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Hellracer.nl 10-27-2012 02:11 AM

Homebuild leaning sidecar
 
So I was thinking about sidecars for a year or two when I had a weekend without plans last March (that's rare) and a garage full of suplies. At the end of the weekend I had a functional leaner on my Suzuki streetfighter. I've driven around 3000km last summer, just to see if I like sidecar riding enough to build a serious one on one of my BMW K bikes.

I will try to keep this thread up-to-date with the progress I'm making.

I started with a some piping on the ground just as a plan next to the Suzuki (in Dutch the bike is called Snavelfiets which means something like Beakbike).

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0120082589.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0120082590.jpg

The swing arm and wheel I got from a Citroen I took apart some years ago.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0120082592.jpg

The damper comes from a Suzuki Savage. I fixed and sold one of those 10 years earlieer and somehow this spring remained in my garage.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0120082593.jpg

After 5 minutes thinking I went to the local hardware store and bought me some 40x40x3 square tubing. New simplified lay out:
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0220082595.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0220082597.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0220082600.jpg

Fender in place:
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0220082604.jpg

Subframe on Suzuki:
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0220082605.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0220082616.jpg

Creating an arch for a new damper attachment location:

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0220082611.jpg

And all build together:
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0220082615.jpg

Mounted an old fish-transport-crate to it and first test drive:
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0220082617.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0220082620.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0220082621.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0220082624.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0220082627.jpg

And a very short movie to prove it's funktional:
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...2022008386.jpg

Hellracer.nl 10-27-2012 02:17 AM

After driving around for a month I was getting used to it so much that I wasn't paying attention enough and I hit a ships boulder with the sidecar frame when driving on a harberside.
Whoops.
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0320082641.jpg

Hellracer.nl 10-27-2012 02:22 AM

With help of a hydraulic jack and a butane flame everything was back in shape in under 30 minutes.

I got a steel Polish Junak tub lying around for over 6 years that I plan to use. The passenger is a Hybrid II 6year old Crash Dummy I got from my former job.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0320082651.jpg

Hellracer.nl 10-27-2012 02:26 AM

Right turns could be real hard to do so I relocated the swing arm:

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0720122671.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0720122670.jpg

This proved to be a real improvement, I suddenly could drive around at normal speeds without tankslappers.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...emporary-5.jpg

Mounted a lamp too:
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...emporary-6.jpg

Hellracer.nl 10-27-2012 02:29 AM

Time to fix the Junak tub:

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0120082681.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0120082684.jpg

Made a screen from scrap I had lying around:

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0120082687.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0120082691.jpg

Just placed it on the frame to see what it looks like:

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0120082698.jpg

Hellracer.nl 10-27-2012 02:32 AM

Youngest daughter trying the Beakbike for comfort:
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0120082705.jpg

Hellracer.nl 10-27-2012 02:35 AM

Creating a chair from foam I found somewhere in the back of my attic:

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0120082708.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0120082716.jpg

Manly work behind the Singer machine:
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0120082713.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0120082717.jpg

Hellracer.nl 10-27-2012 02:36 AM

Seat ready:
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0120082719.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0120082720.jpg

Hellracer.nl 10-27-2012 02:54 AM

Now I'm preparing a black BMW K100RS so I can mount a new frame (round tubing) to it and drive my 2 daughters around.

It is all supposed to look something like this:
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...1100_Swing.jpg

And this is the bike I'm preparing. I've just replaced the engine since the original engine had a strange rattle I didn't trust.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...0620112079.jpg

FR700 10-27-2012 03:19 AM

:thumb






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Bobmws 10-27-2012 04:41 AM

WOW! Nice work. Interested to see what you come up with for mounts on the K.

gkam 10-27-2012 07:55 AM

Nice job!
No need for a brake in the side car?

NitroMax 10-27-2012 08:28 AM

Hellracer, tell me something I don't know :D:rofl:evil

Hellracer.nl 10-27-2012 08:30 AM

@ Max: You are way to international to be un-informed!

NitroMax 10-27-2012 09:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hellracer.nl (Post 19911543)
@ max: You are way to international to be un-informed!

:d


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