Mad Max sidecar tribute build

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by 3legs, Jul 7, 2019.

  1. sruss67

    sruss67 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Looking good :-)
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  2. DiggerD

    DiggerD DougFir from SuperDuke Days

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    That was what I was thinking too, faded edges....except I versioned an oval, not a rectangle.

    Nice tho...:thumb
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  3. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    I like the FI version as it looks like a rear vision mirror.
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  4. MFP

    MFP Urbaner

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    I guess that sticker on the lower part of the rear bumper cap says it all:
    "Hoonigan". :fpalm

    Good to read that no one in your home was injured.
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  5. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    Still no painting done. Nick has just got out of hospital a week ago after a minor op. Plus it's still been bloody cold and wet.

    It's given me time to get some minor jobs done on the outfit, mainly cables and some wiring.

    However I have my trailer cover/banner.

    I reckon it came out alright. It's just hanging there at the moment. Will make a more permanent home for it soon.

    Does a good job of hiding the trailer, well at least make it more interesting :lol3

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  6. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    Ok you have probably been wondering whats been happening to the Mad Max build.

    Not a lot although the tank has been finished and the outfit has been undercoated.

    Nick has been doing a couple of other things for me so hasn't been able to do much on MM.

    Tank has been pressure tested and passed however we forgot to find out how many litres it will take. Will have to wait until it's finished. I think it's not going to get to my minimum 10 litres. Oh well just means I will have to fill up more often.

    Also completed the trailer. Ramp was made but I made it too long and couldn't get it into my shed when the ramp was in the upright position so I had to chop 30cm off the end.

    Winch and battery box mounts made.

    I also have a backup winch should the winch battery goes flat or breaks down. The wheel chock is there just to show where it will go when taking solo bikes. There will be another one the the other side.
    Also there are two ramp stays/struts. Just one on at the moment.

    Trailer ramp folds flat onto the trailer bed so when I stow the trailer away I don't have to remove it.

    Hoist system works really well. It takes me longer to unbolt the stays and drawbar than it does to hook the hoist cable and raise it into position.

    For some reason I can't load a photo of the completed tank for MM.

    Once I figured it out I will post a photo but it really came out nice and suits the bike, in fact I would say that it's better than the original ( sorry Lance if you are reading this :D ).

    I read Nick the riot act ( ok I asked politely :D ) and said I want this done by christmas :lol3 . Then I have to get it inspected and tested and registered so may have it done by this time next year :lol3:lol3:lol3



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  7. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    Looks like I figured it out. Tank is just sitting there at the moment.

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  8. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    New forward controls all chromed and ready to be bolted on.

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  9. Scrivens

    Scrivens Long timer

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    Very nice, as is the GS750. Those slab-tanked GS models were lovely things, one of the best-looking bikes of their time.

    In case anyone was wondering where I'd got to, I'd been holed up for a couple of weeks doing a technical writing job.

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  10. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    Finally some movement.

    Seat base has been finished and will get it covered next week.

    Silver base has been applied.

    Just waiting on the Candy red dye to arrive from interstate.

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  11. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    That looks sensational legs, the steering head moulding is nice, when the paint happens are you taking it to Silverton?
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  12. Fast Idle

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    Now we're talking. Going to be an incredible machine. Love it. :raabia
  13. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    Yeah almost there. Not sure where I will be taking this outfit yet. So many things being setup then cancelled day by day due to this bloody covid.

    I had 2 interstate bikes shows to go to recently but both have/had been cancelled.

    Will be glad when these [email protected]#ked up lockdowns are over.
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  14. Scrivens

    Scrivens Long timer

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    That has come up beautifully and will be a real show-stopper when the red is on.
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  15. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    awesome!!!
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  16. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    Not sure that the dusty outback is where it really belongs anyway.
    Just musings :-)
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  17. sruss67

    sruss67 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Looks amazing already, going to be stunning once the final paint is complete.
    The shows will happen Alex, hang in there.
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  18. MFP

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    Can't wait to see your tribute when it is finished even though it is
    taking longer than the construction for the Pyramids of Giza.... :D
  19. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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  20. Sebastionbear

    Sebastionbear Oh! heck...

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    Did someone say motorcycle pyramid?? :ricky
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    You're doing a great job Alex. And compared to Project Binky, it's a fast build. You'll have to celebrate with a beer and BBQ night with a Mad Max screening somewhere when it's completed.
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