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Old 07-07-2014, 12:40 PM   #1
Elizabeth Muir OP
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Expedition Sidecar

The picture of the 4th of July sidecar generated interest, so with the help of Drone I have made a short picture essay of the build.
This all started last fall on a trip to DMC, and a "cook's" tour of the facility. Fortunately I was able to tag along behind a couple that asked Jay all the questions that one usually thinks of a day later.
The Yellow book, and lurking on the Adventure Hacks web page gave a lot of useful information during the assembly.
Changed the trail reducing lower triple clap.
Short trips around Santa Barbara County, have been a learning experience, and a big smile.


Arivval, a very big box.


First look at the matching paint work, perfect.


Motorcycle weighted, held upright by side stand and attachment to wall.


Ready for the tub.


Almost together.


Six axis clamp.
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:58 PM   #2
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Nice!!!
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Old 07-07-2014, 03:18 PM   #3
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Could I have a little more please?
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Old 07-07-2014, 05:56 PM   #4
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1+, wow, a motorcycle operating room. Great looking bike, car and etc.....
Keep the build pics coming. Inspiring...
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Old 07-07-2014, 06:25 PM   #5
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suspicious....

Your shop looks suspiciously- pathologically- clean, and I see a box of latex gloves in there too.
Is this whole "build" just a photoshop excercise?
Paranoid Texans want to know.
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Old 07-08-2014, 04:27 AM   #6
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Your shop looks suspiciously- pathologically- clean, and I see a box of latex gloves in there too.
Is this whole "build" just a photoshop excercise?
Paranoid Texans want to know.

Definitely suss, isn't it.
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Old 07-08-2014, 05:02 AM   #7
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Your shop looks suspiciously- pathologically- clean, and I see a box of latex gloves in there too.
Is this whole "build" just a photoshop excercise?
Paranoid Texans want to know.
Yeah definitely too clean for my liking.

Nice outfit too by the way.
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:51 AM   #8
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More "Photoshop"

Used a Bosch laser level to align the sidecar.



Starting from the left, control for sidecar ride hight, Heated jacket control, small handle bar light, and switch for sidecar head lights.



A 25% reduction in miles/gallon, suggested the need for extra fuel. Rotopax claims there is no vapor leak so I'll give it a try with a 3 gallon pack.

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Old 07-08-2014, 06:15 PM   #9
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Incredibly neat workshop, clean floors, double glazed upvc windows....yup I'm impressed.
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Old 07-08-2014, 06:22 PM   #10
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Very nice! I am totally enjoying my Expedition on my R12GS. One month Alaska trip leaving August 1.
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Old 07-08-2014, 06:25 PM   #11
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Incredibly neat workshop, clean floors, double glazed upvc windows....yup I'm impressed.


It's a classic, Elizabeth posts up because someone asked for more pictures of the rig and everyone comments on the room.

Not one comment about the unopened shipping crate with its arse sagging in the middle, nor the fire ax hanging on the shop door... I'm a widdle disappointed.


Elizabeth, hope you enjoy your new rig , and thanks for sharing.



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Old 07-09-2014, 10:21 AM   #12
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Do I lose my Mancard for not even noticing the OP was female. Too Busy drooling at the Rig
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:39 AM   #13
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Gas can

I am not trying to be negative ..... I am just not sure it's best to have that fuel inside of the sealed trunk. Might be best outside - so it can breathe when necessary....

Beautiful bike and shop BTW.
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:49 AM   #14
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Dave,I totaly agree. The minute I smell anything even remotely suspicious the Rotopax will be exchanged for a water Rotopax (white )
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:59 AM   #15
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Elizabeth Muir

OK, when I originally joined Adventure Rider, I used elizabethmuir as my user name. Seemed like a good idea at the time, a nice way to remember a beautiful schooner.
My friends call me David

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