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Old 04-27-2012, 06:34 PM   #16
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Speaking of variety parts and 15 mm axles, I've got two 15 mm axles the old wheel, the old tire, enough Velorex mounts to outfit 2 sidecars, and the fender sitting in a box. First local to come up with a reasonable take it off your hands number its gone.
I could use some Velorex mounts, the balls and collets.
I'd be interested in any struts and clevis's in excess to your needs.

I really like what you've done there in the basement, you have some talent and xlnt design ideas. This will end up on a Dakar? Big Dakar or little Dakar? Did I miss the picture of the tug?

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Old 04-27-2012, 08:25 PM   #17
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I could use some Velorex mounts, the balls and collets.
I'd be interested in any struts and clevis's in excess to your needs.

I really like what you've done there in the basement, you have some talent and xlnt design ideas. This will end up on a Dakar? Big Dakar or little Dakar? Did I miss the picture of the tug?

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A basement full of bikes and bent pipe. My wife loves it. Il send you a list of stuff once I'm done.
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:39 PM   #18
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Nice Design & Work..........
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:55 PM   #19
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Nice Design & Work..........
Thank you. I appreciate the compliment
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:27 AM   #20
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Nice work .Thank you for posting

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Old 04-30-2012, 02:03 AM   #21
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Ya, the original chassis is less than stellar on the Velorex, but I've upgraded the axle to a hardened 17mm, the use of the klr rear wheel left the 17 mm the maximum size i could accomidate due to the skinny little bearing on the cush side of the hub. As for the extra weight, you can accomidate allot of extra if the intended passenger is 37 lbs, even the roll cage and lg are together it still comes about a 100 lbs under the design weight for the original equipment. Leaves lots of room for a bag of groceries. The chassis as it sits was totaly unacceptable and has been modified and reinforced.

Speaking of variety parts and 15 mm axles, I've got two 15 mm axles the old wheel, the old tire, enough Velorex mounts to outfit 2 sidecars, and the fender sitting in a box. First local to come up with a reasonable take it off your hands number its gone.

Glad you're ahead of me there. Thought it worth mentioning though.

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Old 04-30-2012, 07:22 AM   #22
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Glad you're ahead of me there. Thought it worth mentioning though.

Val.
I appreciate the input and need to thank the INMATES of ADV, becuase of the info they have put out there on side car building and installation not much of my build was a suprise, there is the occasional one but mostly attributed to my not paying attention ( like the klr bearing being two different sizes )
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:43 AM   #23
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Did some work this weekend, made progress

So, fridays beginning post covered the first 5 months now you get stuff as hit happends.



Sub Frame comming together its 1" .120 wall, great stuff to work with.



I had to rigg the side car frame quickly at this point, make sure I wasnt going to gusset and reinforce in the way of one of the mounts.


FIrst time for a SANS kick stand kinda pic. A proud day !!!!!!
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:38 AM   #24
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Busy Night

I had some time last night and was actually able to assemble some stuff, I had this horrific dream the night before that the roll cage interfered with the rear upper strut mount, Well the bike gods granted me a ONE FREE, it close but not in the way.










The largest feat of design with this thing is the simple fact that you cannot weld around the body, you need to be able to split.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:57 AM   #25
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Did you get the attachment point for the rear top mount sorted out?

It's looking great!
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:41 AM   #26
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Should be able to drive through brick walls unscathed.................
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:37 PM   #27
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Wow !
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:31 PM   #28
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Well, I've just had an interesting conversation with a friend of mine. He feels the sidecar ( gun metal gray ) roll cage ( flat black ) would look far more interesting if the bike matched it, rather than making the it match the bike. The intention was to always paint the car to suit one of the two Dakars, the only question was wich one.



Mine the 2006 ( Above ) ~ Its got some "love" on one side from a go down last year or hers ( the 2003 ) that is in immaculate condition.


I've always been a fan of the flat gun metal grey with clear coat on it look, it would be an interesting look, very Mad Max'ish.
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:34 PM   #29
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Well, I've just had an interesting conversation with a friend of mine. He feels the sidecar ( gun metal gray ) roll cage ( flat black ) would look far more interesting if the bike matched it, rather than making the it match the bike. The intention was to always paint the car to suit one of the two Dakars, the only question was wich one.



Mine the 2006 ( Above ) ~ Its got some "love" on one side from a go down last year or hers ( the 2003 ) that is in immaculate condition.


I've always been a fan of the flat gun metal grey with clear coat on it look, it would be an interesting look, very Mad Max'ish.
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:39 PM   #30
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Nice build going on. Gotta luv a wife that likes to ride her own...much less help drag a tubing bender downstairs to the basement!
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