Mike's installation of Hal's sidecar step bracket. Now with new uses!

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Re: Mike's installation of Hal's sidecar step bracket.

Post by Magoo » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:18 pm

Well designed and user friendly...nice job!
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Re: Mike's installation of Hal's sidecar step bracket.

Post by roadchick » Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:06 am

Magoo wrote:Well designed and user friendly...nice job!
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Re: Mike's installation of Hal's sidecar step bracket.

Post by rebelrider » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:24 pm

Parts are back from powder coating!
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Hopefully, things will dry out a little here tomorrow, and I'll get them installed.
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Re: Mike's installation of Hal's sidecar step bracket.

Post by rebelrider » Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:45 pm

Bracket and bumper are installed. :D

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Whoever decided to locate the mounting holes under the metal footrest thing in the tub: :evil:
This is the bumper I bought from Coluralado a few months back. Used to be orange-ish.
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The post is freshly painted, with a new shade of green.
Hal's (GHGoodwin's) sidecar step bracket is a really solid, low profile device. It looks to me like it belongs there.
I have a couple ideas for other uses in addition to the entrance/egress assistance handle. I'll post more if those ideas come to fruition.
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Re: Mike's installation of Hal's sidecar step bracket. Now with new uses!

Post by rebelrider » Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:17 pm

I found a patriotic use for Hal's bracket:
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Good for display or riding slow in a parade or something similar. I'm heading to my first ever Patriot Guard ride this month.
We're honoring a veteran on his way to his final resting place. I though this might add some respect and patriotism to the ride.
Maybe its too big, I dunno. We'll see.

I managed to catch a breeze for this shot:
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Re: Mike's installation of Hal's sidecar step bracket. Now with new uses!

Post by GHGoodwin » Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:30 pm

Sweet. You might want to make sure the flag pole is pipe also. I'm not sure wood will cut it in the long run.

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Post by rebelrider » Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:37 pm

Thanks Hal,

The covered bike behind the Ural is my little Moped.
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Normally its stored in-doors, but I'm cleaning out my basement at the moment.
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Re: Mike's installation of Hal's sidecar step bracket. Now with new uses!

Post by Tin Man » Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:10 pm

My bracket arrived today......thanks Goodwin...... :cheers: And a big :thumbsup: to RR for the excellent installation photos. Those along with the very well done instructions from Goodwin should make this an easy job. The main plan for mine is as a flag pole. I will copy RR and do the fitting prior to it going to the powder coat shop... :foilhead:
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Re: Mike's installation of Hal's sidecar step bracket. Now with new uses!

Post by Iron Maiden » Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:24 pm

Got mine too!
Hal's S/C bracket is 1st class all the way.
Wife loves it for her knees.
Many thanks Hal.

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Re: Mike's installation of Hal's sidecar step bracket. Now with new uses!

Post by Snakeoil » Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:40 pm

Couple of observations.

First, gorgeous welds! And overall, a very nice idea/design.

The handle could double as a cane for somebody. It provides a place to store the cane when riding, and serves as a cane when walking. Just need one of those rubber tips for the end when used as a cane. It will be heavy, but still useful. Would make one heluva self-defense weapon, too.

Painting the handle black will probably result in it getting soft again in the sun. I kinda liked it when it was white. It will also be cooler to the touch in white. In addition to getting soft,that black handle will be hotter than Hell if the bike is parked in the sun for any length of time.

Vid would not play. Says I have to sign it, but I am signed into the site. Did you happen to make it private by any chance?

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Re: Mike's installation of Hal's sidecar step bracket. Now with new uses!

Post by rebelrider » Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:02 am

The bracket is indeed a very well constructed unit. I actually store the cane in the tub when its not in use, so it doesn't get hot or soft.

I'm not sure what the deal is with the video. I'm getting the same message, even from my own You Tube page. Must be a glitch on their side?
I'll look into it just in case. Its not a ground-shattering vid though. Just my wife getting in and out of the sidecar and her reaction to the cane.
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Re: Hal's sidecar step bracket.

Post by Iron Maiden » Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:52 pm

A great help for all, my wife, and me when trying to get up after spending quality time under the rig.
Of course there is the parade flag pole mast also.
And the tepee center pole, and the microphone stand when tub is used as a podium, and the windmill generator pole when camping to keep the battery charged, and the model airplane tether, and the sail boat mast when rig is on a raft, and radio station KURAL transmitting tower, and crop sprinkler pole when rig is in the middle of the corn field, and windsock pole for the airport runway, and TV camera mount for TV station WURAL live events, and lightning rod when camping so no one in the tent gets hit, I could go on and on, but I know I shouldn't have gone this far.
Sorry I couldn't resist.
It is a great accessory.
Thanks Hal!
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Re: Mike's installation of Hal's sidecar step bracket. Now with new uses!

Post by rebelrider » Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:06 pm

A center tent pole, you say? Hmm...
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Re: Mike's installation of Hal's sidecar step bracket. Now with new uses!

Post by Iron Maiden » Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:12 pm

Yes,Yes, I thought that might start the wheels churning, I mean the gears, I mean the Gear Up's.

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Re: Mike's installation of Hal's sidecar step bracket. Now with new uses!

Post by shoalsgary » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:35 pm

I like the design. I was planning on simply welding a socket on the sidecar frame. Are you considering production?
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