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R18C

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Rode to Hannigan Motorsports in Murray Kentucky to have the sidecar installed.I gotta tell ya,these folks are class A in customer service and they operate a old school business.All the mechanics are very up to date on the can bus electric system.Hand laid fiberglass and quite a impressive machine shop.I think these guys could make about anything.Ruth Anne welcomed me like family.

I found a almost identical black wheel w/stainless spokes to match the BMW factory wheels thru Drag Specialities.Since Hannigan includes a chromed spoke wheel with the sidecar,they got this one and only charged me $150 to machine this wheel to fit a 1 inch axel.
I highly recommend these folks.
 

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R2K

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Looks fantastic, the R18 is a perfect bike for a side car. Look forward to the pictures when it’s complete. It’s going to be a trophy winner.
 

R18C

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First night at the motel in Memphis.
Takes a little getting use to.
Really like the difference.Some things safer some are a little butte puckering.
SUSPENSION AAA+ I was suprised how much nicer the bike rides with the sidecar.Hardly notice any bumps.Ruth Anne @Hannigan said that bikes with softer suspensions need to have heavy duty shocks installed.The R18 was made for a sidecar 4 sho!
 
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R18C

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BTW,I could write a book on the quality, customer service and the way I was treated.Dave & Ruth Anne are both riders and just the best!Real motorcycle enthusiasts.
Probably the best purchase expierence I have ever made.The mechanics & techs class A.They talked about can bus electronics and actually showed me all the lathe machines.Really old scool shop.Hand laid fiberglass, paint,weld and a oven with air forming to curve the windshield.
 
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TodkaVonic

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First night at the motel in Memphis.
Takes a little getting use to.
Really like the difference.Some things safer some are a little butte puckering.
SUSPENSION AAA+ I was suprised how much nicer the bike rides with the sidecar.Hardly notice any bumps.Ruth Anne @Hannigan said that bikes with softer suspensions need to have heavy duty shocks installed.The R18 was made for a sidecar 4 sho!
Yeah, left turns with a rig always kinda caused a pucker. Go slow. Get used to how it feels.
 

R18C

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Yeah, left turns with a rig always kinda caused a pucker. Go slow. Get used to how it feels.
Actually,right sweeping turns with tthe camber control elevated gets crazy when you let off the throttle.But lower it a bit and gas on pulls right thru.
1st rule:NO LEANING Doesn't work,LOL!
I have to retrain my brain to steer not lean.
It's really practice,practice,practice.
After 500 miles and 1 scary moment, my wife says I am really killing it(not killing us;)).
I really like it and I will always have a the R18C w/sidecar as it is fun as hell!
 

Gr8adv

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Actually,right sweeping turns with tthe camber control elevated gets crazy when you let off the throttle.But lower it a bit and gas on pulls right thru.
1st rule:NO LEANING Doesn't work,LOL!
I have to retrain my brain to steer not lean.
It's really practice,practice,practice.
After 500 miles and 1 scary moment, my wife says I am really killing it(not killing us;)).
I really like it and I will always have a the R18C w/sidecar as it is fun as hell!
Leaning, lol. You gotta move;these beasts are a blast off-road.
 

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