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Bill Harris

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on: August 11, 2021, 04:51:53 am
Here is the Mash Family Side: check it out on the internet.

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Reply #1 on: August 11, 2021, 12:55:32 pm
Sadly, it seems these French-marketed Mash bikes (built by Shineray in China) are not yet available in the States. But check out this chrome hack: https://youtu.be/-pfD5MiqQ9o. She's kinda purty, huh?

I could think of worse vehicles to have a nice long European motoring holiday on though. I wonder if anyone rents them yonder?

For those interested in this breed, their website, with a list of importers here and there, is found at: https://www.mash-motors.fr/
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Reply #2 on: August 11, 2021, 04:47:31 pm
Genuine Scooter Company imports the basic bike at about $4K USD. Lots of used hacks show up on Craigs List. A DIY "Family Side"? It's likely you could buy the actual Mash hack-in-a-box with some research & persistence.

Review:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IWJhnWTTpE

Tech "How to" vid:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANRNJpTeSgs
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Reply #3 on: August 12, 2021, 11:43:10 am
A nice thing about the Mash Family Side is it has a reverse.  Very nice to have on a rig don’t you think. 😁 I had a Ural at one time and the reverse came in very handy.

Royal Enfield people and sidecar people are good people

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Old Royal Enfield rider and sidecar  driver, Bill



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Reply #4 on: August 23, 2021, 12:52:46 am
Whoodathunkett!!   :o

https://mashmotors.co.uk/models/
The 400cc models from MASH are, just like the 250cc performances, meant for owners of the motorcycle license A2, but also for those that want to enjoy the way that motorcycling is meant to be.  To be one with your motorcycle and one with your surroundings. Pure enjoyment from the 1-cylinder and the blowing of the wind. With the 400cc Family Side sidecar your pleasure will go sky-high! The first sidecar with Euro4 approval is based on the Five Hundred 400 and is provided with the DELPHI EFI injection system. The sidecar has extra sprung, three hydraulic brakes and is stored with a steering damper. But that’s not all! We saved the best for last, because the Family Side is also provided with a mechanical reverse. The motorcycle can hold up to a maximum of three persons (250 kg).  £8.499,-

https://www.motor.nl/nieuws/test-mash-family-side/  ( DUTCH site, english computer-based translation )
Reverse gear: Fortunately, Mash hasn't gone completely blind to money saving. For example, the Family Side has a reverse gear. Pulling out a lever on the handlebar unblocks an extra gear in the gearbox that allows the sidecar combination to drive backwards. All in all, the tricycle with 230 dry kilos does not weigh too much, but if you have to push it up, you will beep differently.
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Reply #5 on: August 23, 2021, 08:27:42 am
Yes, that’s it exactly!  To be one with your motorcycle and one with your surroundings.  That’s why I love motorcycling.  It’s not how fast you can go or how powerful your machine is.  It’s the feeling that all is right with the world and you and your motorcycle are one with the world.  Not concurring it but a part of it.  The pure enjoyment of the ride.

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Reply #6 on: August 23, 2021, 04:14:12 pm
Bilgemaster - I just had a fit trying to figure out how those bugs got below my screen cover. Where did you get that?
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Reply #7 on: August 23, 2021, 04:27:23 pm
I am glad to see one of these in the flesh. If you go to Alibaba.com you can find many like this or quite similar. You could get your own if you can figure out how to get it past customs. Unfortunately it will probably never come to the US. It could probably get past EPA or at least 49 state EPA. I have gotten testing and certification done on several different overseas brands and it's not as hard as you might think. They will have trouble with the brakes, hoses, wheels, lights and tires though. Then there is the larger problem of developing a dealer network, getting licensed in each state, developing a parts supply etc. If I was younger and more foolish I'd give it a go.
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Reply #8 on: August 23, 2021, 11:09:58 pm
Maybe the Johnny Cash "One piece at a time" methodology"?  <<  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb9F2DT8iEQ  >>

Get a G400C, then pick up the required engine case & gears, then ship over the sidecar as an accessory?

Likely not cheap, but there are the bragging rights to consider. At least you could give the Ural riders a lift back to a service station... :o 8)
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