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Sidcar
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Motorcycle: 1991 GL1500/6 with Watsonian Oxford sidecar

Hi from the UK

Postby Sidcar » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:20 pm



Hi folks,
I've just joined the forum having bought a 1991 GL1500 with Watsonsian Oxford sidecar. It's been standing in a barn for the past 7 years so although it's only done 12000 mls it needs a bit of tender loving care before I can use it. The battery is dead but using jump leads I've put power in the system and the electrics all work. I shan't try and start it until I've done the cam belts, and cleaned out half a tank of stinking 7 year old petrol, and changed the filters etc. The front tyre is badly perished and the rear brake pedal just flops up and down. It's starting to clean up well, apart from the chrome, but I had to evict a mouse from the top box. Luckily he hasn't chewed the wiring.
Just can't wait to get it on the road.

Sid
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GL1500 with 7 years of dirt on it
GL1500 with 7 years of dirt on it
Sidecar's so big you throw a party in it.
Sidecar's so big you throw a party in it.



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trike lady
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Re: Hi from the UK

Postby trike lady » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:33 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum.
Very nice looking Wing and sidecar.
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stevestx
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Re: Hi from the UK

Postby stevestx » Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:33 pm

Welcome, Just got my first wing , hope we both enjoy but we live in England and all we are getting is rain,
Steve Tyne & wear

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Re: Hi from the UK

Postby cbx4evr » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:15 pm

Welcome. NIce set up. Hope you get it back on the road soon. Hopefully the carbs won't be all gummed up.
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Sally
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Re: Hi from the UK

Postby Sally » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:27 pm

Welcome aboard !! :lol:

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zamboni920
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Location: Stavanger, Norway
Motorcycle: 1996 GL1500 SE with Hannigan 2+2 sidecar

Re: Hi from the UK

Postby zamboni920 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:48 pm

Welcome to the forum. That is a hell of a sidecar.....you can fit the whole family in there :lol: . Very nice indeed!

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WA9FWT
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Re: Hi from the UK

Postby WA9FWT » Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:21 pm

Also welcome to the site from Sheboygan WI.That sure is one nice looking side car.Have you ever drove one before ? And also wish you luck in getting it back into shape.You will find all kinds of help if you use that search box in the upper right hand corner on just about any thing. Again good luck... :)

WA9FWT Phil

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Sidcar
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Re: Hi from the UK

Postby Sidcar » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:17 pm

Well I'm making progress. I fitted new timing belts, oil & filter and coolant. New spark plugs and battery arrive tomorrow. Some fresh petrol then the big moment, will it start.
I've been riding sidecar outfits for over 40 years (ye gods is it that long) but this is certainly the largest and most powerful.
Can't wait.
Once it's running I've only got to replace the front tyre, get the rear brake working, polish the screen (it's nearly opaque), clean the seat and a few acres of pitted chrome and grimy panel work and I'm done.
Hopefully by then it will have stopped raining.

Sid

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Re: Hi from the UK

Postby WA9FWT » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:52 pm

Sidcar wrote:Well I'm making progress. I fitted new timing belts, oil & filter and coolant. New spark plugs and battery arrive tomorrow. Some fresh petrol then the big moment, will it start.
I've been riding sidecar outfits for over 40 years (ye gods is it that long) but this is certainly the largest and most powerful.
Can't wait.
Once it's running I've only got to replace the front tyre, get the rear brake working, polish the screen (it's nearly opaque), clean the seat and a few acres of pitted chrome and grimy panel work and I'm done.
Hopefully by then it will have stopped raining.

Sid

Send the rain over here , we are in a draught here.Good luck in getting her back on the road.

WA9FWT Phil




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