ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Hacks
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-20-2013, 09:30 PM   #16
bmweuro OP
Mad Scientist
 
bmweuro's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2003
Location: Chico, California
Oddometer: 3,336
Swing out bumper hinges.



Swing out bumper open.



Swing out bumper closed.



Adjustable rubber bumpers.



Without the aluminum box

__________________
BOXER Metal
BMW Biker Scum
BMW Mad Scientist!
VBMWMO #7770, BMW MOA #48694 & Airhead BMW Club #600
bmweuro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 08:29 AM   #17
kailuasurfer
Dreamer
 
kailuasurfer's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: PNW
Oddometer: 344
Wow! Another great rig, Chris!
kailuasurfer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 09:42 AM   #18
twintwin
Studly Adventurer
 
twintwin's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Carmel NY
Oddometer: 625
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmweuro View Post
The pivot on the rear drive had to be cut off and the driveshaft is stock. I'll see if I can take some more detailed pictures.
Your GSA rig looks so great, cannot wait to see the final product. Could you please explain the reasons of the "steel monotlever", maybe Claude or Jay could also jump on this technical question, I would love to hear more about the improvements over the OEM one.
twintwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 12:01 PM   #19
claude
Sidecar Jockey
 
Joined: Mar 2002
Location: Middleburg, Pa. (Snyder County)
Oddometer: 3,466
Quote:
Originally Posted by twintwin View Post
Your GSA rig looks so great, cannot wait to see the final product. Could you please explain the reasons of the "steel monotlever", maybe Claude or Jay could also jump on this technical question, I would love to hear more about the improvements over the OEM one.
Hello didier. I had mentioned earlier this year that we plan to do one similar to what Chris has pictured here this winter. One on a 1200 an done on my 1150. Looks liek mine will take a backseat due to work load here at the shop. Anyhow the idea is that the elimination of th estock telelever allows a much more beefy assembly than other wise and also adds more structure to th esubframe itself. Is it really necessary? In most cases probably not. We have more than one of our outfits doing world tours as this is written with no issues related to the stock telelver assembly. But.... more beef is never a bad thing. If you are concerned aboput your personal setup in our shop...don't be. EZS pprovided a great product that shoudl do you well for a long long time!! By thw way....Got your sidecar brake rotor adaptor machined today...looks cool!!
__________________
Claude

Founder: Internet Sidecar Owners Klub at SCT
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/SCT/

President: C Stanley Motorsports Inc.
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/...rsandTrailers/

http://freedomsidecars.com/
claude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 12:04 PM   #20
claude
Sidecar Jockey
 
Joined: Mar 2002
Location: Middleburg, Pa. (Snyder County)
Oddometer: 3,466
Quote:
Originally Posted by kailuasurfer View Post
Wow! Another great rig, Chris!
AMEN. Those swingaway bumpers and such are cool things. We have done similar setups for panniers an dspare tires. I see some european (Peter Stern I think) setups which also take advantage of what swingaway type systems can do. Cool stuff and very practical.
__________________
Claude

Founder: Internet Sidecar Owners Klub at SCT
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/SCT/

President: C Stanley Motorsports Inc.
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/...rsandTrailers/

http://freedomsidecars.com/
claude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 02:33 PM   #21
twintwin
Studly Adventurer
 
twintwin's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Carmel NY
Oddometer: 625
Quote:
Originally Posted by claude View Post
Hello didier. I had mentioned earlier this year that we plan to do one similar to what Chris has pictured here this winter. One on a 1200 an done on my 1150. Looks liek mine will take a backseat due to work load here at the shop. Anyhow the idea is that the elimination of th estock telelever allows a much more beefy assembly than other wise and also adds more structure to th esubframe itself. Is it really necessary? In most cases probably not. We have more than one of our outfits doing world tours as this is written with no issues related to the stock telelver assembly. But.... more beef is never a bad thing. If you are concerned aboput your personal setup in our shop...don't be. EZS pprovided a great product that shoudl do you well for a long long time!! By thw way....Got your sidecar brake rotor adaptor machined today...looks cool!!
Thanks Claude for the explainations and update on my rig, cannot wait to see it.
twintwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 03:07 PM   #22
bmweuro OP
Mad Scientist
 
bmweuro's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2003
Location: Chico, California
Oddometer: 3,336
Yes, Thank You Claude. Just finished removing all of the ABS parts and made a couple of brackets to support the ECU and battery since they were originally supported by the ABS control unit.



