Hello, it is time to introduce myself and start a build log. My name is Martin, and I live in Pemberton, BC, a small village about 2 hrs north of Vancouver, BC. These days I see myself more as a builder, rather than a rider or driver. With two very active daughters, there is little time for long adventures, but I am very fortunate, to be able to sneek into my shop every morning, and commit some building. Thus I have finished an airplane, which took me over 3 years and 3,000 hrs; this was followed by a scratch built Lotus Super Seven roadster, a bit over 3,500 hrs and roughly 4 years and now, the VTR 1000. But I have burned the occasional hydrocarbon to have some fun; in the late 70's, I road raced a RD 350 and a TZ 250, then switched to FF and a Honda Spec series in the 80's. In the 90's I got seriously into aviation, competing and performing in airshows in a Pitts S1; having been fortunate to survive all of that I got into mountain snowmobiling and trail riding my trusty DR 350. As my daughter was born in 03, time and courage (or stupidity) became scarcer, and so I ended up enjoying building, more and more. But enough about me, on to the build. As the title says, I am building an adventure sidecar outfit, with a VTR 1000 Firestorm (or SuperHawk in the US) as a basis. Now why the heck, you ask, would I do that? Well, not trying to be glib, because I have it. My original plan for the bike, was to be an engine donor for my next project. I wanted to (and probably will, at some point in the future) build a Morgan 3 Wheeler. The VTR engine seemed like a good choice, since I couldn't justify a S&S. So I found this bike at an impound lot, and got it pretty reasonably, for $ 1,500. It was in fairly decent shape, but not pristine. But as I was working away on getting this project started, I realized that the Morgan would have a very similar mission as the Seven, and I am having way too much fun with it, to sell it. So I found myself looking at ads for adventure bikes, wanting to get back at riding the gravel roads again, which there is plenty of around here, but not really the place to take my Seven on to. However, sanity prevailed and budgets had to be considered, and I didn't buy a bike. Then it dawned on me: I have a bike, paid for and registered, all it needs is some modifications. Did I mention, that I have sometimes Lapses of Reason? Oh, well, it will be an adventure. So I have spent a lot of time, researching the many builds on here, and appreciating the information that has been posted. Hopefully, I can do the same with my build log. At this point, I have pretty much finished the sub-frame. I have also bought a new rear shock (from a Honda Varadero) and completed the installation of it . That included modifying the swing arm to make more room for the increased travel. I'm pretty close to start on the leading link front end, and I will catch up with the build log, and post pictures, as I'm going along.