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The wife is entering the world of sidecars
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wvsporty
Posted 4/17/2017 11:38 AM (#93142)
Subject: The wife is entering the world of sidecars



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Hey folks I just bought a California Friendship ii sidecar for the wifes Ultra Classic. I hope to have it mounted and her comfortable driving in time for the national rally .

Previous owner took the old windshield off and put this cut down version on it. It'll do for now but I was looking to see what goes in all the holes around the body behind the sest , are they just the snaps screwed in for the top?. I definitely won't have time to paint it to match her bike by July but as long as it's functioning that's what matters.
Thanks in advance for any help or pictures of yours.

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AJ1200
Posted 4/17/2017 2:12 PM (#93147 - in reply to #93142)
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Cool deal
so has your wife piloted your rig or will this be all new training
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jwshort
Posted 4/17/2017 2:33 PM (#93149 - in reply to #93142)
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I will be looking for you and the Mrs. at the Rally in Corning.
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wvsporty
Posted 4/17/2017 3:09 PM (#93150 - in reply to #93142)
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She has rode mine before in a parking lot. But I have a Sportster with a little velorex that comes up easy even though I have over a hundred pounds of counterweight in it. I have never put raked trees on mine because it doesn't bother me so she wasn't real keen on the ride. I did tell her though that with her bike with raked trees and the larger side car it'll be so much easier to drive than mine
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IndSlim
Posted 4/17/2017 3:26 PM (#93153 - in reply to #93142)
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Good looking EVO bagger.
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wvsporty
Posted 4/17/2017 4:10 PM (#93154 - in reply to #93142)
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95 Ultra Classic Electra glide (30th anniversary Electra glide) only injected Harley that year. Number 515 of 1500
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Posted 4/17/2017 8:34 PM (#93158 - in reply to #93142)
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We wish her well. My wife just finished the MSF basic course, and got her endorsement today. She has been practicing with our newly-finished rig in a parking lot over the last 3 weekends. The dog is, as yet, undecided about this new development....
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wvsporty
Posted 6/5/2017 3:14 PM (#93747 - in reply to #93142)
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OK folks nows where I need pictures or ides. Getting ready to go to my metal fabricator friends shop to make the mounts. I was at the Operation God Bless america ride this past Sunday and found a 95 Harley with a Friendship iii sidecar a took a lot of pictures and found a newer Road King with what looked to me like a Liberty sidecar but I'm not positive. the rear upper and lower mounts were very similar on both rigs and the one guy said he ordered the mount kit from California years ago. Any on have any Ideas of Pictures please pass them on.
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wvsporty
Posted 6/5/2017 3:21 PM (#93748 - in reply to #93142)
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OH and I started to disassemble and found about 8 layers of paint on this thing.
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wvsporty
Posted 7/7/2017 4:27 PM (#94074 - in reply to #93142)
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some pictures of the wifes sidecar project. hope to be done to bring to the Rally



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wvsporty
Posted 7/7/2017 4:44 PM (#94075 - in reply to #93142)
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more pictures
mockup of the new lights'
new seat vinyl insert , will have black border
found the original 2 tone paint lines was blue metallic with silver insert



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Sal
Posted 7/8/2017 1:12 PM (#94083 - in reply to #93142)
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Thanks for posting pics of your project. She's coming along nicely.

Are those trailer lights?
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Peter Pan
Posted 7/9/2017 10:18 PM (#94099 - in reply to #93142)
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Will get little Allen more companionship? More grandchildren on the way, so the boss is taking action?
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wvsporty
Posted 7/10/2017 7:08 AM (#94100 - in reply to #93142)
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Sal, I assumed they are trailer lights they have a rubber grommet they're LED .
Sven, no more grandkids in the foreseeable future. This rig will be if we all want to go together on one bike
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Peter Pan
Posted 7/10/2017 10:12 AM (#94101 - in reply to #93142)
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Even more good reasons for to give the boy a great family life.
Myself I better stay quiet. Sooner or later they will come. Meanwhile it is easier to give a ride to the huge crowd of kids in the rest of the family. (My mother in law was able to gather 5 generations of girls of her own bread onto one photo)
Enjoy every moment and day. it is a gift.
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wvsporty
Posted 10/11/2017 10:41 AM (#95351 - in reply to #93142)
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A few pictures of the completed rig and some rides
1 First grocery run . minuscule as it is.
2 Week after completion , first bike show.
3 & 4 New dark smoke lexan windshield made by me.
5 Local gas station mirror window selfie.
6 Aiden has now color matched his bike to the wifes , seat and wheels as well.
7 Wifes first ride learning the ways of the sidecar.
8 Aiden and mines special trip to TN. Yall may read about it in an upcoming Sidecarist magazine.

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AJ1200
Posted 10/11/2017 11:02 AM (#95352 - in reply to #93142)
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Wow that looks great. very nice color match. Did you do the paint work as well
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wvsporty
Posted 10/11/2017 11:13 AM (#95353 - in reply to #93142)
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I did the grunt work and tape layout. I actually could see the original tape out when I removed all the paint and used that design mostly. I work in the auto glass industry and have many friends in other auto related businesses that I generally barter the labor portion . I have only paid for most of the materials on this build . I salvaged steel and did the cut grind and drill work and had the welding done by a pro. The seat was left over material from other jobs that a long time friend and upholstery shop owner did for me . The paint was done a paint and powdercoat shop near my shop they did the pro work I did the manual labor.
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AJ1200
Posted 10/11/2017 11:42 AM (#95354 - in reply to #93142)
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Cool, either way it looks great.
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Peter Pan
Posted 10/11/2017 1:35 PM (#95358 - in reply to #93142)
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Congratulations Dough,
nice colors for the rig.
Allen shrinked? You see in deed quite some difference in boat size.
Next project in spee.
QA1 needs a sidecar tooooo.

Last year I saw one of these tiny kid bikes with enduro sidecar...Two small girls 4-5 years were the whole day BUSY riding on a oldtimer spare part market. Not until the sale booth were drawn down the two traded some parts of their own.
Best regards and good luck on all her ways to your wife with the new rig.
Sven

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wvsporty
Posted 10/11/2017 4:04 PM (#95360 - in reply to #93142)
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Actually one of my friends had a fancy Chrome golf cart wheel and tire delivered to his house by mistake and the company wouldn't take it back. So he's challenged me to build a sidecar rig around a golf cart Tire
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