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Old 06-12-2012, 06:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thinking about buying a sidecar for my 09. Any pros or cons on this idea. My dog would love it and it would make the bike a bit more usefull. how about some brand or model ideas. Thanks!
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks, I had looked at those setups. But I would also like to hear about thoughts on handling and the best for the buck. Have time, looking to do this over the winter of 12-13.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Check this out! http://sidecar.com/ Good info.
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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look up -cozzi007-He is a member and does installations of 'cozy'sidecars on Bonnevilles.The Cozy side car is offered by the same company that imports Royal Enfield.
I think they are sweet looking,good price and a good fit for T100.
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:12 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:24 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I have thought about it and rejected the idea for the time being. I rode a borrowed hack years ago and don't recall it being especially hard to drive but it has too many drawbacks to be viable.

Living in South Florida hauling a dog is a problem as I wouldn't know where to leave her when we arrived. Outside? Under the sun and sudden showers? Its bad enough with the car in summer but I have the option of running the engine for short stops with the a/c. Thus I end up leaving Cheyenne at home anyway.

A hack takes up all the room needed by a car. passing on two lane highways (all we have mostly in the Keys) becomes more complicated. parking is no longer as easy as a solo bike.

Fuel consumption must go up even as perfromance goes down. Tire wear might improve if you can find proper hack tires designed square for low wear. Chain wear must increase.

The sheer fun of flying on two wheels is gone. I will reserve the hack for a time when I can no longer hold up a solo bike with my tired old body.
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:15 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input. I live in a very low traffic area the closest 4 lane is an hour away. Parking is no problem.
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Check out the hack subsection on advrider and there is a sticky post near the top for a photo thread. Lots of Bonnies in there. I think they look pretty nice with a Watsonian, Cozy, or Ural sidecar. Watsonians are the the most expensive. Ural and Cozy much cheaper. And another plug for Bill Cozzi
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:00 PM   #10 (permalink)
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About to put a hack on a Scrambler- been doing lots of research- the ADV site is a very good source. Bonnies look great with classic syled sidecars- Watsonian, Ural, Cozy, etc.. as mentioned before. Your fuel conumption will increase, and your top speed will decrease. Also, you lean, not the rig. Make sure you set it up properly though- If it's set up right, you should be able to let go of the handlebars and it will still go straight. If it's wrong it will kick and hop and vibrate so much you'll hate it!
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