Posted 2/27/2016 8:20 PM (#88053) Subject: What did you do with your Sidecar today - Too
Location: Rapid City, SD
Joan and I went for a little ride today. Yes - in February. It was in the high 60's. Joan is in some sort of challenge putting nature pictures on facebook with her little group of friends. (Not the Facebook kind but real friends - the kind with skin on.) All we found were rocks.
Posted 2/27/2016 9:56 PM (#88056 - in reply to #88053) Subject: Re: What did you do with your Sidecar today - Too
Location: Rapid City, SD
The difference is the 60's and 70's are good here in Feb. Did you put on your electric heated jacket? My plan is to ride every month of the winter and it isn't out of the ordinary to have a 50's plus day at least once a month in the winter in the Black Hills. (When we lived on the other side of the state the snow would come sometimes in October and not melt until May or June.) We haven't had our March blizzard yet. that is almost a given. We were at last Butterfly Rally and missed a major blizzard and that was in May. We just suck it up and wait for the snow to melt. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.
Posted 3/1/2016 1:12 PM (#88080 - in reply to #88053) Subject: Re: What did you do with your Sidecar today - Too
Location: Savannah Ga
well I finally hooked up my brakes for the sidecar, I haven't tried them out yet but they feel good
I had to custom modify the arm coming from the master cylinder as it was designed for a bike with stock pegs and I have floor boards
a cut here and a weld there and it looks like a factory set up
Posted 3/4/2016 1:49 PM (#88116 - in reply to #88053) Subject: Re: What did you do with your Sidecar today - Too
Location: Inwood WV
We have missed several nice riding days here. I have the trailer project to finish, just received my SharkAudio stereo for the rig and I am trying to get the "Bra" made for the front of the sidecar.
Not to mention general maintenance stuff on the vehicles, wifes van is due for timing belt and some gaskets replaced.
Posted 6/19/2016 6:17 PM (#89528 - in reply to #88053) Subject: RE: What did you do with your Sidecar today - Too
Location: Summer Grove, LA USA
Jena & I visited Larry & Barbara in Central Louisiana to help install on Barbara's Burgman rig 5-degree modified triple trees from MotorTrike in East Texas (a good product) Hopefully Barbara will fully recover from a recent injury so she can be fully in the saddle by the time of The Bunkie Boucherie 2016. Here she is about to embark on her first test ride down the driveway:
Posted 6/22/2016 10:24 PM (#89585 - in reply to #88053) Subject: Re: What did you do with your Sidecar today - Too
Location: Portland, Oregon
Took a 218 mile ride from Portland, OR to Tillamook, then North to Cannon Beach, and back to Portland. Highlight of the day was eating bacon and eggs for lunch at Wanda's Restaurant in Nehelm, OR. Great day. great ride riding the twisties through the coast range and up the coast. Great upper body workout for this 72 year old man.
Posted 7/4/2016 4:02 PM (#89721 - in reply to #88053) Subject: Re: What did you do with your Sidecar today - Too
Location: Crockett Tx
Rode 15 miles from camp ground into Gunnison. Half way iy started to hail, Lasted until we got to town and about 15 minutes while we shopped at Dollar Tree. Nice ride back to camp ground. Leave here Wed. and go to Hotchkiss. Hope to see a lot of people there.
Posted 7/4/2016 11:20 PM (#89727 - in reply to #88053) Subject: RE: What did you do with your Sidecar today - Too
Brenda and I enjoyed a visit this weekend by Mr Mike and his family....we did a little 200 mile ride through the bayous and along the Mississippi river with a stop at the
largest plantation home Nottaway and the smallest church in the world...we then crossed the Mississippi river on the ferry boat at Plaquamine.....sunday morning it was
a treat to have Mr Mike and family join us for church services of In The Wind Ministry at the Harley shop in Hammond...it was nice to have another sidecar rig with us..
during the visit we made plans for a ride along the Natchez trace in November....Mike will be listing details on his tread Natchez trace ride.
It was a great weekend of great company and a fine ride, even if it was a little hot.
Posted 7/6/2016 12:54 AM (#89755 - in reply to #88053) Subject: RE: What did you do with your Sidecar today - Too
Location: Richton, MS
A "little hot" he says. On the way there we got stuck in Mandeville in rush hour traffic leaving the Big Easy (that's New Orleans) in 99 degrees F weather. Stop and go averaging about 5 MPH. My own fault for goofing off on the way there. Be that as it may, it was a wonderful trip. Pat & Brenda are awesome people. Come on down and join us for the Natchez Trace run.
Posted 10/3/2016 1:36 PM (#90922 - in reply to #90920) Subject: Re: What did you do with your Sidecar today - Too
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Over the weekend we went to the BMW MOA Weekend Getaway in Black River Falls, WI. BRF was having it's Oktoberfest weekend and that included a car and bike show. Now if you know me, you probably realize that I'm not able to walk long distances so when we rolled up to the car/bike show we asked about entering BECAUSE that meant that we could park really close to the festival. Turns out that entry was free and they just waved us into line. We parked, registered and went to the festival. That included a horse car ride to the local brewery and a tour. After a nice tour we felt obligated to buy a flight and sample their product. I can say that while I'm not a beer drinker, their product called "Fatty" [no relation] was really nice. We caught the horse car back to the festival and started to leave when one of the guys "in charge" ran over and told us to wait so that we could pick up our trophy! We won best bike in show and got a trophy with a CAR in top. It probably didn't hurt that we were the only bike in the show but hey, a win is a win and we got a good story out of it as well as a really great parking spot.
At this time of year there are dozens of local "harvest festivals" going on every weekend. I urge you to check the Net and find what's going on in our area..
Posted 10/5/2016 7:41 AM (#90945 - in reply to #88053) Subject: RE: What did you do with your Sidecar today - Too
it's amazing what a good nights sleep will do. I have been playing with these hitchhiker sidecars to long.
I looked at the pic this morning and realized the hitchhiker was in the sidecar. he looks like you ought to
take in out for a ride and a good lunch.
Posted 10/11/2016 10:51 PM (#91063 - in reply to #88053) Subject: RE: What did you do with your Sidecar today - Too
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
I took a really good look at it for the first time. Picked up the rig yesterday. Elderly ('78) Goldwing and a Vetter Terraplane (S/N 572). It'll need a little love, but it is solid, free from damage and lived its life in Arizona. Zero rust. Anywhere. Bike or car. Some nice touches. Whoever set it up, was no novice.
Posted 11/16/2016 3:15 PM (#91460 - in reply to #88053) Subject: Re: What did you do with your Sidecar today - Too
Location: Savannah Ga
my only complaint about my sidecar is the side buffeting I get from the air bouncing off the cars windshield
so today I decided I needed to remove the windshield from the sidecar during this colder time of year, in doing this I decided to make a garnish if you will for it
so it will kind of match the Goldwing with the garnish at the bottom. so using the windshield I made a template then from that I cut out from a piece of mirror stainless sheet to make the garnish
I still have to do a little buffing on the edges but I installing it without the windshield just to get a feel for the look. I will get a feel for it on the ride home and see if it needs to be shorter but,
I think I'm going to leave it like this for the cold weather then put the windshield back on for the warmer riding when I don't mind the side buffeting so much