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Re: HT sidecar combo

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:53 pm
by adrie.degraaff
They have been trialing with such combo in the past but the value will be lower than HT.

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:35 pm
by Roger_Redford
I have to insure the bike, so what sort of value should I put on it?

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:55 pm
by Dave.Thomas
I thought most Trials outfit pilots preferred the HS frame anyway? What are the engine and frame prefixes ?

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:04 pm
by john.mitchell
Very few, if any works riders used an HT frame as a trials outfit. They tended to prefer HS engine and according to Ron Langston its power would pull the HT frame apart. They were a few HS side car frames made. I believe they were marked with an S.on the frame no.

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:55 pm
by Roger_Redford
Thank you for all the info and input gentleman.

The frame number is PRS-***SC
Engine number MJ***

Logbook with the bike shows year as 1956

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:16 pm
by Dave.Thomas
Pretty conclusive then, '56 HS sidecar frame, '56 HT engine. Looks like you have a rare bit of kit there, congratulations !

Re: HT sidecar combo

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:20 pm
by Roger_Redford
Well, just done a bit of searching on the net and these are showing a 1956 HT engine in a '56 HS frame... and I assume the SC suffix on the frame stands for "sidecar"?

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:26 pm
by Dave.Thomas
I use an N5C in my HT, not sure if a chair puller would be any different?

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:29 pm
by Roger_Redford
Funnily enough, Dave, I was just on that very site... thanks for the pointers. So... a rarity, excellent, though I also like the fact the bike has been used for its purpose, and the scars add to the appeal and character. I was thinking should I get the sidecar damage repaired, but I may just leave it, as I will be doing some green laning I think.

As for the seat bracket... is that the correct seat, is there abracket to fit out there or would I be looking at a guy to make something for it?

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:31 pm
by Roger_Redford
The plug question... it seems a very light chair, though obviously a body (or bag of sand if nobody will come along!) will add to the load on the engine, so should I run a hotter plug?