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by jleonard
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Sidecar Blogs
Topic: Jamie's Blog
Replies: 53
Views: 92944

Re: Jamie's Blog

I've started up a new project (which will be at least scooter and sidecar related) - an online magazine and blog. www.scoottoronto.com It'll be mostly scooter related, but will have some things related to scooters and sidecars (for example, some articles about my Burgman 400 and Armec sidecar rig) S...
by jleonard
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Friday the 13th 2017 & OVC
Replies: 2
Views: 7013

Re: Friday the 13th 2017 & OVC

Nice! Wish I could come along but unfortunately can't get out of work that day

Jamie
by jleonard
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: For Sale - Sidecar Related
Topic: Stieb sidecar for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 19659

Re: Stieb sidecar for sale

Send OVC another email - or give them a call. Small shop and sometimes inquiries fall between the cracks, but they're a good dealer and installer.

Jamie
by jleonard
Thu May 25, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Main
Topic: Hi from the right coast - with a question
Replies: 17
Views: 24748

Re: Hi from the right coast - with a question

I'll second the bit about turning around - actually I find it *easier* turning a sidecar rig in most circumstances than a solo rig, especially on a hill. (Don't have to worry about the weight of the bike hitting you at a weird angle.) It can be more challenging if you have to push it uphill due to t...
by jleonard
Wed May 24, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Main
Topic: Hi from the right coast - with a question
Replies: 17
Views: 24748

Re: Hi from the right coast - with a question

Personally I'd ask what style of riding do you see yourself doing? Shaft drive is the best generally speaking for any sidecar rig - but chain or belt can work fairly well depending on when and how you are riding. For me, I have (currently, last rig was a Ural) a Burgman 400 with Armec sidecar. It's ...
by jleonard
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: Chasing Jack: A ride report through seven decades
Replies: 32
Views: 62687

Re: Chasing Jack: A ride report through seven decades

Just discovered your report, Jamie, really enjoyed the read! I've done the cross-country drive many times (although never on a motorcycle) and re-lived the experiences through your photos. Excellent! Great learning about Jack, what an interesting guy! I wonder if he's looking down and admiring my r...
by jleonard
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Sidecar Blogs
Topic: Blogging (and sidecar-ing) on Vancouver Island
Replies: 27
Views: 50794

Re: Blogging (and sidecar-ing) on Vancouver Island

Nice! Even though you got some winter there in Victoria, I'll still trade you for Toronto's average weather :)

Jamie
by jleonard
Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: Main
Topic: Looking for advice
Replies: 9
Views: 33308

Re: Looking for advice

Uralgrl wrote:It's got roughly 47xxx kms on it.
Good price, should have a lot of life left in it at those km - sounds like a good machine!

Though do budget a bit for maintenance and repairs - old machines can sometimes surprise you.

But looks like a nice choice :)
by jleonard
Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Main
Topic: Looking for advice
Replies: 9
Views: 33308

Re: Looking for advice

Cj's are a lot of work to keep going and get sorted out - and not very fast when you do. So for that price I'd avoid it and keep an eye out for a different bike (Ural or other machine)

They do pop up and sometimes at a quite reasonable price (sidecars bring a niche market) but it can take time.
by jleonard
Sat May 23, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Sidecar Blogs
Topic: Blogging (and sidecar-ing) on Vancouver Island
Replies: 27
Views: 50794

Re: Blogging (and sidecar-ing) on Vancouver Island

Nice! Keeping sending the pics :)