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Old 01-24-2012, 06:35 AM   #1
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Rigs modified for or built for adventure touring

I would like this thread to show some of the rigs people have modified for or built for actual adventure touring. Not so much rigs like stock Urals although they are very cool and make great adventure touring rigs, but other purpose built outfits. I ask since I am planning a solid walled pop-top camper and always would rather not have to reinvent the wheel. I also am interested in any and all additions and mods people have done to their rigs in that regard....

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Old 01-24-2012, 07:09 AM   #2
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I would like this thread to show some of the rigs people have modified for or built for actual adventure touring. I also am interested in any and all additions and mods people have done to their rigs in that regard....

Thanks,
Brian
Thanks Brian for starting this thread. Am very interested myself to see what others have created for adventure touring.

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Old 01-24-2012, 07:26 AM   #3
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Well here is mine:



Love it; however I believe for true "adventure", one that will give you access to some of the more remote areas, higher
clearance is needed. I have yet to change out the shocks and therefore my clearance is only about 5". If I were to do
it from scratch, I'd start with a GSA. That being said, I have thought of throwing in a couple of "sand rails" to climb over
some of the higher steps.

The rig above does allow access to most of the trails/passes I have found - mostly in SW Colorado and Moab.
A great freeway flyer. Wonderful to ride 97% of the North America roads that a "wide track" can take.

Kudos again to Claude and the gang for building a magnificent rig!
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:00 AM   #4
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We build 2-3 adventure touring rigs every week usualy around the BMW GS type bikes and our M72D and M72DX sidecars, we have also done a couple with EZS sidecars. In addition have also built a fully enclosed sidecar set up for sleeping in. Lots of photo's on our web site www.dmcsidecars.com we will be adding many more photo's in the next couple of weeks.
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:18 AM   #5
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Just remember everybody has a little different idea of what a
" Adventure Sidecar " is !!.
That being said my first one was a Vstrom with a home built car with 14" of ground clearence under the car and ample under the bike.My new one is the same car now on a Suzuki GS850 with less under the bike,but I found that I didn't need a adventure bike to go where MY Adventure was!!.By the way my latest rig is being built ( by myself ) for a RTW trip in 5 years...PICS to follow soon..
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:15 PM   #6
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Here's mine - keep it simple. Bar on the chair has since gone.

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Old 01-24-2012, 03:27 PM   #7
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Brian, Please post up some more pictures of that odd looking thing at the top of your blog. I think most of us would like to see more of it.
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:14 PM   #8
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Brian, Please post up some more pictures of that odd looking thing at the top of your blog. I think most of us would like to see more of it.
Here's the front of it. Yikes!




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Old 01-24-2012, 06:41 PM   #9
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Mine.

Not a great "adventure" rig but it gets me out there!

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Old 01-24-2012, 07:02 PM   #10
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Here are some pics of my Vstrom rig.



And some of my NEW adventure rig ( still under construction)


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Old 01-24-2012, 07:30 PM   #11
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Does ANYBODY know anything about this rig ??.I'm very interested in more details about this outfit,especialy the tank.

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Old 01-24-2012, 09:54 PM   #12
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Does ANYBODY know anything about this rig ??.I'm very interested in more details about this outfit,especialy the tank.

Alan, that outfit belongs to a mate of mine. I'll dig up some more pics for you.

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Old 01-25-2012, 12:26 AM   #13
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Mine on the right Jack's GSX1400 outfit on the left



Doonie's outfit

There should be some good photos from the 2010 Off Centre Rally kicking around on the Aussie sub forum that may turn you on.

The infamous tuck truck !!!!

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Old 01-25-2012, 05:09 AM   #14
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I aquiered my BMW Rig last November. I didn't build it, but it is almost exactly what I was looking for. It looks like it's been neglected and kept outside for the last few years, when underneath it's in tiptop condition and ready to head off to the frozen wastes right now.

I'm told that it was built deliberately light, hence the Velorex chassis and chair, for use at the Elephant Treffen and other Europian winter rallies. After a bit of searching I found a few pics of it at the Austrian winter rallies of 2007,8 and 10. I'm pleased to see this rusty little rig which looks like it's been to hell and back really does have the pedegree claimed.

I have plans for this little rig too. Soon I'll be making a few of my own modifications, so it can be easily driven by my other half. I'll be adding some sort of Leading Link forks and raising the ground clearence, plus a few other things. Ready for the next chapter in it's life, though probably somewhere a little warmer.

Here's a pic of the previous owner and his mate out there doing it.


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Old 01-25-2012, 05:58 AM   #15
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Here's one I saw in Dawson City when I was riding the '06 Alcan 5000.





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