CRF250L Sidecar

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

  1. Lapchik

    Lapchik Tinkeritis posterboy

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    I have my equipment back, and they didn't steal the motorcycle or any of the sidecar stuff. I should be back to building any day now! [just need to finish organizing the garage with the replacement stuff]
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  2. willys

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    First thing to build is a better security system for all doors and windows to stop them from coming back for the new equipment.....also never post up pics of what you have in your shop, thieves sometimes get ideas from seeing your shit on line on such sites like this....you never know???? Make strengthening frames and door locks, bars etc etc .....they will pay for themselves in the first attempted breakin....trust me....just saying.....and buy a cheap deer camera to catch their faces for the police next time also.
    Great to hear you are back in business.....and nice to have brand new machinery eh....lol.
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  3. Lapchik

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    Have a DVR system with 4 cameras on battery backup, windows are covered now, and I know who stole my stuff. I just can't prove it in court.
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    Then let them in to get it again and make 1000% sure you get faces etc etc etc.....if not talk to the bikers...unless it's them who took it in the firstplace....lol.
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  5. Lapchik

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    Brother in law. No forced entry, no broken windows, etc. Now all locks and keypads are changed. Alarms set. The works. Said he would be in town while on his way to Kentucky. [odd, he is never here for anything and is not wanted or allowed to be here] Then that night my stuff goes missing. Awful suspicious.
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  6. willys

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    Time for a beating imho....if you can't do it buy some beers for someone who can.....I watched a thief get his knees bent the wrong way when I was younger by some monster and all he asked for was a case of beer!!!!!
    Not saying it was the right thing to do, but there are crazy people out there and once a thief always a thief......and once he knows you won't do shit, he'll be back ....mark my words.....just be ready and catch him red handed....even if you have to bait his ass....by suggesting you'll all be away on a trip somewhere....send the rest off somewhere for the weekend and wait.....either with the cops or with beer buddies!
    But I'm only joking right....just so I'm not involved...lol
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  7. Lapchik

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    Got a little work done today. Build the pivot end of the swingarm, and tacked together the hub/spindle mount.

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  8. Strong Bad

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    I personally don't think that plug welds would really add any strength
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  9. Lapchik

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    Working on the swingarm and shock brackets. Hopefully I can get to the garage and get them together soon.

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  10. Lapchik

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  11. Sleddog

    Sleddog Ridin, again:)

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    Any further progress?
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  12. High Octane

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    Im waiting too
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  13. Lapchik

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    A little bit. I have the swingarm and tire on. New baby takes up most of my time.
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  14. Lapchik

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  15. Sleddog

    Sleddog Ridin, again:)

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    Get him out in the shop.....Rowan can babysit:D
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  16. Lapchik

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    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

    Updates...
    Swingarm now has a poly bushing instead of bronze. Panhard bar keeps everything in check. Toe-in changes should be negligible. Up on crates; figuring out my linkages to the bike now.

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  17. Lapchik

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    For those of you still following this, don't worry. I'm going to finish it. As for the broken links to pictures and video, I will fix them at some point.
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  18. Lapchik

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    There are a couple more videos on my YouTube page. Here are some pictures of the frame I'm building for the bike-side attachments.

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    Rear engine bolt secures the rearward lower mounting point

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    Clearance'd for the brake lever
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  20. Lapchik

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    A few more pictures.

    Frame all tacked together. Once I have it welded a little more, I'll put some gussets in, test fit again, then take apart and fully weld it. P8050011.JPG
    View from the top. I can still change the oil and service the clutch without having to remove anything. The holes at the rear are for plug welds. I don't have enough pipe to remake that piece, and rather than buy more and keep trying angles I just did a slug-n-plug joint for it. There's a solid rod inside to keep it strong. The other joints don't have that, but the rear one will probably have a connecting arm attached at or on it.
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