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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-05-2016, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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1300 as tug for sidecar?

Anyone have a sidecar on their 1300? I'm interested in hearing your experience or seeing pictures of your rig, especially the attachment of car to bike. Was a subframe necessary or did it attach to existing frame points? Picking up a Champion Escort next week. I have an older Valkyrie but would like to keep it as a solo bike so considering a VTX. Thanks
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-05-2016, 08:06 PM
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My rig is exactly what you are describing, 08 1300R VTX with an Escort Sidecar, I'll try to get some pics of the setup tomorrow. I might even considering selling the setup as is.

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Thanks Doc, I'd really appreciate any pictures. Did you find it necessary to modify the triple trees for easier steering?
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I bought the rig new already set up. Easy-Steer was already on it. I've ridden trikes that didn't have it and it's a workout to ride like that. The shop that did the installation is one of the bigger trike builders on the east coast, and they did a great job. I've done several trips to Daytona beach and back and I had no problem with the steering at all.

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I probably should have bought a turn key rig to start with but couldn't find what I wanted close enough so ended up with the Escort car. Would like to find a used subframe and mounts for whatever bike I end up using. When you say you would consider selling the rig did you mean just the bike or bike with sidecar?
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My rig is exactly what you are describing, 08 1300R VTX with an Escort Sidecar, I'll try to get some pics of the setup tomorrow. I might even considering selling the setup as is.

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I know this is an old post, but i'm considering doing the sidecar on my 05 VTX. Would love to see some pictures!

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Marysville, OH in July 2005, I saw this one at Homecoming

Google "vtx 1300 with sidecar'' several results

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https://www.vtxoa.com/forums/7-vtx-1...decar-vtx.html
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2005 1300c Red, Mustang seat, HK 2.5 straights. Leds for safety-front & back. 194,184 VTX miles
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I have been thinking of a sidecar on&off.
Not that any human would care to get in. It'd just be a great way to allow my dog to ride with me.
So I've been slowly reading up on sidecars.

Does anyone have any good general information? Such as attach points to the frame, requirements for DOT, safety inspection etc.
(yes, I did search but came up empty-handed on those details)

Really hoping that my dog will ride with me one day!

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I have been thinking of a sidecar on&off.
Really hoping that my dog will ride with me one day!
Doggles...
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QOM4j6a4U6...0/img_3641.jpg

2005 1300c Red, Mustang seat, HK 2.5 straights. Leds for safety-front & back. 194,184 VTX miles

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I think their cool...but have no need for one..


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