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51Hog
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Sidecars

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Post by 51Hog » Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:44 pm

Greetings all!
Been a while. The 51 is working great, still marking its spot. Winter has been a little icy here in Wasilla Ak. so I just put the insurance on vacation and parked the scooter.
Been thinking about side cars lately, and been looking for info.
To all of you that have experience with them on our old rigid scooters...

I see that there are s/c with suspension at the wheel, and others that the cab is on springs. I wonder how the pan would react with each of these designs.
Pros and cons?
There has to be some flex between the car and the scooter to keep the metal fatigue at bay-- Maybe the mounting system?
I cannot find a S/C (Sidecar) that is within my price range, and am considering building one, as I have the tooling and the skills. Just do not have the knowledge.
I would like very much to build one that would appear from a distance to be original.
Anyone have any detailed drawings, or blueprints and or pics of something interesting?
Thanks, Dale



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Post by 51Hog » Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:11 am

Don't know how, but I came here from the other site, and was able to log in with my new password.
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Post by panz4ever » Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:41 pm

Dale.. a couple of sites you can check out for sidecars...

www.sidecar.com

www.libertysidecars.com

www.sidecar-industry.com

www.l-wbody.com

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Post by 51Hog » Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:56 pm

Great links Panz-
Thanks

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