Homebuild leaning sidecar

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Hellracer.nl, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Hellracer.nl

    Hellracer.nl What the hack???

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    Until you have to stop for gas. Again. And again. And again and again. And since gas is extremely expensive here, Ill stick to 5 cylinders.
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  2. Willi-Jens

    Willi-Jens Been here awhile

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    Four is fine. Just make sure there is much less weight to tow.
    Way more fun in the twisties/Alpes and cheaper too.:D

    Let's not even talk about what most of these V8 muscles call a chassis or suspension :eek1
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  3. Willi-Jens

    Willi-Jens Been here awhile

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    Yes, Cowy slightly overdid it that afternoon. Just look at the tyre marks :augie
    But boy he can ride it :D
    Just a fun weekend those days. Seeing the faces when we passed with 19 leaners was well worth it. :D

    regards

    Jens
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  4. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    And the kid is saying, "Dad, there's a leak in the sump gasket - AGAIN: bloody BMWs!"....:rofl
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  5. FR700

    FR700 Banned

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    Thank you for the back story to the picture :thumb


    Good to see people just having fun and just goofing off with their sidecars.

    I've been lucky ... no cameras around to catch mine :lol3

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  6. Ockrocket

    Ockrocket Long timer

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    This is an interesting little thread, I will keep following it along.


    :lurk :1drink :lurk :1drink
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  7. Hellracer.nl

    Hellracer.nl What the hack???

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    Just a few pics to show some progress, I think I reached the maximum of what my pipebender can do:
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    The Junak tub on the frame, just for show, including the fender (still to be restored):
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    From the back:
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    And in close-up, I'm quite proud of the bending work, it's the first time I'm using this machine and it works out very well in my opinion.

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    The strang yellow/brownish stuff on the fender is mud from one of the last rides I did with the previous set-up.
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  8. XL-erate

    XL-erate Been here awhile

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    Looks good! But I warn you, benders are dangerous, because they're addictive. "That was fun! Let's see, what do I want to build next...?$?$?"
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  9. Hellracer.nl

    Hellracer.nl What the hack???

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    Small update, I'm working on assembling the subframe for the bike. Various parts ready to weld:

    Sorry for the crappy phone pics
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    Front mount:

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    Rear mount:

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  10. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    :d
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  11. Hellracer.nl

    Hellracer.nl What the hack???

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    :clap:clap

    Testdrive today!!

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  12. pops

    pops Long timer

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    How did the ride go :ear

    Your subframe looks nice and strong :clap:clap

    Cheers Ian
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  13. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    Hellracer, couldn't you....................nah, won't ask you a third time :lol3:lol3:lol3:rofl:rofl


    Hellracer and I visit the same Fora so this is the 3rd time I see these pics in about 10 minutes :rofl
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  14. Hellracer.nl

    Hellracer.nl What the hack???

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    After driving a good 700km (450mls) last weekend I can truly say that this project is a success. It handles very well, has got plenty of lean-freedom and the power is adequate. The frame is a bit flexible in the vertical direction but this is not of any influence on the handling.
    I can fling the bike around on a narrow twisty road so hard that experienced fixed sidecar riders have trouble following me.
    Up till 140km/h (90mls/h) it is very neutral handling, top speed is around 170km/h (105mls/h). I'm quite certain that I can do a knee down in a long sweeping corner to the left. I'll try to find a good location and opportunity to film this.

    Some pictures of last weekend:

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  15. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Wow! That turned out really nice.

    I would love to put one of these on my little 250 so I could take my dog on adventures with me.
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  16. rutgertjuh

    rutgertjuh Adventurer

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    looks great! :)
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  17. cleatusj

    cleatusj Dirt floor engineer

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    After a couple K with leaner I'm loving it, but it doesn't mean the fixed car want be seeing miles too, as it is more fun for running gravel roads at high speed.

    Why did I not do this sooner.
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  18. Hellracer.nl

    Hellracer.nl What the hack???

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    I'm planning to make an extra strut so I can convert it into an fixed hack for when it is very slippery, dirty or icy. This shouldn't be very hard to do since I've got a few top-end-bearings lying around.

    I must confess that I've never ridden a fixed hack so I really can't compare a leaner to anything else than a solo bike.
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  19. Hellracer.nl

    Hellracer.nl What the hack???

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    Small movie:
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  20. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    Ok, that's pretty bad ass.
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