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McCardigan 07-02-2009 02:25 AM

Nevgriff64 new toy, an Aussie built Ural+BMW 1150GS
G/day all

Here is the begining of mating a BMWR1150GS to a Ural sidecar, Aussie style.

Proud owner is nevgriff64, celebrant Phil Duffy aka Phyllis.:D

Here is the handsome groom.

The blushing bride didn't want to have her photo taken just yet:wink:

As with all good relationships, you need to have a strong foundation for the union to survive the rocky road ahead.

May I present the subframe.

To which the Ural chassis will be attached to the subframe by these soon to be sloted clamps

RHS, note that even with a bash plate fitted there will be no loss of ground clearance:clap

Rear upper mount

Here are a couple of other projects Phyllis has going, thats his LL design.

Front upper mount, ties in the head stem nicely.

And here is the man himself.

Guess you can tell he is from an areonautical background:evil

And as every good celerbrant knows, Cleanliness is next to Godliness:lol3:lol3

Clancy 07-02-2009 03:16 AM

Was over there myself today and Phyllis sure does some nice work.

Clancy 07-02-2009 03:22 AM

As well as Phyllis doing the hard and technical stuff, the body has been undergoing a few repairs. I've got all the pics and I'll leave the main story to Nev.

This was the body when Nev took delivery. Repairs already started but you can still see one of the bigger bits of damage.

There were a few dents all around it and it was a case of just working through it.

LeighSA 07-02-2009 03:25 AM

Hi Chris,Phil and Nev, this is going to be great:freaky Looks like a lot of work but I sure it will be worth it, Are you going to fit Leading Links? Are the wheels remaing std? I'll be keeping a close eye on this build, cos if I can't find a good Tiger 900 when I am ready to build my adventure outfit then I going to look for an adventure 1150 GS (yeah yeah I know I had GS):deal All the best guys to those involved.

Clancy 07-02-2009 03:27 AM

The main dent in the nose wasn't easy to repair as the shape was distorted along the corner of the nose, and that russian steel is fairly thick and must be treated differently to the stuff we use here. It's quite hard and doesn't reshape well:wink:

Clancy 07-02-2009 03:41 AM

The front mudguard needed some attention too

nevgriff64 07-02-2009 06:02 AM

Thanks Chris for starting this thread mate.. Have had a couple of gentle hints that maybe I should get something started but being the usual slack bugger that I am, just hadn`t got around to it as yet.. :shog

Very happy with the way its all coming along and can`t thank Clancy enough for all the time and hard work in getting the Ural repaired and ready for the painting stages.. I`m sure he has a few more photos to come of some other very nice items that he built but i`ll leave them to him to post and explain how he made them.. :thumb

Headed over to Phyllis`s house today to see how things were progressing and also to pinch a panel off the BMW to colour match for the painter.. Was delighted with how the build is progressing and must also say that the quality of work thus far has well and truly exceeded my expectations.. Thank you Phil, keep up the great work.. :clap

The panel was dropped off to the painter to colour match and after speaking to him for a short time, we realised that it wasn`t the genuine BMW paint work.. I knew the BM was first registered as black but one of the owners had decided he liked the silver a bit better.. What this now means is that not only will we be painting the Ural body and guard, we will also be painting the BMW panels at the same time.. We think a nice metalic colour would work nicely but what colour do we go with?? :dunno

I have a few days before I need to make a decision so any input here would be greatly appreciated.. :wink:

I`m kind of thinking a nice Orange colour very similar to the KTM bikes would look brilliant.. Maybe even KTM blue to match the 950 Adventure?? :lol3

claude 07-02-2009 06:21 AM

Good job on the body! Darn I need to visit you all some day... :wink:

Clancy 07-02-2009 06:22 AM


Originally Posted by claude
Good job on the body! Darn I need to visit you all some

day... :wink:

Thanks Claude. Would love to have you here.
More pics to follow.

Clancy 07-02-2009 06:31 AM

Have a careful look at the first pic and you'll see some funny little clip jiggers welded to the body around the front of the cockpit area. They're for holding a tonneau cover on , we think:wink: , and Nev wants to replace them with press studs. So we had to drill out the spot welds, refinish the panels and get rid of all the traces.

There were seven or eight of them altogether, top and both sides.

Clancy 07-02-2009 06:37 AM

He's a hard boss, so I had to make a couple of other bits while I was trying to get a day off for good behaviour:lol3

More tomorrow.

Clancy 07-02-2009 03:11 PM

Yeah, that would be better than press studs for sure:thumb

As you'll see a little later, Nev's not going to use the standard Ural screen. I don't even think one came with it when he bought it. So we came up with another idea.

TouringDave 07-02-2009 05:23 PM


Originally Posted by claude
Good job on the body! Darn I need to visit you all some day... :wink:

Accommodation would be cheap Claude, any number of us would put you up for free.

Come on down!

TouringDave 07-02-2009 05:28 PM

Damn! that is looking great guys! I really have to pull my finger out with mine don't I?

Clancy 07-02-2009 05:55 PM


Originally Posted by TouringDave
Accommodation would be cheap Claude, any number of us would put you up for free.

Come on down!

I'd second that motion:clap

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