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Old 03-06-2010, 07:51 PM   #91
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Whats goin on pops, you starting a fleet of Beemer sidecars
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Old 03-06-2010, 09:03 PM   #92
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I take no credit johno. (But they do make a great tug).
It is great to see all the new sidecars that are getting built.

Our next sidecar will be more offroad When finances allow.
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Old 03-06-2010, 11:52 PM   #93
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If you going to use the original fairing bracket you WILL need to brace it. Mine broke on the trip to Lorella springs. You need to strengthen it around where it bolts to the head stem. It's not a matter of if it will break but when will it break.
While you have the fairing off do it now because it's a pain in the arse to tie fencing wire around when you are on the side of the road.

If you don't fix it now I WILL stand on the side of the road with you but laughing my head off saying "I told you so" whilst drinking YOUR beer

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Had a nightmare last night and woke up in a cold sweat
Realised I'd been dreaming about a croweater drinking my beer
Went out this morning and pulled this off




It's the bracket that bolts to the headstem. Is this the one Alex?
Then I did this to it




Is that enough or should I do more? Where did yours break?
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Old 03-07-2010, 12:02 AM   #94
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Hi Neil. Not bad but you missed the bit I mentioned. You sure there wasn't actual beer involved in your nightmare

See the bracket with the 4 holes that bolt to the headstem, you need to brace that up as much as you can. If you put 2 straps around it that should do. From memory mine completely tore away where the tube meets the bracket with the 4 holes.

Hope that makes sense.

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Old 03-07-2010, 12:07 AM   #95
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Hi Neil. Not bad but you missed the bit I mentioned. You sure there wasn't actual beer involved in your nightmare

See the bracket with the 4 holes that bolt to the headstem, you need to brace that up as much as you can. If you put 2 straps around it that should do. From memory mine completely tore away where the tube meets the bracket with the 4 holes.

Hope that makes sense.

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Thanks heaps mate I'll do that bit tomorrow. Spent the rest of the day today pulling the sidecar off the bike, and cleaning up all the welds etc. Now I got to wait for the painter More pics later.
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Old 03-07-2010, 12:10 AM   #96
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Neil are you gettin PARANOID or something?

shit now you are listening to 3legs!

and yes that is the part in question

I seem to remember the swearin and cursing

comeing from the tripod at Dajara when it broke

the funny thing was that it wasn't my bike (for once)

oh and I do have photos

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Old 03-07-2010, 12:21 AM   #97
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Neil are you gettin PARANOID or something?

shit now you are listening to 3legs!

and yes that is the part in question

I seem to remember the swearin and cursing

comeing from the tripod at Dajara when it broke

the funny thing was that it wasn't my bike (for once)

oh and I do have photos

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Bit harsh Snayle. Even Alex deserves to be listened to sometimes
Did you say photos
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:15 AM   #98
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Hey Clancy - explain "croweater" for us Northern hemisphere people!
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:18 AM   #99
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Once all the hoses were made and trial fitted, it was time to make the rear storage boxes. 3mm aluminium with stainless steel hinges.







The rear door hinges up to act as a bench top for cooking etc.








At a later stage I'll be making a small luggage rack for the top of the box, and the rings will act as tie downs.





While Phil had the bike, he made some drawings for the rear hub adaptor so that I could use a five stud wheel and car tyre on the back of the bike.















Because of the leading links, I had to move the front brake distribution block higher up the fromt forks, which also meant getting longer brake hoses made.





I bought a second hand steel front mudguard and modified it to fit.








Made up the bracketry and link for a removable winch. I just have to undo one bolt and it slides off the bar.

















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Old 03-07-2010, 02:22 AM   #100
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Hey Clancy - explain "croweater" for us Northern hemisphere people!
Sorry mate It's a name we give to those people unfortunate enough to live in the state of South Australia. They're a pretty rough lot over there and will eat anything Things like meat pies floating in pea soup


Seriously, yes, that's what we call 'em - why? Not sure
West Australians are Sandgropers
Queenslanders are Cane toads.
Victorians are just good people
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:29 AM   #101
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Thanks for that - cracking work by the way!
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:32 AM   #102
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Amen to that!
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:34 AM   #103
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I keep on dragging my wife in to show her what you've done to the chair Neil.

Ooooh ahhh look at that! Hey, look at this!

Why does she look at me like I've grown another head?
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:25 AM   #104
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I keep on dragging my wife in to show her what you've done to the chair Neil.

Ooooh ahhh look at that! Hey, look at this!

Why does she look at me like I've grown another head?

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Old 03-07-2010, 03:53 AM   #105
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Hi Neil. Not bad but you missed the bit I mentioned. You sure there wasn't actual beer involved in your nightmare

See the bracket with the 4 holes that bolt to the headstem, you need to brace that up as much as you can. If you put 2 straps around it that should do. From memory mine completely tore away where the tube meets the bracket with the 4 holes.

Hope that makes sense.

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Make sure the lower fairing mounts are sturdy also. If the fairing can't move there the main front mount is less likely to go in the first place. Busted my first one in '94, its not a new or unknown problem. The lower parts of the fairing help to hold the rest of it in place, remove them and the main mount is more likely to break anyway. After my fairing falling off three times I just took it all off and swapped it for the naked K100 bodywork. Solved.

And then the front right frame downtube snapped, but that's another story. And 3 outfits ago.

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