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Author Topic: How comfortable is a Cozy side car?  (Read 204 times)

Narada

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How comfortable is a Cozy side car?
« on: April 22, 2016, 02:25:07 pm »
How comfortable is a Cozy side car?

 Is the ride found to be agreeable to the drivers wives?

I see a lot of posts about hauling dogs around but what about the ladies? 
How many miles before one may be subjected to complaints?

« Last Edit: April 22, 2016, 03:48:20 pm by Narada »
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Re: How comfortable is a Cozy side car?
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2016, 06:52:06 pm »
There are SOOO many ways this thread could go wrong.....

Actually they are quite comfortable. She won't get the vibration the bike gets for starters. There is plenty of leg room even is she is tall. Here is where it gets tricky to mention.....
The seat is pretty wide too.
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Re: How comfortable is a Cozy side car?
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2016, 07:09:53 pm »
There are SOOO many ways this thread could go wrong.....

Actually they are quite comfortable. She won't get the vibration the bike gets for starters. There is plenty of leg room even is she is tall. Here is where it gets tricky to mention.....
The seat is pretty wide too.

 The seating is....spacious  ;)

 Speaking of which, higher end specialist upholsterers like Seat Concepts and Oregon Aero use multiple layers of different types and different densities of foam in varying thicknesses to create seating that is free of pressure spots and comfortable for as long as you can stay awake.

 An old school trick my ancestors used in the 1920's to help keep the passenger warm in cold weather, a hot slab of soap stone wrapped in cloth and buckle belted to the slatted wood floor mat.

 Today we can use electric heated garments and a spare battery. 12 volt electric blankets are availble too.
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Re: How comfortable is a Cozy side car?
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2016, 10:12:34 am »
Thanks guys,

Lucky for me, the width of seat is not an issue.  It all looks great.  Much better than the old wicker chairs!
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Re: How comfortable is a Cozy side car?
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2016, 03:51:59 pm »

 The seating is....spacious  ;)

 Speaking of which, higher end specialist upholsterers like Seat Concepts and Oregon Aero use multiple layers of different types and different densities of foam in varying thicknesses to create seating that is free of pressure spots and comfortable for as long as you can stay awake.

 An old school trick my ancestors used in the 1920's to help keep the passenger warm in cold weather, a hot slab of soap stone wrapped in cloth and buckle belted to the slatted wood floor mat.

 Today we can use electric heated garments and a spare battery. 12 volt electric blankets are availble too.

YOu could also buy a $16 roll of Reflectix insulation and insulate the cockpit wth it to help keep her warm, too.  My question is, can you get the child seat in there....😉

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Re: How comfortable is a Cozy side car?
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2016, 09:47:48 pm »
YOu could also buy a $16 roll of Reflectix insulation and insulate the cockpit wth it to help keep her warm, too.  My question is, can you get the child seat in there....😉

 No need for that, the child will be seated to the left and right behind the handlebars  ;)  ;D
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Re: How comfortable is a Cozy side car?
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2016, 08:19:26 pm »
My wife and daughter both like riding in the car. In fact, occasionally arguments start about who "has to ride on the back".  Haven't used a child's car seat in some years but I am sure there is room to get one in there and tie it down.  Where are you located?  Perhaps someone from the forum could meet with  you and let you check it out in person.

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Re: How comfortable is a Cozy side car?
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2016, 08:59:49 am »
Thanks for the input on the room for the car seat.  It's more of a fantasy than anything I'm planing right now.  I'm in up to my chin with installing Ace's Billet head in my GT, and don't have room for a sidecar rig at the moment.   ;)

I was just commenting really about the lightweight cheep insulation you could use in the sidecar to make it warmer.

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Re: How comfortable is a Cozy side car?
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2016, 01:55:08 pm »

 



 An old school trick my ancestors used in the 1920's to help keep the passenger warm in cold weather, a hot slab of soap stone wrapped in cloth and buckle belted to the slatted wood floor mat.

 Today we can use electric heated garments and a spare battery. 12 volt electric blankets are availble too.

My long term sidecar hauler was a Panther like the one pictured. With it being a twin port, I had the left pipe routed through the sidecar and existing out the back. All properly sealed so as not to gas Mrs Malky. Gave off a good heat,even had to put a mesh guard on it. ;D
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Re: How comfortable is a Cozy side car?
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2016, 06:04:16 pm »
We are in Seattle WA.  My plan is to have my wife at our annual get together May 21st and we can see some rigs in person.  Maybe she could try climbing into one and testing the seat too!

If a deal comes along sooner, I will just listen to my intuition which is telling me to go forth fearlessly!
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Re: How comfortable is a Cozy side car?
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2016, 09:41:57 pm »
malky
A fascinating idea, running the exhaust pipe through the car.  If properly sealed it would really warm up the passenger.  Might toast them down here on the Gulf Coast...  :o

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Re: How comfortable is a Cozy side car?
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2016, 10:42:05 pm »
Fearlessly going forth on a budget, with a one sidecar limit!
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Re: How comfortable is a Cozy side car?
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2016, 01:10:49 pm »
An old school trick my ancestors used in the 1920's to help keep the passenger warm in cold weather, a hot slab of soap stone wrapped in cloth and buckle belted to the slatted wood floor mat.

Nowadays you can microwave a small bag of dried corn or rice kernals for a few minutes & wrap the heated grain bag in a towel for the same effect. (NOTE: *NOT* popcorn!)
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