with the second child we up sized to a motorvation, which never handled well and with the weight and big flat windscreen overwhelmed the 78 at times. Here we are pulling into my parents in Sedona AZ on the way back from a St. Louis to SoCal trip (1985 or 6)--I guess that means redwood has been on two wheels for nearly 30 years
In 1988 we bought our 1200. Honda had come out with the GL1500 and was cleaning out the wear houses (more on that later) and the price was right. We sold off the motorvation sidecar and bought an EML conversion (cost more than the 1200).
Initially I painted the rough gel-coat sidecar white (couldn't find a picture). Then I painted it the same two tone candy apple blue as my 78 and about 93 or so matched up the bike. That is when I discovered that Honda LITERALLY cleaned up the wear houses. On various parts there were three paint schemes under the wineberry, and on some parts there were two schemes under it.
When I was in Oregon starting residency, the bike had an argument with a tree. The EML front end, fairing, shelter cover and handle bars lost the argument. So I tore it all apart. I started to rebuild it (no pictures, sorry) and discovered ebay. Anyway, the frame was from a breaker in Georgia (it is now an 85), and the needed parts from various places. I sold the EML sidecar, and then painted it the color of my current HD. Redwood did not like that color on it, sooo.....
In 2003 we moved back to Oklahoma and bought a motorvation spyder sidecar. This was all painted at a storage facility (lest than optimal) and I never was happy with the results, and the top coat urethane started peeling http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa88 ... GP1572.jpg
to give a bit of history. We got our first sidecar in 1980 when we were expecting our first child (a California sidecar)
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78 constantly modified/customized since 1978, BOTM June 2015 de-evolving this very moment viewtopic.php?f=30&t=65511
76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, July 2017 BOTM
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS