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Old 02-07-2014, 09:06 AM   #16
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Appreciate that responses have concentrated on the Tiger, but what about your other potential option, the 1200 Bandit ?
Know it's not specifically an "adventure bike", whatever that is, but the regular flavour Suzuki 4s do seem to have their merits. Several of our Aussie inmates indicate the Suzuki can do the job off the main highway.
Subframe ? What subframe ?
You know I think it would be easier with the bandit, issues are that I have given it to the wife as my knees have played out on me. I could probably do some highway pegs for it and be ok. The next issue is fuel as the bandit has a small tank.
I'm hoping for a 300 mile range and will probably need a fuel cell on either bike to make that happen. So yea the bandit is an option if I can steal it back form the wife
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Old 02-07-2014, 02:18 PM   #17
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:32 PM   #18
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Just passing, saw the light on.
Thought I'd give you these.


















As far as front ends go...
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:43 PM   #19
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If I didn't have a Tiger (or two), a Bandit would be on the list, immediately behind a GSX14.

You could always try something like this with the 'zuk.




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Old 02-09-2014, 01:51 AM   #20
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Thanks for the pics. Especially the tiger. Good food for thought
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:26 PM   #21
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Is that the Beartooth Highway? If so I hope you were heading down the Wyoming side, I would not want to ride the Montana side in that weather you have pictured.[/QUOTE]

I was heading down the montana side. I was froze by the time I got to the bottom and it was dark.
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:09 AM   #22
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How about this ?
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:29 AM   #23
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Wow!! That's nice. Like that front end design too. Floating brake is nice. Being green I bet it's fast. Is that your bike?
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Old 02-19-2014, 03:44 PM   #24
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Yes its mine,
I'll try and get you some sub frame pics if you want?
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Old 02-19-2014, 04:03 PM   #25
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Yes its mine,
I'll try and get you some sub frame pics if you want?
Yes if love some more pics. As many as you would care to post.
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Old 02-19-2014, 04:27 PM   #26
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Here you go mate, I hope these help

Sub frame consists of two Y shaped braces which mount to the original engine mounts and then to the bottom loop


Lugs on the left hand Y for mounting the sidecar





Lugs also on the left hand side of the bottom loop


Rear support lug welded to the bike frame just in front of the pannier mount hole fixing


Front end is made by Wasp


rear end by Wilbers


Let me know if I can do anything else
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Old 02-19-2014, 04:47 PM   #27
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Thanks for the pics. That leading link is trick the sub frame looks like a strong set up and easy to build.

Got a head on shot and a profile shot of the complete rig. Just for eye candy

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Old 02-20-2014, 02:17 AM   #28
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Eye candy comin up
Head on ?



Snow chains on




From the rear



Loaded



And stuck


I hope you have as much fun looking as I did riding
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Old 02-20-2014, 03:10 AM   #29
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Great sidecar, Chairhead I'm fitting a sidecar to a mates 955i later this year, hope it turns out as good as yours, pity his is burnt orange and not green. I like the green on the 955's

One question, do you know the strength of the rear spring on the Wilber's?

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Old 02-20-2014, 04:18 AM   #30
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Great sidecar, Chairhead I'm fitting a sidecar to a mates 955i later this year, hope it turns out as good as yours, pity his is burnt orange and not green. I like the green on the 955's

One question, do you know the strength of the rear spring on the Wilber's?

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I don't know what the spring rate is unfortunately,
but when I ordered it from the UK supplier I told them it was going on an outfit, the supplier then had to contact Wilbers who came back to me with a load of questions, my weight, pillion weight, weight of gear carried, combined total weight etc, so Wilbers make the shock to your spec so to speak, then they send it too you at what they think is the right adjustment which is far too soft, I opted for the non hydraulic adjustment, a real pain in the arse to adjust but there is far more adjustment available with it.
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