TW200 Sidecar project ???

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Mr. Magoo, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo TeeMarrZee

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2006
    Oddometer:
    5,055
    I want to find/build a simple sidecar for a Yamaha TW200 for my dog to ride in.:clap Looking for low budget kits/parts/plans/suggestions. Thanks! :ear
    #1
  2. sandmar

    sandmar llama llama..rabbit

    Joined:
    May 4, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,309
    Location:
    N W Ga
    I would like this info also,if anyone has it,thanks!
    sandmar
    #2
  3. OlyVR

    OlyVR Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2007
    Oddometer:
    429
    Location:
    Greer, SC
    Define Low Budget. Is $3,500 too high?

    I wanted to do exactly the same thing and bought a:

    Chang Jiang 750 M1M (BMW R71 Clone) that I am in the process of going through and sorting out (as it's been sitting for a while). I bought it for $2500 and bought $1000 in parts (carbs and an assortment of spares: pistons, spokes, spare wire harness, spare cables, gasket set etc.).

    Due to work however, time has gotten short on supply.
    It runs fine, but needs some work (cosmetics and maintenance).
    Let me know if you're interested for what i got into it.
    I'll take some pics tonight.
    #3
  4. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo TeeMarrZee

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2006
    Oddometer:
    5,055
    I'd like to use the TW200 that I already have as it's pretty good in the sand we have around here. I'm looking to get a hack that's ok for some sand road and trail use, ground clearence is a plus. Do you want to sell just the side car?
    #4
  5. OlyVR

    OlyVR Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2007
    Oddometer:
    429
    Location:
    Greer, SC
    No thanks, I don't want to split it.

    Have you checked ebay etc?
    #5
  6. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2004
    Oddometer:
    2,811
    Location:
    Calgary, AB, Can
    Check out sidecarcross.com.

    They have some pics of the frames in the site somewhere. I assume you don't need anything to complicated for your puppy.
    #6
  7. WABuckeye

    WABuckeye Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
    Oddometer:
    228
    Location:
    Whidbey Island, WA
  8. wagonpilot

    wagonpilot Freeeeze

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2005
    Oddometer:
    1,053
    Location:
    Montrose Colorado
    PM Wayne or Wes Webber, they had a home grown hack mounted to a KTM dirt bike at west fest. Might get some tips from them.
    #8
  9. Beemer Pat

    Beemer Pat ...

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2004
    Oddometer:
    2,722
    Location:
    rockiesriders.com
    Something like this??? He is a ADV member but I can't think of his name. I will work on it.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Here is a shot with him in it.... come on..... someone knows this guy.
    [​IMG]
    #9
  10. spidennis

    spidennis SandStorm Adventures

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,276
    Location:
    South Padre Island, Texas .... far from anything
    #10
  11. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo TeeMarrZee

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2006
    Oddometer:
    5,055

    Yes that's what I had in mind, Simple and light, with the fat tire to get over the sand around here. :D
    #11
  12. spidennis

    spidennis SandStorm Adventures

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,276
    Location:
    South Padre Island, Texas .... far from anything
    #12
  13. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo TeeMarrZee

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2006
    Oddometer:
    5,055
    Spidennis, That's a remarkable collection. Thanks for the link. Do you know a source for plans for a lightweight frame and details?
    #13
  14. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo TeeMarrZee

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2006
    Oddometer:
    5,055

    Yep, that's the idea. If we wanted to explore the the sandy offroad around here we need to be able to float over and not dig in. Ole' TW doesn't have enough power to drag a hack through too much. It does have a really low 1st gear though. :evil
    #14
  15. Ruffus

    Ruffus Dirty Old Mudder

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2006
    Oddometer:
    4,114
    Location:
    Fort Erie,Ontario
    You might try contacting HogWild. I'm sure he has a few idea's :D
    #15
  16. spidennis

    spidennis SandStorm Adventures

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,276
    Location:
    South Padre Island, Texas .... far from anything
    boy do I wish I had a light weight frame kit/plans/designs info ......
    #16
  17. sandmar

    sandmar llama llama..rabbit

    Joined:
    May 4, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,309
    Location:
    N W Ga
    Not trying to hi-jack this thread,but thanks to all! So many ideas,so little time:eek1 :lol3
    sandmar
    #17
  18. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo TeeMarrZee

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2006
    Oddometer:
    5,055
    The more I think about it, the more I like the idea of the TW enduro hack. My usually very understanding wife is appalled but my dog is enthralled! :D I think I'm going to have a wack at doing it myself. I'd like to use a stock TW rear (or maybe) front wheel for the hack and a "simple" tube frame with flat floor and either plastic or expanded wire front and side (removable). I'll also need "universal" sidecar mounting struts. If anybody know whre I can source this stuff, p[lease let me know. I've been searching the net, E-bay.... Thanks for all the ideas! :evil
    #18
  19. R_W

    R_W wannabe

    Joined:
    May 3, 2005
    Oddometer:
    4,126
    Location:
    Kansas
    I can't find it now, but there are pictures of a fold-up hack for the military. Mounted on a KLR250. It is around here somewhere:huh
    #19
  20. spidennis

    spidennis SandStorm Adventures

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,276
    Location:
    South Padre Island, Texas .... far from anything
    fold up? that's kinda interesting ...... hope you find it and share that! I've been looking aournd at all the weird stuff and hadn't seen that ......
    #20