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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2006, 11:49 am Thread Starter
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Sidecar - Any Photoshop experts?

I know, I know, what the hell is this guy thinking of!!

Well reality is I have three kids and want to be able to ride with them. I have an opportunity on a used sidecar (color is orange). Wondering if any of you guys good with photoshop to see what it would lool like with Bleu/White Zebra color sheme.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2006, 12:01 pm
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I know, I know, what the hell is this guy thinking of!!

Well reality is I have three kids and want to be able to ride with them. I have an opportunity on a used sidecar (color is orange). Wondering if any of you guys good with photoshop to see what it would lool like with Bleu/White Zebra color sheme.

Thanks,
Eric
Eric,

I mean this is the nicest way possible. That's seriously the ugliest sidecar rig I've ever seen - it's gut-wrenchingly horrific. Don't buy it. If you paint it blue or any other color, it'll still be f-ugly.

Silly question - Have you considered riding with one kid at a time?

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Of course I do ride with them one at a time, but want to be able to take them all on family outings.

With regards to look I agree there are better looking rigs. This specific model if it does not have the best look has the advantage to be articulated and leans with the bike in curves. Similar to Flexit sidecars. The other advantage is that it can be remved and replaced in ~5min.

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It reminds me of one of the tram cars in the James Bond movie Moonraker - hahaah

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Just say no, IMHO

I put a sidecar on my K75S 3 years ago. After one riding season, I pulled it off and sold it back to the guy(small dealer/installer) I had bought it from. The reasons are many. First, bikes and sidecars are two entirely different experiences. I love bikes; I found I do not love sidecarring. Second, as cool as it looks, people are not standing in line to ride with you. It sounds like you have a captive audience, but the only individuals offering to ride with me were my Great Danes. Third, unless it is put on right, a sidecar is much more dangerous than a bike. "Right" in this case means switching to a leading link fork. I didn't, and any time I took one hand off the bars, I'd get a headshake that would only stop if I stopped the rig completely. So if you do that (an additional $1500), the 5 minute on/off conversion is not doable. Plus I don't think you really want to take the risk with your kids. And fourth, that color combination would just be butt-ugly.
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Wink Pop-quiz!!!

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Thanks for your feedback Rob, not a done deal yet. But just to clarify if I do buy the rig it will be painted. Hence the original post to get some photoshop work with the blue/whit sheme.

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I think you have a winner there.......
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MAC- will you slow those racetrack girls down???!!! and maybe make them bigger? I'm straining my eyes!
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MAC- will you slow those racetrack girls down???!!! and maybe make them bigger? I'm straining my eyes!
Now now now....you never want to ask for bigger women or you'll get much more than you bargained for.....be sure to ask him to make the pictures a larger viewable size......
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