Return to Home page

Search | Statistics | User Listing Forums | Calendars | Albums | Quotes
Sidecar.com Forum ->  General discussion -> General Discussion -> View Thread

You are logged in as a guest. ( logon | register )

Random quote: remember dont take life to seriously its not permanent.

Texas sidecar on a PC800
Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [25 messages per page]
View previous thread :: View next thread
   General discussion -> General DiscussionMessage format
 
FireMaster
Posted 3/1/2016 4:37 PM (#88081)
Subject: Texas sidecar on a PC800



Member

Posts: 10
0
Location: Northeast Louisiana
I recently came into possession of a Texas Ranger sidecar and would like to have it professionally mounted on my PC. A check on Bob and Deb at Texas Sidecar finds them moving on to greener pastures.
Are there any expert installers within 350 miles of northeast Louisiana?
Top of the page Bottom of the page
SwampFox
Posted 3/2/2016 8:02 AM (#88087 - in reply to #88081)
Subject: RE: Texas sidecar on a PC800



Expert

Posts: 1661
10005001002525
Location: Summer Grove, LA USA

FireMaster - 3/1/2016 4:37 PM

I recently came into possession of a Texas Ranger sidecar and would like to have it professionally mounted on my PC. A check on Bob and Deb at Texas Sidecar finds them moving on to greener pastures.
Are there any expert installers within 350 miles of northeast Louisiana?

 Hi FireMaster, there are a couple of installers over in Texas:

Marcus Renfroe at The CycleShop in Lufkin:  936-637-7555 or 936-674-6767 -- Marcus, Sr. is now mostly retired and teaching MSF & S/TEP classes;  and

Perry Bushong at Perry's Motorcycles & Sidecars in Ft. Worth:  817-877-5900 -- ask for Merry -- http://www.perrysmotorcycles.com/ .

It appears from the pics on Texas Sidecars website that Bob used a one piece lower subframe :


Top of the page Bottom of the page
FireMaster
Posted 3/2/2016 8:14 AM (#88088 - in reply to #88087)
Subject: RE: Texas sidecar on a PC800



Member

Posts: 10
0
Location: Northeast Louisiana
Thank you SwampFox! I will give Marcus a call. Lufkin is an easy drive from Mer Rouge.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
jaydmc
Posted 3/2/2016 10:27 AM (#88089 - in reply to #88081)
Subject: Re: Texas sidecar on a PC800


Expert

Posts: 1513
1000500
The Pacific coast is not all that hard of a bike to install a sidecar on however it is not popular enough for us to have ever tooled for the mounts. A frame clamp will work for the upper rear however you have to trim the plastic so that the trunk still opens, this requires a curved slot. The other 3 mounting points require proper sub frames to be fabricated. I would send you photo's but we have not had one in our shop since a flood took out our hard drive and its back up 12 years ago. Do not go to some one who wants to clamp the sidecar on using "universal" hardware. Shops that do this usually claim to know what they are doing and while they work long enough for you to leave their facility often by the time you get home things have slipped. Perry's as recommended above does great work. I know nothing of the other shop.
Jay G
DMC sidecars
www.dmcsidecars.com
866-638-1793
Top of the page Bottom of the page
FireMaster
Posted 3/2/2016 6:35 PM (#88094 - in reply to #88089)
Subject: Re: Texas sidecar on a PC800



Member

Posts: 10
0
Location: Northeast Louisiana
Thanks Jay. I will ask Marcus about the universal frame clamp.
I assume the PC is harder to mount a car than a cruiser. So much Tupperware to deal with!
Top of the page Bottom of the page
jaydmc
Posted 3/2/2016 6:38 PM (#88095 - in reply to #88081)
Subject: Re: Texas sidecar on a PC800


Expert

Posts: 1513
1000500
Any one who knows what they are doing should not care about the plastic. It just takes a bit longer as you have to take it on and off as well as trim it. Under the plastic it is not much different then any other bike, you still need to tie to solid structure.
Jay G
DMC sidecars
866-638-1793
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [25 messages per page]
Jump to forum :
Search this forum
Printer friendly version
E-mail a link to this thread

 


Copyright 2004-2008, The United Sidecar Association — Built by BarringtonPress — Send your suggestions and comments to the webmaster
USCA Web usage policy



(Delete all cookies set by this site)
Running MegaBBS ASP Forum Software
© 2002-2017 PD9 Software