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Author Topic: Drifter with a sidecar  (Read 1305 times)

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superfragl

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Drifter with a sidecar
« on: May 06, 2013, 13:02:08 PM »

This is second time I see a two-tone black-grey Drifter with a sidecar here in Chicopee MA. And second time it disappears behind the corner while I am sitting at a red light...
Pretty soon there will be two Drifters with sidecars here because I am putting a Johnny Sweet sidecar on mine )
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mittico68

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Re: Drifter with a sidecar
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2013, 10:41:13 AM »

Hi superfragl!
I'm thinkin' about doin' the same thing to my baby (a 1999 kawa 800 drifter), but i really don't know where to start from! :-\
Did you make it? I'd like to see how your bike looks like now... 8)
Thanx gator!
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49Reo

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Re: Drifter with a sidecar
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2013, 11:54:33 AM »

Check out these folks; they have a nice looking sidecar for Drifters.

www.motorvation.com


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Re: Drifter with a sidecar
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2013, 14:03:40 PM »

From what i've read in the past the Drifter 800's stock rear suspension is too soft. If you can stiffen it then it should make a great tug.
Read as much as you can about sidehacks before you take a dive.
Some can get pretty pricey and finding someone with the right knowledge to mount one correctly can be difficult to find. Of course you can always give it a shot and DIY.

Riding a sidecar rig is a whole new world.
Just my .02
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Re: Drifter with a sidecar
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2013, 15:10:06 PM »

http://www.sidecar.com/
 
    Riding with a hack is like nothing else you have ever done before.....learn all you can BEFORE you put one on you motorcycle
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Re: Drifter with a sidecar
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2013, 09:32:10 AM »

  When stationed in Germany I had a 750 Guzzi with a sidecar, and trust me it can really screw you up at first, so lots of practice and learn to turn.....
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Re: Drifter with a sidecar
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2013, 13:02:01 PM »

mittico68, I am going to be attaching the sidecar by myself. I will have to manufacture the mounts (I`ve done that before with success).
I do have the pictures of the mounts for Drifter 1500 - those were made by one of the sidecar companies. PM me if you need them.
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