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Old 05-24-2011, 08:50 AM   #31
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Awesome work!

For the fuel in the chair - you could, perhaps, build a raised floor for the chair to sit on with fuel between the actual lower floor and the raised floor. A large, flat fuel cell or even a couple of rotopacks should work just dandy and would keep the fuel weight really low.
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:45 AM   #32
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How have i only just read this!! Fantastic work dude!!! Can't wait to see the end result, respect where respect is due!!
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:38 AM   #33
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Subscribed! Keep up the good work!

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Old 05-24-2011, 02:07 PM   #34
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Outstanding!
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:25 PM   #35
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Trend setter!

Next thing, you'll want to upgread the engine specs to R1? And then reduce the gearing.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:45 PM   #36
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Neptune03, hello from Ky.

We met at the Horse Park when the s.c. rally was held there.
Ralph was buying Rogers Commanche and wanted a test ride. You asked if I wanted to go too so I climbed in your Yam GTS Comette . Fun !

I just got back from the ADV Eastern Rondezvous and got some seat time on sailah's progect he calls Ronin.



This thing rocks!

And now I see your doing a S.C. version, too cool.
I hope to see your new toy sometime.

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Old 05-24-2011, 08:53 PM   #37
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Awesome! You really know how to make a great machine. Please keep the photos, details, and anything else you can think of coming.
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:47 AM   #38
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Yamaha FZ1 dual sport sidecar build







Man, at this point it feels like you are getting close to being finished but there was still just so much detail work to do. I tip my helmet to anyone that mounts or builds their own sidecar, but especially those that make it their business. It is quite an endeavor, and considering all the time invested, I have no idea how they can do it and still make a profit.
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Old 05-25-2011, 06:03 AM   #39
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great pictures
very much enjoying being "along for the ride"
thanks for sharing
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:55 AM   #40
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Amazing!

Whats the winch for... winching you up into the platform?
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:34 PM   #41
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Amazing!

Whats the winch for... winching you up into the platform?
No, I ride on the motorcycle and my wheelchair is stowed on the back of the sidecar. The winch is for pulling me out if I get stuck. I wish I had it a couple of times when I had the BMW / Ural outfit, so I decided to put one on this build.
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:27 PM   #42
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:37 AM   #43
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Yamaha FZ1 dual sport sidecar build





I had someone give me a ride in the sidecar and the Fox bicycle air shock suspending the sidecar seat is a really nice complement to the sidecar's suspension. Between the two suspensions and the seat I chose for the build, the ride for the passenger is very plush even over the rough stuff.

On this bike, as well as my Hayabusa, all three wheels are braked by one brake master cylinder on the right handle bar (non stock 20mm bore). On the Hayabusa I didn't use a proportioning valve going to the sidecar wheel and it works great. But on this build I felt that it was needed on dirt so the sidecar wheel wouldn't be locking up all the time.



You can tell that the build is almost complete in this picture because the finishing touch has been applied. A build isn't really complete until the ADV sticker goes on.

Stay tuned, tomorrow's pictures will show the finished project.
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:42 AM   #44
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I do like your fabrication skills, outstanding!
The front swingarm double walled and fitted up with machined ends is real clean. Good thoughts there, lots of contemplation I'm sure.
Fitting the hub/spokes to a new rim..... that takes skill and some nice equipment. Super welder you got there.

Still anxious to see the final product.
Come on.. just one shot from the rear, consider it a teaser.

Don in Nipomo
Hey Don (and everyone else), you finally get to see it finished. Hope it was worth the wait



The front sprocket size was reduced and the rear increased to lower gearing. I also installed adjustable shock links that raise the bike significantly and increases ground clearance. The seat height is much taller than my Hayabusa / RDS outfit and felt funny at first but got used to it almost immediately and it feels great.









Tomorrow I will finish up with some detail pictures that you might find interesting. Also I have put on about 400 miles of dirt and pavement so plan to write a little about my ride impressions so far. If you have any questions, shoot them my way.
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:41 AM   #45
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WHEW.... that is GORGEOUS
love how that rig turned out
very well done
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