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super8mm
Posted 8/5/2017 9:13 PM (#94454)
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I am new to the world of sidecars. My knees are shot and I am not ready to give up ridding as I started on a Cushman scooter around 1958 so there is a 600 lb crate being delivered in a couple of days from Enumclaw, Wa. This is the new farkle for my 2012 R1200GS.

I have been watching the site for several months but I will still probably have lots of questions in the furture
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jwshort
Posted 8/6/2017 11:23 AM (#94464 - in reply to #94454)
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Welcome to the eccentric world of sidecaring. This is the place to get your questions answered. Jay is a good source.
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super8mm
Posted 8/6/2017 11:55 AM (#94465 - in reply to #94464)
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Thanks Will, it will be a new experience.

I wont have to worry about stopping and wondering if my knees will hold me up or not
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J.R.
Posted 8/6/2017 1:19 PM (#94466 - in reply to #94465)
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Hi; I am the Tex rep. Live in Crockett. On the way home from the nationals in Corning N.Y. Probably be home in a couple of weeks. Give me a call. 936-546-0756.
J.R. Lewis
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SwampFox
Posted 8/6/2017 1:37 PM (#94467 - in reply to #94454)
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Welcome to the sidecar universe super8. I'm over to the East just across Louisiana line. Do you plant to assemble the rig yourself?
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super8mm
Posted 8/6/2017 1:41 PM (#94468 - in reply to #94466)
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Thanks J.R.
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super8mm
Posted 8/6/2017 1:46 PM (#94469 - in reply to #94467)
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SwampFox - 8/6/2017 12:37 PM

Welcome to the sidecar universe super8. I'm over to the East just across Louisiana line. Do you plant to assemble the rig yourself?


Yes I am going to put it together myself, I just need to move the GT outside and make some more floor space
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Valkrider
Posted 8/6/2017 1:55 PM (#94470 - in reply to #94454)
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Welcome from a new sidecarist north of you in Arkansas. 'Tis a different experience for sure.
Mike

Edited by Valkrider 8/6/2017 1:56 PM
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super8mm
Posted 8/6/2017 2:16 PM (#94471 - in reply to #94470)
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Valkrider - 8/6/2017 12:55 PM

Welcome from a new sidecarist north of you in Arkansas. 'Tis a different experience for sure.
Mike


Thanks Mike, I am looking forward to it.

It will be nice when doing a Iron Butt ride to not have to worry about not being able to hold the bike up early in the mornings or late at night when nobody else is around "LOL"
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Valkrider
Posted 8/6/2017 2:38 PM (#94473 - in reply to #94471)
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super8mm - 8/6/2017 1:16 PM

Valkrider - 8/6/2017 12:55 PM

Welcome from a new sidecarist north of you in Arkansas. 'Tis a different experience for sure.
Mike


Thanks Mike, I am looking forward to it.

It will be nice when doing a Iron Butt ride to not have to worry about not being able to hold the bike up early in the mornings or late at night when nobody else is around "LOL"

LOL. Understand. It amazing how little traffic there is at 3AM even on major highways. Are you a big IB participant?
There was a sidecar rig in last months big IB annual event. Had his family with him. I did a SS1000 a couple years ago. Took 21 hours on the Valk because some was state highway mileage. Never did send in the paper work though.
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super8mm
Posted 8/6/2017 2:52 PM (#94474 - in reply to #94473)
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Valkrider - 8/6/2017 1:38 PM

LOL. Understand. It amazing how little traffic there is at 3AM even on major highways. Are you a big IB participant?
There was a sidecar rig in last months big IB annual event. Had his family with him. I did a SS1000 a couple years ago. Took 21 hours on the Valk because some was state highway mileage. Never did send in the paper work though.


I did the Big As Texas Memorial rally a couple of years ago and did it in 21 hours but I spent about 45 minutes picking up my GS in a deserted strip mall parking lot at about 6:30 am. With my knees I cant backup to the bike to pick it up so I have to just heave away in the handle bar and pick it straight up.
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bentleyssq
Posted 8/8/2017 6:29 AM (#94516 - in reply to #94454)
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Welcome from a newbie in South Florida
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super8mm
Posted 8/8/2017 11:27 AM (#94524 - in reply to #94516)
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bentleyssq - 8/8/2017 5:29 AM

Welcome from a newbie in South Florida


Thanks, I worked about a year across Okeechobee from you. That was a great place to live
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LowriderBud
Posted 8/13/2017 9:23 AM (#94621 - in reply to #94454)
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Welcome Super8, I'm down here on Lake Livingston. Great to see another n00b from Texas. I started riding motorcycles a couple of years after you; 1960, I was 14. My knees are still working to the most part, but I got into sidecars with the anticipation that some day my body parts would not accommodate the heavier bikes. I took the S/TEP in Lufkin. Since nobody else has suggested it, I am. Pineywoods Riders Academy, contact marcuscycleshop@aol.com
BTW - what are you hanging on that GS that weighs 600 pounds?
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super8mm
Posted 8/20/2017 2:58 PM (#94750 - in reply to #94621)
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LowriderBud - 8/13/2017 8:23 AM

Welcome Super8, I'm down here on Lake Livingston. Great to see another n00b from Texas. I started riding motorcycles a couple of years after you; 1960, I was 14. My knees are still working to the most part, but I got into sidecars with the anticipation that some day my body parts would not accommodate the heavier bikes. I took the S/TEP in Lufkin. Since nobody else has suggested it, I am. Pineywoods Riders Academy, contact marcuscycleshop@aol.com
BTW - what are you hanging on that GS that weighs 600 pounds?


Thanks LowriderBud, I am going to try and make the class in Sept as as will be traveling for 2 weeks to Scottish festivals and want to run it up in the back of my toy-hauler and ride some of OK. and KS

the car is a DMC Expedition, the crate had the car and all the stuff for the bike in it including car tire and wheel for the bike. Crate and everything came to 600 lbs shipping weight.
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J.R.
Posted 8/20/2017 10:29 PM (#94755 - in reply to #94750)
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I definitely recommend taking the course, Marcus is a great instructor. Sorry I didn't suggest it to you. I have pushed it in the past. He has people from as far away as Az. coming to his class's.
J.R.
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super8mm
Posted 8/21/2017 6:49 PM (#94771 - in reply to #94454)
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Thanks J.R.

I have even seen him mentioned on ADVRider too.

All I need now is a few cool days and a lot of hours "LOL"
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