The sidecar car thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Doonie, May 2, 2018.

  1. Flodder

    Flodder Flodder

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    Slab and i will see you at the salt.
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  2. WILL_S

    WILL_S OUTLAW POSTIE 001

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  3. pops

    pops Long timer

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    Only made it to Mt Ive.
    Was good to be back riding again .
  4. pops

    pops Long timer

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    Mmmm. Been a while since lifting the tank.
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  5. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Not too long now.
    The tail light globes and rear brake light switch need replacing.
    One of the carb caps also needs replacing. I can get aluminium replacements, which don't suffer from breaking the vacuum stubs.
    It's got straight water in it, to find the leaks.
    I have to wire up the headlights in the sidecar - ooh, more smokey fun.
    It should run ok once the carbs are synched too.
    I'm going to replace the brake hoses and give the calipers etc a good inspection, that will take the longest. Need to gather my shillings first. I hear Pirtech now do replacement hoses. To follow that bit up. Except getting it through the rego office, I suppose.

  6. Flodder

    Flodder Flodder

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    Slab and i heard you were a good samaritan on the way in to a bloke on a KLR that had an issue.
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  7. WILL_S

    WILL_S OUTLAW POSTIE 001

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    Bit of fun in QLD last weekend .

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  8. pops

    pops Long timer

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    Yep,It was a bugger I was not able to sort out the trouble with his bike.He got his KLR sorted at Northern motorcycles on Tuesday. Hopefully he had a good, stress free , ride back to Tasmania.
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  9. dunc

    dunc Coddiwompler Supporter

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  10. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    Apparently he had a front blowout and totaled the KLR, he was okay though.
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  11. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward I don't even know where the box is.

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    Here's a few ideas for you deviates who like a bit on the side...

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  12. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    For frustrated sidecar builders.

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  13. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Those photos of your GSA, Andrew, have kicked me in the butt.
    It's been a while, eh.

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  14. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    It has been a while Ray, that was a great trip. I wish I still had that sidecar.....still got the bike:hmmmmm
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  15. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    I got the chain on mine today, proper coolant in, did a bit more wiring corrections and started it up. Pretty rough at first but it settled down to a nice idle, once I tweaked that adjuster and, the exhaust temps were within 10 deg of each other.
    I'm being patient with it. No rush.

    I'll put some more of Stephen's video's together. Just don't hold your breath.
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  16. leethal

    leethal 3 wheel Monarch #37

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  17. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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  18. Spanky McKanky

    Spanky McKanky Spanky

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    Is it supposed to be two wheel drive?
    Or, have they just used the rear paralever swing arm assembly to make a massively strong leading link front end ??
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  19. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    Looks like the latter.
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  20. buckscreek

    buckscreek AUTODIDACTIC

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    Carrying a spare final drive?
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