Hack for VTX1800S

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Feeding Father, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Feeding Father

    Feeding Father From RU with love...

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    My friends bite me and I have been infected. This is why I am here. :D

    Firstly third to buy the side car for Indian Chief, looked at different variants and decide that will order Champion Legend later.

    And what about right now and right here?

    I also third to buy the side car in USA and delivered it fast to home but... It's difficult to find fast what I want. What I want cost certain money which I do not ready to spend this moment.

    This is why I decide to build the side car for VTX 1800 S buy own and not only hands.

    What is available to find in our market? It didn't take a lot of time to make a choose. I choose this side car as a base for my own:

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  2. Feeding Father

    Feeding Father From RU with love...

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  3. Feeding Father

    Feeding Father From RU with love...

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  4. Feeding Father

    Feeding Father From RU with love...

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    What I want to do:

    1. change the wheel and fender on original front wheel and fender of the bike
    2. use the same tail and turn lights as the bike have
    3. paint the side car the same color as the bike
    4. stay tent aka cabriolet, change the material on new and modern
    5. stay the trunk
    5. stay the universal side car frame with "balls" lock.
    6. change the windshield on new one.
    7. change the cover of the seat on new one.

    Hope will finish everything in May.
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  5. Wolfgang55

    Wolfgang55 Long timer

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    Looks like you have a good project in the making.
    Please keep posting your pix as work develops.

    Does the little worker in the sidecar go w/ the deal?
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  6. Feeding Father

    Feeding Father From RU with love...

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    Absolutely. She is the side car pilot and our first and the best project. :D
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  7. jaydmc

    jaydmc Long timer

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    We offer bike specific mounts for the VTX1800S however they use the same clevis/hiem joint mount that the Champion legend does (we are also a Champion dealer) We also have new from billet triple tree's to change the angle of the forks which makes for lighter steering as a sidecar bike. BTW, you can mount an automotive tire on the stock rear wheel of your VTX
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    www.dmcsidecars.com
    866-638-1793
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  8. Ivan Rider

    Ivan Rider Been here awhile

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    That's awesome. Keep us posted. That's a great city you live in. I caught a train there in 2004 when I visited Irbit.
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  9. Feeding Father

    Feeding Father From RU with love...

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  10. Feeding Father

    Feeding Father From RU with love...

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    Took away inside coating, painting and saw that side car body already have been repaired. Cracks, robust and holes in some places.

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    Gonna fix it.
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  11. Feeding Father

    Feeding Father From RU with love...

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    Wheel, fender, tail and turn lights already came to the Russia from USA, somewhere in the customs stock. Hope will get it soon. Tent and seat getting new coating and shape. Seat frame was covered by plastic paint.

    As far as parts will come to me, will start to modify the frame of the side car and preparing installation. So, everything is running so far.
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  12. Feeding Father

    Feeding Father From RU with love...

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    Just came bake from 5 weeks trip around the USA. When I was out, the side car have been painted. BUT, they painted in the red only upper parts of the sides. Push them to paint in red the lower part as well.

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  13. FR700

    FR700 Banned

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  14. cleatusj

    cleatusj Dirt floor engineer

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    Looks great.
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  15. Feeding Father

    Feeding Father From RU with love...

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    Thank you! Try to do everything just perfect. :D
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  16. Mr.Mellow's WildRide

    Mr.Mellow's WildRide Been here awhile

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    Sweet paint job coming along.........:1drink
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  17. Feeding Father

    Feeding Father From RU with love...

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    The project move not so fast as it could be, but .... finished with painting:

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    Top is glossy, down is matte.

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    The tent and seat are ready, start to assemble.
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  18. Feeding Father

    Feeding Father From RU with love...

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    The side car frame have a "ball type" mounting:

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    It means it is necessary to have a balls. The solution have been found - to take the ball sockets from VAZ-2101 or Niva. The ball have necessary diameter 30 mm (1.25"):

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  19. Feeding Father

    Feeding Father From RU with love...

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    .... stay original.

    The guide from the down of backrest have been missed - the friend presented me the backrest also from Иж, but from later model and with the same guide. The guide was drilled out and welded on another frame. The frame was cleaned by send and covered by black matte powder.

    The covering was also changed on new one

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  20. Feeding Father

    Feeding Father From RU with love...

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    The wheel for side car I took the same like bike have in front. I also ordered original axle from Honda with bushes and bolt. The axle looks like a tube and has outer diameter 20 mm. In case of console swing arm this axle will be weak. This is why we produced new axle with outer diameter 25 mm and changed bearings and sealing in the wheel.

    Much better.

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