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Old 05-03-2011, 02:20 AM   #1891
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TMAX sidecar

Here is my modified TMAX sidecar. Model was the last of the steel frame bikes from 08 I think. I built and rebuilt the sidecar several times in the last two years. Details of final build are here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=678272

Modifications include leading link forks, rear subframe lowered and moved forward 50mm to give a lowered look, fuel tank repositioned to sidecar with reverse under the seat (still being done). All controls are in the sidecar.

Outfit goes great, still plenty of power despite the extra weight. Currently daily work hack but hope to sight see SE Queensland now I have enough speed for the freeways.



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Old 05-03-2011, 06:43 AM   #1892
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Is that the fuel tank at the front of the side car?

Also, it would be awesome to see the a shot from the back to see the rider/passenger area of it.

That's an amazing mod, my hat is off to ya.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:11 AM   #1893
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Cool ride mate!
How is the leading link going? Probably didn't try it with the sidecar on normal forks, just wondering aloud how the front reacts compared to the standard forks? How much heavier is the new front end?
Nice cage work too.
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:44 AM   #1894
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Is that the fuel tank at the front of the side car?

Also, it would be awesome to see the a shot from the back to see the rider/passenger area of it.

That's an amazing mod, my hat is off to ya.
yes, fuel tanks in the nose. I had it off, and the subframe, when i tried to turn the TMAX into a trike. Instead of putting it back std i lowered the seat and relocated the tank.




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Cool ride mate!
How is the leading link going? Probably didn't try it with the sidecar on normal forks, just wondering aloud how the front reacts compared to the standard forks? How much heavier is the new front end?
Nice cage work too.
No, never tried the LL on the bike. The new front end reduces the trail by app. 50% to about 40mm so as a bike it might be abit twitchy.
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:24 AM   #1895
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:54 PM   #1896
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yes, fuel tanks in the nose. I had it off, and the subframe, when i tried to turn the TMAX into a trike. Instead of putting it back std i lowered the seat and relocated the tank.
nice, you can burst into a ball of flame if you hit anything
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:32 AM   #1897
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[QUOTE=rifflebox;15826920]I drank the Kool-Aid...
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:15 AM   #1898
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30 day trip

Headed out West from Ohio to Arizona and Utah. 6,700 miles!
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:48 AM   #1899
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What do you have there Mr. Rocketmann?

I'd like to see more pictures of those rigs..... and I like the way you travel!

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Old 05-06-2011, 09:16 AM   #1900
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Outfitting for the big trip

This is how I set my Kymco People 250 up for long trips. I cary all my camping gear and a Kermit chair! A group of us from Ohio do a 30 day scooter trip every year and average 4,500 to 6,000 miles. The People 250 now has 35,000 miles on the clock with no breakdowns!! Those Kymco people know how to build a scooter.
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:20 AM   #1901
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It must have been a great trip. Did you do a ride report?
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Old 05-06-2011, 04:08 PM   #1902
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This is how I set my Kymco People 250 up for long trips. I cary all my camping gear and a Kermit chair! A group of us from Ohio do a 30 day scooter trip every year and average 4,500 to 6,000 miles. The People 250 now has 35,000 miles on the clock with no breakdowns!! Those Kymco people know how to build a scooter.

Thats cool! Sounds like an awesome trip. If you haven't already, definitely give us a ride report!

Wow, 35,000 trouble free miles? What year is your Kymco? I'm interested in hearing how long that thing will go, I'll bet if you keep taking care of it it'll go triple that or more!
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Old 05-06-2011, 04:31 PM   #1903
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Headed out West from Ohio to Arizona and Utah. 6,700 miles!
WOW ....How cool is that !!
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:00 PM   #1904
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Rocketmann, show us how you hook up those front panniers! some form of bicycle rack?
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:34 PM   #1905
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Last weeks group ride, 250+ miles roundtrip for me on my Elite 150 and my friend on his RTP Vespa.

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