Posted 9/24/2017 3:10 PM (#95165) Subject: Reverse for Triumph T100 plus chair
Hi Guys, this is my first post here.
I am currently fitting a DJP (Australian made) sidecar to my 2001 Triumph Bonneville.
I am aged 70 so I am looking for ideas/ways to make a sidecar reverse.
Naturally I don't have the strength of a young man so pushing for me is out of the question.
I have tried Australian and British sites but no one has come up with an answer,
So I am hoping you guys have tried something that works.
Please remember I am in Australia so I cant just pop down to a local store and purchase something.
Posted 9/24/2017 8:18 PM (#95167 - in reply to #95165) Subject: Re: Reverse for Triumph T100 plus chair
Hi Alan, Others have asked this for their bikes in the past. I think you will find that after you install the sidecar the rig will be quite easy to move around. I am 73 and have a BMW K1200LT W/ Hannigan SC and a BMW K1200RS, also with a Hannigan car. Both can be moved fairly easily on level hard surfaces. I rarely use the reverse on my LT unless on a slope. The Triumph rig should be considerably lighter. Cheers to you too. Dave
Posted 9/25/2017 10:58 AM (#95174 - in reply to #95165) Subject: Re: Reverse for Triumph T100 plus chair
You should find it fairly easy to back up however you may find that it steers a bit heavy for you. We do make triple tree's to lower the steering effort. These are new from billet and anodized black.
Posted 9/25/2017 1:44 PM (#95178 - in reply to #95165) Subject: Re: Reverse for Triumph T100 plus chair
We have been over this. I have served on the board, H
have you, I have donated money to the club, Have you? I have hosted several events including the national rally, have you? I have spent untold hundreds of hours helping with advise for free, Have you? For the sport I also helped develop the S/tep classes and certified in the first ever instructor prep class, are you a certified instructor?
Posted 9/25/2017 10:01 PM (#95185 - in reply to #95167) Subject: Re: Reverse for Triumph T100 plus chair
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badbmw - 9/24/2017 8:18 PM
... I think you will find that after you install the sidecar the rig will be quite easy to move around....
Alan, we had a similar size Harley Sportster combination and too fouind the rig quite easy to move around. You quickly pick up the habit of pulling-up or backing-down to park to minimize the having to push the rig backwards up hill.