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OK... I got restless & googled "M&M motorcycle" & found this image.
Thought it was worth sharing, so here's this topic.
Share experiences, images, ideas, rumors... anything about sidecars.
 

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hrm,
would you still countersteer with one of those things on?is there some other technique with those?
 

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AntiAndy said:
hrm,
would you still countersteer with one of those things on?is there some other technique with those?
No there is no Counter steering. But there is tons of technique. The things don't lean like cars, but with three wheels and only on driving. and all in diffrent locations. Controlling them at speed (I referring to the race ones) is a completely unique practice and require two Folks to execute. A Driver and a Monkey.
The street one are diffrent only because they don't go as fast. They are still the most unstable of vehicles and will bite you real fast if your a little bit careless. There is good reason that the 3 wheeled ATV are banned. I don't know how the side Hacks escaped.

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I saw these sidecar races on TV once in a while when I was stationed in England, mid 1970's.

You should see the "monkey" move around on that sidecar... leaning like crazy & moving around for the best possible center of gravity. Absolutely death defying!

Out in the countryside some of the Brits would screw together steel plumbing pipes, in their cars, for roll cages & go racing. Figure 8, rally, demolition...

Or so the other troops would claim... for I never saw it. But I don't doubt it.
 

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Was in Cuba over the holidays.. seeing as everything owned personally is from before the revolution, you see alot of items such as this



Mint Condition WW2 era Bike and sidecar..
 

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That's pretty cool.
Seems like the best mechanics from Cuba would be valuable to a lot of shops... they're used to doing a lot w/ a little, and it's all vintage metal. Yes?
 

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Dawg said:
Was in Cuba over the holidays.. seeing as everything owned personally is from before the revolution, you see alot of items such as this



Mint Condition WW2 era Bike and sidecar..
pretty sweet,
nice bland communist color.
 

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I swear the mechanics out in Cuba could pretty much out-class all but a few of the mechanics and metal workers we have (Canada/US) the detail and skill it takes to keep not only the bikes but the cars in such good shape is unmatched in our western world...
 

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A replica??? Go figure...
 

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Here's a link to the Sidecar Racing Assn. http://www.sidecarracers.com/
It seems sidecar racing is bigger here in Canada than the US. Bigger yet in Britain.
I have quite a few friends that race hacks, I usually pit with them.


If you can get out to see them race, it is DIFFERENT.
I've "monkied" in practice a couple of times. It is not easy.


If any of you make it to the shows in Montreal, Toronto or Ottawa, check out the VRRA and SRA booths. We always have a couple of rigs to show, and to marvel at, AND there are usually some hacks around to answer questions.
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Come out and watch them race at Mosport, Shannonville, Mid Ohio, Road America.... check the website for a schedule. The moderns corner faster than a bike.
 

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hum.. Shannonville is 300km away..

600 km in the same day, I've done more than that. Anyone going there ? May 5 or 6
 

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A kit from EZS-USA...
 

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I love how these wheels look like :eek:

which bike is this designed for ?
 

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yeah the BMW one :)

Check this one out, it's built near Quebec city by a company called Campagna that have a whoppy 9 employees

Some interesting stats : the rear tire is the same size as a Dodge Viper ;)
Engine: 1164cc Inline 4 cyl., DOHC, with Ram-Air. <= Kawi engine if they didn't change it lately
Performance: 0-60 mph: 4.1 sec.
Top speed: 140 mph.
Lateral acceleration: over 1 g.
When you sit in one of these, your butt is literally 3 inces from the ground.. that must be quite an experience..
I've seen on a web site from France that some other company teamed with Campagna to build an electric version too :eek:



found there : http://www.go-t-rex.com/
 

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Thoroughbred Motorsports Stallion Trike
 
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