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Greetings all:

Recently acquired a 2000 Yamaha Royal Star and have a line on an old Vetter Terra Plane sidecar. It's a bit ugly but appears pretty solid. I highly doubt there's a specific mounting hardware kit to put a sidecar that old on a 2000 bike.

Any thoughts on attaching it? Would most custom shops be able to fabricate something or would I need a shop that specializes in sidecars? Any suggestions in Wisconsin?

Never had a sidecar rig before but my 80 pound lab won't sit nice behind me! lol

Thanks

Bob
 

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Greetings all:

Recently acquired a 2000 Yamaha Royal Star and have a line on an old Vetter Terra Plane sidecar. It's a bit ugly but appears pretty solid. I highly doubt there's a specific mounting hardware kit to put a sidecar that old on a 2000 bike.

Any thoughts on attaching it? Would most custom shops be able to fabricate something or would I need a shop that specializes in sidecars? Any suggestions in Wisconsin?

Never had a sidecar rig before but my 80 pound lab won't sit nice behind me! lol

Thanks

Bob
UK has a sidecar and he's quite capable. He'll help steer you in the right direction :)
 

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Never cared much for trikes or sidecars, but years ago, when I was riding an '82 Honda Goldwing Aspencade, I found a Terraplane (? spelling) sidecar in a little town in southeast Kansas. Was more money than I could pay but if I was going to get a sidecar, that one was it. It was beautiful.
Good luck getting it.
 

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I never much cared for trikes either but when my balance became questionable, rather than wuss out I tricked instead. I’m coming to the conclusion you really have to want to ride to trike because it takes truly good riding skills to ride one. So it’s much easier to hate them.
 

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I know this is an old post, but I've found most of my sidecars setting forgotten because the owner couldn't get the information needed to mount it. The Terraplane originally had two mounts on the bottom, and one large one on top. Lean angle was adjusted "on the fly" by rotating the top mount. Unfortunately, Vetter stopped building them in the middle to late 70's. Any mounts you find after that will be home grown. www.mysidecar.com, (aka DMC sidecar) bought up the last of Vetter's inventory and does some custom work as well. Depending on where you are, you might try John Dennis at Sidecars Unlimited in Fairfax, Iowa. What part of Wisconsin? I'm in Menomonie.
 
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