955i tiger questions

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  1. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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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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  2. chairhead

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    How about this ?
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  3. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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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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  4. chairhead

    chairhead HAIRY

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    Yes its mine,
    I'll try and get you some sub frame pics if you want?
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  5. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    Yes if love some more pics. As many as you would care to post.
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  6. chairhead

    chairhead HAIRY

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    Here you go mate, I hope these help :D

    Sub frame consists of two Y shaped braces which mount to the original engine mounts and then to the bottom loop
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    Lugs on the left hand Y for mounting the sidecar
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    Lugs also on the left hand side of the bottom loop
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    Rear support lug welded to the bike frame just in front of the pannier mount hole fixing
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    Front end is made by Wasp :D
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    rear end by Wilbers
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    Let me know if I can do anything else :D
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  7. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    Thanks for the pics. That leading link is trick:D 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 :eek1
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  8. chairhead

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    Eye candy comin up :D
    Head on ?

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    Snow chains on :evil
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    From the rear

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    Loaded :evil
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    And stuck :lol3
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    I hope you have as much fun looking as I did riding :D
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  9. LeighSA

    LeighSA Been here awhile

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    Great sidecar, Chairhead:clap 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?

    Cheers
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  10. chairhead

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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:deal, then they send it too you at what they think is the right adjustment :rofl 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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  11. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    You know how to put out the eye candy :lol3

    Very nice looking pics. The spring must be a large one. I have a Penske on mine and it has a 1100 lbs/in spring on it. If I'm not mistaken gs the largest they made. I typically like a strong spring with a little less compression on my bikes. For example once I got the Klr set up the way I like it the spring we ended up with was for a 350 lb person. I'm 200 so it has very little preload and a light compression damping. It handles the whoops awesome and blow through a rock garden stable with no pitching.
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  12. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger I used to be SCRay

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    Chairhead - where is the video of you spitting it off the road into the snow?:ear:rofl





    I suspect this would be awesome. Keep your BMWs. I suspect a 955 would be far more fun. Especially on the howl! Triples don't come 'on the pipe', they just howl! :raabia

    Anyone can ride an outfit slow, even if it's a fast outfit. You can't ride a slow outfit fast! The Tig would be #$%#$Y&U** fast!
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  13. chairhead

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    Here you go Ray
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