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kiltedfireman



Joined: 25 May 2008
Posts: 9
Location: Harvard IL USA

PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 1:54 pm    Post subject: New member in N. Illinois USA Reply with quote

Hello all,

I'm a long time sidecarist with a longing for a more high performance rig!

I'm currently driving an old '81 BMW R100RT with an EML GT Tour kit. While it has a leading link and car tires, they are the old 125 series VW tires. I love the roominess of the big hack, but believe the Beemer is being pressed into service it isn't really suited for.

I long for a Hannigan Bandito, whether on a Bandit 1200 or the newer ZX14 rig. I also admire one-off rigs, and dream of building my own.

Cheers,
Denny in Harvard IL USA
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sidecarkeith



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

PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wecome Kilted,

You got some Scottish blood running through your veins then Question
Hope you stick around because I'm sure there are people on here who can point you in the right direction, either fora HPS or even to build your own.

have a look in the photograph section and see if there's any ideas in there that take your fancy.

A warm welcome
Keith Cool
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kiltedfireman



Joined: 25 May 2008
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Location: Harvard IL USA

PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 5:39 pm    Post subject: thanks Reply with quote

Thanks for the welcome, Keith!

Yeah, a bit of Scottish blood, but not enough to claim the full reason for the kilt. I just tried it at a rennaisance faire (kind of an outdoor party where everyone pretends it's the middle ages) and found I really liked it! I don't wear them that often, I find it a bit too breezy when on the hack. Big Grin Plus, chicks seem to dig it, though creepily enough it's guys more often who ask what I wear under it. Rolling Eyes

I may get to the USCA National up in Duluth this year, not sure at this time. Anyone with a HPS going up there?

Denny
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docmike



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

PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Denny,

My brain is misfiring this morning, but sometime last week and somewhere on the web I saw a used Bandito 1200 for sale.

We've got an R80RT / EML Tour T in the barn, a very good MPS (medium performance sidecar). Number one son will soon be taking it over.

Mike
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67 Triumph 650 chopper
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bmcsheehy



Joined: 22 Jan 2005
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Location: Massachusetts USA

PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, in the for sale section of our web site.
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docmike



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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Embarassed
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kiltedfireman



Joined: 25 May 2008
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Location: Harvard IL USA

PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 10:17 pm    Post subject: thanks Reply with quote

Yeah, I saw the Bandito for sale. Exactly what I want, too bad I'm going through a divorce right now. I'm just trying to keep the EML for the time being, can't buy anything till the lawyers have had their say.

Denny, in the midst of "the bad old days."
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