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Can't say I have but these guys rode a chinese Chang Jiang outfit (Ural/Dnepr copy, which again are BMW R32 copies etc) RTW. Or rather: Their "dragon" went into a state of scrap metal after a while, being exchanged for a BMW outfit. But they did some 75000 km's covering fourty countries and four continents. And I think several have done something similar with Ural outfits.
The other day I checked Amazon for the Richard and Mopsa English's book but the prices ranged from £11 -£30 odd !

In the early 80's I went to Salzburg for the Elephant rally and there were a lot of outfits there, and a good few Urals with BMW engines fitted. The link you supplied looks like being a good read....cheers
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In the early 80's I went to Salzburg for the Elephant rally and there were a lot of outfits there, and a good few Urals with BMW engines fitted. supplied looks
Dave the 'in' thing now is to fit a Diesel car engine, I believe a Daihatsu? into a Ural combo.

I want one! but I want one WITHOUT the sidecar, or at least to have the option of 3 or 2 wheels, sort of a summer bike and a winter bike.

Looks like im gonna have to get the MIG welder and Grinder out again!

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Dave the 'in' thing now is to fit a Diesel car engine, I believe a Daihatsu? into a Ural combo.

I want one! but I want one WITHOUT the sidecar, or at least to have the option of 3 or 2 wheels, sort of a summer bike and a winter bike.

Looks like im gonna have to get the MIG welder and Grinder out again!

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Do you ever visit DieselBike.net The Original Diesel Motorcycle website. ? I believe a hubber also posts on there 'oldbmw'. I am a member of their forums under the user name of palace15. Is that a 3 cylinder diesel? I have a 412cc fuji robin enfield diesel solo.
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Do you ever visit DieselBike.net The Original Diesel Motorcycle website. ? I believe a hubber also posts on there 'oldbmw'. I am a member of their forums under the user name of palace15. Is that a 3 cylinder diesel? I have a 412cc fuji robin enfield diesel solo.
Yes the 998cc ( i think )Charade engine 3 cylinder and they also do a TURBO version mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

I so much want a diesel bike and you have a Robin engined Enfield. do you know they are rarer than a rare thing in a shop that sells rare things, with a huge sign on it sayin 'rare'???

Man I would go without s*x for the rest of my life for one of those!

Don't suppose you want to swap it for a really beaten up old XT600 a pair of Binoculars and an MP3 player?
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Yes the 998cc ( i think )Charade engine 3 cylinder and they also do a TURBO version mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

I so much want a diesel bike and you have a Robin engined Enfield. do you know they are rarer than a rare thing in a shop that sells rare things, with a huge sign on it sayin 'rare'???

Man I would go without s*x for the rest of my life for one of those!

Don't suppose you want to swap it for a really beaten up old XT600 a pair of Binoculars and an MP3 player?
There some pictures of it on Kingston & District MCC ~ Home Page (Welcome) (http://www.kdmcc.com/) in gallery, it was the machine that the press in the mid 90's used for road tests, and back on topic it also had a sidecar attached to it in later life, but is now a solo.
I enjoy riding it as it reminds me of an old M21 I used to have, but I only take it out when time is not of the essence!!
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If I ride my K1200RS back to the UK one day when I leave the UAE, I'll have more bikes there than I really need. Any suggestions for the best sidecar for this particular bike? I'm just pondering the possibilities...
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Sidecars for Motorcycles Check out this site for some nice outfits. They are on the wrong side for some of you but their work is first rate. I have run a sidecar on the "wrong" side here in the states and it really helps when the road is very icy. Then since the bike is close to the shoulder you can just put the back wheel on the gravel and ride on up the hills.
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ADVRider now have a forum dedicated to sidecars .
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That reminds me, there were to be some pics on here of the various rigs!

Anyway, that other website confirms a level of interest in these, and there is probably scope on this website for a forum dedicated to 3 wheelers??!!
(There have been quite a few posts about the Ural for example).
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A nice single seat 'sports' chair would be good, I think it's a Dutch company 'EML' make very nice 'chairs'
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