need a two stroke bike. I will come across one eventually but I am really in no hurry because it would just be a camp rig, the sidecars on the Rokons are no good off road.
  • Edwards, CO
  • 1985 K100RS, 2003 R1150GS, 1994 R1100RS, 2006 Ural Patrol, 1999 Rokon Ranger

Offline DirtyDR

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Re: Thanks for the sidecar hangout.
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2016, 12:12:33 PM »
Here is one from last year's sidecar national in South Dakota, I was too busy hosting this years to get any pictures.



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Offline DirtyDR

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Re: Thanks for the sidecar hangout.
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2016, 12:34:34 PM »
How about a picture of my yellow GS rig parked next to the red K100/EML rig in Ben & Jerry's parking lot in Vermont 7 years before I owned the K bike.



And the other body I put on the GS when I am riding in Alaska, Canada, Mexico and such. This is outside of Skagway.



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Offline Chaos

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Re: Thanks for the sidecar hangout.
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2016, 03:01:58 PM »
DirtyDR , you might know this guy since you hosted the sidecar national.  Old riding bud of mine, saw him this Sat just getting back from Colorado.
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1987 K75S    VIN 0231
Original owner, Original litter
200,000 miles (plus or minus) and 5 paint jobs
2012 Ural 2WD sidecar (BMW's bastard step child)

Offline mw074

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Re: Thanks for the sidecar hangout.
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2016, 06:47:56 PM »
I just recently got into the sidecar scene. I am still setting it up. I have joined the USCA. Mine is not a BMW setup. This is still new to me but I am learning quite a bit in a hurry. I am into it much more than I would be a trike. No friends with sidecars so I am so far just playing it by ear.
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Offline TrueAce

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Re: Thanks for the sidecar hangout.
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2016, 10:44:23 PM »
That's cool. Tell us what you got and what you got planned.
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Offline mw074

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Re: Thanks for the sidecar hangout.
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2016, 06:19:39 AM »
'05 Electra Glide with factory sidecar. About 90% complete. Should have it finished soon.
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Offline TrueAce

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Re: Thanks for the sidecar hangout.
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2016, 11:58:41 AM »
Send pics as it is now and as you finish it! You may be the only HD sidecar on MOTOBRICK!
  • Florida
  • '85 K100GS, '85 K100RSSC,', '94 K1100RS,'10 S1000rr,'14 Ural Sidecar, '15 R Nine T

Offline DirtyDR

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Re: Thanks for the sidecar hangout.
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2016, 02:15:39 PM »
My friend, Joe, just sent me a picture from the Fort Simpson ferry in Alaska, still heading up to Inuvik.

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Offline TrueAce

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Re: Thanks for the sidecar hangout.
« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2016, 03:50:41 PM »
I have heard the ferry passages can be rough seas sometimes. Is he planning to ride back? Ask him to send us some posts.
  • Florida
  • '85 K100GS, '85 K100RSSC,', '94 K1100RS,'10 S1000rr,'14 Ural Sidecar, '15 R Nine T

Offline DirtyDR

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Re: Thanks for the sidecar hangout.
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2016, 04:58:11 PM »
Wrong ferry, this one just crosses the Liard river in Fort Simpson. He rode up from the sidecar national and will ride back home to New Mexico.

I will see what he has for pictures when he gets back but for now he just sends me a text every now and then.
  • Edwards, CO
  • 1985 K100RS, 2003 R1150GS, 1994 R1100RS, 2006 Ural Patrol, 1999 Rokon Ranger

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