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Old 06-16-2010, 03:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all! I have an '08 Scrambler with a Velorex 562C sidecar on it:





I'm new to sidecaring with about a thousand miles of experience, but am enjoying every bit of it. The goal after adding the car is to be more comfortable on fire roads and really enjoy getting off the beaten path. This works well for me since I never owned or rode a dirt bike and my Honda 599 isn't the best fire road bike.

Almost 1700 miles on the Scrambler itself. I gotta say I really like it, even the paint. Triumph official photos make the color combo I have look terrible, but in person it's great.
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Old 06-16-2010, 03:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 06-16-2010, 03:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Where did you get it? and how did you go about shopping for one?

Information on sidecars id sparse on the net...
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Old 06-16-2010, 04:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'll see what more pictures I can dig up, but it's only been together on the Scrambler for a couple weeks.

The sidecar was installed on my '06 Scrambler by Lonnie Cook of Northwest Sidecars in Boise, ID. He usually posts an ad up on the local craigslist.

A good resource for finding sidecar vendors and installers is available at sidecar.com. There is also a forum at sidecar.com with plenty of technical info and installers/vendors hanging about.

The "Hacks" forum on ADVRider.com also has lots of great info.

Old '06 rig before an unplanned offroad excursion :
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Old 06-17-2010, 05:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Not only is it sweet looking but after a couple of hours riding, the standard Scrambler seat gets uncomfortable, just pull over and take a break sitting in that nice comfy looking sidecar seat. Bring some magazines, maybe a sandwich and a cooler of iced teas, then after a nice little break get back on the medieval torture device called the stock seat and start riding again, brilliant. Also, how about installing a nice little am/fm car stereo with a couple of speakers, would be great for camping and just hanging out tailgating etc.

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Old 06-17-2010, 05:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I want to fit a full set of controls in my sidecar fitted on our Thruxton. Steering, throttle, brakes, gears, clutch, etc. "It'll scare the $hit out of motorists when they see it approaching with no-one on the bike!
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:46 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Skier could you measure just how wide your whole rig is ? I am going to have a hack someday soon as the wife is getting a bit gimpy etc .

I have been looking at toy haulers for our retirement and found this one http://www.cruiserrv.com/fun-finder-...fications.html but it's only has a 50 in wide door . I wondered if your hack would fit that ?

Nice Silver , Green , yes they look really good in person .

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Lake: it's been done before. Might be a bit pricey to do just for a gag.

The outside of the back bike tire to the outside of the sidecar tire is about 50" on the nose. However, the bike has the handlebars, pegs, mirrors, etc... that stick out further than that and the sidecar has a fender hanging out over the wheel.

There's more than likely a rig that could fit in the toy hauler if you want a sidecar rig. Search around and post at the sidecar.com forums, there is a wealth of info there!
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Beautiful!

I met a couple with a Speedmaster/sidecar setup in Asheville and started thinking about owning a hack. Your combo's got me thinking about it again. I like the Ural 2WD Patrol for the possibility to go about anywhere, but I would think the Triumph would be more reliable overall, not to mention having more power.
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