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JohnK9JGS



Joined: 02 May 2008
Posts: 1
Location: Noblesville, Indiana

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 8:16 pm    Post subject: FNG Intro Reply with quote

Hi,

I'm John from Noblesville, Indiana. I ride a '95 BMW K75 with a Hannigan Astro GT. I'm age 75 and about half retired, still working about three days a week.
I have sitting in the garage a beautiful 2005 Yamaha FJR1300 with less than 10K miles. I'm in conversation with Hannigan about putting a sidecar on it.
They can do the job, but it will be the first FJR for them. It will require a custom subframe because the FJR is pretty much all aluminum and there are no good attachment points such as you find on other bikes with steel frames.
I hope that you HPS folks can advise me about what changes might be needed to the steering of the FJR to make it reasonable to ride with a sidecar. I have a Leading Link on the BMW. There is a question about whether a Leading Link is even available for an FJR, or if such a thing would even be needed.
I have seen pictures of HPS rigs in Europe using FJRs but it doesn't seem to be at all a popular tug here in the US. Maybe that is because of the aluminum frame.
Anyway, I'm glad to meet you all and thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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Ralph



Joined: 27 Jan 2005
Posts: 584
Location: Lexington, Ky

PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi John, Welcome to HPS world Very Happy Take a look at these on the FJR1300's

http://public.fotki.com/RalphG/sidecar_stuff/fjr1300rdsinstall/

http://public.fotki.com/RalphG/sidecar_stuff/bens-fjr1300-rds-2-hps/

I don't think there is a better CHS front end in the world than what comes on the Hanningan HPS sidecar set ups.
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sidecarkeith



Joined: 06 Jan 2007
Posts: 336
Location: yorkshire uk

PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi John, Big Grin Big Grin
Welcome from England to a true international sidecar site. Question

Hope to hear more from you.

Keith Cool
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docmike



Joined: 27 Jan 2005
Posts: 630
Location: Eastern NC

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John,

Welcome,

I'd take a close look at the RDS setup on Jayboy's rig, it seems to move along pretty well.

Mike
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