Posted 6/17/2012 5:13 PM (#65285) Subject: Almost new to a sidecar
As the subject reads, I am almost new to a sidecar. In other words, I have purchased a Motorvation Formula II (used) and have the frame in to be media blasted and painted as I polish the body and get ready to put it back together. I have 2 bikes that I could use with this sidecar and am needing some advice as to which to use. I have a 1977 Honda Goldwing 1000 or a 1981 CB750C. Which would you put this car to?
I anticipate that this will be a short term set up. I have a 10 year old daughter that I would like to see if she will ride along. If she does like to ride to tour I would then get a frame fabricated to put a car on my R1150RT.
Posted 6/18/2012 12:04 PM (#65299 - in reply to #65285) Subject: Re: Almost new to a sidecar
The GL does have more power, you are right about the gears the very early GL1000 had very tall gearing. Latter ones less. At one time you could buy gear sets for these bikes but they are long gone. Changing to an automotive wheel on the back helps as well. We have mounts for both of your bikes as well as your RT. If it were me I would go with your RT. The mounts we make are 100% bolt on and take very little plastic triming on the RT. The RT makes a great sidecar bike. It is one of the least expensive bikes around to lower the steering effort with the sidecar due to its telelever front end. We also make an automotive rear wheel for the RT. To bad you are not closer to us we have a CB750, a GL1100 and an RT in the shop at this time. If you need help installing the sidecar we have a dealer in Green bay who also is a Goldwing expert.