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Old 10-27-2012, 02:11 AM   #1
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Homebuild leaning sidecar

So I was thinking about sidecars for a year or two when I had a weekend without plans last March (that's rare) and a garage full of suplies. At the end of the weekend I had a functional leaner on my Suzuki streetfighter. I've driven around 3000km last summer, just to see if I like sidecar riding enough to build a serious one on one of my BMW K bikes.

I will try to keep this thread up-to-date with the progress I'm making.

I started with a some piping on the ground just as a plan next to the Suzuki (in Dutch the bike is called Snavelfiets which means something like Beakbike).





The swing arm and wheel I got from a Citroen I took apart some years ago.



The damper comes from a Suzuki Savage. I fixed and sold one of those 10 years earlieer and somehow this spring remained in my garage.



After 5 minutes thinking I went to the local hardware store and bought me some 40x40x3 square tubing. New simplified lay out:






Fender in place:


Subframe on Suzuki:




Creating an arch for a new damper attachment location:



And all build together:


Mounted an old fish-transport-crate to it and first test drive:










And a very short movie to prove it's funktional:
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Old 10-27-2012, 02:17 AM   #2
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After driving around for a month I was getting used to it so much that I wasn't paying attention enough and I hit a ships boulder with the sidecar frame when driving on a harberside.
Whoops.
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Old 10-27-2012, 02:22 AM   #3
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With help of a hydraulic jack and a butane flame everything was back in shape in under 30 minutes.

I got a steel Polish Junak tub lying around for over 6 years that I plan to use. The passenger is a Hybrid II 6year old Crash Dummy I got from my former job.

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Old 10-27-2012, 02:26 AM   #4
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Right turns could be real hard to do so I relocated the swing arm:





This proved to be a real improvement, I suddenly could drive around at normal speeds without tankslappers.



Mounted a lamp too:
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Old 10-27-2012, 02:29 AM   #5
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Time to fix the Junak tub:





Made a screen from scrap I had lying around:





Just placed it on the frame to see what it looks like:

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Old 10-27-2012, 02:32 AM   #6
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Youngest daughter trying the Beakbike for comfort:
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Old 10-27-2012, 02:35 AM   #7
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Creating a chair from foam I found somewhere in the back of my attic:





Manly work behind the Singer machine:


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Old 10-27-2012, 02:36 AM   #8
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Seat ready:


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Old 10-27-2012, 02:54 AM   #9
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Now I'm preparing a black BMW K100RS so I can mount a new frame (round tubing) to it and drive my 2 daughters around.

It is all supposed to look something like this:


And this is the bike I'm preparing. I've just replaced the engine since the original engine had a strange rattle I didn't trust.

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Old 10-27-2012, 03:19 AM   #10
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:41 AM   #11
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WOW! Nice work. Interested to see what you come up with for mounts on the K.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:55 AM   #12
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Nice job!
No need for a brake in the side car?
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:28 AM   #13
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Hellracer, tell me something I don't know
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:30 AM   #14
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@ Max: You are way to international to be un-informed!
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:17 AM   #15
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@ max: You are way to international to be un-informed!
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500 cc 1950 BSA chopper (1983)
750 cc CB750 chopper ( 1990)
1200 cc Z1000 dragbike (1976)
300 cc MZ transporthack (1989) winterhack
900 cc BMW R 90/6 hack ( 1976) summerhack
750 cc BMW K 75 RT ( 1993 ) daily driver

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