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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-14-2009, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Sidecar for vulcan750 ???

I seen this posting today, and the wife asked if this would work on our vulcan. Has anyone seen a sidecar on a vulcan 750 ??? Also has anyone had any riding experience with a sidecar?

My wife won't ride on the the bike. However she said if this can be mounted on the vulcan she would ride.

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Yes you can put a sidecar on the Vulcan 750. Our lovely Dianna has one, and is the person to ask if this particular one would work.
(I'm kinda sure it would, the tricky part is attaching the thing to the bike, not what sidecar you find)

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But, just so ya know, many times it makes the bike handle better (with a side car) if ya rake the front end out a bit.
Again, Dianna would know more on this......
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I passed a guy on Us 23 riding a Harley dagger with a sidecar ,I personally always thought they looked cool but would require a completely different riding style.But this guy was obviously experienced. He rode as if he was on a bike without anything hanging on the side ,I was impressed.Back to the question at hand ,about 20 years ago there was a company it could have been Vetter ,that made side cars with a unique mount that leaned the side car as the bike leaned,it had some kind of parallelogram type linkage on the mount and it could be locked with a single pin if you wanted to ride it as a conventional side car.I saw it reviewed in Motorcyclist or Cycle World magazine and they seemed to like it,does any one else remember this sidecar.This is where you old guys show your age and speak up LOL.
A little more info here is a link to the actual instructions on how to mount a sidecar doesn't look too hard and it is reversible here is a link http://www.velorexusa.com/Instructio...nstructions.pd




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Denny, I remember seeing a racing video years ago with a leaning side car such as you describe, but don`t think it was a Vetter. I also remember Vetter fairings and hard saddlebags, but don`t recall their sidecars. But I wasn`t much interested in them at that time either.

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My other concern is how hard would it be to mount a sidecar? I sent a e-mail to the seller and waiting to find out if this comes with all the mounting hardware, but I'm still waiting on a response from seller.

I will send Dianne a pm for the pros and cons. I apperciate everyone quick response regarding the sidecar and hope this is something I will be able to do myself to keep cost down.
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...about 20 years ago there was a company it could have been Vetter ,that made side cars with a unique mount that leaned the side car as the bike leaned,it had some kind of parallelogram type linkage on the mount and it could be locked with a single pin if you wanted to ride it as a conventional side car.I saw it reviewed in Motorcyclist or Cycle World magazine and they seemed to like it,does any one else remember this sidecar...


Yes, that was the "Equilean" sidecar. Oddly I was looking at info on this awhile back and found this brief message from one of the makers:

"The following has been edited some but the main message is here."


February 20th, 2008 at 5:04 am


My name is Ghraydon Wallick. My father Wally and I invented the
EQUALEAN sidecar in 1975. We built about 270 units before going out
of business in the recession of the 1980's.

I've kept my dad's personal sidecar, as well as our original
passenger prototype in storage ever since believing it would one day
enjoy a renaissance.

Mike Corbin in Hollister, Ca. and I have signed an agreement and he
will bring EQUALEAN into the 21st century. Anyone familiar with
Mike's products knows they're first class. EQUALEAN never had a
better opportunity to succeed than with Mike Corbin on board.

I have put together some pictures with text to provide useful (and
accurate) information concerning the EQUALEAN sidecar.

I just uploaded the EQUALEAN pictures to MySpace.com. Type my
name, "ghraydon" in the search window, then click on my "pictures"
link at my profile page. Click the EQUALEAN album and "Voila"!

Sincerely,

Ghraydon Wallick

---------------------------------------------------------------


Here's one for sale:
http://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/mcy/1158560676.html


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Me neither Hoss and I think it was an American company,and you are probably right it about it not being Vetter,But ol Craig Vetter made some cool accesories in the day ,Hey Hoss




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My dog would love that thing! He rides the custom rack on my Honda Rebel in the neighborhood and doesn't want to get off when we stop. But he doesn't have any money and I'm not loaning him any. Bad credit.

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Hey KM that is the one,I didn't know if any one else had seen them ,I wonder if the new version will still have the weird body shape?




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