Hello from Canada

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by fasteddy, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. fasteddy

    fasteddy Member

    I'm an old moped owner getting back into the stream.
    Starting to put an E-bike together mostly to see if I can do it.It will be an early style with side car.Any thing with a gas motor in Canada over 49cc is a hard sell to the DMV.
    Need the side car since I have balance problems.I was the guy your parentssaid "If he jumped off a cliff would you.I did into 40 ft of water"and it was a rush but now at 65 I'm cashing all the checks I wrote before I was 20.
    Just had a knee replaced and next month they are going to do the other one.
    Deacon has been my go to guy as I'm putting this together and Pops has been a contributor also.I'm waiting for him to get his bikes ready to sell.
    I would be happy to hear from any one who has an idea how to put this on the road.I have no desire to take Mr. Toads Wild Ride again.
    I have 40+ years of wood working, cabinet making and I worked in the fiberglass industry for a few years and I rebuilt my first engine at 13.
    I've also restored a few antique vehicles.
    The one thing I don't like is welding.I try to farm that out to the pros.
    Well thats it gang.Sorry if it's kind of wordy but thought if I was asking for advice you should have some idea what you are up against.

  2. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    Well, Steve, I can make a few suggestions, but probably the finest sidecar equipped motored bike I've seen was built by lhemrick - look at this thread: http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=5866&highlight=sidecar

    Also, popuna has done some interesting things in the sidecar line: http://www.motoredbikes.com/album.php?albumid=527

    That design inspired some thinking on my part, so I drew up this thing: http://www.motoredbikes.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16486&d=1238550943
    which is an articulated freight platform narrow sidecar with an HT engine on the sidecar side. As designed the bike can be leant about 35 degrees either way, and the sidecar wheel leans with you, keeping all 3 wheels on the ground.
  3. fasteddy

    fasteddy Member

    Simple Simon--The first bike/sidecar is the look I want but you and Popuna have answered the question I had about making it lean so the car didn't lift.
    Years ago I lived in Toronto Ontario and the cops rode thier Harleys with a side car all winter.Think for a lot of them it was a point of pride.
    A lot of them when they were after us could put the side car in the air as they took a 90degree left turn.Thankyou.