Building a sidecar "camper".

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

  1. Old Mule

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    Clicked the above, can't find anything
  3. FR700

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  4. Old Mule

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  5. doublemocha

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    that looks very cool. for me i need the passenger seat, my wife and two little dogs needs a place to seat. thanks
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    I mean....it's got hand rails..... can't they just, like, hang on?

    That's seriously sweet though. We have actually had that same tent for about 12 year or so - bought it to use on our honeymoon (started from Anchorage, got married on the Gulf of Mexico, and then hit Key West and Prince Edward Island on the way back to Alaska) and lived in several summers after that as well. It weighs about 90lbs (maybe a bit over 100 once you put bedding in there) and I think it would make the most comfortable sidecar camper ever.
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  8. doublemocha

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    Great American Canvas: here are some update, only about 25% done. it is not canvas on the side, it is very thick rubberize material, not sure what it is called. the top will be sunbrella. wanted to show some details, i like the quality of the work.thx
    the bike.jpg windshield.jpg doordone.jpg wire ties.jpg
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  9. Pete-NZ

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    It's a PVC coated nylon or what we call "rip stop" out here...
    yer see it on the curtain's on the side of trucks...
  10. doublemocha

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    yes you are correct. thx
  11. doublemocha

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    the fuel tank came today from http://www.boydwelding.com it looks great i have to share, that is the breather on top, outlet is at the bottom side not showed installation will be later after the canvas is done.thx
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    Canvas both sides done. this coming weekend we should be working on the tent and bikini top. I also added a second steering damper just to try it ($37 at auto zone) i really like it, the handling improved a lot. bothsides.jpg damper2.jpg
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    Bikini top, same bikini top expand to a tent top, the two side panels are zipped to the side of the bikini top, side panel snaps on the side car or peg to the ground like a tent, see grommets for the tent pegs. not yet done, next time we work on the canvas again is end of July. need to take it to a camping test.... more to come. the bike ride very well it has been my daily driver. it has been fun working with Great American Canvas, very helpful on design ideas.thx bikini.jpg bikini2.jpg tent2.jpg details.jpg
  14. mach1mustang351

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    That is really cool. Nice job
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  16. JohnnyKillmore

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    Damned internet. Every time I have a brilliant idea I find not one, but dozens of people who did it first, did it better, and did it so long they got bored and moved onto the next thing.
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  17. claude

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    Do it anyhow Johnny LOL
  18. JohnnyKillmore

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    Oh I'm already plotting. It's far too ambitious what I have in mine. First I need to narrow it down and get specific. Then I can start jotting notes.
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  19. FR700

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    Good game plan.

    I've lost count of the amount of people who've asked me to build them a sidecar but can't articulate precisely what it is they want.

    "I want a sidecar!". Yes, I know, but what exactly. The last one couldn't even tell me which bike it was for :lol3



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  20. Bobmws

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    Having watched your build process, can you expand on that thought? :augie
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