Suzuki GT750 resto/sidecar build.

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by 3legs, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger I used to be SCRay

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2006
    Oddometer:
    4,738
    Location:
    you dont call wagga wagga wagga
    Nothing on Leigh, of that I'm certain.
    #21
  2. LeighSA

    LeighSA Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2008
    Oddometer:
    155
    Location:
    Adelaide SA
    Harsh, Ray, harsh but true:rofl:freaky
    #22
  3. kaveebee

    kaveebee n00b

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2013
    Oddometer:
    4
    Location:
    Ivanhoe, Melbourne, Australia
    Good Job you are doing.

    Would you mind telling us what sizes, i.e. the wall thickness for the tube, the centre section and the R.H.S. ?
    Mine is corroded in places and I may use some new sections if possible.
    Also, I can't see any reason to have the R.H.S. bent other than cosmetic.
    #23
  4. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,176
    Location:
    Adelaide,South Oz
    G'day Kaveebee

    Welcome to Advrider. I've made the chassis to look as close as possible to the original DJP chassis only better. The original chassis to be quite honest was thin shit material. The original couldn't handle the roads me and my mate Snayle took it on and got repaired several times.

    The Square tube is 40x40x3mm. The round from memory is 32x3mm and the centre is 150x50x3mm rectangle tube. Original centre piece was a channel which was the weak point of the chassis. Use the tube. I use 3mm wall on all the tubing and I have found that is strong enough. My chassis's don't break.

    If you need more accurate measurements let me know.

    Later

    3legs
    #24
  5. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

    Joined:
    May 25, 2008
    Oddometer:
    4,220
    Location:
    3.7 miles North of Hell...SEATTLE....
    Every down under build I see,the steel is always blue !!.
    WHY ????
    #25
  6. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Oddometer:
    482
    Location:
    Perth Western Australia
    Only way to find out is come have a look.............Shall I get a room ready???
    :rofl
    #26
  7. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

    Joined:
    May 25, 2008
    Oddometer:
    4,220
    Location:
    3.7 miles North of Hell...SEATTLE....
    Me and my wife talked about it last night and we will be there in 3 years !!.
    Better get the room ready !!.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    #27
  8. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger I used to be SCRay

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2006
    Oddometer:
    4,738
    Location:
    you dont call wagga wagga wagga
    We are simple people.
    Don't like complication or choice.
    #28
  9. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Oddometer:
    482
    Location:
    Perth Western Australia
    All going well we will be in the new digs complete with a room for overseas visitors. :D
    So start in the West, see the best then wander about and see the rest. :lol3
    PS will tell the wife when you get here:rofl
    Cheers.
    #29
  10. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

    Joined:
    May 25, 2008
    Oddometer:
    4,220
    Location:
    3.7 miles North of Hell...SEATTLE....
    I really want to see AYERS rock ( for obvious reasons ),but other than that ????.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    #30
  11. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,176
    Location:
    Adelaide,South Oz
    Update on the sidecar. I've since discovered I make a better sidecar rider than I do a panel beater/fibreglasser therefore it's off to the painters on Monday. He can fix the holes and paint it. So hopefully in 4 weeks time everything will be finished. Photo's then.

    Later

    3legs
    #31
  12. FR700

    FR700 Banned

    Joined:
    May 4, 2007
    Oddometer:
    8,512
    Four weeks :cry

    Damn , I better stock up on popcorn ... :lurk
    #32
  13. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2004
    Oddometer:
    4,115
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Please post a sound file of the monster when she's done, my two stroke buddy may finally become interested in sidecars, he finds carb honk, blu haze and the smell of burning Klotz intoxicating. :lol3
    #33
  14. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2005
    Oddometer:
    5,972
    Location:
    Clearwater, FL USA
    I can't wait to see this build come together because I had this dream to have a second sidecar rig with a triumph Bonneville or scrambler. I want to find a small tub and come up with a very cool but smaller rig, far different than the one I already own
    #34
  15. FR700

    FR700 Banned

    Joined:
    May 4, 2007
    Oddometer:
    8,512



    :lurk
    #35
  16. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,176
    Location:
    Adelaide,South Oz
    G'day

    Sorry for no recent updates. I dropped into the painters on the way to Pooncarie and it's coming along. Tank has been stripped and sidecar sanded back and fibreglass repaired. Just about ready for paint.

    Updates and photo's as they become available.

    Later

    3legs
    #36
  17. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

    Joined:
    May 17, 2005
    Oddometer:
    7,112
    Location:
    Frankston, Vic, Aust.
    Slack, just slack.

    But then, what would you expect from a South Aussie.




    :D

    Hi Alex.
    #37
  18. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,176
    Location:
    Adelaide,South Oz
    Hi Dave.:clap

    3legs
    #38
  19. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

    Joined:
    May 17, 2005
    Oddometer:
    7,112
    Location:
    Frankston, Vic, Aust.
    AHEM!!!

    Almost a month with no updates?

    Come on Alex, get with it.
    #39
  20. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,176
    Location:
    Adelaide,South Oz
    Hi Dave

    I rang the painter today. Won't be ready for another week. I have done some more work on it though. Will try to put some photo's up on the weekend.

    3legs
    #40