best triumph for a tug
rodder
Posted 4/14/2016 9:31 PM (#88690)
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looking + reading a LOT, i like the modern FI classics triumphs + presently own a 2012 mag wheel model, but due to its cramped ergos + slightly rear set pegs find comfort lacking. my other ride a Vic Hammer is a joy with its forward controls, so on that note i was looking at triumph cruisers, the america with big wheels but 143mm of trail, the speedmaster even more @ 170mm, the T-100 Bonnie has 110mm trail + the taller + prolly more comfortable scrambler has 105mm trail. am i correct to assume the scrambler would be a good choice? they all weigh about 500lb curb + presently am liking the motorvation spyder "car" for my 140 lb girlfriend + 15 lb bischon, thats is after i am confident of my skills!
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claude #3563
Posted 4/15/2016 6:30 AM (#88693 - in reply to #88690)
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We have done many of the small bore triumphs and they do well. Have a Scrambler myself and am happy with it. Have been all over the northeast with it. Stock steering is not bad. I also have a Rocket 3 which is of course not lacking for power. These bikes do steer quite hard. We have done triple tree conversion on them and also leading links. someday hope to find time to build a leading link for my own but until then it will be steering ith throttle and brake techniques and no lack of smile on my face. .
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jaydmc
Posted 4/15/2016 10:13 AM (#88694 - in reply to #88690)
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We have mounts for all of the Triumphs you listed, we have in the past had triple tree's but the machinist that was making them for us closed up shop taking the designs with him. We are working on getting the tree's for at least the T-100 and Scrambler back in production.
As to a sidecar, check on lead times (check this forum about lead times for Motovation) We also offer many sidecars that work well on these bikes. Our current lead time is at 8 weeks however we just this week added two more people in our fabrication department so we may be able to get things out a bit faster.
I have attached some photo's of our sidecars on a Triumph's. More can be found on our web site and also in the photo gallery of our web site. These sidecars are all our M72D however we have many other sidecars both less and more expensive. Also when looking at sidecars keep in mind some are easy to get in and out of others are harder. Some sidecars have trunks that open from the out side, others do not. May seem like a little thing but trunks opening from the out side are a lot nicer to live with and usually provide locking.
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rodder
Posted 4/15/2016 1:03 PM (#88701 - in reply to #88690)
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thanks for the replies + pics, i think i will use a late model EFI T-100 or scrambler, looking for more room on the bike compared to my mag wheeler. thanks i have been comparing + noting the differences in prices as well as function, if anything i overanalyze!
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jaydmc
Posted 4/15/2016 1:06 PM (#88702 - in reply to #88690)
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One other thing as long as you are analyzing things, check with the BBB on any company you might be thinking of dealing with and insist on paying with a charge card. There are posts on this forum about several of the less then reputable companies.
Jay G
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Tom Wyatt
Posted 4/16/2016 3:39 PM (#88726 - in reply to #88690)
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I have a t100 with a spyder rig and love it. The only problem is getting the car, my brother placed his order for his 22 months ago and is still waiting.
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jkmolt
Posted 4/20/2016 9:53 PM (#88764 - in reply to #88690)
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My 09 T100 does just fine with my Velorex. I get 42 mpg cruising at 60 to 65 mph. Pulls just fine.
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rodder
Posted 4/20/2016 11:32 PM (#88765 - in reply to #88690)
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i tested a scrambler but the triumph dealer wants my well sorted 2012 mag wheeler for almost nothing. so after visiting + talking to Claude i decided to "hack"it. a very good guy answering all questions without pushing anything on you!!
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Sal
Posted 4/21/2016 5:11 AM (#88766 - in reply to #88690)
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Haven't met Claude yet but have talked to him a few times over the phone. He was kind enough to take time and offer "free advise" on a past and current project without ever asking for anything. Great guy.
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rodder
Posted 4/21/2016 8:26 AM (#88769 - in reply to #88690)
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with only a handful of sidecar specialist around its great that there are helpful guys like Claude around. beside being a builder he has a LOT of miles riding + experience is a great teacher
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floridaboy
Posted 4/21/2016 10:56 AM (#88778 - in reply to #88690)
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You might like to check out Johnny Sweet for a good sidecar. He builds every thing and fits them to the bike with custom made mounts. I had him build me a sidecar for my Road Star and he did a great job and i am well pleased with it. Tell him Chuck from Fl. sent you. Here is a post about him on the forum.

http://www.sidecar.com/mbbs22/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=9193&posts...

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rodder
Posted 4/21/2016 1:30 PM (#88781 - in reply to #88690)
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thanks but Claude @ freedom sidecars is only 35 miles away + they can do "everything". i consider myself lucky to have a good specialist so close
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Posted 4/21/2016 4:34 PM (#88783 - in reply to #88690)
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rodder - 4/15/2016 8:31 PM

looking + reading a LOT, i like the modern FI classics triumphs + presently own a 2012 mag wheel model, but due to its cramped ergos + slightly rear set pegs find comfort lacking. my other ride a Vic Hammer is a joy with its forward controls, so on that note i was looking at triumph cruisers, the america with big wheels but 143mm of trail, the speedmaster even more @ 170mm, the T-100 Bonnie has 110mm trail + the taller + prolly more comfortable scrambler has 105mm trail. am i correct to assume the scrambler would be a good choice? they all weigh about 500lb curb + presently am liking the motorvation spyder "car" for my 140 lb girlfriend + 15 lb bischon, thats is after i am confident of my skills!

Check out Bill Cozzi's rigs. He puts Cozy's on new Bonnevilles and Scramblers. These may or may not be what you are looking for, I personally love the look. He does sell his mounting kits. I recently sourced a new Cozy from American Scooter Center delivered to my home for around $2600 which is pennies in the sidecar world. I'm very happy with the fit and finish of this all metal sidecar and how it compliments my BMW R60/5.
http://cozzisidebysidecycles.com

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rodder
Posted 4/27/2016 9:10 PM (#88858 - in reply to #88690)
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i have decided to hack my 2012 bonnie with 17" cast alloys + got lucky on a nice preowned motorvation spyder that was on a 2003 bonnie. frames are the same so its mounting hardware should work. my chair is in transit now!!! Cozzi has some nice lookin setups but a bit $$$, i believe my local Triumph dealer Hermy's may be working with Cozzi as he had + sold 2 rigs looking like Cozzi's work + Cozzi mentioned getting a new model water cooled Triumph from Hermy's, not very far away from Pa to Jersey. my upgraded bonnie may suit the 200 lb spyder well in Claude's words
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jaydmc
Posted 4/28/2016 10:30 AM (#88863 - in reply to #88690)
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For what it is worth, we are putting the Bonneville triple tree's back into production.
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Hack'n
Posted 4/28/2016 12:06 PM (#88867 - in reply to #88783)
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The mountings pictured are either Velorex Universal attachments, or copies thereof.

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rodder
Posted 4/28/2016 6:45 PM (#88877 - in reply to #88690)
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just got my chair this afternoon, NICE! i will try it stock as i am a rookie + need to learn how to drive a hack. its good to see options as bonnies good looks, sufficient power + reasonable prices make great tugs IMO. Cossi seems to be doing well selling complete bonnie rigs
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