CRF250L Sidecar

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

  1. ErictheBiking

    ErictheBiking Been here awhile

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    Where I worked it was a big deal to be caught riding in a car or ute not wearing a seat belt - major incident report and came up in your annual WPR which effected any pay rise;
    UNLESS, you were driving, or a passenger, in one of the open electric buggies without rollover protection - these had the seat belts removed.
    The thinking was : No rollover protection - it was safer to not be belted in.
    Mind you, the buggies were not that fast, even a Ural would be faster!
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  2. vintagespeed

    vintagespeed fNg

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    i would build a roll hoop into the sidecar frame and attach a 5pt harness into it. harness always to the frame, not the body.
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  3. bomber60015

    bomber60015 tikkun olam

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    Seat belt and a roll bar. You could even install a head pad on the bar, so it wouldn't call attention to itself.
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  4. Lapchik

    Lapchik Tinkeritis posterboy

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    Did some work on the frame and body mounts. The body is MIG welded [easier to fill gaps without melting through the thin drum] and the frame is TIG welded. I'll do some close up weld pictures once I finish welding it. Most of the frame and mounts are just tacked on right now.

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  5. Lapchik

    Lapchik Tinkeritis posterboy

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  6. mumble

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    Not an expert here but it might be a good idea to incorporate some kind of rubber bushing between chair and frame.

    Seen a few manufacturers do this (although not sure why) it'll at least keep some vibes off the precious cargo.
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  7. Lapchik

    Lapchik Tinkeritis posterboy

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  8. bomber60015

    bomber60015 tikkun olam

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    Cheating. Unfair. Remove the pic of Rowan from that gofundme page immediately!

    Signed, the soon to be father of the bride who, from time to time, misses his lil girl.
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  9. vintagespeed

    vintagespeed fNg

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    ...i'm sure you can come up with a way to raise $150 to finish the sidecar. offer up some fab skills!

    edit.

    count your blessings! you'll get there.
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  10. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    Why the edit if I may ask?


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  11. Lapchik

    Lapchik Tinkeritis posterboy

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    I had to use the cute picture!
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  12. Lapchik

    Lapchik Tinkeritis posterboy

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    Fully funded in under 24 hours!
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  13. bomber60015

    bomber60015 tikkun olam

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    A rude gesture is winging it's way to you.

    Excellent!
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  14. Lapchik

    Lapchik Tinkeritis posterboy

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  15. Pastaman

    Pastaman Been here awhile

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    Almost there !
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  16. Lapchik

    Lapchik Tinkeritis posterboy

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    It'll be quite a while before the next update. The garage was broken into, and they stole so much. My camera, torches, both welders, the welder cart I just completed, the generator, and some power tools. There was more, but those are the big items. I am working with the police and insurance, and should have everything replaced by the end of the year. The worst part was trying to explain to Rowan that we can't do projects in the garage for a while because someone took all our tools.
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  17. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer

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    That sucks
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  18. Pastaman

    Pastaman Been here awhile

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    Sh#t, sorry to hear that. I hope little Rowan is not too upset and insurrance will be helpful. Good luck
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  19. Lapchik

    Lapchik Tinkeritis posterboy

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    Good news and bad news. Bad is that there are no leads on my stuff [other than my father-in-law's and my probably accurate guesses]. Good news is that insurance paid for the losses and I should start rebuilding in the next week or two.
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  20. Goston

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    Good to hear the insurance paid so quickly. In my country they would wait until the police closes the case saying they did not find the robbers and the stuff. It wold still take some weeks until the payment is done.
    But you are not in a better position if they find the robbers and maybe the stuff because in that case they would seize it as evidence and would need to wait for the court process which could take years....
    sorry for the long off topic but its really good to hear not everywhere is that bad :) good that you are back on track!
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