Homebuild leaning sidecar

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Hellracer.nl, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Andyvh1959

    Andyvh1959 Cheesehead Klompen Supporter

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    Da frozen tundra eh? 1.5 mile west of Lambeau
    Ha, I understand a little bit of the Dutch. But when I came to the states in 1959 from Holland, my parents did not continue Dutch at home. So I grew up American, of Dutch heritage. I was born in Sittard, Limburgh province, far southern Holland.

    Nice build! Very interesting. Ride on! Tot ziens!
  2. OzCRU

    OzCRU Long timer

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    Hi @Hellracer.nl
    Hope that you are surviving 2020-2021.
    Been a little quite here ... Is the bathroom finished? :lol3
    How goes the progress with the KlassiK?
  3. Hellracer.nl

    Hellracer.nl What the hack???

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    Yeah surviving without any problem.
    Bathroom is going slow but steady, I only work on it in the weekends.
    I try to tinker on the KlassiK in the evening but everyday life keeps interfering. I've got the front brakes finished and I've altered the handlebar elements from the K1100; no more ugly plastic buttons and all ancient looking aluminum.
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  4. OzCRU

    OzCRU Long timer

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    Very Good. Glad to hear all is well.
    Certainly know what you mean about Life 'Interfering'
    But a little bit here & there adds up, glad you are still tinkering with it. :-)
  5. Hellracer.nl

    Hellracer.nl What the hack???

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    I've been riding quite a lot the past months.
    I've been camping with both my daughters and this evening I've been riding offroad with my youngest.
    Just some pics from this summer:


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    And since my youngest likes to play with her phone while riding we have moving images as well, very moving:

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  6. pzvt

    pzvt Been here awhile Supporter

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    Excellent. I’m so happy to see that this leaning side car rig is still operational. Been following since you built and have it on my list for the 75/5. All the best.
  7. brstar

    brstar Long timer

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    Love the the travel/camping pics with your daughter's.
    It's what life's about.
    How do you get on for tire wear/scrub on the sidecar wheel.
    I am about go back to leaner on the Suzuki.
    As I find it's going to be my toolbox for a bit and frankly the old shoulders are not liking the workout from the standard trail forks.
    Cheers
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  8. Hellracer.nl

    Hellracer.nl What the hack???

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    The trick to a long lasting sidecar tire on a leaner is to choose the hardest and non-grippy tire that you can find. A Michelin Macadam or a ME33 or a Continental K112, something famous for the lack of grip. Prefably NOS, so the tyre is as hardened-out as possible without getting cracks. Then get the pressure to 4,5 bar (65psi).
    The suspension should be very soft, tyre pressure very high.
    There will always be scrubbing but with these settings, you'll hardly notice it.
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