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Old 12-02-2011, 06:04 PM   #16
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cannot believe just saw this thread today...

nice looking bike and hack, keep the pictures coming and we can exchange info since I'm also working on the same setup

I'll send some pictures of mi subframe, if you still have the tank, maybe it will work on mine and we can make a deal.
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:27 PM   #17
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cannot believe just saw this thread today...

nice looking bike and hack, keep the pictures coming and we can exchange info since I'm also working on the same setup

I'll send some pictures of mi subframe, if you still have the tank, maybe it will work on mine and we can make a deal.
I've still got the fender, lights and seat to finish, so more pics and progress to come. Also with my utility box installed for solo camping trips.

Sorry, but I sold the IMS tank to a friend.
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:17 AM   #18
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Inspiration for if I ever stop commuting on mine long enough to 'prepare for winter' here in VT. Since I will have to build my own frame, what track width did you wind up with using a 'real' sidecar frame?
Thanks for sharing!
It's right at 48 wide.
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:20 PM   #19
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It is really coming along nicely.
Like the paint.
Keep us posted on further work.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:02 AM   #20
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It's been a while, with a bit of sorting out.

Since we last saw it, I've added a seat from Nothern tool which hinges in the front for access to the trunk. Cut the windshield down to 7" and painted black. I put a board under the body for support, as the ballast was starting to crack the fiberglass in the trunk. I'm sure it's due to being abused off road, but now all is good. The board also gives me a mounting platformfor a utlilty box should I want to put it on. Takes about 15 minutes to swap out. I plugged several holes in the car body, leaving one for drainage. I found the hard way that the car body filled much faster than it would drain when riding in a river.

Still to come will be a cover, and probably fabric side panel "doors"

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Old 01-23-2012, 12:38 PM   #21
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This little rig looks awesome! Really well done.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:52 AM   #22
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[QUOTE=cwadej;17430662]It's been a while since I got to work on it. Dead bearings, blown shock, and of course family stuff.

I got new bearings for the swingarm. I figured wider would be better, right? So instead of 12mm that were in it, I went with 17.5mm. Double ball bearings. Sealed of course.

I got the frame all back together, and mounted on the bike. 3/4" leanout, 1" toe in. (the board was so I could set my level on it)


Dragging up an old thread.
I would like to have just this set up. I want to carry my dirt bike on the hack platform. Make a rail and put the dirt bike on backwards so the handle bars would not interfere with each other. Anyone with a used KLR set up they don't us any more?? I broke my sub frame on the Concourse the other day after 4 years of over loading my boxes. Most likely the case of beer in the top box, should have gotten cans instead of bottles.

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Old 12-13-2012, 04:21 PM   #23
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Like your rig

The Velorex sidecar looks like a nice match to the KLR. I've got a DMC Enduro/KLR rig myself. I hope you have as much of a blast with yours as I do with mine!
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:26 PM   #24
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GWN how about a picture of your rig?
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:11 PM   #25
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I've been wanting another sidecar since my wife sold hers. A bit more utilitarian than her Terreplane though.
So I hunted, and I found a Velorex 562 from another inmate for my KLR.
It arrived today

Not being the patient type, I unwrapped everything to see what I had

Nice looking rig. I would replace the flat plate on the subdrame for some tubing. At some point the flat plate will crack where it is welded to the tubing.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:54 PM   #26
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GWN how about a picture of your rig?
Don't want to take away from this thread/steal any thunder away from cwadej. I've got a few threads 'd started with pics of my rig... here's one: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=814426 I really enjoy the KLR/light enduro style sidecar combo. I suspect the Velorex would likely feel and handle similar.
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