1999 BMW R1100GS
Make/Model and Details of Sidecar Tub – Fibreglass, Aluminum (aluminium) Wrapped, Steel Sheet Wrapped etc
Fibreglass Armec Sidewinder, weighs about 150 pounds (68 kg), it is quite light. Owned since 2002.
Sidecar Tub Design – Tandem/Single
Sidecar Frame Type and Measurements – (Square/Round Tubing, Aluminium/Steel)
Powder Coated Round Tubing
Rear Mount Ground Clearance Measurement
Rear Pivot Mount is 6.75 inches from the floor to the center of the bolt.
Front Mount Ground Clearance Measurement
Front Pivot Mount is 10 inches from the floor to the center of the bolt.
Front Pivot Mount from a different angle
Motorcycle Sub-chassis Details (Square/Round Steel Tubing, Aluminum etc) and Attachment to Motorcycle (High Tensile steel, lock nuts etc)
Total Width of Combination Lean-in
Track width: 127 cm
Total Width of Combination Lean-out
Track width: 127 cm
Distance Between Sidecar and Bike
Sidecar Tire (tyre) Speed, Weight Rating
165/60 R 13 Tires
Sidecar Rim Details, Diameter, Rim Width etc
13 ” Aluminum Rim
Suspension Type (Shock Absorber/Swing arm/Torsion) on Sidecar Wheel
Sidecar suspension progressive acting via aluminum lever, infinitely adjustable
Pivot Attachment to Motorcycle, (Rose Bush, Heim Joint, Rod End etc)
Sidecar Brake Details (if fitted), Drum/Disc, Plumbed to Motorcycle Rear or Front Brake Cylinder
Sidecar wheel hydraulically braked
Modifications/Adjustments During the Build
Not Applicable – Factory Made
Photos of the End Product
The Family – 2003
Photo taken by photographer James Ferry in 2003
10 Years Later – Still Living the Dream
Same family, same Armec Sidewinder, but how the children have grown up.
“2013 photo, 10 years later. Now 2018, we still have both bikes and rig, and have added a 2016 BMW R1200RS that my wife now rides, and a 2011 BMW K1300S that I ride as my primary.
Our oldest daughter has her motorcycle license, but we are waiting until she is done with college before she gets a bike. Our other daughter, will get her bike license when she feels ready.
My top bucket list goal is to ride across the USA with all of my girls, each on their own machine.” Cheers! Edwards
Thank you Edwards for sharing your story and photos with Haul N Ride. I am honored to have the opportunity to meet a Leaner Sidecar owner willing to share with our visitors.
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