Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum

Welcome to the Silverwing 600 Forum. We ask that you be polite and also introduce yourself on your 1st post. The members are friendly and helpful so just have fun.
 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» Bought a 600 silver wing Scooter with the Trike kit on it
sidecar use I_icon_minitimeby Mech 1 twa Today at 9:15 pm

» coolant leak? and shutter/lugging of engine
sidecar use I_icon_minitimeby Cannavis Today at 9:00 pm

» Airhawk and GoCruise
sidecar use I_icon_minitimeby Mech 1 twa Today at 8:50 pm

» For Sale: Dr Pulley HiT Clutch kit
sidecar use I_icon_minitimeby Cosmic_Jumper Today at 8:48 pm

» Swingarm torque question
sidecar use I_icon_minitimeby Mech 1 twa Today at 8:22 pm

» Seat strut help please
sidecar use I_icon_minitimeby BrianInVA Today at 5:09 pm

» New 2022 rides Mr Grinsel?
sidecar use I_icon_minitimeby Cosmic_Jumper Today at 4:55 pm

» Damn & Blast Again!
sidecar use I_icon_minitimeby MikeO Today at 3:49 pm

» Honda forza 350 taller screen.
sidecar use I_icon_minitimeby MikeO Today at 3:40 pm

» Where to start??
sidecar use I_icon_minitimeby zrx212 Today at 3:27 pm

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search
free forum
 
 

 sidecar use

Go down 
+5
steve_h80
Dave Weller
john grinsel
Modernman1953
piesdad
9 posters
AuthorMessage
piesdad
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider
piesdad


Number of posts : 4
Location : Space Coast FL
Points : 3728
Registration date : 2012-05-01

sidecar use Empty
PostSubject: sidecar use   sidecar use I_icon_minitimeMon May 15, 2017 10:46 pm

anyone put a sidecar on a Swing?
Back to top Go down
Modernman1953
Touring Scooter Rider
Touring Scooter Rider



Number of posts : 379
Location : Yuma, AZ
Points : 2652
Registration date : 2016-06-01

sidecar use Empty
PostSubject: Re: sidecar use   sidecar use I_icon_minitimeTue May 16, 2017 12:42 am

There is one for sale in the Seattle Craigslist ads today.

I have not, but I did have a side car hack and I won't have another. Personal preference only.
Back to top Go down
john grinsel
Curmudgeon
john grinsel


Number of posts : 3191
Age : 83
Points : 8459
Registration date : 2009-08-18

sidecar use Empty
PostSubject: Re: sidecar use   sidecar use I_icon_minitimeTue May 16, 2017 7:38 am


don't do it.....I speak as veteran of 40 years sidecar use---SilverWing not designed to pull sidecar and the forces put on the frame/wheels---how do you reduce gearing 20%? Steering damper?.Change fork trail? I enjoyed my HD factory tin sidecar outfit===strong but engine could not take really hard running---best were MZ 2 strokes, 300cc conversion, Koni shock on sidecar---bike and chair designed for each other. So nothing broke. AND they were cheap, about $1000 in the crate for outfit! And for the car tire nuts, you could safely run car tire on rear---special 15 inch car rim, inner tube with off set valve, tire from Citroen 2CV----not legal solo.

Many sidecar outfits I have seen in US---probably could not pass any safety/stress testing and what bikes today are designed for sidecar? Ural might be the only one left.
Back to top Go down
Dave Weller
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider



Number of posts : 78
Location : Chatham Kent UK
Points : 3982
Registration date : 2011-11-09

sidecar use Empty
PostSubject: Re: sidecar use   sidecar use I_icon_minitimeTue May 16, 2017 1:05 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HONDA-SILVERWING-FJS-600-AND-SIDECAR-2003-WITH-ONLY-23K-MILES-/132191215999?hash=item1ec735e17f:g:~4YAAOSww9xZF2wB

Could be handy to take the dogs with me.
Back to top Go down
steve_h80
Silver Wing Expert
Silver Wing Expert



Number of posts : 855
Location : Teesdale, UK
Points : 3169
Registration date : 2016-05-15

sidecar use Empty
PostSubject: Re: sidecar use   sidecar use I_icon_minitimeTue May 16, 2017 1:44 pm

I spotted that one myself nighthawk.
The paintjob alone must have cost a packet, and it looks like the rider forgot how wide it was judging by the crunched mudguard on the chair.
It looks nice but as noted by John I can't imagine it rides too well.
Back to top Go down
john grinsel
Curmudgeon
john grinsel


Number of posts : 3191
Age : 83
Points : 8459
Registration date : 2009-08-18

sidecar use Empty
PostSubject: Re: sidecar use   sidecar use I_icon_minitimeTue May 16, 2017 10:39 pm

Forgot: what about braked side car wheel?

