1994 GL1500SE with California Sidecar Friendship I


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Alan_Hepburn
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1994 GL1500SE with California Sidecar Friendship I

Post by Alan_Hepburn » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:58 pm



Well, due to my wife's issues with bulging discs in her back, and hips that need replacing she can no longer climb in and out of this sidecar. The rig will sit in our garage for at least a year, or someone else can enjoy it. It's a 1994 GL1500SE with about 70K miles on it. We've owned it for about 5 years and hate to see it go, but hate even more to see it sit in the garage. I replaced the seat in the sidecar with a seat from a CJ5 Jeep so it's more comfortable than the stock seat. The seat is installed on sliders so it is adjustable fore and aft, and also is hinged at the front so it can be tilted forward to gain access to the trunk area. The bike has an almost new Austone Taxi tire on the pusher, but the front tire will need replacing soon. The sidecar comes with a convertible top and side curtains, but they are not installed. All switches and electronics work. We're located in San Jose, Ca and we can possibly deliver this rig to a local buyer, within a reasonable distance, for a negotiable fee. We're thinking that $7500 is a good price, but we're willing to listen to offers so long as they are not insults! Contact us at Alan at Hepburn dot com if you're interested.
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1994 GL1500SE with a California Sidecar

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Re: 1994 GL1500SE with California Sidecar Friendship I

Post by hwydoc2 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:26 pm

That is a beautiful rig Alan; hope your sale is soon and pleasant

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Re: 1994 GL1500SE with California Sidecar Friendship I

Post by Alan_Hepburn » Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:34 pm

Thanks, Al - we hate to sell it, but hate even more to see it sit in our garage unused for a year or two. Once the wife is done with her various surgeries and rehab we'll most likely look for another rig, with a sidecar that is easier to get into and out of...
Alan Hepburn - San Jose, Ca
1994 GL1500SE with a California Sidecar

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Re: 1994 GL1500SE with California Sidecar Friendship I

Post by newday777 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:13 am

Does the front open on that car to climb in?

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Re: 1994 GL1500SE with California Sidecar Friendship I

Post by Alan_Hepburn » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:32 pm

newday777 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:13 am
Does the front open on that car to climb in?
No, it doesn't - one must step in over the side rail. My wife uses a portable folding stool to get in and out.


Alan Hepburn - San Jose, Ca
1994 GL1500SE with a California Sidecar

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