Friday, 9 September 2016

The XS Triple Sidecar - a new project

Do you know that feeling, when selling a certain vehicle, that this might not have been your smartest move? Well, honestly I felt a bit like that, when selling my XS750 triple hack five years back.

Now time's said to be a healer and all that, but an even better healer is to buy another XS 750 (this time a '77 model) and build the ULTIMATE XS TRIPLE SIDECAR.

It was stored for several years in a friend's garage and hadn't been running (much at all). So I kind of knew that this was going to get interesting.

First step was to buy three complete carb overhaul kits and strip the bike back to the bare essentials:

(Doesn't look like much, but there's a whole day's work between those two pictures...)

Now the sidecar is the second part of the story...

... and what it looks like after removing the spare wheel and LOTS of dirt.

What's that you say? Why didn't you go for the big un'? Get the eleven?

Simple: Listen to these two videos.

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