That looks cool. Did you make everything yourself or was it off the shelf somewhere?
How does the side car affect the performance of the KLR?
What about gas mileage?
And one other question, just how do you corner a bike with a side car?
I see a few bikes around here with side cars but maybe only one or two. I have always wanted to try one out but never worked up the nerve to ask someone.
The sidecar is a California Friendship w/o body. The box is a Contico storage box from Lowes. The mounts are from Dauntless Motors up your way. I have built sidecars from the ground up but this one is a hillbilly stepchild.
I just mounted it today so time will tell for mpg. It weighs about 150 lbs so it's like carrying a passenger performance-wise. On the open road there's more wind drag of course.
Driving an outfit is kind of odd. It is asymmetrically powered and braked so those actions affect the handling and are used to make it perform well. Wet weather riding becomes fun and snow, ice for mud are a reason to ride.
I used to race SCs, MX, TT and some desert. Got a #1 AMA plate in '75.
The ideal setup would be to add a leading link front end and that may come later as $ becomes availalbe.
I have an extra one (LL) but it's for a GL1000 and would require a bit of modification to fit the Kaw. It's worth too much to chop it up. It is for sale if someone wants one.
Sidecars are just another ring in the motorcycle circus.