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    • Bike: TROPHY SE 2015/RX4 S
    Sidecar attachment
    on: Dec 16, 2016, 02.10 pm
    Dec 16, 2016, 02.10 pm
    Firstly thanks for the welcome to the forum, now some info as requested re-Trophy se / RX4 sidecar. I bought the outfit second-hand, the gent who had it built previously owned a 2013 Trophy and was so impressed decided to  build the combination to his spec with a new bike.
    Unfortunately whilst the conversion work was being carried out he had an accident and is now unable to ride. The list of mods are as follows:
    powder coated wheels-heated comfort seats-large wind screen-paint protection kit (not sure if the radio or heated grips are standard or add ons). Watsonian supplied  and fitted the sub frame-sidecar-sidecar brake and did the painting of the sidecar. Wasp motorcycles fitted the leading link forks.
    How does it go?...In sort superbly. For quite a large beast the handling, performance is more than sufficient for this owner!
    Fully ladened with camping gear, passenger, cruising at 80ish on motorways is effortless. When it comes to the twistys it's a joy to throw around.
    I've only done just under 3000 miles on it, so far no problems (fingers and everything else crossed it stays that way).

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    Re: Sidecar attachment
    Reply #1 on: Dec 16, 2016, 02.41 pm
    Dec 16, 2016, 02.41 pm
    Wicked cool  :062:

    I imagine sidecar rigs are more common in the UK than here in the Colonies, but I expect it still gets you a fair bit of attention.

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    Re: Sidecar attachment
    Reply #2 on: Dec 16, 2016, 11.49 pm
    Dec 16, 2016, 11.49 pm
    Not really a sidecar fan but that does look seriously cool!!

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    Re: Sidecar attachment
    Reply #3 on: Dec 17, 2016, 12.25 pm
    Dec 17, 2016, 12.25 pm
    Seasons Greetings GreyBeard. Sidecars aren't that common in the UK, they do present  something of a curiosity for people when they are seen on the road. Vehicles will drive along side you, passengers taking photos on their phones and children ( also some adults giving a friendly wave). A quick stop at services can sometimes take forever,...our record is one hour!
    But in this day and age it's a good feeling, when strangers approach you and start talking about the outfit, (they just seem to assume sidecarists are going to be friendly), and lets face it motorcyclists need all the friends they can get.
                      The photo was taken on 15th Dec, locale is the slipway at Beachley  by the river Severn :821:.
                        A grey damp day, cheered up by doing "seasonal visits" to friends.

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    Re: Sidecar attachment
    Reply #4 on: Dec 17, 2016, 02.11 pm
    Dec 17, 2016, 02.11 pm
    I just love it!!!! :152: :152: :152:

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    Re: Sidecar attachment
    Reply #5 on: Dec 23, 2016, 09.10 pm
    Dec 23, 2016, 09.10 pm
    I'm very impressed with the rig, it looks great!  :821:

    Glen

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    Re: Sidecar attachment
    Reply #6 on: Dec 23, 2016, 10.53 pm
    Dec 23, 2016, 10.53 pm
    Does adding a sidecar increase the amount of road tax you have to pay?

    I've never had one or a trike for that matter, unless you have a disability of some kind and would need that third wheel, personally I don't really see the attraction of either vehicle really. Both seem to have the downsides of a car whilst offering less weather protection, why not have a convertible four wheeler instead??

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    Re: Sidecar attachment
    Reply #7 on: Dec 24, 2016, 08.40 am
    Dec 24, 2016, 08.40 am
    NO !

    Information from UK DVLA  :028:

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