"Nitro"Max's sidecarstory

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by NitroMax, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. Hellracer.nl

    Hellracer.nl What the hack???

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  2. Hellracer.nl

    Hellracer.nl What the hack???

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    New pics tomorrow?
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  3. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    Yes, new pics tomorrow. Picking Beemer up in the afternoon.

    Although the new pics will be the same pics in reverse order, as I'm taking it apart to sandblast and have it painted :D
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  4. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    Decided not to take it apart right away but do some testriding first.

    Had to finish a couple of small jobs like a bracket for the steeringdampener and filling and bleeding the brakes which I all did yesterday.

    Had it all fixed at 10.00 this morning ( not that I worked all night on it, started again at 8.00 :D )

    Put my helmet on and went for a testride.

    What a difference, feels like powersteering, no more pushing and pulling for corners, not even the slow ones :clap:clap

    Rode it up and down the street for my wife to make 2 short movies and went of around the countryroads :clap



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  5. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    Finished, painted and all:

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  6. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Those forks turned out really nice and the Grimeca's are perfect. :thumb
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  7. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®

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    :nod


    Good design , brilliantly excecuted and pleasing to the eye , congratulations :thumb


    Don't tell anyone ... I loved the water hose/spacer idea :lol3
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  8. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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  9. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Aces Max ,aces !!!!.


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  10. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    Wow, last post in 2013, an update is loooong overdue :eek:


    All of a sudden I noticed small airbubbles in the paint on the fueltank and it appeared that the modern fuel ate it's way through they sealer and fibreglass :eek:

    Tried a few options and decided to cut the bottom out of the fueltank, make a small fueltank inside that and put a big fueltank in the back of the sidecar, fed by a fuelpump from a Suzuki Intruder


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    Took my 83 year old mum to a classic bike show a couple of towns down from where she lives, she loved it ;)


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    Drove the MZ hack for some winters but since it's a very small, light, kickstart only bike I started looking for something a bit bigger and found this PC 800


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    But luckily it already looked like this:


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    So I ratted it to my own taste


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    I tried to compliment the 2 ratbikes I love the most ( and have for many years )


    The Changeling:


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    I had to replace the engine,since I went to a ratbikmeeting not too far away on a 2 cilinder 800 cc and came back on a 1 cilinder 400 cc ;)

    Bought a crashed PC 800 and exchanged the engine, Koni shocks, swingarm and some more stuff that was better than on my bike


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    It's name ?? Well, did you see the front ?



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    Then on to making a subfrmae and sidecarframe.


    Searching on the internet only gave 2 hits for “PC 800 with sidecar”, one American ( or Canadian ? ) without pics of how to mount it and one fellow Dutchman with pics but not the way I would want my sidecar to be attached so I set out on figuring out how to do what.


    Luckily I had that spare frame laying around which made ita lot easier to try things out


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    Now I cóuld bore you with loads of pics of what I tried and what I ended up with but Iwill just post a couple of them ;)


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    It clamps on the top framerail


    This is what it looks like off the bike, looking from the inside. You can see where it goes through the motorcycleframe to the other side.


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    Testfitting the sidecarframe, wheel and carrier from a classic Mini ( friend of mine owns a garage for them ;) )


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    It ain't your bike till you bled on it ;)


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    Frame finished


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    Testride without the transporthack


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    Had to cut out a piece of the floor to accomodate the new suspension


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    Testride went awesome, all the measuring did it's job


    “Finished” ( is it ever ? ) product ;)


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    How about that ass ?????


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    Heidenau K73 front, Nankang 145 cartire on the back


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    Hm, maybe I should update a little more often to keep the posts a bit shorter ;)
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  11. Old Mule

    Old Mule Been here awhile

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    Good to have a winterbike for the snow and salt...are you still on the Nederlandische seitenwagen-forum? Give ius a link, please.
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  12. Hellracer.nl

    Hellracer.nl What the hack???

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    Nice pics Max!
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  13. TurTal

    TurTal Adventurer

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    Dam....that's some mad skills you have there Max
    Awesome job buddy!!!

    Cheers:beer
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  14. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Ok Max,damn it now I have to build a " Rat hack"....
    It just so happens I found my old straight axle,leaf spring and car tire/wheel from my first hack !!.


    Live life,be yourself !!!!.
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  15. rutgertjuh

    rutgertjuh Adventurer

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    It was about time you came up with some pics!

    :p :p
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  16. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    Actually......No :scratch

    Maybe one of the Cloggies above can give a link ( or I'll check for it when I think of it).

    @ NWR: Thanks man, and yes, a rathack ìs fun since one can do just about anything one likes, no "rules" ;)

    Still working on a few details, just made a box out of thin aluminum sheet to cover the wiring behind the dashboard and some aluminum strip on the handcovers, just for looks.

    @ Rutger: where are the pics of your work last week ?? ;)
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  17. Hellracer.nl

    Hellracer.nl What the hack???

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  18. Wolfgang55

    Wolfgang55 Long timer

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    Neat Job
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