Building a sidecar "camper".

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by doublemocha, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. GotDammitDave

    GotDammitDave Been here awhile

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    Those look simple to make, have/did you ever take apart the first one you wore out to see how it's made?

    Even if you are good at reverse engineering!
  2. doublemocha

    doublemocha Nulla

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    Hi Claude, great to hear from you. I will check tire pressures and toe in. As I said earlier I like the way it is handling with the new track wide 51”. I think the gas tank on the sidecar is also making a difference. I will do more test ride today. Thx for you help and Happy holidays!
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  3. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    " Those look simple to make, have/did you ever take apart the first one you wore out to see how it's made? "


    No never did. It just blew a seal so I just put the spare on. At that price I didn't bother with it.
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  4. ErictheBiking

    ErictheBiking Been here awhile

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    Phil made this for the S10

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  5. doublemocha

    doublemocha Nulla

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    Thanks Davebig, I am thinking of changing my final drive with 1100GS i will post on the part section if one is available. I wonder if there is other opinion on this. Since test driving my rig I notice that the 850 final seems to be too low. Thx
  6. brstar

    brstar Long timer

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    Saw this 1150 GS minus the tank.
    He has a fuel bladder strapped were the tank was.
    Cut 41kg of the bike.
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  7. doublemocha

    doublemocha Nulla

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    Found a 33/11 final drive. Pls see picture there is a stamp on it that says 33/11. Just want to make sure the stamp confirm that it is 33/11.

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  8. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    That should be correct turn the pinion 3 times crown gear should go around once. DB
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  9. doublemocha

    doublemocha Nulla

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    Ok problem is i don’t have it with me, I am buying it.
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  10. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    that's marked correctly
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  11. rg sw wa.

    rg sw wa. Long timer Supporter

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    Have the seller do it to confirm gear ratio.
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  12. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    There's another way. That stamp is on the casing. Not likely but it's possible that at some time in the past a previous owner swapped out the gears. What you want to do is have the seller send you a picture of the stamped numbers in the end of the pinion gear. Like this -->

    fd1.jpg

    See where it says 2.82? That tells you it's a 31/11. A 33/11 will say 3.00.
  13. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    Usually the owners won't bother with the time and effort it takes to replace the gears (expense) and will just replace the whole drive from a wreck.
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  14. doublemocha

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    Thx the seller just confirm it turn at the ratio of 3 to 1. I just purchased it. Thanks for your help.
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  15. doublemocha

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    I have a stupid question but i want to make sure. I am adjusting the valve tomm. I have read the manuals and watch videos. My question is this; when i set the bike to TDC do i adjust all the valve (left and right side) with out turning the engine again. None of the videos or the manual talks about turning the engine again after adjusting one side. Thx better be stupid than sorry
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  16. brstar

    brstar Long timer

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    Thinking that one through now.
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  17. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Oh come on :fpalm Put cylinder you want to start on on TDC piston at top both valves closed, I usually remove plugs and and stick a skinny screwdriver in plug hole and turn engine with bolt in end of crank under alt belt cover rather than looking for timing mark. Find the tdc both intakes and exhaust should be loose and ready to be adjusted.
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  18. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

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    Don't use the starter to turn the engine when finding TDC.......
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  19. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    With the valve covers off, rotate the engine until you see the intake valve open then close, you are now approaching TDC for that side. After setting the valves for that side, you will need to rotate the crank 360 degrees (or one complete revolution) to do the other side.
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  20. draperg1

    draperg1 PapaBear Supporter

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    I did have my LT FD rebuilt with a set of 3:0 gears so sometimes......