Home build rugged hack on an 11GS

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Fanum, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. Fanum

    Fanum Moto-Morocco Meister

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    No project should ever stand still for long, or stop altogether.

    So today, out came the whirly sparky tool, the big electric glue gun and we got jazzy in the workshop :)


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    A bit more tubing got electric glued on.....

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    Then we offered up the new scrapyard find.......

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    Perfikk fit.......as nicely made as a Vernatech box, but stainless steel....inch and a half of lip with rubber door trim going up into the lid, so it ought to be waterproof too :thumb

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    We ran out of time, having spent several hours trying to reset the airbag suspension on the G4 up on the ramps (frikking sensors didn't want to zero out :blast)

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    Next week, we'll finish off the frame, paint it all up again and then fit a split charge system and aux truck battery into the steel box.

    (oh, and re-wire the LED lighting on the back end of the box)

    In a couple of weeks, we have a full leading link suspension set up coming in from a project bike in Holland......we have already got hold of a drive shaft (from a PTO winch system) and the plan is to machine up a widgety farkle to bolt into the GS rear wheel and run it to the chair wheel with a locking hub system to be able to select 2wd (we'll need to rebuild the whole subframe of the chair to route it, and build a new suspension turret system to mount and take it all) :bounce1

    We're also cataloguing it , so when we get to a stage where we're happy with it all, we can do more builds in a similar vein......so if anyone wants a custom built rig, let us know :thumb

    This one, as it stood first thing this morning, now has 2500 miles on it, including a good long run down tot he Elefant and a lot of mud-plugging there, and not one of the witness makes has moved a single millimetre.....it's solid as fekk, properly stable on the road and fully legal :thumb2

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  2. Fanum

    Fanum Moto-Morocco Meister

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    Crappy picture from my old phone, as the USB card reader isn't working :rolleyes:

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    Sidecar in pukka kalahari yellow :clap:clap
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    Unstable Rider Moto Fotografist

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    You's guys have a great creative gift.

    Metal art I tell ya,

    +1 :clap
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  4. Fanum

    Fanum Moto-Morocco Meister

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    It worked :D



    Last week (actually January the somethingth), Gert and Katrin set off to the Elefant in deepest Bavaria......

    It's fair to say they managed to fit rather a lot more on board than they would have been able to with just the bike....
    American army tent
    Beer
    Chairs
    Table
    Beer
    Clothing for all weathers and Gert's mankini
    Beer


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    Elefant treffen...-20 c when we looked at the forecast the week before.

    Wait 'til you see some of the stuff people took :thumb2

    This guy was in charge of the wood stove and three of his mates had parts of the tent......the other two had the beer :D

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    Now this rig, I must admit, gives me a semi

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    No idea why, but the bloke hadn't bothered changing out his rear studded wheel, even though this was on the way back and out of the snow :confused:

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    POST BY GERT:

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  8. Fanum

    Fanum Moto-Morocco Meister

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    Well, that's it....for now :D

    Next two builds are going to be on my Brick (as seen in some of the pics above) and an 1150GSA......we're learning all the time, and with common sense, a bit of engineering nouse and a shed full of tools, it's frikking fun doing it too :D

    Any Advriders who ever make it over to Blighty, get in touch and our workshop is available to anyone in trouble over here.......beds and beer just down the road (we're in Essex, near Colchester, and about ten miles from the port of Harwich/Felixstowe which drops you onto the continent)
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  9. boxertwin

    boxertwin Long timer

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    Fantastic! Thanks for sharing the build, your humor (that's humor right?), and your first adventures.
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  10. cleatusj

    cleatusj Dirt floor engineer

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    Thanks for sharing your build and the great pics of the Eli.
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  11. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    Great build, great pics and great story :clap
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  12. Fanum

    Fanum Moto-Morocco Meister

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    Thanks Gents :ilmostro

    Reading through many of the other threads on the builds here makes our build standards almost embarrassing though :eek1

    Still, it works, it's safe and it rides well enough.....and cost practically nothing to make. even if it probably does weigh more than the bike itself :D

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