Another Aussie outfit build

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Clancy, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Team 250

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    That was me I think.1800mm is the legal width post '83? but I don't think anyone in authority knows or cares to be honest.

    Cheers
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  2. Clancy

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    THAT'S the one:D Thanks Andrew. And you're right. No one seems to be worried about it:wink:
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  3. Clancy

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    :lol3 :lol3 Sorry Andrew. Forgive me. I'm new at this.:wink: :D
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  4. Clancy

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    Not sure which fairing bracket you're on about Alex. Pic:evil ?????
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  5. Clancy

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    It's been over seven months since the planning started on this project, and at times, when a finishing deadline passes (and there have been a few), I've been ready to give up and go riding on a solo again:wink: At about this stage of the build, I ran out of steam, couldn't summon the enthusiasm to come up with ideas.:eek1

    On this particular day, I went out to start the bike (I've been starting it every week and letting it run for a while) and though the ignition was on, nothing happened. Spent half an hour checking things - nothing.:wink:
    Once or twice, the cooling fan came on when I turned the key, but every time I pressed the button - zilch.:kboom
    At once stage, I leaned across the tank, pressed the button, and felt a "clunk" that seemed to be from inside the tank.
    Long story, short - pulled the filler/cap off and pulled the pump and filter out of the tank.

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    The rubber piece is/was the retainer that holds the fuel pump. It had dried out a bit by the time I had taken the pic, but when I pulled it out, was in an almost liquid state.

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    The filter screen that sits around the pump was broken and some of the "liquid" rubber had sucked into the pump and it had seized solid, hence the clunk when I pressed the button.

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    There was also a fair bit of rust around the tank sender. Apparently, ethanol blend fuel will have that effect on any rubber in the fuel system. So I cleaned the tank (I'd already replaced all the fuel hoses and all the seals in the injection system after the bike came back from Ringwood). On advice from John Sargeant, via McCardigan, I bought an EF falcon fuel pump (at a quarter the price of the BMW pump:eek1 ). It was a tad smaller then the original but with a few mods, the pump went back into the tank.

    At last year's sidecar rally, Snayle copped a bit of crap after his fuel filter caused a few dramas, so I decided to mount my new one outside the tank.

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    And while I was doing it, I fitted an Anderson plug alongside it. This would avoid pulling seats, computers etc if I need to get at the battery terminals, and it was another power source if I need one.

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    Then I started doing a dummy fit out of all the fuel hoses, pump etc.


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    The fuel line from the auxilliary tank was plumbed into the fuel return hose (From the regulator to the main tank) via a t-piece. A tap will also be fitted.

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  6. johno

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    Clancy, SA width measurement is 1850mm. But, not aware of anyone checking. Plenty around wider than that:lol3
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  7. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars

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    Bloody hell Neil you are getting old.:D

    The section is where it bolts to the headstem, in fact if you gussett everything eg: the "arms" as well even better. Basically strengthen the whole thing.

    Sorry mate but I'm not taking my fairing off for photo's. I do want it to be together again before the OCR.:D

    By the way, looking good, the chair not you.:D

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  8. Clancy

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    Thanks Alex. Just had a look at it:wink: I'll be just about finished all the fabrication on the sidecar tomorrow so I'll put that next on the list.
    BTW, if I wasn't getting old, I wouldn't be building a fkn outfit.
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    Want to buy a BMW GSA sidecar? :wink: OzNutter.[/quote]
    How much you asking?
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  10. pops

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    How much you asking?[/quote]

    Pm sent:wink:
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  11. johno

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    :ear Whats goin on pops, you starting a fleet of Beemer sidecars:lol3
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  12. pops

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    :evil :evil :evil I take no credit johno. (But they do make a great tug).
    It is great to see all the new sidecars that are getting built.

    Our next sidecar will be more offroad:deal When finances allow.
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  13. Clancy

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    Had a nightmare last night and woke up in a cold sweat:eek1
    Realised I'd been dreaming about a croweater drinking my beer:huh
    Went out this morning and pulled this off

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    It's the bracket that bolts to the headstem. Is this the one Alex?:evil
    Then I did this to it

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    Is that enough or should I do more? Where did yours break?
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  14. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars

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    Hi Neil. Not bad but you missed the bit I mentioned. You sure there wasn't actual beer involved in your nightmare:evil

    See the bracket with the 4 holes that bolt to the headstem, you need to brace that up as much as you can. If you put 2 straps around it that should do. From memory mine completely tore away where the tube meets the bracket with the 4 holes.

    Hope that makes sense.

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  15. Clancy

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    Thanks heaps mate:clap I'll do that bit tomorrow. Spent the rest of the day today pulling the sidecar off the bike, and cleaning up all the welds etc. Now I got to wait for the painter:wink: More pics later.
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  16. snayle

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    Neil are you gettin PARANOID or something?

    shit now you are listening to 3legs!

    and yes that is the part in question

    I seem to remember the swearin and cursing

    comeing from the tripod at Dajara when it broke

    the funny thing was that it wasn't my bike (for once)

    oh and I do have photos

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  17. Clancy

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    Bit harsh Snayle. Even Alex deserves to be listened to sometimes:huh
    Did you say photos:ear
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  18. miggins11

    miggins11 Been here awhile

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    Hey Clancy - explain "croweater" for us Northern hemisphere people! :ear
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  19. Clancy

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    Once all the hoses were made and trial fitted, it was time to make the rear storage boxes. 3mm aluminium with stainless steel hinges.

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    The rear door hinges up to act as a bench top for cooking etc.


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    At a later stage I'll be making a small luggage rack for the top of the box, and the rings will act as tie downs.


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    While Phil had the bike, he made some drawings for the rear hub adaptor so that I could use a five stud wheel and car tyre on the back of the bike.

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    Because of the leading links, I had to move the front brake distribution block higher up the fromt forks, which also meant getting longer brake hoses made.

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    I bought a second hand steel front mudguard and modified it to fit.


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    Made up the bracketry and link for a removable winch. I just have to undo one bolt and it slides off the bar.


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  20. Clancy

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    Sorry mate:lol3 It's a name we give to those people unfortunate enough to live in the state of South Australia. They're a pretty rough lot over there and will eat anything:wink: Things like meat pies floating in pea soup:eek1


    Seriously, yes, that's what we call 'em - why? Not sure:lol3
    West Australians are Sandgropers
    Queenslanders are Cane toads.
    Victorians are just good people:lol3