Boxer Metal Steib Sidecar

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Boxer Metal, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    This followed me back to my shop the other day

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    ...and then I found this

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    ...and this really needs to come off of the shelf and be used

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    So I think I need to stick all of this stuff together and see what I end up with.
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  2. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    I think you are in for a FUN time! Congrats and keep the pictures coming.
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  3. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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  4. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

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    This is gonna be sweet!
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  5. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    Jealous, jealous, jealous, jealous :D
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  6. Mr.Mellow's WildRide

    Mr.Mellow's WildRide Been here awhile

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  7. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass The AntiHarley

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  8. davide

    davide Been here awhile

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    Subscibed! :lurk
    Looking fwd to the whole process... Gracias 4 posting!
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  9. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    Excellent project!!
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  10. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    Ordered /2 tapered roller bearing from www.cycleworks.net and I soon as they show up I can get the front end on. I need to find the stock shock length for the leading link or just modify it for some stock post 70 rear shocks which might be easier in the end. I also picked up all of the sidecar mounts so I can build a simple mounting system.
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  11. ildahl

    ildahl Adventurer

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    Man I am envious, would love to put together a bike like that. I need to sell my R1100RT and get a hack.


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  12. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    I few things have changes. Instead of a R90 I have decided to use a crusty 78 RS that I had sitting around. Front end is installed. I still need to do a few mods to the /2 leading link to get it to clear the front engine cover.

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  13. MotoJ

    MotoJ Mobtown Hacker

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    Cool project, Chris!

    What are your plans for brakes? Will you weld caliper brackets on the Earles or find use a drum? How will you mod the brace to clear the ignition cover?
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  14. RedMenace

    RedMenace Adventure Sidecar

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    Don't cut the brace off the leading links! Play with different points covers-some provide more clearance than others and you will probably be able to make it work without cutting up the forks. Worst case you can shave the back of the brace, but try to find a lower profile cover before attacking the fork.

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  15. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    For the brakes I will run a very large single disc and yes, I'm going to cut the front end up to make it fit. As easy as I can modify it I can make it original again:D
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  16. RedMenace

    RedMenace Adventure Sidecar

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    I am not so interested in preserving a vintage part as with ruining it. There are a
    number of /2 front ends around that are no longer straight because they got hacked up and either sprung when the brace was removed or warped when they were welded. There may well be an alternative to gain clearance. Swapping the timing cover worked for me on a /2 conversion project...
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  17. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    The motor sits farther back in the frame on a /2. I have not cut anything yet. I've actually been looking at modifying the /7 frame instead.
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  18. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    I have been working on the frame and collecting parts. I hope to have the sidecar attached and it rolling on all three this week.

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  19. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    Picked up a pre war BMW gas tank and headlight.

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    ...and figured out what to use for a front brake.

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  20. Biebs

    Biebs BMW Airhead

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    "I have been working on the frame and collecting parts. I hope to have the sidecar attached and it rolling on all three this week."

    I would call this an under statement!!! More like I've redesigned the frame for my own needs / setup!!!

    Anyway what kind of rear suspension are you going to use???

    I'll speak for all:

    A lot of us are jealous because pics that you are showing are way beyond our home garage / workshop skills.

    Want to see more keep posting!!!

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