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  • 3-up Riding/No Sidecar

    I want to start this Topic by saying I am not looking for whether this should or should not be done. I, myself ride year round including in rain/snow and have for years. I accept and know the risks. On the ride down to Daytona Beach for bike week this year we first went through a rain storm in northern West Virginia and a wind storm in southern West Virginia (that was worse than snow by far), a horrible blizzard in North Carolina and what would it be without a rain storm in South Carolina, finally in Georgia it warmed up to a perfect 75 degrees.

    Now that it is nice out the family enjoys riding as well, My son at two already has the bug and I cannot keep him off he loves two wheels, so I strap his car seat on and off we go. The problem is the wife isn't able to ride then, I know the laws in the state Ohio which are; no age requirement as long as helmets and eye protection are worn, and the bike is "designed and/or equipped to carry such passengers, no number is specifically given so I am thinking if I were to add another seat and footpegs/floorboards this would then become legal.

    Does anyone have any thoughts on making the bike able to accommodate 3 riders or has anyone on here have any pictures of this being done. Something like but smaller than the RoaDog is coming to mind. I was going to buy a sidecar but I prefer 2-wheels, as long as I am physically able to keep the bike up that is.

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    We did the sidecar when we had kids. When they were little they would both fit in the sidecar and the wife would jump on the back and all four of us would cruise. We kept our solo bikes for those times we could get a sitter or one of us would stay home. When they got older we would each pack one( my wife has her own bike ). I always felt safer with them in the sidecar though. Had a friend packing his 11 year old daughter, she wasn't too disciplined about keeping her feet on the pegs and sure enough, one day her foot ended up caught between the chain and the rear sprocket. It locked the rear wheel up instantly, causing them to go down, and the girl ended up losing all her toes on her left foot. Plus they each caught a nice dose of road rash. Could have ended up a lot worse. You know kids, you can tell them and tell them but they just lack the maturity to understand the importance of things until, unfortunately, it's too late. Not trying to tell you what should / shouldn't be done. Just sharing a story with you I can't think of any way to carry three.

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    • #3
      Well I can appreciate your wanting to take your son along as well. I think Father Pobasturd laid out a pretty good and safe alternative (although I know you said "no sidecar") and would be a better route by far IMHO.

      Also, consider you'll probably draw the attention of law enforcement officers riding 3-up. Whether it's specifically laid out in the letter of the law or not, I'm guessing they'll want to stop and have a talk with you. I'm sure if they deem it unsafe (especially with a minor on board) it's going to cause you headache.

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      • #4
        Horrible idea in terms of safety for all. Get used to being pulled over by police wherever you go. You can do what you like with your life but you dont have that LEGAL right in terms of kids/wife.

        I bought a 2001 Vstar 650 with Velorex 562bside car 15k miles perfect shape all professionally installed 2-3 years back for $2900. Cheap price for an additional bike that would fit your needs perfectly.
        LET'S RIDE

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        • #5
          In Ohio it is legal, as long as the bike is "designed and equipped" for riding. Just because not a lot of people do it, does not make it illegal, I am not going to cower over and let law enforcement tell me what to do based on no laws.

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          • #6
            Here is a Bohmerland, they made a 6 person motorcycle. Thanks for the advice, think I am going to go with a sidecar, only because right now I have him in his car seat so he cannot put his little fingers and toes anywhere that is not supposed to go and in a sidecar he can't.

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            • #7
              Good choice

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              • #8
                Side car is a lot of fun
                LET'S RIDE

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