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Forum: Battle scooters 05-12-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 46
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Posted By Fanum
The 2012 trip went well, and there's another one...

The 2012 trip went well, and there's another one scheduled for this year as well :clap

To date, the Scoots in the sahara teams have shipped out well over 40 Honda C90s to Gambia, and most of them...
Forum: Hacks 04-22-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,019
Posted By Fanum
Thanks Gents :ilmostro Reading through many...

Thanks Gents :ilmostro

Reading through many of the other threads on the builds here makes our build standards almost embarrassing though :eek1

Still, it works, it's safe and it rides well...
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,019
Posted By Fanum
Well, that's it....for now :D Next two...

Well, that's it....for now :D

Next two builds are going to be on my Brick (as seen in some of the pics above) and an 1150GSA......we're learning all the time, and with common sense, a bit of...
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,019
Posted By Fanum
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Forum: Hacks 04-19-2013, 06:11 AM
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Views: 3,019
Posted By Fanum
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Forum: Hacks 04-19-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,019
Posted By Fanum
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Forum: Hacks 04-19-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,019
Posted By Fanum
It worked :D Last week (actually...

It worked :D



Last week (actually January the somethingth), Gert and Katrin set off to the Elefant in deepest Bavaria......

It's fair to say they managed to fit rather a lot more on board...
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,019
Posted By Fanum
Crappy picture from my old phone, as the USB card...

Crappy picture from my old phone, as the USB card reader isn't working :rolleyes:

http://fanum.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Sidecar-build/i-vVf9DGZ/0/L/IMG00012-20130322-1216-L.jpg

Sidecar in pukka...
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,019
Posted By Fanum
No project should ever stand still for long, or...

No project should ever stand still for long, or stop altogether.

So today, out came the whirly sparky tool, the big electric glue gun and we got jazzy in the workshop :)

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Forum: Hacks 04-19-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,019
Posted By Fanum
Well, after a coouple of months of testing,...

Well, after a coouple of months of testing, tuning and tweaking, plus a trial run from here up to Lincolnshire for a weekend rally, the outfit is going to be PROPERLY tested next week.....Shod with...
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,019
Posted By Fanum
Well it's off to the ICL (Icy Hell ) Rally this...

Well it's off to the ICL (Icy Hell ) Rally this weekend.......Gert with Kattrin on the back and all their camping gear in the rig......

I have to say it turned out much better looking than either...
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,019
Posted By Fanum
It Lives!!!!! <object width="853"...

It Lives!!!!!


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Forum: Hacks 04-19-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,019
Posted By Fanum
We had to start taking out a gearbox to go to...

We had to start taking out a gearbox to go to Ashcroft's tomorrow, so we lost a few hour's work on the rig, but things are still progressing and it ought to be tested, fully legal and properly set up...
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,019
Posted By Fanum
Val, you're spot on, and thank you We've...

Val, you're spot on, and thank you

We've created a sandwich effect, with the top slice (our strong one) attached to the top mounts and the bottom slice (the velorex one) attached to the bottom...
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,019
Posted By Fanum
Right, let's get the fekker outside :) ...

Right, let's get the fekker outside :)

http://fanum.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Sidecar-build/i-bjzVGDD/0/XL/P1040411-XL.jpg


And here she is :beerjug:
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Forum: Hacks 04-19-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,019
Posted By Fanum
That's the bit I meant, the sheet of steel we're...

That's the bit I meant, the sheet of steel we're waiting for is for there

It FEELS solid now, IYKWIM.......that 15mm axle on the old suspension unit was 'feeling' like the weak point as more and...
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,019
Posted By Fanum
Heading rapidly towards the top of the list is...

Heading rapidly towards the top of the list is the cross-body subrame bracing plate......we're waiting on a sheet of 10mm steel to be delivered so we can cut that out and start fitting it......with...
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,019
Posted By Fanum
Today is going to be a GOOD day :clap ...

Today is going to be a GOOD day :clap

Things move fast though, and plans change.......it looks like it will be at least a week before the VFR arm gets here, so today we got a freebie suspension...
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,019
Posted By Fanum
Well things took an interesting turn today :D ...

Well things took an interesting turn today :D

I bought one of these, without the sock but with everything else:
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Forum: Hacks 04-19-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,019
Posted By Fanum
It's been a busy week..... First top mount...

It's been a busy week.....

First top mount point put on and welded up.....still needs a fillet inbetweeen the two frame members I think, but it's proper tractor engineering :D

(Left handed...
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,019
Posted By Fanum
Just going back through this to make sure I've...

Just going back through this to make sure I've taken everything on board :thumb2

Thanks Vern.....that 'mounting point' isn't actually going to be structural- It was more there initially just for...
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,019
Posted By Fanum
Before this thing leaves the shed, believe me, it...

