Sid's Helpful Hint


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Sidcar
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Sid's Helpful Hint

Postby Sidcar » Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:46 pm



No matter how much of a rush you are in never drive off with your front wheel still chained to the sidecar chassis. It's bad for your health, bad for your temper and bad for your language (especially important if your wife is within earshot).
Fortunately I had to reverse before I could accelerate away so the damage was limited to my already slightly battered brake disc cover.
Ho hum, We live and learn.

Sid



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jeffcosmo
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Re: Sid's Helpful Hint

Postby jeffcosmo » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:17 pm

Whoops!!

I had to look to see where you were. In the States, a sidecar pretty much theft-proof's a bike. Sorta like owning a Panda, painted flat black, with a brush. Then flattening the tyres.

Cosmo

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Re: Sid's Helpful Hint

Postby Big Blue UK » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:54 pm

I reckon a Wing with a sidecar or a trike is far easier to steal than a solo. Any thieving scumbag can sit on a Wing with a sidecar or trike even with feet 6" from the floor, while beefy thieving scumbag number 2 pushes it or they ride it away across a field etc. It would require skilled thieving scumbags to do the same with a solo, and there is no such thing.

Glad you had to reverse it a bit Sid.
If at first you don't succeed, hide the evidence.

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Re: Sid's Helpful Hint

Postby Sidcar » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:48 pm

My insurance company insist on a second security device, they don't seem to have too much faith in the steering lock.
Also I've put too much work into this outfit to have some toe rag nick it.

Sid

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Re: Sid's Helpful Hint

Postby Big Blue UK » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:38 pm

Is that on the drive or in the garage
If at first you don't succeed, hide the evidence.

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Re: Sid's Helpful Hint

Postby Sidcar » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:47 pm

On the drive, it's too wide to go in the garage.

Sid

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Re: Sid's Helpful Hint

Postby sparrowhawwk » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:34 am

I always say that if someone steals it you can find it on the first right (in your case left) hand corner. :lol:




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