Big Wheel Dual Range dune climbing desert bike

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by WILL_S, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. WILL_S

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    Haha @Pezz_gs . I have seen a pic of that done .... two ct motors they left the one on sidecar still attached to chopped off frame.
    A few guys are putting cbr125 into postie .hmmm
    Met a bloke called Bob Dibble a couple of months ago he has been riding a postie +sidecar round the world. Came home for the winter heads back next year to continue on. His chair folds up over the bike for easy shipping ,bloody genius.
    Funny how these projects go round and end up pretty much back at the beginning...
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    GR0NK Got some screws loose!

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    Was he coming through Canada last spring? I swear I saw this and I couldn't believe it. The sidecar was a cargo platform and not a seat.




    Sean :-)
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    I think so , started in Vancouver. He has done the US and i think is off to russia asia ....
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    GR0NK Got some screws loose!

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    Yes! I was part of a group when I saw him otherwise I would have chased him down to get a selfie with him. Just riding that thing on the Transcontinental Hwy was a feat, let alone FROM END TO END! :super

    It looked like he was leaning into that thing as hard as he could to maintain a decent speed. Mad props. :thumb




    Sean :D
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    Inspirational bloke gave a great insite to to world travel really got my juices flowing
    Hopefully i can get some time off next year when brings it home to ride with him from darwin back to caboolture
    Small world
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    Working between three bikes atm
    And a visit to Drjoe to give his strom a kick along
    New front wheel 17x2.50 for the dunes
    Should take a nice big fat front tyre.
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    Another project

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    And the big rim for the dune bike

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    The front wheel finally turned up in my garage. Nice bit of kit in the flesh . Thinking leading link front fork so i can chuck on a sidecar and switch back to solo when needed .

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    BigFatAl Long timer

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    I built a 1 wheel trailer for around $100 and it works great.
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    Been hanging out a bit with Bob​
    Helped him fit CT200x forks to his sidecar postie combo . Going build him a motor with a bit more go too .He is building a new sidecar for his postie, wants to do the death rd in Bolivia. The cool thing hanging out with him is he is giving me tips on sidecar building and world travel tips .
    So this desert thing come hack might will end up on foriegn soil . Will be C2C xing oz this year .
    A few pics of Bob's to get the creative juices flowing
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    MrPulldown Long timer

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    Can't believe i have been reading this thread for nearly 4 years now. Keep it up.
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    Thanks for hanging in there.
    It's a long process ,directions change and sometimes come back around to the original idea :lol3
    Things are moving ,have a big ride in June I would like to take it on . Hopefully the chair build (in hacks )to this thing won't can't take as long .
    The thing that keeps this project on the slow is the one that gets me out and about being so reliable :D
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    Caught up with a few inmates which will help bump the the fatty along.
    Thanks @Pezz_gs for the lead... new parts are cheaper than 2nd hand :lol3
    Then @PRITCH139 popped around , talked about building a leaner for his dr650 .He fired up my mig and gave me few tips on using it , so far this thing had been built with stick. Sat and stared at the fatty while I had some creative juice.

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    Put fatty to bed ,parked up beside a few other projects :photog

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    Time to get a subframe built for the hack connection.
    First up the motor had to go back in.
    Bit hard to get a motor in with no stand.
    Out come the tools.....

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    Missed the tyre :lol3

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    In goes the motor , there is a issue with the dual range box clearancing jackshaft sprocket . Hoping to swing the motor off top mount and pivot bottom mount forward or maybe make up plates and push whole motor forward ... another day.
    Today is subframe day .... if I feel the mojo
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    Tacked up rear attachment points .

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    Rear rack goes back on 35mm higher

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    No more washers packing out the axle
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    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Great service Mick Hone :thumb
    They are for the for a ts axle so the hole size is a little bigger but they still work
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    Scored a chair
    Bob has given me the chair that went around the world .:wings


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