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I am looking to add a reverse gear on my bike . It has a hitchhiker side car. Will one from a GL 1500 retrofit? Any ideas? How about a car starter with rubber tread attached to the sidecar?



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The one for the 1500 is part of the engine and starter circuit so that won't work.
I have no ideas for you that wouldn't take a lot of trial and error... much less, hassle.
 

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Rudy, Thanks for your time. That eliminates that possibility! Much appreciation! I like this forum already.. Joe



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I don't know of any put on by others on the 1100, or 1200 that have sidecars or been triked.
 

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Thanks for the replies, guys. I'm embarrassed at how long it's ben since I was on the forum. Joe
 

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Chewman, Thanks for the info! From the pic, it is hard to tell of the mounting. It appears that it is an electric motor but it seems bulky! Joe:waving:
 

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I would love to see a friction electric motor option (could work on most bikes) available to mount below the swig arm behind the center stand. Just hit a button and the motor turns a small rubber wheel that makes contact with the center of the rear tire!

Wouldn't that be a nice idea?
 

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It is an electric motor, it is a Starter Motor and it friction drivers the rear tires, or in some cases, it is actually integrated into the drive system.

Normally though, just friction operated.
 

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I use reverse maybe once a year on my 1500 trike, they are so easy to push backwards since you expell NO enrgy holding it up.



On a sidecar rig, if really desired that much, I would think a electric assist rigged to the free wheeling side car rim would be the way to go. You'ld need tro both turn the motor on and off, observe direction, and have a means to disconnect or free wheel the drive going forward.



I'ld think better to add a grab bar to the rear frame to harness a "person" to would be easier?



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Guys, Thanx for the input! Unionjk, never thought of the bikes wheel. Interesting hmmmmm.....CP...That's what I was thinking. or maybe a small gear attached to the wheel that is engaged by the starter motor on the sidecar...

Joe
 
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