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Old 06-17-2009, 07:36 PM   #16
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JUst remembered, the biggest problem I think I'm going to have will be getting it back of Leigh when it's done!!
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Old 06-19-2009, 05:14 AM   #17
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Nice project so far. I will admit to getting the horn for the 900 Tigers, there's one I see every now and then round here with a chair on, looks so cool. I have a 94 Speed Triple and you're right about the airbox being a PITA. Good luck.
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Old 06-19-2009, 05:58 PM   #18
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Yeah Ray, Laura and Alec, thanks for coming over last week-end for my 50th birthday, big surprise and great to see you guys . All the bits ordered for the big Tiger, found a bloke to get some small lengths of chromoly tube and plate, so that is good. Dummy sidecar mudguard is painted, ready for me to make the first mould. BM GSPD going along will send pics soon!!!
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Old 06-22-2009, 02:41 PM   #19
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What about something like this for a tank Ray?
This one is a 38 ltr, but you can get smaller (or larger) ones.

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Old 06-22-2009, 07:08 PM   #20
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Damn Clancy!, that is a work of art.

Is that one of yours? if so, where did you get it?

I'll eventually need something similar for the V-Strom Outfit project, probably only 20 litres though.
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Old 06-22-2009, 07:42 PM   #21
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I know it maybe messy, but wouldnt it be a lot cheaper to just mount a jerry can on the rig somewere?? At least you dont loose ground clearance that way.
Some of those special tanks cost more than the sidecar
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Old 06-22-2009, 08:27 PM   #22
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Damn Clancy!, that is a work of art.

Is that one of yours? if so, where did you get it?

I'll eventually need something similar for the V-Strom Outfit project, probably only 20 litres though.

Not one of mine Dave, and yes Johno, both arms and one leg but isn't it nice . That's going in my sidecar, from Victorian performance warehouse. We use them in a lot of the stuff we build.
You can get the smaller ones Dave. Have a look on fleabay first to give you an idea of what's available.
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I know it maybe messy, but wouldnt it be a lot cheaper to just mount a jerry can on the rig somewere?? At least you dont loose ground clearance that way.
Some of those special tanks cost more than the sidecar

I was just going to go the jerry can route Johno, but then I decided, with all the extra space, why not go with a built in tank. It's not going to be a passenger carrying sidecar and I won't be losing any ground clearance as it's all going to be built into the sidecar frame. I really want everything to look uncluttered, nothing hanging on the outside of the body.
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:36 PM   #24
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What about something like this for a tank Ray?
This one is a 38 ltr, but you can get smaller (or larger) ones.

Leigh and I spent quite a few hours, in total, ... ... ,,,... toing & froing about extra petrol capacity. Originally, I was dead set against a built in tank, mainly because I figured that, after around 200km I probably need to get off & stretch and I could take that opportunity to top up from a jerry can. I've previously carried up to 30 litres extra tied to rear racks and the back of the bike. The other worry was extra complexity & another thing to go wrong. Not much chance of that with jerry cans, unless someone flogs them.

Leigh eventually talked me around ......... and reckon'd on being able to put a 20-30 litre tank in without compromising reliability, weight or space too much, plus it would be lockable and look trick all at the same time.........

So bespoke will be the go, an off the shelf job wont do, simply because of the shapes involved. When it comes to having it fabricated, I suspect Leigh will be searching around for other peoples' solutions that can be incorporated.
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Old 06-23-2009, 03:54 PM   #25
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I was just going to go the jerry can route Johno, but then I decided, with all the extra space, why not go with a built in tank. It's not going to be a passenger carrying sidecar and I won't be losing any ground clearance as it's all going to be built into the sidecar frame. I really want everything to look uncluttered, nothing hanging on the outside of the body.
+1 same here.
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:53 PM   #26
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It's been a little while.

Here's a bit of an update. There is some progress with the Tiger, specifically the engine... but I can show you what Leigh has been spent most of his time doing.

It's a little job on an R100GS P/D










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Old 08-25-2009, 11:59 PM   #27
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Obviously, I'm working somewhat backwards through his job.










And a fuzzy one to finish. I wonder if it was still on the macro setting? You can still see what it looks like, but maybe it's better to cross your eyes a bit, that may help.....



...if not with a clearer view of the photo, then some personal ailment
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Old 08-26-2009, 12:38 AM   #28
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In terms of the Triumph, the report is that the engine is going back together shortly and then the fabrication of the sidecar can start properly.

I had a squiz at all the engine parts spread over a bench last time I was in Adelaide. I was impressed with how little wear there was visible.
Leigh has found a couple of problems.
The first was a filter between no. 1 & 2 carbs that I didn't know was there. It may have been a major part in the problems I had with No 1 cylinder.
There was a fair bit of grunge in the recesses of the water galleries.
There were some strange bits and pieces in the oils trainer in the sump.



I think I may know what it all is. A mix of black and red sealant, like silastic type stuff, that has gotten into the engine after my in-expert attempts with covers like the cam box. I think the really shiny bits are just flat faces reflecting the flash, they aren't metallic.
The downside of doing work for yourself.

Anyhow, it's still a work in progress. It will be finished when it's finished.
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Old 08-26-2009, 03:56 AM   #29
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Damn! that GS is nice Ray. That's a similar setup that's going to go on my VStrom.
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