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Weekend report

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Still unpacking and setting up the new house. The dining room table showed up on Thursday but there was a complete comedy of errors including the taller legs not fitting, a leaf getting dropped and splitting and one of the accessories being wrong. It's all getting sorted out, but for the moment we only kind of have a table.

Friday was the company holiday party, gordonmessmer graciously accompanied me and we had a pretty good time. I was only mildly hung over on Saturday so Gordon and I went to the International Motorcycle Show and wandered around. There was a totally sweet sidecar rig owned by Rich of Rich's custom upholstery:



I picked up a kind of dolly that you can park your bike on the center stand and move it around more easily. Gordon broke down and signed up for the sidecar class, and I put my name down too. I'll need the refresher because Sunday I scored this lovely little accessory for my bike:



It's in amazingly good shape for it's age. It's missing the seat lock (I have one) and a reflector. Everything else appears to be there and in good shape. I just need to pick up the attachment bits to bolt it up to the R50.

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ra_mon
Dec. 13th, 2010 12:29 pm (UTC)
Nice find!

You wouldn't happen to be into Ural motorcycles?
matthew
Dec. 15th, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

When I first got my sidecar license I looked pretty hard at Urals. They're pretty cool bikes, but I really do like the old 50's/60's BMWs more and the price difference isn't big enough to change my mind. I picked up my R50, rebuilt the engine, and got this sidecar for about what a Ural would cost new. Of course it took a while and I got pretty lucky in the end ;)

The Ural Patrol is certainly a capable bike though, that two-wheel drive has got to be fun. The guy I bought the R50 from has a Gear-Up and is quite happy with it.
cooncat
Dec. 18th, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)
That's awesome. So you have two sidecar rigs now?
matthew
Dec. 19th, 2010 08:05 am (UTC)
Yep! One that works and one that needs a whole lot of love. It'll get it at some point, just not as quickly now that I have a rolling hack.
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