Posted 4/25/2012 10:03 AM (#64468) Subject: Which car is best?
I am the proud owner of two BMW's a 2003 K1200LT and a 2003 R 1200 CLS. It has been my intent to get a Hannigan LT for the LT but they have not re-done the mold since their fire, so I recently purchased the R ( I always wanted one anyway) with the intent of hanging a car on it for my bad weather riding and advancing age and keep the LT fairly stock for carving the curves.
MY question is which car would be the best fit for the R? I fully expect to get different opinions and hope the discussion will point me in the right direction.
Posted 4/25/2012 11:03 AM (#64473 - in reply to #64468) Subject: Re: Which car is best?
Which is best really depends on your needs. Some sidecars are easy to get in and out of, others not so much. Some sidecars have a trunk that opens from the out side others no. Are you looking for a modern looking sidecar or a classic? What options do you want / need?
We have sidecars and steering modifications for both of your BMW's. I have owned a K1200LT as our demo bike for several years and have many sidecars for it. We have not had a CLC into the shop to develop the bike specific mounts for it, We have for the R1200C. We did just design a new from billet ball joint mount for the CLC to lower the steering effort with a sidecar. For your CLC we would need to have the bike in our shop to make the mounts. Our M72 type sidecars would work very well on this bike. On the K bike our Kenna is our least expensvie. The Champion sidecars work well or my first choice would be an EZS sidecar. EZS sidecars can be ordered with new front ends for the bike that run automotive wheels and tires as well as a new rear wheel for the bike with an automotive wheel and tire. Here is a link to our site with photo's of 30 or so of the sidecars we offer http://www.dmcsidecars.com/sidecars/
If you give me a call we can go over just what your needs are and I can make recomendations.
Posted 4/28/2012 9:36 PM (#64505 - in reply to #64501) Subject: RE: Which car is best?
Posts: 161 Location: Columbiaville, MI.
I have a 99 Hannigan 2+2, and am very happy with it. It is big and wide, and heavy, about 300 pounds, which works well with my Goldwing, but it is too wide to fit in a normal trailer, I borrowed a 7ft. wide inclosed trailer, when I went to buy it, and had to remove the sidecar to get it in the trailer. I bought the rig used, and called Hannigan 2-3 times with questions, mostly about the sidecar brake, that dosn't seem to do much. Hannigan has always been very good about taking the time for questions from somebody that isn't even their customer. I also ordered a sidecar cover from them, they sent it right out, and I am happy with it. Their quality seems to be very good, and service is great. Good luck with whatever you decide to get.