Back to top Go down
Modernman1953
Touring Scooter Rider
Touring Scooter Rider



Number of posts : 379
Location : Yuma, AZ
Points : 2652
Registration date : 2016-06-01

sidecar use Empty
PostSubject: Re: sidecar use   sidecar use I_icon_minitimeTue May 16, 2017 11:53 pm

$3900 for a Silverwing and Sidecar.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/6126792257.html
Back to top Go down
steve_h80
Silver Wing Expert
Silver Wing Expert



Number of posts : 855
Location : Teesdale, UK
Points : 3169
Registration date : 2016-05-15

sidecar use Empty
PostSubject: Re: sidecar use   sidecar use I_icon_minitimeWed May 17, 2017 12:06 am

Interesting feature in that the forks and wheel have been reversed.
Any idea why?
Back to top Go down
gremlin
Super Scooter Rider
Super Scooter Rider
gremlin


Number of posts : 227
Age : 70
Location : Brisbane, Australia
Points : 2912
Registration date : 2015-04-09

sidecar use Empty
PostSubject: Re: sidecar use   sidecar use I_icon_minitimeWed May 17, 2017 1:23 am

I have not got a problem with anyone putting a side car or a trailer on a Silver Wing. I actually love the concept and have seen many fine examples. But I know that in Australia you would lose your insurance cover, if you have an accident, because the manufacturer specifically states ( in the owners manual ), that the SW is not designed and suited for it. Obviously that does not deter many owners, but it would worry me !
Back to top Go down
Meldrew
Visiting Curmudgeon
Meldrew


Number of posts : 3982
Location : York, North Yorkshire, England UK
Points : 8338
Registration date : 2010-11-16

sidecar use Empty
PostSubject: Re: sidecar use   sidecar use I_icon_minitimeWed May 17, 2017 4:52 am

nighthawk250 wrote:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HONDA-SILVERWING-FJS-600-AND-SIDECAR-2003-WITH-ONLY-23K-MILES-/132191215999?hash=item1ec735e17f:g:~4YAAOSww9xZF2wB

Could be handy to take the dogs with me.

Early model Silver Wings like that one got bad press from journos and owners alike for it's poor fuel economy, so lugging that lump of a sidecar around is only going to make it a lot worse.

I'd always be suspicious of sidecar outfits for sale where the owners main priority had been an expensive and garish custom paint job. Fitting a set of leading link forks and a suitable square section front tyre would have been IMHO a better use of that money, and vastly improved the handling and road holding (and saleability) of the outfit.
Back to top Go down
MikeO
Site Admin
MikeO


Number of posts : 3649
Age : 73
Location : Seaham, Co Durham, UK
Points : 8638
Registration date : 2009-06-29

sidecar use Empty
PostSubject: Re: sidecar use   sidecar use I_icon_minitimeWed May 17, 2017 2:28 pm

Perhaps they just take it to Custom Bike shows on a trailer; that might account for the low mileage. Razz
Back to top Go down
oldwingguy
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru



Number of posts : 1936
Location : Hocking Hills U.S.A.
Points : 4492
Registration date : 2016-01-29

sidecar use Empty
PostSubject: Re: sidecar use   sidecar use I_icon_minitimeWed May 17, 2017 3:44 pm

I saw the ultimate in side car use today probably qualify as THE use. There he was at a local gas station with his bike and side car filling gas cans carefully arranged in the side car, hopefully for a short uneventful ride home. Me? that risk taking would NOT happen.
Back to top Go down
 
sidecar use
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» New From Florida Questions About Adding a Sidecar
» Adding a sidecar
» mountings for sidecar
» Ballast for sidecar
» Home Made Sidecar

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum :: Introductions-
Jump to: