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I just bought a Dnepr sidecar from a Latvian bloke who lives in Toronto, that's 1635 miles away, and he is going to deliver it himself last weekend in October


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"In the pics posted by Kevin show the front upper strut is mounted to the frame of the bike. It's not like your design."

Mounted to the frame.......but also connected to the lower section of the chair's frame?........so I'm gona call that not just the down tube by itself.

Mines mounted to the frame (down tube) too. In two places.

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At the front engine mount

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And up at the headstock

EDIT: This was a mock up.......there's a loose plate missing (and yes w/longer bolts) that backs up the fixed plate shown.

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Originally Posted by Gordon Gray
"In the pics posted by Kevin show the front upper strut is mounted to the frame of the bike. It's not like your design."

Mounted to the frame.......but also connected to the lower section of the chair's frame?........so I'm gona call that not just the down tube by itself.

Mines mounted to the frame (down tube) too. In two places.

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At the front engine mount

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And up at the headstock

Gotcha I did not know that, Now I know it's not a stupid design after all !


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[Linked Image]Thank you.

It got weird when I updated the swingarm ( from Velorex USA) . It used a trailer tire so my lowers had to move. I gave up on that idea and went back to the stock set up.....but with a new shock from Hagon.....haven't looked back and even removed those connection points. (the uppers)

This was my final go at it........first time around I had this cow catcher thing going on......now that was a BAD (or at least ugly) idea.

Don wanted me to do it all in tube but I don't have those skills..( I wish I could have) ...I'm a square

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$1855 delivered. I'm happy.

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Originally Posted by Pureblood
$1855 delivered. I'm happy.

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That's nice.........what are you going to mount it on and can we expect a video of it on the road tomorrow? laughing

oops.......wasn't paying attention.....late October delivery?

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There's a Jawa in here somewhere.



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Originally Posted by Gordon Gray
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$1855 delivered. I'm happy.

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That's nice.........what are you going to mount it on and can we expect a video of it on the road tomorrow? laughing

oops.......wasn't paying attention.....late October delivery?

Yes, late October, it's guaranteed to be as cold as a witch's tit at that time of year.


When I get it, t's going on my Golden Flash smile

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The upper mounts will be straight forward, but I expect I will have to alter the sidecar, and make a subframe for the bike to go with it. I will have a better idea what's needed later. I will have to install sidecar fork springs in the bike and get a wheel with a brake hub for the sidecar.

Sidecars are difficult to find in this part of the world.

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The Best !


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ill be interested to see how you mount it on the BSA


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Originally Posted by Pureblood
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what the hell is that?


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Originally Posted by kevin
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what the hell is that?


That's a stewed prune sidecar drivers hum to themselves when they are happily driving along without a care in the world.
I can't stop humming it even when I'm just thinking about going out on a bike. It's a real catchy tune,

Deedle deedle de deedle deedle deedle de, deedle deedle de deedle deedle da. !

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kevin….I was wrong about what state that fellow lives in…..he’s in PA not Ohio but the only times I’ve been around him was in Ohio….. my mistake.

He still has his chair but doesn’t want to let it go…..and I understand that completely. Didn’t hurt to ask though.

The search continues……….

Pureblood……that A10 is beautiful. I hope you will keep us updated on the chair attachment……more photos the better!!!!

That’s going to be a really nice combo…..IMO the best BSA for a rig.

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ah bummer

still, theres lots of options.


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This was a mock up but........I missed the fact that I needed to "sandwich" the headstock. It never made it to the road without this backing plate. Had to use a longer bolt and.......I don't remember what you call that eye bolt the strut connects to......but I needed a longer one of those too.

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I'm going to show the upper rear strut's sub frame.........talk about overkill. I tried but couldn't find a camera angle where you couldn't tell how thick it is. Connected at the shock with a grade 8 and a grade 8 through the swingarm spindle. Ridged connection is an understatement.

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Since the bike has been down ( waiting on an engine from Ed V) I added a couple of upgrades?

8" TLS front brake....

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And.........a BSA oil filter ( Idea stolen from George Walker of Moto Giro USA fame)

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Still trying to figure out how I want to finish mounting it.

I miss my rig.......

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damn

https://flagstaff.craigslist.org/mcy/d/sedona-inder-motorcycle-sidecar/7535979247.html

id be all over this if it wasnt on the wrong side of the country


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https://flagstaff.craigslist.org/mcy/d/sedona-inder-motorcycle-sidecar/7535979247.html

id be all over this if it wasnt on the wrong side of the country

Getting a sidecar over here is often just or more expensive than buying it in the first place... The bloke who was selling and delivering the sidecar to me has let me down, so I bought another on Ebay in Ukraine. $999 for the sidecar and $1300 for the shipping.

Sometimes you just have to cough up.


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Originally Posted by Pureblood
Getting a sidecar over here is often just or more expensive than buying it in the first place... The bloke who was selling and delivering the sidecar to me has let me down, so I bought another on Ebay in Ukraine. $999 for the sidecar and $1300 for the shipping.

Sometimes you just have to cough up.

Hate to hear the seller let you down……Ukraine???? Goodness not sure I’d feel comfortable about that deal.

Good luck


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Originally Posted by Gordon Gray
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Getting a sidecar over here is often just or more expensive than buying it in the first place... The bloke who was selling and delivering the sidecar to me has let me down, so I bought another on Ebay in Ukraine. $999 for the sidecar and $1300 for the shipping.

Sometimes you just have to cough up.

Hate to hear the seller let you down……Ukraine???? Goodness not sure I’d feel comfortable about that deal.

Good luck


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