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  Topic: The bike-swap myth(?)
IanJ

Replies: 14
Views: 14005

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:42 pm   Subject: The bike-swap myth(?)
Actually, that is the GW in question. Take a look here:

http://www.obairlann.net/reaper/motorcycle/sidecar/goldwing+eml/

More pictures of the beast. I took the fairing off, which makes it look ...
  Topic: The bike-swap myth(?)
IanJ

Replies: 14
Views: 14005

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:10 am   Subject: The bike-swap myth(?)
Well, the vast majority of the miles are not my own. I bought it with 87 or 88k on the clock. I don't find myself riding it very much.

At this point, I'm not worried about it any more -- I actual ...
  Topic: Seasonal sidecar fun..
IanJ

Replies: 5
Views: 2405

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 6:01 pm   Subject: Seasonal sidecar fun..
I've found the very thing you need:

http://www.dentoninc.com/dentonatd/pdf/HIII5F.PDF
  Topic: Bandito lust
IanJ

Replies: 9
Views: 3637

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:25 pm   Subject: Bandito lust
Well, compared to the GL1100 I currently have, or the Ninja 250 that's my normal solo bike....
  Topic: Bandito lust
IanJ

Replies: 9
Views: 3637

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 5:49 am   Subject: Bandito lust
No, not too proud, but if I'm just going to get another rig with a relatively conventional front end (in particular), I'd rather just stick with the Goldwing I've already got. Granted, it's no Bandit ...
  Topic: Bandito lust
IanJ

Replies: 9
Views: 3637

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 5:13 am   Subject: Bandito lust
Don't think that hasn't occurred to me... I've already spotted a number of excellent looking 1200 Bandits on Craigslist for under $5k. Even so, $17k is still a lot of money, but it'd be easier if I ...
  Topic: Bandito lust
IanJ

Replies: 9
Views: 3637

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:11 pm   Subject: Probably true
Reading this forum has done wonders for my opinion of sidecars and what constitutes a good sidecar. I mean, don't get me wrong, my GL/EML is a good rig. But it's definitely no HPS. Great starter ri ...
  Topic: Bandito lust
IanJ

Replies: 9
Views: 3637

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:23 pm   Subject: Bandito lust
Having just replaced the starter on my GL1100/EML, and noticed Yet Another Crack in a wheel, I find my thoughts drifting to other, less 23-year-old rigs. Of course, first on my list right now is the ...
  Topic: Tubing, for sidecar nose "nerf bar" - specs?
IanJ

Replies: 3
Views: 2198

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:17 pm   Subject: Tubing, for sidecar nose "nerf bar" - specs?
Something else you could try, which would be much lighter, would be to fab sheetmetal mounts which just bolt into the nose of the sidecar. I don't know which sidecar you have, but that might be a wor ...
  Topic: The bike-swap myth(?)
IanJ

Replies: 14
Views: 14005

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 1:08 am   Subject: The bike-swap myth(?)
Cool, good to know about the HT wheels. The prospective "new" Goldwing would have been a swap-in replacement though, not a parts bike. The particular one I found had 35,000 miles and was described a ...
  Topic: The bike-swap myth(?)
IanJ

Replies: 14
Views: 14005

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:18 pm   Subject: The bike-swap myth(?)
Thanks for the offer Claude. I don't currently have any problems with the carbs, so I suspect the recall work has already been performed.

Fortunately for me, the previous owner did a ton of work t ...
  Topic: The bike-swap myth(?)
IanJ

Replies: 14
Views: 14005

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 6:26 pm   Subject: The bike-swap myth(?)
Yeah, I agree with your prices for a normal condition GL1100, with expected mileage (around 70k, at a guess). But you're right, it's nearly impossible to find a really nice 1983 GL1100 (last year of ...
  Topic: The bike-swap myth(?)
IanJ

Replies: 14
Views: 14005

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:29 am   Subject: The bike-swap myth(?)
Yeah, Honda exhausts are no longer being produced -- at least the right side muffler and a couple of assorted bits. So weird.

Anyway, the point in buying another same-model bike would be that all ...
  Topic: The bike-swap myth(?)
IanJ

Replies: 14
Views: 14005

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 12:13 am   Subject: The bike-swap myth(?)
I am posting this as a request for opinions.

I have this very functional and reasonably good condition 1982 Goldwing with an EML GT on it. I like the rig, and aside from drool-filled dreams of a B ...
  Topic: is wider better?
IanJ

Replies: 25
Views: 10364

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:51 pm   Subject: is wider better?
The more you move things into a trike-like trangle, the more evenly-stable the rig should be in right and lefthand corners. I would think that making a triangle like a trike (steering wheel forward a ...
 
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