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Old 01-19-2010, 02:21 AM   #91
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well were does the missus sit / friends need some one too pull the tops off the beer
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Old 01-22-2010, 01:25 AM   #92
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How's the new rig going Alex?

Got the wheel on yet?

Pics?????????
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:12 AM   #93
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I have been thinking about building a sidecar myself and probably will, however i am unsure of the process to get it registered in SA, has anyone from SA tried recently, i have an xt500 with a chair but bought it that way and it was fitted from new, so no help there. Is it justa case of building it and phoning up dtei and telling them and all done (i hope) or do you need engineers reports and a trip to regency to get it approved? any info is greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:00 PM   #94
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If the bike is registered in SA, you dont need to do anything. You may need to tell your insurance company(if insured)

Only law is overall width of no more than 1.85mtrs from outside handlebars to outer sidecar.
Not that everyone worries about that
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Old 01-22-2010, 11:38 PM   #95
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Back again.

Got a fair bit done today. The frame is pretty well finished. Just a couple of bits left to do and that's it. Everything is tack welded so I will do the proper welding/cleaning welds up tomorrow.

Got all the Ali cut today. Only a small amount of trimming to be done. Considering I don't have a jig it's pretty close to being square. Most done by sight and a small square.

Here's the Ali. There's 25 kg of Ali. More than I expected. All but the sides are 3mm. The sides are 1.2mm.



Here's the almost finished frame.



Here's some photos that gives you an idea of how everything will pack. I've got more room that I expected. The shovel won't be mounted there but would make a good spoiler









More tomorrow hopefully.

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Old 01-22-2010, 11:41 PM   #96
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Brilliant Alex Coming along very well. I take back everything I said about you. Well not really, but the sidecar is brilliant.
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Old 01-23-2010, 08:25 AM   #97
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Darn it you guys make me want to move to Oz sometime. Cool stuff
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Old 01-23-2010, 01:22 PM   #98
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Just a couple of the (Slow, if you're doing the whole thing, and not half, a job)) progress












So how far have you got with your sidecar (only) Alex
gday been watching this thread with much intrest as im planing on building a car for my k100 was wondering what size tube you have used for the subframe also car its self is that a k1100 shock ? thanks clancy
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Old 01-23-2010, 01:28 PM   #99
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gday been watching this thread with much intrest as im planing on building a car for my k100 was wondering what size tube you have used for the subframe also car its self is that a k1100 shock ? thanks clancy

Yes mate. The shock is the one off the back of the bike. I've fitted a Hagon shock to the back of the K. It may be a bit too strong for the sidecar but I'm going to use it as a starting point. If we find it's a bit big, I can change the spring to a softer one later on.
3 legs has a similar setup on his K1100.
The tube for the sidecar frame is 35mm x 2mm.
Phyllis is making the bike subframe for me and the bike is still at his place. If he reads this, he'll probably jump in and tell us what size the tube is, as I'm not sure to be honest.
I'll be posting up the full build story at some stage so all the details will get posted then.
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Old 01-23-2010, 02:14 PM   #100
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thanks clancy with the car axle pivet was thinking on building a setup useing rubber bushes as used in leaf spring toyota would be cheap and easy and i think it would work ok in the long run .anyway will keep watching.
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Old 01-23-2010, 02:57 PM   #101
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It's only the body and chassis I will be building and I will attach it to my K1100 (swap it for my camper outfit). ...
"camper outfit? Is this another side car of yours? Any links to info on it? ( I searched first )

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Old 01-23-2010, 03:24 PM   #102
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G'day Coachgeo.

No links to camper sidecar as at the time I built it I was not computer savvy (still not) but I have got some photos.........







Works brilliantly BUT to sleep inside I have to take all the gear out first so by the time I've done that you could probably put a tent up. The real advantage is not having to sleep on the ground and there's a bit more privacy and you can stand up to change your jocks without all the boys laughing at you

This is the suspension system Im going to use on my current build. This is off my Tenere outfit I recently restored. It's a mini trailing arm. I'm going to get one from the wreckers (only $75) and get the original stub axle pressed out and turn a Holden (Aussie car for our overseas mates) stub axle down to fit so I can use the 15 inch wheel on the camper outfit as its the same as the rear wheel on the K1100.

As mentioned before there will be a back up suspension system, basically a rubber torsion bar setup. Photo later.

Anyway enough babbling on, I have a sidecar to finish. By the way, anyone know how TD's chair is going. I know Clancy's going nowhere.

Later.

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Old 01-23-2010, 03:26 PM   #103
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Oops, I forgot to load the photo of the suspension. Here it is.



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Old 01-23-2010, 03:50 PM   #104
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G'day Coachgeo.

No links to camper sidecar as at the time I built it I was not computer savvy (still not) but I have got some photos.........










Works brilliantly BUT to sleep inside I have to take all the gear out first so by the time I've done that you could probably put a tent up. The real advantage is not having to sleep on the ground and there's a bit more privacy and you can stand up to change your jocks without all the boys laughing at you

This is the suspension system Im going to use on my current build. This is off my Tenere outfit I recently restored. It's a mini trailing arm. I'm going to get one from the wreckers (only $75) and get the original stub axle pressed out and turn a Holden (Aussie car for our overseas mates) stub axle down to fit so I can use the 15 inch wheel on the camper outfit as its the same as the rear wheel on the K1100.

As mentioned before there will be a back up suspension system, basically a rubber torsion bar setup. Photo later.

Anyway enough babbling on, I have a sidecar to finish. By the way, anyone know how TD's chair is going. I know Clancy's going nowhere.

Later.

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In all seriousness, that's the best looking camping setup that I've seen on a sidecar, anywhere


Now the bullshit part

What was that about going nowhere????

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Old 01-23-2010, 03:53 PM   #105
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And I'm sorry for hijacking your thread
I just don't want to put my build up here yet, until you've finished yours.
Besides, there might be some ideas I can steal
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