Picture and total build cost

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Worroll, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Daveoz31

    Daveoz31 Adventurer

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    800 klms Flinders Classic , Karen had a dream run , its a little slow and likes a drink but :D happy as a pig in Sh*t
  2. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Black Sunshine is done..

    $1,400 for the bike
    $100 for the new Harley air shocks
    $100 for the 1975 Police bike fairing
    $150 for the tub
    $100 for the new sidecar shocks
    $40 for the GS1100 forks and wheel
    $40 for the ammo cans
    $30 for sidecar lights
    $150 for 3 new tires
    $300 for steel

    TOTAL= $2,410 !!

    + 100 hours to build !!

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  3. Marvin and towser

    Marvin and towser Plain Mr. Botany (B)

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    Honda SLR 650 single with squire ST1 chair. Bought from ebay for £1300 which works out at around $2000.00 the chair had the front roll bar and a multipoint harness which convinced the wife that me and the daughter could cruise round in it. Its the most expensive vehicle I have ever bought.
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  4. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad n00balicious

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    Don't know why I didn't see this sooner, but found it via a linky in another thread. Anyway, my rig is an 07 R1200GA Adventure with a DMC M72D sidecar.

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    Total build cost is right around $25K including the price of the used scooter, side car, and accessories/upgrades (car tire conversion, trail reducer, lower gear ratio final drive).
  5. MotoJ

    MotoJ Mobtown Hacker

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    Way more character than the V-Strom- PRICELESS!
  6. Biebs

    Biebs BMW Airhead

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    1974 BMW R75/6 American spirit eagle sidecar from the same year.


    BMW $2000, sidecar $650 Craigslist, front DMC subframe. $250 misc $300

    $3200 total. - lots of fun..
  7. 1bmwmc

    1bmwmc Adventurer

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    1992 BMW K100RS w/EZs sidecar conversion. Found on IBMWR site for $8000. Not bad I thought. After a few

    miles of fun water/oil pump needed rebuilt. A few more and time for eng. & trans. oil seals to prevent continued oiling

    of clutch plate. This is my 3rd "K" bike so I knew what to do. Labor intensive jobs - glad I have time & space to do my

    own maintenance. And save a lot of my hard earned and currently in short supply cash.
  8. Prutser

    Prutser Long timer

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    A Low/no budget project
    R80 350€
    Side car 300€
    The rest were shed leftovers.

    Total build cost.1200€
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  9. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Prutser, nice outfit. Anymore pics of the sidecar body?
  10. Bar None

    Bar None Long timer

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    Very,very nice looking balanced rig.
  11. tugboat

    tugboat MicroTourer (tm)

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    [​IMG]It doesn't have to be a BMW. Sold today for $4900 US. Less than 13,000 miles.

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  12. Prutser

    Prutser Long timer

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  13. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Thank you. :thumb
  14. slowpoke69

    slowpoke69 Been here awhile

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    I NEVER thoght of going that route with my 79 CB750F/SS, but, I LIKE IT!

    Lucky man, good looking bike and wife.:D
  15. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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    2007 Harley XL1200R Roadster bought with 4,000 miles = $6,000

    DMC Sportster subframe, Kenna rolling chassis, struts and miscellaneous fittings, and shipping = about $2,700

    Currently building a tub. With all materials, including fiberglass, gel coat, and paint, I estimate maybe another $600 - $800.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34068258@N02/7967935146/" title="Rolling2 by ag_streak, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8322/7967935146_79523cc7b4_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Rolling2"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34068258@N02/7967937180/" title="Rolling4 by ag_streak, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8436/7967937180_fa09cb4b08_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Rolling4"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34068258@N02/8056865144/" title="Framed_3 by ag_streak, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8173/8056865144_2b3bcfcbfc_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Framed_3"></a>

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  16. grisezd

    grisezd Been here awhile

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    Ag Streak, I see that you have fiberglass listed, but the tub looks pretty nice in ply! Is that a mold, or will you glass over the wood? Can't wait to see where this goes.

    I've been thinking of old aircraft construction for a tub, wooden framework and doped fabric. Or canoe-like, with ply bulkheads, wood strips, and glass over the wood.

    And in a straight-up thread redirection, can I get some opinions about whether crashworthiness is a consideration in a tub? It seems like not so much, much like a motorbike itself.
  17. Escaped

    Escaped Been here awhile

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    I am following ag_streak build and am considering going the same route. A couple of years ago I built a canoe using the "stitch and glue" method. It turned out great! Very strong and light. Basically with the stitch and glue method you hold together the shell with light gauge copper wire (stitch) and then bind it all together with epoxy and fiberglass cloth.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stitch_and_glue

    http://www.clcboats.com/default/stitch-and-glue-boat-building.html

  18. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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    Thanks, guys... Not a mold. I'm going to have it glassed right over the structure you see. I spoke to a friend in the boat building trade yesterday, and he's going to do it for me. When I finish the framing, I'll drop it off with him. He's going to use WEST-like epoxy inside and out (same stuff but a different brand he recommends), tape all the seams inside, wrap it in a layer or two of cloth on the outside, and either gelcoat or Imron it gloss black.

    A couple of thoughts... I think crash worthiness will be adequate. The glass cloth will provide containment if it ever crashes with enough force to smash the wood. I'm not worried.

    Also, I thought about the strip-building technique too, and I think it would be beautiful to leave it bright-finished, but both it and stitch and glue would result in a really LIGHT structure. I WANT the weight so I don't have to engineer in any ballast.
  19. grisezd

    grisezd Been here awhile

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    Sounds like a great plan. I've got the technology for woodworking and some experience with fiberglass, not so much equipped to weld.

    I've been thinking about the crash thing, and I've decided that the best I can really hope for in a practical sense is to avoid causing the occupant more injury than they'd have if they were on the back of the bike. Thinking back to Senna's crash I'll pay special attention to keeping the struts, etc. from going through the tub. That could be messy.
  20. Bar None

    Bar None Long timer

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    Great looking rig, good job.