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Old 02-26-2010, 11:26 PM   #1
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Another Aussie outfit build

Yes, Another one

Unlike 3legs "Ultimate Hack" this one will be a start from scratch build, with a new to me K1100, and no previous sidecar building experience, apart from giving NevGriff a bit of help with his.

This whole saga has it's origins in a return to riding solos after many years away from bikes, riding to rallies, meeting a lot of outfit riders, and finally, a trip to Top Hut station, and the realisation that I had an aversion to riding a loaded heavy Honda twin in sand

Australia has a very rich sidecar history, with some very unique and original outfits; I'd heard of some of the exploits of outfits like the legendary Tuck Truck, and on one particular ride, admired the ability of these blokes to carry all the luxuries, including in one instance, all the equipment and iingredients to have steamed barramundi for dinner.

The Tuck Truck

Aussie outfits, including Phyllis's Burgman rig.


Mungo's camo outfit

The REAL Phyllis in the Burgman

Doing it in Style. McCardigan, preparing the steamed fish.

As can be seen from the pics, there's a huge diversity in the design and looks of Aussie outfits but they all have the ability to cover the big miles, with some big loads, over some very questionable roads, and camp. in reasonable comfort at the end of it.
And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended,
And at night the wondrous glory of the everlasting stars.

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