The adventures of the Smiling Swordfish

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Jeanmarc FR, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger I used to be SCRay

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    I just want the Hayabusa 3WD.:tb
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  2. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

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    WOW!
    I gotta keep playing the lottery........
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  3. twintwin

    twintwin Been here awhile

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    Sidecars are very popular across the pound, last summer during a 10 days trip in France (around 1K miles in a minivan:cry), I saw more than a dozen rigs. I'm always amazed by the level of technology, creativity and attention to details that are put in these awesome machines in Europe. Thanks again Jean Marc for sharing these pictures.
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  4. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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  5. Nsfrt

    Nsfrt Adventurer

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    Hello Jeanmarc,

    can you please explain me, what you have ment with a term "non permanent"? In a pictures, I do not see neither any type of "differential" nor "viscous coupling". When it is non permanent, I would expect some kind of disconnecting device to sepparate the rear and sidecar wheel during the ride on hard surfaces (e.g. tarmac), because those two wheel must not be connected together without differential during cornering on hard surfaces.

    Could you please explain this issue to me?
    Thanks in advance.
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  6. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    +1 :bow
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  7. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Do you suppose our problem is we are just cheap SOB's here the USA ? Its rhetorical doesn't require an answer !
    Those are very nice rigs, I'm thinking if I had too much money I'd drive a hydraulic pump off the FD and power a hydro motor on the chair wheel.
    I have a civil engineer cousin who always sends my lovely images of roads, tunnels and Bridges they are always in Europe.DB
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  8. Melrone

    Melrone Been here awhile

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    Wow!!! those are some nice rigs.I really dig that front end..You guys have some beautful rigs.. After reading this would a different tire help in the rain? I haven't done any hydroplaning with my rig,but I'm running a Nangkang all season with great results..Just a thought..Nice rig..:clap
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  9. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    No Doubt.
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  10. Jeanmarc FR

    Jeanmarc FR n00b

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    Bk yes, it's not too bad. But it's not my cup of tea :D


    Nsfrt, Choda's system indeed hasn't differential or visco coupling. It needs to be engaged only in rough terrain, then disengaged when back on normal road, because the two wheels turn at the same speed. I would compare it with URAL's 2WD system, except that the movement is created by belts. I'll give more details when get it fitted to the rig

    Melrone, I fitted Hankook W442 winter tyres and used them in the Alps during that snowy rally. They are excellent, very good grip on the snow even without chains. I also have Michelin Easygrip chains, but didn't use them yet
    Spring is back, it's time to change with the Bridgestone B250 conventional tyres, also fine under the rain


    Here is the chassis of a guy who bought his hack in Germany. It's fitted with Mobec's duodrive 2WD system, AND went through technical approval by french authorities... Which is incredible, because here in France, sidecar inspectors are more than stiff and inspect hacks as if they were nuclear plants :becca
    So incredibly this duodrive got the approval, and is the ONLY duodrive in France, lucky guy !
    He travelled with it throughout all South America a few years ago, fitted with an EML CT2001, and will fit soon an EML E2000 panier. I'll let you know about it :yum

    [​IMG]
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  11. Hellracer.nl

    Hellracer.nl What the hack???

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    Beautiful hacks!
    The strange thing is that although we are supposed to be 1 Europe in legislation, in The Netherlands we have no inspection for sidecars at all. Or for motorcycles. No MOT, no TUV, no nothing.
    Sidecars and drugs, the only two things that aren't illegal in Holland.
    :clap
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  12. Cromoth

    Cromoth Inspection due 5_31

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    Thanks for sharing! Subscribed!
    Metaljockey!
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  13. PROTON1

    PROTON1 PROTON1

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    Hellracer, thats now a thing of the past, last week the 1st L4e Type approval was issued to Ad Donkers of LBS Sidecars BV. The Type approval was done following the new EU requirements. So, it can be legal, let's toast.:clap Next things is type approval for a hasj sjekkie !
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  14. halflive

    halflive Been here awhile

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    Not yet. They haven’t got a clue what to look for when testing. They are giving away the L4 licence whenever you are convincing and it has three wheels.
    They are studying how to convert all the present sidecars from an L3 to an L4 licence.
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  15. crash a-ron

    crash a-ron mmm...burnt steel

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    Wow! I want that chassis!!! Any more photos?

    Cheers-
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  16. legasea

    legasea Ape on wheels

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    Almost the same running around my brain.
    Guess that a hidro motor powered by a 12 dc motor could do it very well.
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  17. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    I just had a thought Mini Coopers use a 12v power steering pump !!!!
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  18. legasea

    legasea Ape on wheels

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    Give it a try. Just for brain exercise.
    One wheel reverse, power control via a bypass valv, no load when off, etc.
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