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The dirtier side......

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Finally received my new to me 1980 Motorvation Coupe Royale parked next to my 1987 GL1200A. I think they look "Right" together. But have to run the roads so it'll be a few months before I can get serious. 

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Edward, that looks very nice. they look good together. looking forward to more pictures once you have it connected and out on the road

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The Coupe Royale is a pretty unique sidehack.  I hope you get to try to wear it out.  My Motorvation Formula II LTD has about 150,000 miles I put on it, and it had two previous owners so I don't know how many actual miles it has gone.  I replaced the torsion bar after bouncing over a tree limb that was across the road while riding home in a thunderstorm.  That incident damaged the splines on the torsion bar enough so it wouldn't hold its position.  I also replaced the bearings on the sidecar wheel.

Quote from Tax Man on November 18, 2020, 10:15 am

The Coupe Royale is a pretty unique sidehack.  I hope you get to try to wear it out.  My Motorvation Formula II LTD has about 150,000 miles I put on it, and it had two previous owners so I don't know how many actual miles it has gone.  I replaced the torsion bar after bouncing over a tree limb that was across the road while riding home in a thunderstorm.  That incident damaged the splines on the torsion bar enough so it wouldn't hold its position.  I also replaced the bearings on the sidecar wheel.

150,000 wow, how many tugs did you go through?

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BMW K1100 with California and Kawasaki Voyager XII with Daytona 2+2.    

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Laid the bike to rest . Sidecar was not on it at the time  . It will rise again on the new bike. Good by to a great Tug.

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Here is one of my sidecars.

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Was out riding in Fangorn Forest, IN, when a wandering Ent leapt out in front of my rig. Or maybe I tried taking a decreasing radius 20mph right hander at 40mph. Whatever.

We managed to get the rig back on the road, and with the help of a crow bar and some baling wire to pry the muffler away from the rear tire, I was able to ride to lunch and then back home.

Poor baby is resting in the garage while the insurance company tries to figure out what to do.

Says a lot about the strength of EML frames and connections that the rig is still drivable.

Duncan

 

 

 

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2011 R1200GS + EML CT2001
Quote from 2FLTC on December 14, 2020, 7:37 am

Here is one of my sidecars.

 That is cool.

Duncan, so sorry to hear about the rig taking a beating, but am glad you are okay. Have admired that rig from afar, and inspected up close. Is a beautiful set up. 

Did the sidecar take all the impact? Any damage to the front forks?

 

Sure glad you were not injured Duncan.  Best of luck with the repairs.

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Morning Duncan,

Glade you made it home.  I'm volunteering at Carillon Park in Wright Brothers tomorrow 9-1.  If you need anyone to stop by and kick tires.   Or whatever.

Dave USCA president 

937-554-1817

Dave@szkud.net 

CCjon: As far as I can tell sidecar took most of the impact - M/C forks and frame seem to be ok but I haven't had it thoroughly inspected yet. Left side pannier and mounts took a bit of a beating and muffler is toast - especially after we used a crowbar to pry it off the rear wheel. 😁

Swampfox: I did end up with a broken rib [doctor: "Take tylenol and suck it up - you'll feel better in a few weeks"], a few assorted sprains and bruises, and a severely damaged ego. Time has solved all but the ego problem.

Dave: Today was filled with household chores - hope we can get together later.

BTW, I owe a big thanks to the other folks from the Greater Cincinnati BMW Club who were on the ride - they managed to get me and the rig up on the road and made sure I got home ok.

Thanks

Duncan

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My DMC Tomahawk SE on my Indian Chief. My Australian Shepherds, Montana and Cherokee have thousands of miles of riding. DMC builds a beautiful, quality sidecar. 

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Nice looking rig. I especially like the idea of the door. Saves the doggies from a jump.

Currently without a Rig as my last would not fit in the Toy Hauler. 1999 Valkyrie IS 1999 Valkyrie Trike 2006 Goldwing 2021 Ram 3500/6.7HO and 2021 Desert Fox Toy Hauler

My 1993 Harley with Lak sidecar frame and Harley body.

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Me and my brother heading out on my 1969 ElectraGlide

 

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Lucy in sleeper hack, Lucy in Guzzi, Lucy in Triumph, Lucy in BMW

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Lucy in sleeper hack

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