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Polar Bear



Joined: 24 Oct 2008
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Location: Denia Spain Ex Birmingham UK

PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:40 am    Post subject: Who and Where ? Reply with quote

Hi Guys,

I'm Very New to the Group .. so I've got a shed load of daft questions that need some answers .. Please Very Happy

Just for starters ...

Who owns the Suzuki Outfit on the Front Page Question
Where can I get one the same or similar .. in Europe Question

Answers on a Post Card Very Happy Thanks.

Trev. The Polar Bear. Spain
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sidecarkeith



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Polar Bear,

Forum a bit quiet just now, everybody trying to plough their sidecars through the snow, or attending their end of year rallies.
I'm sure it'll hot up once they all get back.

So what sidecar do you ride, or are you still in the thinking of a unit to put on the side ?
Anyway Welcome from me.

Keith
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Polar Bear



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Location: Denia Spain Ex Birmingham UK

PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Keith,
Thanks for the nice Welcome .. it's great to be here Very Happy

Basically I guess my story might be very similar to many others in here.
I am a rather old biker and older means wiser (well slightly in my case)
None of us get to be this old by being stupid ... or do we ?

My age and physical condition (I've got a few metal joints, bald head, white beard, false teeth, hearing aid, glass's etc) are all telling me it's time to get some serious support .. a third wheel seems like a good idea!
My wife Annie just might agree to ride with me again .. if she stopped worrying about me 'falling over' Confused and at the moment I have to pay for ALL the fuel Sad

I had several 'Sidecars' way back over 40 years ago when my kids were small and a very Special BMW R1200C Trike for a few years more recently, so I know a little bit about the 'fun factor' of a big kids tricycle Very Happy

Living in Spain (like so many of us 'thinking' Brits now do) I guess a Right Handed sidecar is what I need, although the locals all seem to drive in the centre of the mountain pass roads anyway!

My current bike is a solo 2005 Yamaha FZS 1000 still British registered.
(I think these models are called F1s in the USA .. and maybe elsewhere in the World too? I love it. Razz

I would like a small modern 'chair' fitted to my bike, or another bike just like it. So far I have discovered lots of photos and a few web sites, but no real direct contact or information on costs and delivery times, etc.

The French and Swiss have some really 'cool' looking toys in their box .. but as I struggle with Plain English 'Doing Foreign' is not in my book!

One thing for sure .... I've got this bit between my gums and I'm going for it .. bugger the money and all this current global financial situation ... I'll only be this young just this once!

Hows that for an invitation .. All and any advice, help, info, warnings, etc etc, will really be very well received at this end .. Cheers guys

Stay Safe Trev (The Polar Bear, Denia Southern Spain)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Forum a bit quiet just now, everybody trying to plough their sidecars through the snow


Yesterday as I rode the rig to work there were fields of white on both sides of the road and small bits of white fluff floating in the air.

snow?????

heck no

its cotton harvest time Laughing Cool Laughing
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sidecarkeith



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://sidecarland.co.uk/Links.aspx

Polar Try this link see if there's anything of interest to you.

I know we have several European sidcarists on this site, who at least type English so maybe they could help you translate.

Hope this helps

Keith

Doc ! Cotton Field ! You been listening to the beach boys again Very Happy
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Polar Bear



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Keith,

That's one good humdinger of a Contact List mate .. should be a fair few that will grab my attention in there ... Thank You Very Much Very Happy

Your Profile puts you just up a bit up the map me .. in Yorkshire UK.
Who translates into English for you Laughing Yes I know .. that's a bit close coming from a Brummy Big Grin

Being in the UK makes you a very close contact indeed as me as us Ex- Brits fly Rolling Eyes

Can you send me the Details of Your Outfit and Ideally a few Photos too.
I really am genuinely interested in All Things & Everybody at this stage.
If you have a few moments I've time .. just a general chat would be nice.

Hope to read and see more from you as I go ... Cheers again

Stay Safe Wink Trev (The Polar Bear) Spain
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sidecarkeith



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trev
I ride a Merlin built in Durham.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/merlinowners/page3/
Problem is their not a big sidecar producing company, more a build to order.
Which means everyone can be custum made one off's, your problem is they don't do righthand sidecars.


Keith
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les marluches



Joined: 29 Jan 2008
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Who and Where ? Reply with quote

Polar Bear wrote:
Hi Guys,

I'm Very New to the Group .. so I've got a shed load of daft questions that need some answers .. Please Very Happy

Just for starters ...

Who owns the Suzuki Outfit on the Front Page Question
Where can I get one the same or similar .. in Europe Question

Answers on a Post Card Very Happy Thanks.

Trev. The Polar Bear. Spain


it is a French sidecar

DJ CONSTRUCTION
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ZAC Entre Deux Lacs
73410 Albens
TÚl: 04.79.54.12.63
e-mail: djconstruction.2@wanadoo.fr
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where's Polar Bear Question Question Is he out shopping Laughing
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Polar Bear



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Location: Denia Spain Ex Birmingham UK

PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Guys,
Sorry I've been a little bit quiet Zen, it makes a change ... apparently Confused

Yes .. I've been out shopping .. however .. it's still only 'window shopping'
.. as we call it over on this side of the puddle.

I have done almost six weeks of solid research into the modern world of Sidecars and I've learned a whole load of stuff. Things have changed in the passed 40 years or so, they have daft laws and red tape regulations these days Shocked .

Big Thanks to all those guys who have chipped in with help, info and advice in here .. and over on the UK FED group site. I've often almost been reading the answers .. before I've posted my daft questions. Very Happy

I'm almost there now and I expect to be 'doing the deal' bit any day now. I've decided to go for a new Honda CB1300S .. in their Red & White livery. I just need to finalise a few small points and decide on what sidecar to have fitted (A or B) Then have it all painted up to match the bike.

Looks like 'Rainbow Annie' (Mrs Polar Bear) will be getting another new helmet for Christmas .. more money Rolling Eyes

I'll be back as soon as I can with a Job Progress Report, OK Very Happy

Stay Safe. Trev (The Polar Bear in Spain)
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