Eeeha, it worked 8)
My SO, Connie, has a disiability which makes it difficult for her to ride long distance on the back of my regular bikes. Last Feb, I bought a Ural Retro w/ sidecar and she rode with me from Vancouver to LA. Absolutely loved it. Only problem, the Ural is pretty old (like 60years) technology.
So, I gave serious thought to hacking either my 12GS or the Road King, but the GS seemd too expensive, and the RK has over 70,000 miles.
So, after some thought, I decided the perfect bike was a DL1000. Great looking, plenty of power, excellent reliability, and reasonable price.
I shipped the bike to Dauntless Motoers in Seattle, where they did a custom install of a new Ural sidecar (not the one on the Retro, I still have it). Plus, a few other trick things.
It has electric actuated TILT, which, with a switch on the dash will raise the side car (tilt it) by 4 inches. Great for crowns in the road which cause the rig to pull to the right.
Also, hacks steer hard due to the sidecar. We reduced the front trail by 3" by using leading legs on the forks. I will attach a couple pics.
The sidecar has a disc brake as well as a separate brake pedal which helps turning to the right (i.e. press the right rear brake only :arrow: ).
Then, added Happy Trails panniers, a Hella fog lamp,.
Riding a Hack is unlike anything I have ridden. I wouldn't replace motorcycles with one, but they make a great addition.
Here's the leading leg forks, plus a couple pics on Mount Ranier