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SIDEWISE



Joined: 22 Jan 2013
Posts: 24
Location: Winslow Twp. NJ, USA

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:18 pm    Post subject: Introduction Reply with quote

I've been enjoying hpsidecars.com for awhile now and thought I should login and introduce myself. I go by SIDEWISE on most forums but I have used other handles inline with the forum's theme.

I have been riding motorcycles since '66. starting with a BSA A7. I got into sidecars in'91 when I attached a Velorex 562 to my '83 XS650SK. I've installed several sidecars for friends including: a Jawa/V7 Ambassador, Champion/GL1100, Ural/R50/2 and a few others.

Having no children around -- all grown, and a grandson too far away, I grew tired of my XS650 outfit after piloting it for about 16 years trading for an extremely low mileage '96 Sportster. I missed sidecaring but needed a more practical rig. I found HP Sidecars very interesting so I setout to find a more enjoyable outfit. This past summer picked up a 'ST1100/EZS RX5 in AL and wife and I rode it home to NJ.

Not a true HP Sidecar but the 100HP, LL front end and three wheels shod in automobile tires make it much more interesting and wide enough to be practical.




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sidebike



Joined: 22 Jan 2005
Posts: 161
Location: Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island Nova Scotia

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:26 am    Post subject: Re: Introduction Reply with quote

SIDEWISE wrote:
Not a true HP Sidecar but the 100HP, LL front end and three wheels shod in automobile tires make it much more interesting and wide enough to be practical.


Welcome
HP Sidecars are not just about HP, but about handling and performance. You definitely have a stage 1 HPS.
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docmike



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

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome,

Compared to a lot of the rigs out there that is an HPS.

Mike
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93 BMW K1100RS / EML Speed 2000
89 Honda GB 500 (6,700 miles, all original except tires)
67 Triumph 650 chopper
92 Suzuki GS500 (eldest son)
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SIDEWISE



Joined: 22 Jan 2013
Posts: 24
Location: Winslow Twp. NJ, USA

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Introduction Reply with quote

sidebike wrote:
SIDEWISE wrote:
Not a true HP Sidecar but the 100HP, LL front end and three wheels shod in automobile tires make it much more interesting and wide enough to be practical.


Welcome
HP Sidecars are not just about HP, but about handling and performance. You definitely have a stage 1 HPS.


Thanks that's good to know. Can't wait to try some twisties.
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SIDEWISE



Joined: 22 Jan 2013
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Location: Winslow Twp. NJ, USA

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

docmike wrote:
Welcome,

Compared to a lot of the rigs out there that is an HPS.

Mike


I know it can eat up the interstate pretty good.
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bmcsheehy



Joined: 22 Jan 2005
Posts: 971
Location: Massachusetts USA

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome.
Very Happy Very Happy
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High Performance Sidecaring... ...There is nothing "HACKED" about it.
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Ralph



Joined: 27 Jan 2005
Posts: 570
Location: Lexington, Ky

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Very Happy
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SIDEWISE



Joined: 22 Jan 2013
Posts: 24
Location: Winslow Twp. NJ, USA

PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the welcome, hope to meet up with some HPS someday, maybe Maggie Vallley.
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