CRF250L Sidecar

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Lapchik, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. Lapchik

    Lapchik Tinkeritis posterboy

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    ***PICTURE UPDATE***
    Some of the pictures in previous posts have bad links. Here is the album of all the pictures I have on this project.
    https://www.facebook.com/pg/KorysRides/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1028590220542424
    ***END UPDATE***


    It's probably not a good idea, but that's never stopped me before. What's the worst that can happen? So here we go, CRF250L Sidecar.

    I started with two 55 gallon drums I got for free. I've got fabrication equipment, but imagine that, not the specific ones I need to do this right; so I'll forge ahead and make due with what I have.

    Rowan wrote her name on it just below the picture I drew of her face. That section gets cut out, and the end of the blue drum gets narrowed to form the body.

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    Gen-u-wine Honda parts (off a CB450) for my project. I have four or five of these, so I can always go double up later if one isnt enough.

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    Gathering more parts. Not sure if I will use the windshield or not, but it will sure be handy in the winter. Had most of this laying around, but had to go buy the wheel and hub stuff.

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  2. drbike

    drbike Been here awhile

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  3. bamamate

    bamamate Been here awhile

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    This should be fun! is that a Wal-Mart trailer wheel?
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  6. Lapchik

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    It's from a farm supply store, but it's all carry on trailer stuff so it's probably the same as Wal-Mart.
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  7. Sleddog

    Sleddog Ridin, again:)

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    I should have one of them! Maybe "cheaper by the two"

    This is going to be a fun thread!
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  8. Lapchik

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    Well, I'm sure we could figure out a mount for the WR. Bring me barrels and a hub, I'll be good at it after this one so yours will look better!
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    Brek81 Been here awhile

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  10. Lapchik

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  12. Lapchik

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    Building the nose cone

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  13. Lapchik

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    Not sure if adults will fit in this if I only do the nose cone and the grey barrel. I need room behind the seat for ballast and/or storage. I may need to put the rest of the blue barrel on the back end.

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  14. RNMedic

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    in!
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  15. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    No such thing as a bad idea ,just bad execution of said idea !!
    Love this build.



    Live life,be yourself !!!!.
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  16. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Everybody said I couldn't built these hacks by myself!!.
    I built the subframes,the hack frame and I even built a single sided swingarm !!
    They both worked AWSOME !!
    Don't let anybody tell you that you can't build a sidecar.
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  17. Lapchik

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    A little progress tonight. Too damn hot to get much done.

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  18. Lapchik

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    Got the seat today. With the heat index over 110 the last few days, there hasn't been any metal working progress.

    "Daddy, you got me a red one just like I asked for!"

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  19. mumble

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    Lovin' it and taking notes.
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  20. Lapchik

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    Notes? Lol the only thing I'm sure on is the alignment because I'll have lots of help. This is my first sidecar... Ever.
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