Before this thing leaves the shed, believe me, it will be destructo-tested.

Two or three of us jumping up and down on the frames, putting full weight over on one side then the other, watching for...
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,019
Posted By Fanum
Thanks Val, all useful stuff :thumb2 We are...

Thanks Val, all useful stuff :thumb2

We are going to be reinforcing it a LOT, and we are looking for a new wheel/axle assembly...

This is primarily a load carrier for the Elefant etc, so there...
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,019
Posted By Fanum
Ok....here we go again :clap 1) established...

Ok....here we go again :clap

1) established the width of the beasty and put in some gate pivot hinges for frame mount points and adjusters (every mount bar will have adjustment so we can tweak and...
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,019
Posted By Fanum
Just behind the telelever pivot, there's a crash...

Just behind the telelever pivot, there's a crash frame<>engine mount point.

Sadly, you can't use that on its own because the bar would foul the telelever, so we're going up from that about 2...
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,019
Posted By Fanum
Next scheduled work night is Thursday. Poor old...

Next scheduled work night is Thursday.
Poor old Gert had to go to hospital today with a flared up eye.......
I'm sure an evening welding and the eye are pure coincidence :blast

Tight schedule...
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,019
Posted By Fanum
This one's only supposed to be a load carrier, so...

This one's only supposed to be a load carrier, so there won't be aby shiny covering skin or anything on it......

Ellefant Treffen January :thumb



:eek1:lol3
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,019
Posted By Fanum
Ok, purists, look away....... This is going...

Ok, purists, look away.......

This is going to get fugly, so if you haven't realised that you ride an ugly tractor, you may not want to watch this thread :)


Last week we picked up a wrecked...
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,019
Posted By Fanum
Home build rugged hack on an 11GS

It's been done for a while now, and has a little over 3000 miles on it now, but I keep dipping in to this section for tips on our next build so I reckon it's only fair to put something back......
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Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,048
Posted By Fanum
You have to get a little bit brutal with the base...

You have to get a little bit brutal with the base plate on the Audi aftermarket replacement.......it won't quite fit the BMW plate without being bent out of shape a little, then you can slot the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2010, 05:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,563
Posted By Fanum
As we get towards the top, there are clouds...

As we get towards the top, there are clouds rolling past below us in the valley, but we're still in glorious sunshine until we get within a half mile of the summit, when we enter the cloud layer...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2010, 05:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,563
Posted By Fanum
We met up at the Hotel Menara that evening for a...

We met up at the Hotel Menara that evening for a briefing and a few beers....it's a place we know very well indeed and has one or two things going for it one of which is beer and free nuts.
The...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,563
Posted By Fanum
Every ride report from Morocco has to have at...

Every ride report from Morocco has to have at least one picture of the food in the square, so here's the token one from this report...

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Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,563
Posted By Fanum
Ok, back to the Hotel Imilchil.... Like many...

Ok, back to the Hotel Imilchil....
Like many hotels in this quarter of the city, it's past its prime, but still a nice place.....air con in all rooms, balconies and only a few minutes walk from...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,563
Posted By Fanum
From Azilal, it's a ride of two parts back into...

From Azilal, it's a ride of two parts back into Marrakech....40 or 50 miles of fast sweeping nicely surfaced tarmac with dips to Demnate, then some long flat and quite boring open roads across the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,563
Posted By Fanum
An hour later, we were back in Azilal and stopped...

An hour later, we were back in Azilal and stopped at the same cafe we'd had lunch in just 24 hours earlier....we looked and felt 20 years older though, and for Boerre and a few others, the warm sun...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,563
Posted By Fanum
Time for a couple of pretty pics..... We...

Time for a couple of pretty pics.....

We climbed up out of the valley and stopped to look back at where we'd been......basically, follow the river all the way down the valley in the pic below,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2010, 05:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,563
Posted By Fanum
So one by one, with three or four guys (and a few...

So one by one, with three or four guys (and a few locals piling in as well, ever hopeful of a few Dirhams coming their way) for each bike, we lugged them across, mine going first ::eek1
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2010, 05:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,563
Posted By Fanum
Slightly tired, and mucky as hell still, but the...

Slightly tired, and mucky as hell still, but the weather was perfect and we were all happy :D

http://fanum.smugmug.com/Other/MM-March-2010/P1000632/843924842_fwkLT-L.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2010, 05:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,563
Posted By Fanum
The 24 hours of this adventure and our impromptu...

The 24 hours of this adventure and our impromptu overnight stop in the village all took place in a rather beautiful area around the Ait Bouguemez and Ait Bououolli valleys.
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