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Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 7,919
Views: 1,056,134
Posted By tempered_lobster
No worries :1drink Your website was such a help...

No worries :1drink Your website was such a help with the conversion on my bike, that it was the least I could do.
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 7,919
Views: 1,056,134
Posted By tempered_lobster
Best picture I could get. ...

Best picture I could get.

http://www.temperedlobster.com/Motorcycles/BMW-G650-GS-Sertao/i-8tKnfp7/0/XL/image-XL.jpg

Next weekend I'm stripping a mates Sertao down ready for another USD fork...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7,919
Views: 1,056,134
Posted By tempered_lobster
But does twisting the handlebar thingy more make...

But does twisting the handlebar thingy more make it go faster? Haven't tried that yet with mine.

Absolutely no problem with compressing suspension to strap a bike down. The only time it could...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2013, 01:25 AM
Replies: 7,919
Views: 1,056,134
Posted By tempered_lobster
With the 15/47 setup I'm running a 112 link...

With the 15/47 setup I'm running a 112 link chain, with about 1/2" clearance between the swing arm and tyre. I'm thinking that a 15/49 setup will allow me to run a 114 link chain, and move the wheel...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2013, 01:35 AM
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Views: 1,056,134
Posted By tempered_lobster
Larger wheel gears up. To keep similar gearing...

Larger wheel gears up. To keep similar gearing to stock when I put the 18" wheel on, I dropped the front down to a 15. I'm looking at going up at the rear from 47 to 49 to make it a little lower...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7,919
Views: 1,056,134
Posted By tempered_lobster
The forks are 48mm WP units off a 2005 KTM 525...

The forks are 48mm WP units off a 2005 KTM 525 EXC. Revalved and resprung to take the extra weight of a sertao.

The rear shock is under consideration. I'm considering Hyperpro or Wilbers atm.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2013, 02:47 PM
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Views: 1,056,134
Posted By tempered_lobster
Hand Guards clear the screen by quite a way, CR...

Hand Guards clear the screen by quite a way, CR high bend Renthal fat bars and 25mm risers.

15/47 sprockets, 112 chain with extended thread on adjusters.

Forks are 25mm through the yokes, once...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7,919
Views: 1,056,134
Posted By tempered_lobster
Almost there

Back on the road now, after what seems to have been an age as the forks were swapped, abs removed and other jobs finished on it.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 7,919
Views: 1,056,134
Posted By tempered_lobster
It's coming together now. Finally got the 18"...

It's coming together now. Finally got the 18" rear wheel back and mounted. Front is almost finished, just need to finish the steering stop and a simple ignition mount. ABS has gone, but still...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2013, 12:53 AM
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Posted By tempered_lobster
Erm, because I started with a Sertao. I'm...

Erm, because I started with a Sertao. I'm currently planning on riding across Russia/Europe in a couple of years time. I want a bike that is comfortable, reliable, that I know inside out. I also...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 7,919
Views: 1,056,134
Posted By tempered_lobster
KTM. I looked at the YZ route, but decided that...

KTM. I looked at the YZ route, but decided that KTM would let me keep my brake caliper and run a 300mm disc.
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7,919
Views: 1,056,134
Posted By tempered_lobster
No problems to cut it off. If you grind it off...

No problems to cut it off. If you grind it off (as I did) it'll fall out as it gets hot. #1 also has a rubber pad inside to grip the bars, so won't turn on the bars anyways with the round tab...
Forum: Hacks 05-02-2013, 03:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 757
Posted By tempered_lobster
I have a mudsling on my GS hack with a 165r15...

I have a mudsling on my GS hack with a 165r15 Vredestein snow+. Absolutely no problems with clearance.
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2013, 03:40 AM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,332
Posted By tempered_lobster
Rather than drilling the frame down tube, could...

Rather than drilling the frame down tube, could you not extend the aluminium brackets upwards to pick up where the down tube bolts to the top frame with the 2 bolts there?
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2013, 01:02 AM
Replies: 5,176
Views: 725,330
Posted By tempered_lobster
I suppose it would depend on the price...

I suppose it would depend on the price difference. My bearings are quite new, so I could reuse them if necessary.

Thinking about it, for an easy life, I'd be in for 2 complete sets. :evil
Forum: Hacks 04-12-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,456
Posted By tempered_lobster
Pretty sure Acerph had one on the front of his...

Pretty sure Acerph had one on the front of his rig. From memory, it may interfere with the front GS mudguard due to the taller profile.
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 5,176
Views: 725,330
Posted By tempered_lobster
Depending on cost / and ability to deliver to UK,...

Depending on cost / and ability to deliver to UK, I'd be interested in 2 sets..........
Forum: Hacks 11-07-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3,997
Views: 678,835
Posted By tempered_lobster
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-R-Series-R1100G...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-R-Series-R1100GS-BMW-E-M-L1998-Paris-Dakar-Race-Hack-sidecar-NOT-Chinese-or-Russian-Copy-/181020218490?pt=US_motorcycles&hash=item2a25a5547a#ht_500wt_1182
Forum: Hacks 06-24-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,825
Posted By tempered_lobster
Well, the front part is now assembled, still just...

Well, the front part is now assembled, still just tack welded together. It'll be fully welded once I've added the mounts for the middle section.
...
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2012, 02:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,825
Posted By tempered_lobster
True, but with the weight I'll be adding to the...

