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The cost goes up. But Experience teaches us that . The Painter called yesterday, he works for Hannigan. Like many good painter he wants to make it look it's best, with the bike. We went over some options to make the paint even better. The out come is the bottom will be black. Top Black hills gold with Black Quartz panels to match the bike . The chrome seam cover will be removed and filled pin striped to match the bike pin stripes. The extra colors pin stripes filling added 905$ to the cost. So total cost of all paint work will come to $2,000 Wife agreed better to just get it over with now and not have to deal with any other paint latter. 43 years ago when we were married just paying rent was hard to keep up with on Army pay.
Still looks like Sept 15 to finish build and ship.
 

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Don't like them we have been know to ride in some questionable weather.
. Many places we stay do not allow leaving trailers. I also have grandchildren 9 to 20 years old. My wife still wants to be seated on the bike . But I think in time she may ride the car a bit.
Paytons wheel chair once collapsed may just fit in the flip up car.
We already have one sidecar. It was on my 1996 FB for 3 years and is now on a HD 750 street. It works great but is small and on the lower end of quality. Sidecars are not for everyone. There is a learning curve . IMO they are a some what forgot option that done right work really well. For us riding has always been a family thing we all share in.
Good chance the sidecar may stay on the RGU all of the time. I could always add a 4th bike to the garage if need be. One thing for sure this Hannigan Twin classic will take it to a new level.
Hannigan does make some darn nice trailers , looked at a few while Visiting them



That is spectacular amigo - Well done indeed
 

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Another ol' fart, checking in to see the final product and to see how you like it afterwards. Like you, I'm not a fan of trikes, Can-Am Spyders and the like. Would much prefer bolting on a sidecar when father time makes it necessary. For me, it will be a totally different experience in terms of handling and steering, but at least I'll still be having a 'motorcycle experience'.

After you've had a chance to get used to the new car, I'd like to know how you like it at highway speeds. Unsure if the third wheel and weight would make it more stable or less at higher speeds (75 mph). Every time I've come up behind a sidecar rig on the highway, they always seem to be going at a much slower pace than most of the traffic - not sure if that's just operator preference or if they just aren't engineered to be ridden faster.
 

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Another ol' fart, checking in to see the final product and to see how you like it afterwards. Like you, I'm not a fan of trikes, Can-Am Spyders and the like. Would much prefer bolting on a sidecar when father time makes it necessary. For me, it will be a totally different experience in terms of handling and steering, but at least I'll still be having a 'motorcycle experience'.

After you've had a chance to get used to the new car, I'd like to know how you like it at highway speeds. Unsure if the third wheel and weight would make it more stable or less at higher speeds (75 mph). Every time I've come up behind a sidecar rig on the highway, they always seem to be going at a much slower pace than most of the traffic - not sure if that's just operator preference or if they just aren't engineered to be ridden faster.
The one I have now on a Street runs 70 plus all day long it can hit 80 but the 750 is a little short on engine for that . I know some one with a good set up on a 2014 Ultra than runs 80 all the time with it. It must be set up right. My reasons for the sidecars is not age YET. That time will come I am sure.
I am heading to Murray KY on Sunday. Balance is not due yet but going to drop it off on Monday and take a peek at it. Just a good excuse to take an 1100 mile round trip. Sidecar done right is not cheap, but neither are Trikes. I can take the sidecar off does not work like that with a trike.
 

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Rode to Murray KY , Hannigan Motor Sports Sunday and cam home Monday 1,200 mile round trip. I could not see wasting 50 cents on a stamp and mail the check when i could take it myself.
It is built , in line for the paint booth waiting on the Harley Black Hills Gold paint. The sidecar with everything We wanted $10,487.62 shipped here.

