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Looking into getting my first sidecar

You guys, and some of the emails I've traded back and forth with a couple builders, have definitely convinced me to do a sidecar.

I think my ideal build is still a Triumph based rig, but considering how late in the season it is, Iam thinking about snagging up a used rig for this year and do a Sweet build once I rewire the shop. I know the local Ural dealer had a line on a few used hacks, and I've seen a few Harley rigs for sale here and there.

If you are looking to do some thing quick, you could go with one of the Sputnik sidecars we have $2995 which would include proper bike specific mounting hardware and ship in about 3 weeks. Then latter down the road as you would have the mounts on the bike you could build the rig you want or just change out the body of the sidecar to what you want.
BTW we just posted photo's in the manifactures section of our new "Classic" sidecar now that we have the proto type done.
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

An interesting Gold Wing rig with trailer for $2,500.00 in North Dakota.

http://fargo.craigslist.org/mcy/5661164175.html

That's a lot of outfit for the price!

I saw that, it's a shame I'm too young and too shallow to ride a Goldie

You could buy the rig, take a hammer to all the plastic, spray what's left flat black and be a genuine badass!

IamDan - 7/1/2016 9:49 AM

I saw that, it's a shame I'm too young and too shallow to ride a Goldie

Hey, hey, hey! I resemble that remark! Seriously, what's the stigma attached to riding a 'Wing? I had one ('76) and put over 200,000 miles on it, most with a sidecar and trailer. Loved that bike! Long story, but modifying it's engine earned me my bachelor's degree from GM.
The one in the CL ad sure looks like a nice rig, except for those flimsy-looking wire wheels on the trailer. That would have been a really nice starter rig, but it's apparently gone now, too. Says the ad has been removed by owner.

trikebldr - 7/2/2016 5:41 PM

IamDan - 7/1/2016 9:49 AM

I saw that, it's a shame I'm too young and too shallow to ride a Goldie

Hey, hey, hey! I resemble that remark! Seriously, what's the stigma attached to riding a 'Wing? I had one ('76) and put over 200,000 miles on it, most with a sidecar and trailer. Loved that bike! Long story, but modifying it's engine earned me my bachelor's degree from GM.
The one in the CL ad sure looks like a nice rig, except for those flimsy-looking wire wheels on the trailer. That would have been a really nice starter rig, but it's apparently gone now, too. Says the ad has been removed by owner.

I'm only in my early 30's so the AARP won't let me buy a wing yet.

Actually the truth is that I think fairings are hideous, no matter what their on, and the look of big touring bikes just isn't my thing. I prefer the simplicity and clean lines of old school and retro bikes.

If the retro look is your thing, then you need to get yourself a Ural!

What is this fascination with Urals?

Never had one so I shouldn't be critical. But, my recently acquired 1999 Honda (yes he said Honda) Shadow American Classic edition with Dauntless sidecar, painted to match', really has a classic look. Have had several serious bikers tell me it had to be older than that. When the Hog riders tell you it looks classic, it can't be all bad.

But, when we had the rally in April and the general public got to pick "best of show", a stock Ural Patrol wins first place.

Mike I n MS