True, but with the weight I'll be adding to the sidecar, I thought it best to replace them. I noticed that when I ran with a lot more weight in the sidecar I would have problems with them. When the...
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2012, 02:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,825
Posted By tempered_lobster
The rear section is coming on. The rear internal...

The rear section is coming on. The rear internal part of the roll cage is now assembled and tack welded together. The bracing to the rear chassis mounts can be seen here:
...
Forum: Hacks 06-10-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,825
Posted By tempered_lobster
Next job was to fix the sidecar body mounts on...

Next job was to fix the sidecar body mounts on the chassis. As this is a ural body on a dnepr chassis, it uses the dnepr mounts. The dnepr mounts at the rear of the sidecar body are simply rubber...
Forum: Hacks 06-06-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,825
Posted By tempered_lobster
My plan atm is to weld a 40mm wide 5mm flat bar...

My plan atm is to weld a 40mm wide 5mm flat bar across the width of the bottom of the sidecar, and drill 2 holes through. This flat bar will be braced as part of a rollcage I'm gonna add to protect...
Forum: Hacks 06-06-2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,825
Posted By tempered_lobster
First job was to mount the new spotlights on the...

First job was to mount the new spotlights on the bike. One problem that I've always found with the GS bikes is the rather feeble main beam.
...
Forum: Hacks 06-06-2012, 01:47 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,302
Posted By tempered_lobster
Not long after I passed my bike test, I saw a...

Not long after I passed my bike test, I saw a magazine article about the Ural and ever since have had an itch to get a sidecar. Money, time and knowledge meant I never got round to it.

In may...
Forum: Hacks 06-06-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,825
Posted By tempered_lobster
And another part bites the dust

Well, the bike is off the road again. This time the rear sidecar body mounts have sheared through the metal of the sidecar body. I suspected that this was a weak point, and was planning on...
Forum: Hacks 03-29-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,354
Posted By tempered_lobster
It depends on the weight of the sidecar, and...

It depends on the weight of the sidecar, and whether you have a sway bar fitted.

I've got a 2010 bmw gs adventure with a ural sidecar, and no sway bar. The standard ESA shocks were way too soft,...
Forum: Hacks 03-26-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,876
Posted By tempered_lobster
Sounds like a challenge. Maybe 12 pints of beer...

Sounds like a challenge. Maybe 12 pints of beer and a bent drill bit?
Forum: Hacks 03-21-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6,729
Views: 2,523,399
Posted By tempered_lobster
This is the little lad going for a drive round...

This is the little lad going for a drive round the garden.....

http://temperedlobster.smugmug.com/Family/Daniel/i-bJ4xhn5/0/L/7003712-L.jpg

To be honest, it's been worth putting the sidecar on...
Forum: Hacks 02-24-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,449
Posted By tempered_lobster
Really, really nice looking outfit........ ...

Really, really nice looking outfit........

Not far from me either :) Nice to see someone in this area with a sidecar, was starting to think I was the only one around.
Forum: Hacks 09-20-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By tempered_lobster
last thing today was to refit the frame to the...

last thing today was to refit the frame to the bike to check it fits, ready for prep and paint tomorrow. Happy to say that it fit like a glove, and even with a crowbar, there is absolutely no...
Forum: Hacks 09-20-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By tempered_lobster
The subframe I had didn't use the mounting point...

The subframe I had didn't use the mounting point at the front and bottom of the engine. This is where the original bash plate mounts, and I had noticed that the frames I've seen on this forum did...
Forum: Hacks 09-20-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By tempered_lobster
First job was to strengthen the mounts that...

First job was to strengthen the mounts that attach to the centre stand mounts. Added bracers to both sides of both lugs.
Forum: Hacks 09-20-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By tempered_lobster
Broke the rear mount this time

:cry

Speed bump on the way to work and felt it snap. made it into work, and had a look at the damage. Problem is I work away during the week and was 230 miles away from home. Only thing to do...
Forum: Hacks 07-05-2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,418
Posted By tempered_lobster
Fixed

Thanks for the replies, I hadn't replied myself as this is the first chance I've had to get back on the computer.

Well the 8 hours for the AA to turn up and relay me home gave me a chance to look...
Forum: Hacks 07-01-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,418
Posted By tempered_lobster
Well that was short lived

Currently sat in a roadside cafe, waiting for the breakdown service to relay me home. Why could I have not broken down outside a pub?

Cracked subframe...............damn.

Front top mount has...
Forum: Hacks 06-30-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,418
Posted By tempered_lobster
Home's in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, and I work in...

Home's in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, and I work in Cambridge during the week. Working away was the catalyst for finally hacking the beemer. Need to carry too much stuff to fit on a bike for work, but the...
Forum: Hacks 06-30-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,418
Posted By tempered_lobster
The sidecar and chassis were mounted to the bike...

The sidecar and chassis were mounted to the bike by Mick at MPC. He did an absolutely superb job. It uses the standard ural mounts, but doesn't impede anything on the bike so can do any...
Forum: Hacks 06-30-2011, 05:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,418
Posted By tempered_lobster
Not if you turn your monitor upside down :evil

Not if you turn your monitor upside down :evil
Forum: Hacks 06-30-2011, 05:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,418
Posted By tempered_lobster
I normally carry some water ballast in the chair....

I normally carry some water ballast in the chair. Without it I can lift the chair wheel at will............does stop people tail-gating you when you hoist the wheel up......
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