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    Re: 70s sidecar body

    Quote Originally Posted by kevscrivener View Post
    From experience with the pick-up, I'd go along with that. It's easier on 4 wheels with a LHD cos you just listen out for the whimpering of your passenger to tell if anything's coming t'other way!

    It all depends I suppose on how much riding Andy will be doing in Europe; if he's planning to use it mostly for continental touring then I guess a LHD outfit would be better.
    But would not get through a MOT it seems as per other posts.
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    Re: 70s sidecar body

    Quote Originally Posted by BaZa® View Post
    But would not get through a MOT it seems as per other posts.
    Re-read the thread Bazzar
    Andy says in the OP that he intends to fit the chair to his '78 glide, obviously pre '81 so the chair can be fitted either side, MOT no problem .

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    Re: 70s sidecar body

    Quote Originally Posted by BaZa® View Post
    But would not get through a MOT it seems as per other posts.
    I suspect people are confusing Construction & Use Regulations with MOT rules, and they're not the same thing. Similar confusion reigns over the use of front fenders.

    As Fuz states (and since he's a qualified MOT tester his word is law for me in these matters) there is nothing in the MOT rules to preclude a pass; and since the bike pre-dates 1978 which is the cut-off laid down in C&U regs as posted by Kev, I see no potential problem.
    Much less involved.....

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    Re: 70s sidecar body

    As Kev and I posted,the cut off date is 1981.

    The link I posted refers to a guy who went through this,and ended up swopping it over to the left.:wink:
    I for one wouldn't ride in a right hand chair in the UK,and as for steering it,if it's set up for road camber in say France,it's bloody hard work in the UK.

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    Re: 70s sidecar body

    Quote Originally Posted by Limey_Dave View Post
    As Kev and I posted,the cut off date is 1981.

    The link I posted refers to a guy who went through this,and ended up swopping it over to the left.:wink:
    I for one wouldn't ride in a right hand chair in the UK,and as for steering it,if it's set up for road camber in say France,it's bloody hard work in the UK.
    It's a bit like the regulations for having no mudguard, you can pass the mot without it, but,- it can be considered illegal.
    On the bright side I've never met a p0l1ce man who knows the law.

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    Re: 70s sidecar body

    whatever side keep off the ice.....

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    Re: 70s sidecar body


    Well,
    I have certainly opened a debate on this one.Firstly, I did not want this to go to scrap and by doing this up is another bit off Harley history being saved and restored to what it is intended for whether left or right hand use.I see your point in using it on the left side but getting the correct frame is not easy unless someone know off one for sale,any takers on this.
    many thanks to all on this but more info please.
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    Re: 70s sidecar body

    Never mind all this C&U and MOT stuff. if you have it on the right, you won't be able to see all the nice shiny bits, like pipes and stuff...:wink:

    See your point about finding a frame though. I wonder if you could fit the chair to a UK-made (non-Harley) chassis though, or are you looking for originality?
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    Re: 70s sidecar body

    If you have it on the right and panic shut the throttle you'll go straight into the Armco.
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    Last edited by stevel; 23-12-2012 at 09:06 PM. Reason: Typo

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    Re: 70s sidecar body

    Andy, worth having a word with both John Andrew and Ken Lee (I'll speak to you later about that) but folks, remember that fantastic four wheeled Forty-five powered metal HD sidecar featured in the 'Quin quite a few years back? Or even turn the body into a far out trailer? Whatever happens you were certainly right to try to save it - could always sell it to Geoff later for his "graveyard"!

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