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Old 12-29-2009, 12:22 AM   #61
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Tiger bay tinkerings

Got these in the other week ,standby for further developments

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Old 12-29-2009, 02:40 PM   #62
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So, where is the "Tiger 955i project' thread? Love to see it. Tigers' are such wonderful bikes, under appreciated.

I hope/presume it's just camera angle (spherical aberration?), but the link looks really tall.

Regarding the shock - Is this the bike shock, or the sidecar shock. It sort of looks like the swing arm, but then again it doesn't. When mine was first built the shocker body was made from steel on the concern that an alloy body wouldn't be strong enough. I've mentioned it before, but the rear of mine also has a Group A touring car spring, not certain what the rating is.
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:55 PM   #63
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Too many things on your mind, mate?
Yep, late night, busy festive season, lack of sleep, not enough beer and the fact that the wheel looks so nice, seems a bit of a shame to put it way out on the side where you cant see it while riding along.
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:08 PM   #64
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So, where is the "Tiger 955i project' thread? Love to see it. Tigers' are such wonderful bikes, under appreciated.

I hope/presume it's just camera angle (spherical aberration?), but the link looks really tall.

Regarding the shock - Is this the bike shock, or the sidecar shock. It sort of looks like the swing arm, but then again it doesn't. When mine was first built the shocker body was made from steel on the concern that an alloy body wouldn't be strong enough. I've mentioned it before, but the rear of mine also has a Group A touring car spring, not certain what the rating is.
OOpps sorry didnt mean to jack your thread,
maybe the mods can move my post here

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=494218

As for the links(made by Rob at Wasp),the bike sits at the correct height
so i have no concerns,i think the bent swing arm makes them look longer.
The shock isnt stock,its a Wilburs made especially for the bike,as for it not being strong enough most aftermarket shocks are made from alloy
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:23 PM   #65
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OOpps sorry didnt mean to jack your thread,
maybe the mods can move my post here

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=494218

As for the links(made by Rob at Wasp),the bike sits at the correct height
so i have no concerns,i think the bent swing arm makes them look longer.
The shock isnt stock,its a Wilburs made especially for the bike,as for it not being strong enough most aftermarket shocks are made from alloy
Didn't consider it a threadjack, more concerned that your work would be lost in this thread.

The steel shock body was a 'Justin Case' decision, considering the potential lateral loads in a sidecar application. I haven't heard of anyoen breaking shock bodies but we were just being extra careful, overbuilding. No good saying, "We shoulda..." when your out in the boonies, four or five hours from any form of help.
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:18 PM   #66
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Hey, I've got my broadband back!

Progress report. Well, just more photos really.

Whatchareckon this'll look like when it's finished and painted, with a couple of matching decals.









This is the inside of the sidecar body.


And some of the rear box / seat base. Confused? This is the view from front right. The wedge bit will butt up close to the seat base of the Tiger to give lots of seat width, but I still need access into the swing arm for chain adjustment etc.


This is the rear, left view. Leigh has added some styling lines to break up the flat shape. Good call.


Bits & bobs. The man's a tinkerer No, I don't know what each bit is for. some I can imagine but they'll all disappear when it's assembled.



And that day is approaching.

I can wait.
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:52 PM   #67
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Looking Good Ray

Can wait to see it completed as well, what colour was it going to be again?

Camo Green
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:43 PM   #68
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That is REALLY looking good Ray Can't wait to see this finished.
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:48 PM   #69
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Now THAT'S very pretty Ray You wouldn't get much of those for a quid
I am looking to build a Wee rig with 19" wheels all around. Where could I get hubs made?? This one looks great. Also leading link?
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I am looking to build a Wee rig with 19" wheels all around. Where could I get hubs made?? This one looks great. Also leading link?
This year I hope to be the year of the chair. Cheers BC

Contact Phyllis (Phil Duffy) in here for advice but there's probably someone over west that could do the work.
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Can wait to see it completed as well, what colour was it going to be again?

Camo Green
Nah. Black cat this one. Not an ideal colour for anything that is used in the dirt but you get that.

The second one will be blue, I presume but the bike needs a thorough tidy-up, so dog only knows what it will look like. That'll be up to Leigh anyway, since it will be his.

Couple of months for mine. Bit longer for Leigh's. We'd sort of hoped for Feb/March but the weather has definitely not helped. Heaps of components have been manufactured but the fibreglassing has been held up.
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Engineering shops. People who can use a lathe. Think custom but also think expensive. There is obviously a heap of work in making a hub - think about how many adjustments need to be made to drill the spoke holes individually, and that's after the hub has been turned up. I understand there is machinery that helps and that would be the hard part to locate - someone with the correct machinery/tools.

Have a look back through the various Oz outfit threads here. There are a couple of West Oz sidecar owners here.
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:46 PM   #73
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This thread got as far back as page 3! Deary me, that'll never do.

The SA sidecar prodigy, okay, he's a little old to be called a prodigy, but I'm allowed some licence, I'd reckon, sent me some more photos of where he's up to.

I understand this is the blank plug for the rear cargo box. A lot of work goes into making it so the mould can be taken & this can be destroyed. Sort of a shame, but you can't bake a cake without breaking an egg.

The bulge will butt up against the side of the bike, so the sidecar seat is adjacent to the pillion seat. The fuel filler neck will be inside the bulge and I'll be able to access the rear wheel etc.


The cut away is where the sidecar suspension mounting frame goes.


Leigh added some bog to the right side of the nose cone. Then he re-considered and removed it, so it's back to as close to symmetrical as possible.





Even half finished, it's a nice similarity to the bike fairing, eh?


Do we paint headlights on?
Do we fit some headlight lenses?

Don't need extra lights - cause I'm past riding too far at night & the Tiger has excellent standard headlights anyway. Plus, the regs probably wont allow me to add headlights because they aren't symmetrical on the body etc.

If I was allowed to fit headlights, I'd be tempted to have low beam as the outer lamps of both sets and high beam with all four burning.

How about 4 x HID?



yep, getting stupid now.



Getting closerer and closerer and closerer.
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Hey Ray, You can buy headlight stickers. From 10' away you would swear they're the real thing
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Old 02-22-2010, 03:28 AM   #75
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Ray, looking absolutely FANTASTIC!!!!!

Must really get a move on with mine.

having said that.....NO ONE ASK A THING!!! Got it?
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