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Old 06-02-2012, 03:03 PM   #16
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I have a question.
I've always liked Triumph "Modern Classics" except thier fuel range. What will the tub do to the already too low (just over 100 mi) fuel range?
Is it possible to fit the classic looking tub with a large transfer tank?
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:25 AM   #17
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I have always liked the classic style of these sidecars.
If Claude makes a body like this it will be great.
Unfortunately I am in Australia so Claude's Skills are not available to me, (I did suggest he moved to Australia)
I have a chassis and want to have a crack at fabricating my own body, Aluminuim with copper rivets over a light frame.
The bike is a 2009 Kawasaki VN1700 so I think the classic style will match up well.
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:48 PM   #18
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This body will be built with TIG welded aluminum. We have not done a steel body in quite a while although we still offer them. The steel is 16gauge and the aluminum is 1/8". The aluminum seems to weight about 30% less than the steel for the same size and shape body.
Here are a few pictures of the building process:

The buck or whatever you want to call it:



The mock up made from foil finished insulation over the buck:


The process of fitting all the Pieces together. This is Kinda tedious. Notice the squared off edges around the cowling at the cockpit. This will be formed more into an arc back at the cockpit area as we proceed.

More to come.......
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:15 PM   #19
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Okay things are progressing. Here are pics of the TIG welded aluminum body in the rough.Our bodies are welded inside and out. The outside will be dressed up prior to actual finishing.
Welded nose. Yep it fit up just fine:
Nose with CNC Machined CSM emblem mocked up in center.

From the inside looking out. Yes we were able to round th ecorners around the front of the coickpit. This one is not destined for a glove box but one could be done easily that would have quite a lot of room.

We sat the body on another frame just to see how it may look. The actual frame for this new body design will deviate from our typical design somewhat and will have a different fender.
This bmw bike belongs to Frank DelTorre and will be getting a cargo box tub on it that is now at powdercoat.

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Old 06-29-2012, 06:58 AM   #20
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Looks good Claude.
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:45 PM   #21
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Cool Claude....more aerodynamic and fast as a bullet.... taper the aft section; make it look like a Rockette faster... Is this how you spend your summers?: tinkering on new designs.

cheers..
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Old 06-30-2012, 02:41 AM   #22
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Claude,

Love the design.

Just a thought here.
What if you put a boat style (like a canoe) rear end on it?
I know it would cut down on storage, but it would look cool.
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:37 PM   #23
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Coming along nicely

Can't wait to see the finished product
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:29 AM   #24
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Look'n good Claude. Will that be attached to a Bonnie?

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Old 07-05-2012, 05:11 AM   #25
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Track

It seems a foregone conclusion, that whatever you produce, Claude, will be an outstanding design. A couple of questions, if I may. What width track are you aiming for (minimum/max)? Same as to weight? Thanks
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:14 AM   #26
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+1 on this design suggestion, Claude. I really think a more aerodynamic looking tail end would make it very special.

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Cool Claude....more aerodynamic and fast as a bullet.... taper the aft section; make it look like a Rockette faster... Is this how you spend your summers?: tinkering on new designs.

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Old 07-17-2012, 03:36 AM   #27
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We need an update on this project!

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Old 07-18-2012, 04:05 PM   #28
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Looking good Claude!

Might want to take a minute or two to set the time and date on the camera. It's 2012 in the rest of the world already!

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Old 08-12-2012, 07:49 PM   #29
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Hi Claude! I dropped you an email a bit ago asking about this style of tub. Any updates?
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:31 AM   #30
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Hi Claude! I dropped you an email a bit ago asking about this style of tub. Any updates?
Have a glitch with our email right now, VERY FRUSTRATING! Hopefully it will be corrected today!!!!
We are working on the sidecar chassis right now. For this model we have designed a new sidecar chassis and suspension rather than adapt the typical type chassis we use on the dual sport adventure type outfits. It has an underslung shock and a built in manual tilt adjustor. These chassis will allow less ground clearance and still maintain a decent swingarm angle. This chassis can be utilized with any of our other body designs if desired. No antiswaybar is incorporated although one can be added if desired.

Anyone want to volunteer a name for the sidecar body design? We are open for suggestions of course.
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