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Old 16 Apr 2006
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Sidecar on 1VJ

Anyone have any experience or advice on this subject or maybe even a sidecar?
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Talking Sidecar on a dirt bike

Check out www.klr650.com for a ural on a 650 kaw. i know the guy who is developing this rig. maybe they make a left hand drive. I have made my own rigs but laws here are a bit looser than there. I had a great time riding one to the arctic circle in canada. Everyone will think you are a bit crazy but sidecars are great fun and practical.
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Trials sidecar

Thanks for the reply Bill. Just the kind of inspiration I was looking for. The KLR looks fun. I have seen many trials sidecars here in UK, and this is the type of lightweight sidecar I am after but so far am unable to track down a source. Anyone out there know where they come from. I am in Yorkshire so there is sure to be some supplier near-by
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Here's one on the wrong side:

http://tinyurl.com/heu4y

French ebay item number: 4626529032

You might want to have look at these sites for inspiration:

http://alaska.derrickandlove.net/HUBERT%20TRIP.htm
http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/es...22_0305_world/
http://www.vulcano.demon.nl/nordkapp/index.htm

Theer are sidecar clubs a-plenty in the UK. Do some searching. They will be only too pleased to help you out.

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Trials sidecar

Someone out there knows who manufactures trials sidecars. I have sought but not found.
I'm also thinking that trials equipment is continuously being improved therfore
there must be no end of out-dated chairs lying around. Prove me right.
Maybe I should go to a local vintage trials event.
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I know a company in Holland that builds sidecars in various types and sizes.
http://www.emlsidecar.com/starteng.htm

They have dealers in a lot of countries so maybe they can help you.

Remember to post some pictures here when you are ready !!
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I've just picked up an old farm sidecar for $20,cheap enough to see if I can adapt it to the XT.I've had a few sidecars before,I want to make this one to take an active participating passenger - so I can take my boys out on gravel roads and ride WITH them.They'll have to stand up and work for their fun.
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