Bet you think I’m going to talk about drag racing?
One thing about vintage motorcycles, they don’t go really fast and they sometimes need some rest to cool down. Hey, I don’t see that as a problem– it’s just what it is. I used to run track and today I sure can’t run the way I used to, that does not mean though I don’t run anymore– I still enjoy the run, I just take more breaks and thats how you need to care for your vintage motorcycle. A great way to live with a vintage motorcycle is to have an easy way to load up and bring the bike with you. Get to some awesome out of the way place, drop the bike and go for a ride. There are unbelievable places to ride and it’s great to go there and take a ride on your scooter, a light easy to use purpose built trailer for your vintage motorcycle gives you the freedome to get there and then ride.
We here at the co-op have designed an inexpensive, light, good looking easy to use trailer specifically designed to bring the CJ sidecar bike along with you. We can give you the plans for you to build your own or we can build one for you. The CJ is best used on sleepy 2 lane backroads, unfortunately those roads are sometimes reachable only by high speed highways. That’s a problem for the CJ and most other vintage motorcycles for that matter. When you consider experiencing a vintage bike, also consider a trailer to bring it with you to those out of the way places.
Here is a post I sent out on the CJ mail list about a trailer for my side car CJ, if you are interested in the plans, give me a call– hey– it’s free!
I know that Changs very rarely ever beak down, but I think I may want to get a trailer for that rare event.
Haven’t had my CJ long enough to experience whether your comment about breaking down is a pun or a joke– mine has pretty much done what I asked of it– even rode once and got me home broken but even before riding too long I felt a dedicated trailer would be good option seeing I still feel going out on the open freeway is not a good idea on one. I went to Northern Equipment, picked up a $179 folding utility trailer, spend some more for the larger tires & rims, got a wench for the front and welded 2 rails for the bike to go up on and I ended up with a really light dedicated trailer for the rig. It is a tilt design so I can load it up by myself. Pulling off is kinda fun after you get used to the trailer tilting while you pull back under power. The whole rig weights @ $200 pounds and cost @ $600 for everything.
I think having the option of bringing the bike with me on a minimal rig like this is a great option. Also, the bike rides and looks really great up on the trailer, I get many thumbs up just tagging it behind with me!