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Hacks In The Innauguration

just watching the live feed. never noticed before, but saw the police bikes all running sidecars. I wonder if that's a winter season thing. usually you see them with two wheels instead of three.

You beat me to it Dave. I was just proofing the latest issue of the Sidecarist and my wife (and faithful sidecar passenger) called my attention to the Presidential entourage led by those white Harley rigs. (I didn't get a count) I was impressed.

Loved the coverage. Sidecars on Parade!

Here ya go......

Attached files

No Kawasakis there.
Harley has been furnishing their sidehack rigs for escort duty for presidents and other in and around Washington, DC for about 100 years.

Go Harley!!!!

Lonnie
NWSC Ret'd.
Boise, Idaho

I seem to recall talking to Pete Larsen at Liberty Sidecars in Seattle last year and him saying that he was filling some giant order for sidecars for the DC police. My memory's a little hazy about the details, but were they Liberty sidecars at the inauguration?

My son is a USSS Officer, DC Police, Park Police and USSSUD all operate sidecars in the winter. See the article for info on the iconic HD marque.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/could-iconic-police-motorcycle-sidecars-be-taking-their-final-rides/2016/03/18/5ccb2efa-e546-11e5-b0fd-073d5930a7b7_story.html?utm_term=.cc8c2b39f0f9

They were Harley Motor Co.TLE's.
The Liberty cars are much nicer and have full suspension, unlike the rigid mounted Harley cars. Apparently less expensive.

A good alternative.

Lonnie Cook,
NWSC Ret'd.
NWSC

Yes the DC parks department runs sidecars in the winter and they do the presidential escort duty. They put them out to bid but pretty much had chosen the Liberty sidecars and as such wrote the bid notice so that the only sidecars that could meet the bid were Liberty sidecars. The bid notification was obviously written by some one who knew little about sidecars (or proper English) as in one sentence the body was referred to as the body the bucket and the boat. We offered a sidecar that would have worked better for police duty at less money but it was not what they had decided on before they even put it to bid. I was not willing to mount the bodies on leaf springs that really serve no purpose on a sidecar frame with full suspension nor could I see any reason why we had to mount the turn signal to the spring. The fact that when the emailed me to ask for a bid they kept referring to me a Pete (the name of the owner of Liberty sidecars) was a clear indication that they had already chosen the sidecar they wanted. There were many other oddities about the bid request. Yes I am bitter about this, I put a lot of time and effort into the bid, it would have been good work and saved all of us tax payers money and given tax payers a better tool for the job. The TLE sidecars are being phased out as Harley does not offer mounts for the water cooled bikes.
Jay G
DMC sidecars
866-638-1793

Jay G DMC sidecars www.dmcsidecars.com 15616 Carbonado South Prairie RD Buckley WA 98321 866-638-1793 Hours Monday - Thursday 6-4:30

Much like the election, Jay, bitterness won't change anything. Time to keep smilin' and move forward.

Tom Wells aka Reardan Tom