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Offline DandyDoug

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Side hack ( side car)
on: August 08, 2020, 02:57:53 AM
I wonder if anyone has added a side hack/car to their CB500X 

I poked around on the internet but so far have not found one .

I am considering this as an alternative , to giving up riding.

Thanks for any help.
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Re: Side hack ( side car)
Reply #1 on: August 08, 2020, 06:12:11 AM
Doesn't have the power.
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Re: Side hack ( side car)
Reply #2 on: August 08, 2020, 06:20:30 AM
Get a trike.

Offline JoeD

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Re: Side hack ( side car)
Reply #3 on: August 08, 2020, 06:39:15 AM
Sorry, but I don't know of a side car setup for the 500x but if you haven't already read through it there is a thread on the Adv rider forum (https://advrider.com/f/threads/the-geezer-factor.1374633/) started by a fellow who following a stroke got a Ural with side car but then soon switched to a Africa Twin side car set up. Messaging him (Metalcarver) could be helpful.

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Re: Side hack ( side car)
Reply #4 on: August 08, 2020, 07:38:46 AM
*Originally Posted by MoToad [+]
Doesn't have the power.

I've had five sidecar outfits and driven from the North Cape in winter to the Sahara. 47HP is perfectly sufficient.

The CB500 however is a poor choice. Not impossible, but will produce a structurally weak set-up at high cost.

The first thing you want to do is get a test drive. Ural dealers may oblige. An outfit has no relation to a solo motorcycle. It is physically tough on the upper body and mentally tough due to the variable relationships between turning, throttle, camber and flipping/sliding. The fact you can fly a Cessna does not qualify you for attack helicopters.

To mount the chair to the bike you need four secure points that are steel. This is where the CB500 fails, there is nothing ahead of the top engine mount and nothing below the engine. You could add such a frame but by the time you are done it will be heavy and expensive. Better to start with a Moto Guzzi V7, Triumph Bonneville etc. that have the traditional frame.

Urals are over priced **** in Europe but seem better in the US. They are designed as outfit so while having other trouble it's just mechanical stuff any small volume vehicle will have.

Single wheel forward trikes are just wrong. Every turn is towards the chair. Welding half a Harley to half a VW Beetle simply combines the worst features of both. CanAm's are fun, snowmobiles on the road.

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Re: Side hack ( side car)
Reply #5 on: August 08, 2020, 08:10:56 AM
You can still buy a Jawa 350 (2-stroke or 4-stroke engines) with a sidecar here in the UK - they have been fitted with Velorex sidecars for many years, although I don't know if they ever reached the US.

http://www.jawamotorcycles.co.uk/sidecar.html
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Re: Side hack ( side car)
Reply #6 on: August 08, 2020, 08:37:40 AM
I am considering this as an alternative , to giving up riding.

Can I ask what is the reason for giving up riding ?

Maybe another alternative would be better ?

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Re: Side hack ( side car)
Reply #7 on: August 08, 2020, 08:51:27 AM
I think you would be more hanging  the bike off the sidecar as opposed to the sidecar off the bike.
Dont see power being  the issue with the right sidecar.
Bikes with less power than the CB500X had them many years ago.

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Re: Side hack ( side car)
Reply #8 on: August 08, 2020, 09:14:22 AM
There's a chap with a sidecar fitted to his CRF250L on the adventure forum
I'd rather have a trike than a sidecar



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Re: Side hack ( side car)
Reply #9 on: August 08, 2020, 12:54:59 PM
*Originally Posted by Andy M [+]
Urals are over priced **** in Europe but seem better in the US. They are designed as outfit so while having other trouble it's just mechanical stuff any small volume vehicle will have.
Bit offtopic maybe but I'm really curious - what Western customers finds attractive in Ural bikes? I'm russian and it calls my attention - personally wouldn't buy it except in case of acute nostalgia attack and extra money in my wallet to spent.

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