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Added a 2nd bike.. sorta

Post by Happytrails » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:51 pm



I've always wanted a hacked motorcycle. Came close to buying a goldwing with a sidecar but ended up in the hospital instead :roll: So I came home on this. Having a 3rd wheel is pretty fun and 2wd isn't bad either :)








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Re: Added a 2nd bike.. sorta

Post by DenverWinger » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:17 am

Interesting machine.... What IS it? :?: :?:

2WD? How's that work? Differential? Sprague clutches in the axles?

When I bought my 1500 the PO was working on the clutch for a 2WD Dirt Bike! Hydraulic motor on the front wheel driven by a pump in the rear drive train.
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Re: Added a 2nd bike.. sorta

Post by Happytrails » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:45 am

Its a Ural, russian sidecar motorcycle.

For the 2wd there is a driveshaft from the final drive to the sidecar wheel can be engaged or disengaged by a lever.

A 2wd dirt bike sounds intense. :shock:
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Re: Added a 2nd bike.. sorta

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:20 pm

Happytrails wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:45 am
A 2wd dirt bike sounds intense. :shock:
Rokon makes them:



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Re: Added a 2nd bike.. sorta

Post by Happytrails » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:15 pm

Thats just crazy awesome :)
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Re: Added a 2nd bike.. sorta

Post by RichardUrena » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:45 pm

Looks cool. Is it difficult to handle when someones riding the sidecar?

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Re: Added a 2nd bike.. sorta

Post by Happytrails » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:27 am

Its a little easier to handle with someone in the sidecar. There are some weird handling things going on to riding with a sidecar but overall its much easier than riding on 2 wheels. :)
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Re: Added a 2nd bike.. sorta

Post by RichardUrena » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:13 pm

I tried driving one when I was in the Philippines back in around 2011 and their sidecar is a lot heavier even without a passenger. I haven't tried one like yours.

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Re: Added a 2nd bike.. sorta

Post by Happytrails » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:27 am

I imagine it was like a sidecar wonderland over there ;)
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Re: Added a 2nd bike.. sorta

Post by bigsteveswing » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:36 am

Hey Happy, were you by chance in Erie, PA a couple weeks ago on that rig? I was on my bike going into Autozone and a rig just like yours pulled in and parked a couple spaces down from me. Rarely see a sidecar around here, let alone 2 in the same parking lot. Nice looking setup you have there, love the colors.

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Re: Added a 2nd bike.. sorta

Post by Happytrails » Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:20 pm

Hey Steve,

Thanks! and nope it wasn't me. :D Were you up there for the roar on the shore?
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Post by bigsteveswing » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:49 pm

I live here but no I didn't go to Roar this year. I had just got my bike up and running and wasn't quite up to riding with that many people around yet. I'm gaining more confidence as time goes on.

I have some in-laws in your neck of the woods, kinda, Fox Chapel...

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Re: Added a 2nd bike.. sorta

Post by Happytrails » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:38 am

bigsteveswing wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:49 pm
I live here but no I didn't go to Roar this year. I had just got my bike up and running and wasn't quite up to riding with that many people around yet. I'm gaining more confidence as time goes on.

I have some in-laws in your neck of the woods, kinda, Fox Chapel...
Its nice up in Erie I need to take a ride up there. I'd like to go to roar on the shore, have been to Thunder in the Valley and that was pretty good too. I just went to Ride for Kids in Cranberry, it was surprising how many sidecar rigs showed up. You'll get the hang of the sidecar pretty quick, I've only been riding one for a year now and it feels comfortable.

Yes Fox Chapel isn't far from me. I used to see a doctor over there. Its a lot nice not being in the city with the traffic and everybody in a hurry.

Ride for Kids 2019, maybe a dozen sidecar rigs showed up








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