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#1 Unread post by Skier » Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:57 pm

Awww yeah:

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Picked up a Velorex 562C sidecar for my 2006 Triumph Scrambler. Lonnie Cook of Northwest Sidecar out of Boise, ID, did the installation for me. Great guy, lots of stories, fast worker.

The wife followed me back from Boise, armed with the camera:

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After some practicing in a parking lot, I gave my buddy sigtrap a ring and we went on a short ride. This marked the wife's first sidecar experience.

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Coming out of a left hander, Kim takes a shot from her perspective. Sigtrap is in the lead:

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The sidecar gets an incredible amount of attention. Every gas stop on the way north from Boise involved a conversation or three with interested folks.

Next up: hitting up some gravel and dirt roads to test the off-road capabilities. :twisted:
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#2 Unread post by Amdonim » Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:59 pm

That's pretty BA.

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#3 Unread post by Gummiente » Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:17 pm

You're preaching to the choir here. :wink:
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#4 Unread post by RhadamYgg » Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:14 pm

That pick from her perspective - man that looks close to the ground. It may take more testicles to ride side car than it does to ride on a bike.

BTW - that is a really cute picture of the two of you. My wife would probably never even venture that far on a bike or trike, as the case may be.

They do have a Can-Am Spyder near me for 13.5 K, though.

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#5 Unread post by RhadamYgg » Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:16 pm

hmm, no she wouldn't ride on a Can-Am Spyder with me either. I just asked.

She said "After you bought it, I'd have to kill you, so no, I wouldn't ride it."

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#6 Unread post by BuzZz » Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:23 pm

See, the approach here is all wrong.

You never ask first, ask after it's out in the garage. :wink:

It works...... oh, there will be a hellva fight, but it will be a fight over keeping it, not getting it.
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#7 Unread post by RhadamYgg » Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:21 pm

BuzZz wrote:See, the approach here is all wrong.

You never ask first, ask after it's out in the garage. :wink:

It works...... oh, there will be a hellva fight, but it will be a fight over keeping it, not getting it.
You know, you could be right - I even mentioned that I'd trade-in both my car and my bike to get it.

I'll have to PM you my city and full name - so if I end up in the papers you can take responsibility - you know in the bars....

"Yeah, I knew this idiot that took my advice after he said his wife would kill him for buying a trike and he bought this trike and his wife killed him... But I got a deal on this trike, wanna go for a spin. It has great traction in the rain."

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#8 Unread post by BuzZz » Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:57 pm

Hey, that would be great, Dude!

Thanx for thinking of my bar braggin' material. I might even start drinking, just to take advantage of it.

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#9 Unread post by Skier » Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:38 pm

I've adjusted my headlight a bit and we'll hit up a quick stretch of gravel road this evening. Lookin' forward to not having to worry about falling over due to loss of traction. :laughing:

Went to a part of campus today with a tricky corner. It's about 110 degrees to the right, uphill. Boy howdy was that sidecar light going around it!
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#10 Unread post by zeligman » Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:03 pm

awesome!!!! more PICS please!!!! :)

of either the bike, or your wife :wink:


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#11 Unread post by RhadamYgg » Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:47 am

zeligman wrote:awesome!!!! more PICS please!!!! :)

of either the bike, or your wife :wink:


hehehehe
Thats a terrible thing to say.

Seconded.

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#12 Unread post by Wrider » Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:40 am

I should have had your rig today bud! Ouch...
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#13 Unread post by Skier » Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:31 pm

There's a whole lot of mentally kicking myself over here. On Saturday the quintessential newbie outfit mistake bit me: overcooked a righthand corner.

Wife and I are fine, bike and sidecar are pretty mangled. :( Our policy of all the gear all the time left us with only bruising for injuries.

We're safe and that's all that matters.

When next season rolls around I'll pick up another outfit and put a good 5,000 miles on it before letting the wife in the sidecar.
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#14 Unread post by Wrider » Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:19 pm

You ok man? I'm sorry to hear you flipped it.
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#15 Unread post by BuzZz » Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:30 pm

Skier wrote: ........
Wife and I are fine, bike and sidecar are pretty mangled. :( Our policy of all the gear all the time left us with only bruising for injuries.

We're safe and that's all that matters........

:needpics:

Of the rig at least.

Pics of your unbruised wife might help as well..... :mrgreen:
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#16 Unread post by RhadamYgg » Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:32 pm

Skier wrote:There's a whole lot of mentally kicking myself over here. On Saturday the quintessential newbie outfit mistake bit me: overcooked a righthand corner.

Wife and I are fine, bike and sidecar are pretty mangled. :( Our policy of all the gear all the time left us with only bruising for injuries.

We're safe and that's all that matters.

When next season rolls around I'll pick up another outfit and put a good 5,000 miles on it before letting the wife in the sidecar.
Well it sounds like she didn't freak out on you - which is really good. I'm glad you are ok. I'm also going to skip telling my wife about this one...

Oh, it really doesn't matter... She's not going to ride anyway.

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#17 Unread post by High_Side » Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:30 am

Skier wrote:There's a whole lot of mentally kicking myself over here. On Saturday the quintessential newbie outfit mistake bit me: overcooked a righthand corner.

Wife and I are fine, bike and sidecar are pretty mangled. :( Our policy of all the gear all the time left us with only bruising for injuries.

We're safe and that's all that matters.

When next season rolls around I'll pick up another outfit and put a good 5,000 miles on it before letting the wife in the sidecar.
That sucks Matt. Glad to hear that you are mostly O.K., but the loss of the Triumph really sucks. Is there any saving it?

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#18 Unread post by fireguzzi » Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:53 am

Bummer man. That was a nice looking rig. Glad you two are ok.
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#19 Unread post by Skier » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:57 am

BuzZz wrote:
Skier wrote: ........
Wife and I are fine, bike and sidecar are pretty mangled. :( Our policy of all the gear all the time left us with only bruising for injuries.

We're safe and that's all that matters........

:needpics:

Of the rig at least.

Pics of your unbruised wife might help as well..... :mrgreen:
The bruising the wife has is just above her bum, she's already nixed any photos of that. ;)
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#20 Unread post by Gunslinger » Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:36 pm

Never ridden a bike with a sidecar but don't you have to be going pretty fast to flip one of those over? I mean really fast? Maybe they are not as stable as I thought they were.

I know if my wife was in the car when it flipped that would pretty much be the end of it for me. Props to your Wifey for giving it another shot.

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