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  • 07 Feb 2012 5:37 PM
    Message # 818664
    So the first response was via email :-( and is copied here:

    > Ian,
    >  I started that group and never had any privelages to go with it. It has
    > remained as it was upon creation. It was put on the web by Patrick
    > Hampson, Ottawa chapter.
    >
    > Yes we want it, but something to interact with. I'd say private..The
    > public should get to see just enough to make them want to sign up to see
    > more of what the CVMG has to offer.
    >
    > Using the Bcc tab of your email editor will prevent spam. Just a suggestion.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Doug Smith


    Any others ?
  • 19 Feb 2012 4:56 PM
    Reply # 829606 on 818664
    I've been a sidecar driver since 1966, did several winters in the maritimes, year round rider. I've built them, modified them, raced them, added suspensions to older models, and continue to look for ways to improve the machines I wrote to the forum a couple of years ago but got no response. I hope it works out better this time.
  • 24 Feb 2012 8:38 PM
    Reply # 835214 on 829606
    Thane Gillies wrote: I hope it works out better this time.

    So do I - but it will be as 'successful' (however you define that)  as the members make it !
  • 01 Mar 2012 9:03 AM
    Reply # 840764 on 818664
    I had hoped for a little better response. I know there are quite a few sidecar affictionados out there, and my experience is that they are usually enthusiastic about , but I guess they are not into writing about it.
  • 02 Mar 2012 1:07 AM
    Reply # 841541 on 840764
    Thane Gillies wrote:I had hoped for a little better response. I know there are quite a few sidecar affictionados out there, and my experience is that they are usually enthusiastic about , but I guess they are not into writing about it.

    I'm not sure that I would make that assumption just yet - these things can take a bit of time to build and as well maybe some advertising would help to shape the discussion. Perhaps a short article in the CVMG News ?

    As a matter of interest, this page (Side Car) has been visited by 148 people who visited 214 times in the past 30 days so there would seem to be at least some interest.
  • 09 Apr 2014 1:36 PM
    Reply # 1534746 on 841541
    Ian Sandy wroteAs a matter of interest, this page (Side Car) has been visited by 148 people who visited 214 times in the past 30 days so there would seem to be at least some interest.

    Hi Ian,
    I'm in the midst of my 5th sidecar build.
    This one puts a recently acquired collision damaged 1982 Velorex 560 onto the 1984 XS650 Heritage Special that I've owned since new.
    Me and Mr. Lincoln have got the sidecar frame straightened, added a separate ex-BSA pedal to work the s/c brake and modified the frame mounts to go directly onto the XS650's new subframe.
    Now I'm waiting for the paint to dry so I can do a trial assembly.
    Those who can attend the Saskatoon Draggins car show this coming Easter can see the rig being assembled at the show's CVMG display.

  • 10 Apr 2014 7:35 AM
    Reply # 1535159 on 818664
    Hello Fred. First of all, I know I need to use some of my own suggestions. A few pictures and a short commentary on the process and progress of your rebuild would make a great article for the CVMG News. I am currently working on several improvements for my outfit and must do the same.
  • 10 Apr 2014 8:39 AM
    Reply # 1535187 on 818664
    Deleted user

    Hi Sidecar folks,

    Just wanted to add some info. to this group:

    I have for sale a sidecar frame ...Cozy make, for a left side installation.  Well made, good material, painted black, comes with a very nice fender (black) and heavy articulating wheel spring and shock.  Pictures available, Brian


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