Here is the brake down on the car it's self. Like everything else it is all the extras you want or need that really add up. I saw no reason to short cut anything on this. Get it right the first time.
The basic car Twin Classic Mounts made for 2017 RGU. $5295.00
Mag Wheel upgrade 65.00
Disc Brake 695.00
ECC Electric camber control 695.00
Lighted Spoiler 245.00
Cup Holder 35.00
Plug Accessory 12 volt/dual UBS 50.00
Seat belt 55.00
Convertible Top 595.00
Color match, Black hills gold and black Quartz two color pin stripes 1,395.00
Lower seam filled and painted 325.00
Color match Spoiler 100.00
Crate for shipping 195.00
Prepaid shipping 392.62
 

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hacks are cooler than trikes .. Where in Murray is it , we go to the area every year for our RG run in September
4044 U.S HWY 641 South Murray KY. If you com in from HWY 24 come right straight through pass through town it will be on the left. They have some cool stuff they build and it is done right.
 

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Smitty. Your killin me. I want to see some pics!
Well this is it waiting for paint. Of course they take it all apart for paint. The shell had a seam line in it I had them fill it and remove the trim. the seam you see is where it flips up.
The painter they have does great work. I left it to him to decide what to paint gold and what gets black.


I am hoping they get it all done crated and shipped soon.
 

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Been a good thread. Looking forward to seeing it finished. Those are good colors also. Did you have to buy Harley paint?
 

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Been a good thread. Looking forward to seeing it finished. Those are good colors also. Did you have to buy Harley paint?
They had Black Quartz on hand. The Black hills gold had to come from HD no outside source would match. The Paint from HD was not that expensive $200 a quart for the black Hills gold.
The cost of all the painting they are doing is far less than what I could have had it done here. If fact it is less than half.
What I like about the RGU in Blackhills gold and black Quartz is there were only 308 of them built in the US and 10 of those were in CA. I will be a beast when done. The Twin Classic is a larger sidecar.


100_3259 by bob smith, on Flickr
 

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Some times it don't go as planned. 10 more days Delay getting the paint. I would rather not try to rush it.

Call came yesterday. It is done and will be crayed and turned over to shipper the 24th or 24th.
 

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About time it has been handed over to the trucking company . Should be here 1 OCT. Think I should ride down and escort the truck here so there are no more delays .
 

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That's gonna make a helluva sharp looking rig! Please take us through the process of installing and set up as I am probably within 2-3 years of doing this myself and have no sidecar experience what so ever.
 

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That's gonna make a helluva sharp looking rig! Please take us through the process of installing and set up as I am probably within 2-3 years of doing this myself and have no sidecar experience what so ever.
I would gladly share all I can of the learning experience. This was a lot more involved than the simple set up we have on the other bike. When it is all done I will post every last penny spent and why.
On this I did not want any shortcuts. Spent a bit more than some may have , but I wanted it all. When the Car comes from Hannigan the mounts are already built for the bike.
I am having HD dealer install this one . They need to hook up wiring and install the quick release brake lines. Of course having them flush brake system and put that premium brake fluid in while it is being done. The Car with convertible top as it sits delivered came to $10,487.62 $2,170 of that was paint and and having the seam between lower and upper shells filled and painted rather than trim.
This hack is a twin class . Because Payton is in a wheel chair I wanted more room to put one of her chairs in the car . If I take it a part it fits. Another reason we wanted one that flipped open.
Like trikes a sidecar is a different world. I have some miles with a sidecar and have adapted to it. Switching back a forth to just two wheels is not an issue for me.
HD opens at 0900 . If this rain storm stops I am dropping the RGU off right away. I have it scheduled for the 4-5 to install but if I get it in today they will start on it.

 

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Dropped bike off this morning. They started on it right away. Having the bake system flushed and new premium fluid put in, ride on put in sidecar tire and front brake pads. Now just have to wait a bit.


 

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Echo everyone else's sentiment... can't wait to see how that comes out! Beautiful!
 

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It is attached to the bike already. Tech is doing the wiring now then getting every thing setup is next.
 
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