Below, are some pics of my ’04 Thruxton with recently attached sidecar. The sidecar is an early 70’s American Spirit/Spirit Eagle that I had purchased last year off of ebay from a chopper shop down in southern California. The bike and hack was out of state for the last several months having mounts fabricated. It uses a quick release 4-point system, using heim joints, clevis struts and collet struts, and it’s fully adjustable. Nothing was welded to the bike or holes drilled in the frame...the mounts are bolted onto the frame. The rig also has a new Progressive shock. When I first got the sidecar, the original chromed frame was covered in surface rust and the wheel hub and axle were seized as a result of rust. I restored the hub and axle and had the frame sandblasted and reinforced and then powder coated the setup in black to match the thruxton’s frame. I still need to either replace the rust covered rim and spokes or have the rim re-chromed. I’m still debating whether or not to repaint the hull or leave it in it’s current patina’d hooligan state. Another idea is to have the rims on the thruxton and the hack, powder coated in black.
So, how’s it ride. All I can say is, WOW. It’s a blast to ride...just ask my two boys...and it’s certainly different to say the least. I’m gonna have Popeye forearms in no time. It’s amazing how many smiles, stares, thumbs-up’s and questions I get. It’s like being the ambassador of joy...
And yes, once I master the art of “flying the hack”, you can be ***** sure that I’ll add a wheelie-ing sidecar pic to my signature!
What’s Next: swap out the ConvertiBar adjustable clip-ons, for the British Customs Handlebar Conversion Kit (bought from a forum member) that is laying in my garage.
[ This message was edited by: oregonthruxton on 2007-04-18 23:40 ]