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1200GS with Sidecar
« on: January 07, 2014, 12:43:54 pm »
Hey chaps

i would love some opinions here.  My wife would like to travel with me, but she is not very comfortable as a pillion.  Sidecar Africa has a side car for the 1200GS.  has anyone ridden this setup, please help me with some info:

- i have never ridden a bike with a sidecar, are there any handling issues?
- is it safe?, especially for the passenger in the sidecar

please share your experiences.
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Re: 1200GS with Sidecar
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2014, 12:46:56 pm »
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Re: 1200GS with Sidecar
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014, 02:12:09 pm »
Buy Offroad & Adventure SA Jan'14 edition, article of GS1200 fitted with Ural sidecar by Sidecar Africa.  :thumleft:
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Re: 1200GS with Sidecar
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2014, 03:18:54 pm »
This is what you call a genuine triple black.
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Re: 1200GS with Sidecar
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2014, 08:17:25 am »
This is what you call a genuine triple black.

Looks very cool.
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Re: 1200GS with Sidecar
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2014, 09:18:23 am »
Hey chaps

i would love some opinions here.  My wife would like to travel with me, but she is not very comfortable as a pillion.  Sidecar Africa has a side car for the 1200GS.  has anyone ridden this setup, please help me with some info:

- i have never ridden a bike with a sidecar, are there any handling issues?
- is it safe?, especially for the passenger in the sidecar

please share your experiences.


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Re: 1200GS with Sidecar
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2014, 12:08:27 pm »
Hey chaps

i would love some opinions here.  My wife would like to travel with me, but she is not very comfortable as a pillion.  Sidecar Africa has a side car for the 1200GS.  has anyone ridden this setup, please help me with some info:

- i have never ridden a bike with a sidecar, are there any handling issues?
- is it safe?, especially for the passenger in the sidecar

please share your experiences.


Hey chaps

i would love some opinions here.  My wife would like to travel with me, but she is not very comfortable as a pillion.  Sidecar Africa has a side car for the 1200GS.  has anyone ridden this setup, please help me with some info:

- i have never ridden a bike with a sidecar, are there any handling issues?
- is it safe?, especially for the passenger in the sidecar

please share your experiences.


Handling issues - plenty - that is why it is so important to have a properly set up rig for safety and so when you do those longer days in the saddle you are not stuffed when you arrive at your destination. It is also of cardinal importance to understand the dynamics of the machine and to use the natural characteristics of the rig to aid you whilst riding and not for you to be fighting them.

Safe - hell yeah! with no worries of sand, mud, loose rocks etc, etc. and the passenger in the sidecar will love it too especially with the double suspension system in the sidecar that just soaks up corrugations, potholes etc. The best place to be is the sidecar. She will also love all the packing space that the sidecar provides. Remember you have your "training wheel" with you all the time and you will soon learn to use it to your advantage as you become one with the rig.

You also have more time to enjoy the surrounding countryside as you travel through it as you do not have to balance the rig as with a solo motorcycle.

There is a hidden secret here somewhere and as soon as more people start realizing how comfortable and easy sidecars are to ride we will see a lot more of them on the road with a lot of smiley faces  ;D ;D

 

 
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