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NICE! getting the bug again, traded my uncomfortable air cooled 2012 bonnie for a wated cooled T120. mounts vary for sure so my local specialist will get to do install with parts i have + anything else needed.
 

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Thanks ill get on that im just browsing my wife finally agreed to let me have a bike just and i want an indian it always been my dream bike hopefully i can get it
 

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there are only a few sidecar specialists BUT it can be a DIY sometimes, depending on talents as bikes with older style frames are easier + cheaper while biker requiring subframes cost more. check adventurerider/hacks for great info + leads to complete rigs for sale. Ural is the only factory built decent size rigs but quality suffers on older ones but is said to be getting better????
 

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for better responses about closer sidecar specialists your location is essential, or search + check adventureriders.com/sidecars
 

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your Indian dealer will work with the sidecar company. I think its a bit of fun for the mechanics and they seem to enjoy uniting the bike and the sidecar. Not many get the chance to do such a project and do a s test ride or two !! . Looks good for them on a resume too I suppose.
I bought my indian Chief first then paid it off and 2 years later i bought the sidecar from a third party and financed it monthly through the Indian dealer. The sidecar was shipped when built to the indian dealer and 3 weeks it was assembled good to go.
 

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Thanks for that i am got approved for one now come Friday im going to look at it and i think im gonna take your advice and pay it off then go back for a sidecar that way my payments stay small thanks
 

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thats cool . You will be very familiar with the bike handling . Makes transition easier, As when you add the sidecar it will change the ride and how you ride. Drive it like a car , keep to left of the lane. I got a heavy sidecar and that halfed my fuel range ouch. But its still worth it. You will see what I mean when you are in that situation. Some sidecar performance and cosmetic options you can always add later. I kept it basic. I never bothered with triple trees for the sidecar I like the shoulder workout. The Chief I had power adapter added so I didn't need that option for sidecar. Sure makes camping trips easier with the added available space ( luggage racks etc) and also a more comfortable ride for your partner especially long distance. Wish you well with your project.
 

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That's about the biggest downside of adding a sidecar to a Scout, the fuel capacity. If adding a hack cuts the mileage by even 10 mpg it will seriously cut the range on a tankful.
 

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Having Ridden Rigs with Hannigan Easy Steer, and Without... I ain't gonna go Without... No Reason ..
now Steering Dampers????? Nah... Waste... functional, but Not for me... too Fugly!!!!
Fuel Economy???? Look Out... Gonna Suffer ... Bad!!
 

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Sure BUT all the farkles are a fairly high price . If economics are tight, you don't need to buy it all at once. Spread the jam , just get something on the road and adding to it helps keep the interest in the rig. And lets face it there is not many similar rigs geographically close to try out, if some one lets you drive their rig. Ive kept my sidecar basic. I am still spending $$$ on my Chief, aiming to replace the windshield, I will budget (dragon fly) $850 plus tax likely xmas then to get it painted will cost some too. The high flow airbox was essential for the rig especially on hills with the heavy sidecar.
Fuel economy , wow yes that was a surprise I ghadnt thought about, but im glad I can go an hour 20 its good to take plenty breaks, check/set the gps and fuel up or use ones jerry can. Most part of my long journeys I am continually calculating fuel and distance with the gps to next gas station.
 

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Hello, new here. I’ve had a Ural Retro for 10 years and have finally gotten fed up with the lack of dealer support in my area. I’m in the process of buying a Scout and will then mate it to a hack from Motorvation, Champion, or DMC.

I have high hopes for the Scout, since I’m coming from decades old Russian technology. One of my biggest concerns is a reverse gear for the 5 speed transmission.

That is the one thing Ural brings to the sidecar table, right out of the gate it is a single factory sidecar assembly.
 

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Owning a Ural Tourist as well... I believe the lack of reverse will be a Non-Issue, in short order... recently, It has simply become a novelty. You do Not indicate your location, but I assume Geographically distanced from Hannigan??
 

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Owning a Ural Tourist as well... I believe the lack of reverse will be a Non-Issue, in short order... recently, It has simply become a novelty. You do Not indicate your location, but I assume Geographically distanced from Hannigan??
Good call I will add Hannigan to the competition. Last time I had looked at them, years ago, all they had were the spaceship looking models. I’m interested in the classic look. I’m in GA, so anything will be an adventure. Plan is to order the hack, once it is ready ride out there so they can install it and road trip back.
 

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Murray is West Kentucky. Its quite a ride out from Nashville but its a nice town when you get there. Place is easy to find.
 
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