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gnm109
Posted 9/15/2007 5:14 PM (#29561 - in reply to #29303)
Subject: RE: sidecars vs trikes



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Sidecars and trikes are similar in that they both have three wheels. Nonetheless, they should have their own websites, IMHO. There are difrerent websites for all different brands of cars and bikes. The Jaguar club doesn't have a section for Chevys.

I'd just leave it as it is.

My 2 cents.

Edited by gnm109 9/15/2007 6:48 PM
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claude #3563
Posted 9/15/2007 5:49 PM (#29562 - in reply to #29561)
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Let it alone ...
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Yellowjacket
Posted 9/17/2007 1:15 AM (#29587 - in reply to #29303)
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Dan Lund of the VROC forum said it best:

"This is just my opinion, but the biggest difference between a sidecar and a trike is.....

A side car makes you look eccentric and adventurous.

A trike makes you look like a Goldwing retiree times two.

Not meant to offend any trike owners, just how it looks to me."

ME TOO!
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quack947
Posted 9/17/2007 10:21 AM (#29598 - in reply to #29303)
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And they both started out as motorcycles, which without them their would be no sidecars, or trikes. So do you exclude motorcycles in this fourm, as some would excude trikes?

My $0.2 worth
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LDuck
Posted 9/17/2007 1:00 PM (#29606 - in reply to #29547)
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clawde;I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some very nice folks riding trikes. More often than not slow or no growth in any endeavor (clubs, business, etc.) can be traced back to just plain o’l stupidity. How many of you sidecar guys still ride a two wheeler from time to time?

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quack947
Posted 9/17/2007 1:26 PM (#29608 - in reply to #29303)
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I have 4 motorcycles, and a sidecar rig. I'm considering making my 2002 bmw lt into a trike. Having a sidecar didn't convert me from motorcycles. A motorcycle stills handles much better than any sidecar most of the time.
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tkpinsc
Posted 9/17/2007 2:03 PM (#29610 - in reply to #29598)
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Trikes and two wheelers are not excluded from this forum. Both are often discussed as they relate to sidecars.

Sidecar ownership is not required to join the USCA or visit this website, only an interest in sidecars. Trike owners interested enough in sidecars to join the USCA will always be welcome, just as two and four wheelers with an interest in sidecars are also welcome. For that matter I suspect we have a few members without a two, three or four wheeler who also visit the site and discuss sidecars. Keeping the USCA conversation directed at sidecars should in no way be interpreted as exclusionary to non-sidecar owners.
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gregbenner
Posted 9/17/2007 2:42 PM (#29611 - in reply to #29587)
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Originally written by Yellowjacket on 9/17/2007 12:45 AM

Dan Lund of the VROC forum said it best:

"This is just my opinion, but the biggest difference between a sidecar and a trike is.....

A side car makes you look eccentric and adventurous.

A trike makes you look like a Goldwing retiree times two.

Not meant to offend any trike owners, just how it looks to me."

ME TOO!


That's funny. I feel sort of the same way. When I think of sidecars I think of WW11, machine guns on the sidecar, etc. When I think of trikes, i think of the pedal trikes I rode as a very young boy. It's amazing how personal perceptions are hard to change, and how they influence our thinking.

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David
Posted 9/17/2007 6:37 PM (#29615 - in reply to #29303)
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I'm with Dan & Greg, machine guns on sidecars...yeah man!!!
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claude #3563
Posted 9/17/2007 8:46 PM (#29617 - in reply to #29610)
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Originally written by tkpinsc on 9/17/2007 2:03 PM

Trikes and two wheelers are not excluded from this forum. Both are often discussed as they relate to sidecars.

Sidecar ownership is not required to join the USCA or visit this website, only an interest in sidecars. Trike owners interested enough in sidecars to join the USCA will always be welcome, just as two and four wheelers with an interest in sidecars are also welcome. For that matter I suspect we have a few members without a two, three or four wheeler who also visit the site and discuss sidecars. Keeping the USCA conversation directed at sidecars should in no way be interpreted as exclusionary to non-sidecar owners.

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Todd I could not have and obviously didn't say it any better than that!! You said it just right...good job.


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gregbenner
Posted 9/17/2007 10:01 PM (#29620 - in reply to #29303)
Subject: RE: sidecars vs trikes


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Todd, Clasude and other who have mentioned others are always welcome.....
I visit the Trike forum on the GL1800 site fairly often. I don't have a trike, and no real plans to get one, yet I still find them interesting. I think you are saying the same here.
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