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Author Topic: The Sidecar Experience  (Read 291 times)


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The Sidecar Experience
« on: May 29, 2015, 11:51:04 pm »
A little late posting but I've been working on the house...

 Last weekend went to the Memorial Day Motorcycle Blowout in Gulfport, MS. Local TV news claimed there were over 10,000 bikes there and I believe it. Most of them were Harleys. It is held at a drag strip and they were having some serious competition. I was riding the Royal Enfield G5 with Kozi Rocket sidecar. It was a real crowd pleaser. Everyone seemed to like the bike and I must have told the Enfield story a hundred times. Got there late on Saturday and could not enter the competition for best of class. It would have been an easy win. I wondered all over the place numerous times and only saw one other sidecar rig. It was an older Harley with a homemade car. Looked like a rat rod. Had "Bandito" gang markings all over it. Never did locate the rider.

 This may not be the venue most of us would hang out at with the heavy drinking, bikini and wet t-shirt contests, etc. But it was a great opportunity to promote sidecars. Talked to several riders who expressed a serious interest in getting into sidecars. Handed out several tri-folds and who knows, just might get a response. Didn't even drink one beer and even had the bike blessed by the vice president of the local chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association. Very interesting experience over all.

 By the way, I rode/drove the rig from my home, about a 90 mile trip with the dog "Kozi" in the car. They would not let her in the show though. That dog is getting to be a real sidecar hound. Before leaving the house, took the bike out to wash it and she leaped into the car. Wants to ride every time I get the rig out. Also gave my daughter (aged 13) her first driving lesson on a rig. Did pretty good. Next time we will try shifting gears.
2011 G5 Deluxe w/Kozi Rocket
2009 V-Star 950 Tourer w/Velorex 562


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Re: The Sidecar Experience
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2015, 08:40:30 am »
Just saw this.  Thanks for posting.  I have a Ural and am interested in hacking my C5.  Great looking rig!
U.S., Russian, Indian bikes - they're all good!
Leaves me new options for Asian, European, and Brit.  :-)