March 1, 2017 at 3:47 pm #17044
I miss my sidecar and will have another, though it will be a couple of years yet.
In the meantime I surf the net and look at ideas, whatever I get/build will be capable of gravel roads and the tug will be <600cc to fit into the lower registration ACC levy range, have more than one cylinder, and preferably but not critically shaft driven.
I've looked at a few options
A Kawasaki Versys mounted unit, Kawasaki made a 400cc version...
or a KLE500
but I think I found my preference today. Back in 1996-97 I was a motorcycle courier in London using company issued Kawasaki GT550’s. I have fond memories of them, 4 cylinders, very agricultural and basic, but that works in their favour, and they have a shaft drive.
Me on my mighty steed, London 1996.
I’m not the first to think of using one, it’s been done before.
Attachments:March 2, 2017 at 2:50 pm #17065
This one would have been perfect, It sold in the UK recently for 1000GBP and had only done 13,000km.
Attachments:March 27, 2017 at 3:16 pm #17362
Still wondering if I should just put a sidecar on the DR650, seeing as GT550’s are not available here.
Attachments:April 18, 2017 at 3:48 pm #17702
I found a few more DR650 sidecar pics today, all left side swingers.
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