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bmcsheehy



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:47 pm    Post subject: Creature Comforts. Reply with quote

I put a light in the trunk of the sidecar last weekend.
Used a hood light switch from a jeep, it has a ball inside a tube that makes contact when opened.
Works pretty good, cost about two dollars for the light, the switch was free from a pile of stuff I had.
Out of the way.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good job Bill !
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Added a mirror too the sidecar for the passenger to watch behind us as well. Something for them to look at. Looks pretty good too. Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Added a mirror too the sidecar for the passenger to watch behind us as well. Something for them to look at. Looks pretty good too.


What kind of mirror did you use and where did you get it?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should take some pictures.
The mirror was a replacment mirror for a 98 Kawasaki ZX9
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Motorcycle Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NICE LOOKING! Exclamation
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Tub Maxson



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bill

I also put a trouble light inside the trunk of the sidecar. Mine does not have the button switch, but a flip switch that you will need to operate if you need the light, but it is easily accessible. It also has a 20' long cord on a spool with a lever rewind. Gives me the opportuntiy to have light any where I want it around the rig. Wired to one of the BMW plugs so it is always ready even with the switch off. The light is a standard 12v, but it has a nice clear plastic bubble over it to avoid breaking the light.

Tub
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tub Maxson wrote:
Bill

I also put a trouble light inside the trunk of the sidecar. Mine does not have the button switch, but a flip switch that you will need to operate if you need the light, but it is easily accessible. It also has a 20' long cord on a spool with a lever rewind. Gives me the opportuntiy to have light any where I want it around the rig. Wired to one of the BMW plugs so it is always ready even with the switch off. The light is a standard 12v, but it has a nice clear plastic bubble over it to avoid breaking the light.

Tub


Who makes the light? Sounds like a good Idea. Maybe add a map light inside the sidecar that has a cord like you mentioned. Motorcycle Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish I had a trunk sometimes Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 10:29 pm    Post subject: Trunk LIght Reply with quote

Ralph,

Get an elephant! Surprised)

Here is the link to the site I got the light from. I wanted to mount it inside the car but could not find a good spot for it, so it ended up mounted on the front wall of the trunk. Easy installation.

http://www.2wheelinnovations.com/motorcycle_trouble_light.htm

There are probably less expensive ways to go, but this looked good and the quality is pretty good with easy installation. And there is a magnet on the back of the light to attach anywhere you want to see.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That Light looks exactly like a light that came under the hood of a truck I had.
I think it was a 98 chevy 1 ton pick up. I'll bet you can find these in the salvage yard cheep. Motorcycle Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ralph wrote:
I wish I had a trunk sometimes Cool


Ralph,
Don't feel too bad at least you have a body on your sidecar.
Claude
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