__________________
BOXER Metal
BMW Biker Scum
BMW Mad Scientist!
VBMWMO #7770, BMW MOA #48694 & Airhead BMW Club #600
bmweuro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 03:08 PM   #23
claude
Sidecar Jockey
 
Joined: Mar 2002
Location: Middleburg, Pa. (Snyder County)
Oddometer: 3,466
[QUOTE=bmweuro;20779509] Just finished removing all of the ABS parts and made a couple of brackets to support the ECU and battery since they were originally supported by the ABS control unit.

__________________
Claude

Founder: Internet Sidecar Owners Klub at SCT
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/SCT/

President: C Stanley Motorsports Inc.
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/...rsandTrailers/

http://freedomsidecars.com/
claude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 04:12 PM   #24
tripodtiger
I used to be SCRay
 
tripodtiger's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: you dont call wagga wagga wagga
Oddometer: 4,571
I'm just gonna be devil's advocate for a second.
If the rear aluminium box is locked on and has a handle to pull it up, why the need to have the rear frame pivoted?

And, having had experience with lights stuck up high like on the sidecar, I hope you are addressing refraction around the edge of the lenses. If not, it wont take you long before it gets your attention.


Keep the info coming.
__________________
rayb Crash Dummy (no testing involved)
Australian RD/RZ Owners Register

http://tripodtiger.smugmug.com/
tripodtiger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 04:21 PM   #25
bmweuro OP
Mad Scientist
 
bmweuro's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2003
Location: Chico, California
Oddometer: 3,336
Quote:
Originally Posted by tripodtiger View Post
I'm just gonna be devil's advocate for a second.
If the rear aluminium box is locked on and has a handle to pull it up, why the need to have the rear frame pivoted?

And, having had experience with lights stuck up high like on the sidecar, I hope you are addressing refraction around the edge of the lenses. If not, it wont take you long before it gets your attention.


Keep the info coming.
The lid of the box will need to open for access to the compressor and air tank.

Lights- Yes I am very aware of that. In this application I may need to make a bar to move them out further. Right now everything is tacked in place as I am trying to fit the spare tire in that area as well.
__________________
BOXER Metal
BMW Biker Scum
BMW Mad Scientist!
VBMWMO #7770, BMW MOA #48694 & Airhead BMW Club #600
bmweuro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 04:36 PM   #26
rg, sw wa.
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Southwest Washington
Oddometer: 160
If I lived in town I would bring a bar stool down and everyday just watch what you were doing and how you were doing it.
You are a Craftsman.
rg, sw wa. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 04:45 PM   #27
bmweuro OP
Mad Scientist
 
bmweuro's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2003
Location: Chico, California
Oddometer: 3,336
Quote:
Originally Posted by rg, sw wa. View Post
If I lived in town I would bring a bar stool down and everyday just watch what you were doing and how you were doing it.
You are a Craftsman.
Thank You
__________________
BOXER Metal
BMW Biker Scum
BMW Mad Scientist!
VBMWMO #7770, BMW MOA #48694 & Airhead BMW Club #600
bmweuro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 08:44 PM   #28
jbcaddy
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Oroville & Placerville, California U.S.ofA.
Oddometer: 1,180
Quote:
Originally Posted by rg, sw wa. View Post
If I lived in town I would bring a bar stool down and everyday just watch what you were doing and how you were doing it.
You are a Craftsman.
You do not have to live in town to stop by and watch. I spent about an hour there today I live in the next town south, but never let that stop me, however, you are a bit further away
jbcaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 10:45 AM   #29
bmweuro OP
Mad Scientist
 
bmweuro's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2003
Location: Chico, California
Oddometer: 3,336
Took the sidecar body off to start cutting up the EML suspension for an actuator.



Cutting it up.



The actuator. Thank you Jay for the info.

__________________
BOXER Metal
BMW Biker Scum
BMW Mad Scientist!
VBMWMO #7770, BMW MOA #48694 & Airhead BMW Club #600
bmweuro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 04:22 PM   #30
tripodtiger
I used to be SCRay
 
tripodtiger's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: you dont call wagga wagga wagga
Oddometer: 4,571
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmweuro View Post
The lid of the box will need to open for access to the compressor and air tank.

Lights- Yes I am very aware of that. In this application I may need to make a bar to move them out further. Right now everything is tacked in place as I am trying to fit the spare tire in that area as well.
Gotcha now.
__________________
rayb Crash Dummy (no testing involved)
Australian RD/RZ Owners Register

http://tripodtiger.smugmug.com/
tripodtiger is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 06:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014