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Old 12-04-2011, 07:38 PM   #16
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Here we go - careful packing begins for the Trans-Atlantic journey:
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:41 PM   #17
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Crate was custom designed for this order since no Boxer was exported by a shipping container before. Note the cavernous interior of the sidecar - my daughters can both lie down inside!
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:44 PM   #18
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Two tires inside the car. I am using the stock wheels on the Rocket III - just using car tires on them so I did not have to purchase new wheels for car tires. I guess another benefit of mating with a Rocket III:
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:45 PM   #19
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Ready for the journey!

One item to note about car tires. Claude warned me about some European sizes not being available in the U.S. In fact, Ad sent a tire for the front wheel that is not widely available in the U.S. because it is used by only one car model sold in the U.S. - Lotus Elise (http://www.lotuscars.com/en/lotus-elise). It is a phenomenal tire but I suspect I will have extreme difficulty replacing it in the future...
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:50 PM   #20
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Loaded and ready to go to the ship yard. Check out that Beemer! BTW, LBS sponsored Team Dakar LBS for the Antwerp to Banjul Challenge - check out their website: http://www.teamlbsdakar.nl/
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:58 PM   #21
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Rear shot of the Beemer rig:
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:12 PM   #22
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Everything arrives in great condition - Claude opens the box:
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:13 PM   #23
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Frame is a perfect fit:
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:18 PM   #24
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Sidecar out of the box, ready for installation:
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:23 PM   #25
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Finished rig!
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:34 PM   #26
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Wow... that is something else!!! I guess no off-roading for you...
LOve the shots of that GS. That is more our style...
Thanks for the show.
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:49 PM   #27
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Well, I will try to share my DS rig shots another time . This one is all about going from point A to B quickly (on paved roads ).

BTW, I have enjoyed reading about your journey immensely. I noticed that Spirit leans into turns as a good monkey should. Thanks.

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LOve the shots of that GS. That is more our style...
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Old 12-05-2011, 02:23 AM   #28
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Wow! that last pic just screams GRUNT!!

Very nice rig!
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Old 12-05-2011, 02:42 AM   #29
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Now that's some REAL nice work, clean lines on the steel work and nice clean fiberglass body work, again clean lines. A credit to the designer and builder. Really like it
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:10 AM   #30
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Wow!

Beautiful! Hope the girls are enjoying it with you.
Next time you come through Greensboro I'd love to see it.
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