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Old 05-28-2012, 11:21 AM
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I recently purchased a second hand sidecar and would like to mount that to my 2007 Sporty (see my garage). I figured out the upper mounts but struggle with the lower ones.

I understand that I need a subframe and would be interested in any photos / info you have on sidecar subframes for the Sportster, i.e. subframe design and where to mount a subframe on the bike.

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Check out this from an old post.

http://www.hdforums.com/forum/sports...sidecar-3.html
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Give Jason Sarratt of Hellcat Customs a shout... http://www.hellcat-customs.com/ He plays with sidecars on Sportsters and I'm sure he could lend some advice.

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I have an Enfield outfit and imagine a sporty would haul it much better. Hacks are great fun.

Another good source of information is the Hack forum over at the ADV rider forum.

http://advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=56
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:39 PM
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Here's what I've got so far. Still looking for ideas on how to attach the sidecar's lower mounts to my Sportster.

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On this photo you can see the two upper mounts :

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http://www.dmcsidecars.com/sidecar_m...rley-davidson/

That lower pipe may interfere with the mount.
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Do you still want it to be able to disconnect?
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Depends what you mean by disconnect. It is not important to me to remove and reattach the chair in 5 min but I do want to be able to take it off, e.g. when I sell the bike, so welding on the sidecar frame is not an option.
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Not sure about the sidecar mount, but that is one high sporty-do you off road that thing?
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HDF has a 3-wheeler section, have you visited that? Bound to be some grey-bearded chaps in there who know everything you need! There are plenty of sidecar threads.
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