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Old 09-22-2010, 05:06 AM   #1
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Sidecar mounts How not to

Evening all

Saw this at a rally I was at recently.

Looks good



But take the time to have a close look at how the front mounts of the chair are fixed to the bike.



And it tows a small campervan.


I just shooked my head and walked away.
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:27 AM   #2
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That's a bit pisspoor dissing a fellow inmates sidecar on the net Chris.Mick is a top bloke and very approachable.This is his first attempt at putting a sidecar together and would have gladly listened to any coments you had about it from your years of experience.
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:40 AM   #3
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I like the pink hand brake handle though
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:41 AM   #4
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Ahhh, Chris, you said front mounts, did you mean the top mounts?

And what's with the silver horizntal tubing with the black end plug, would that mean it is hollow?
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:57 AM   #5
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So Chris have You seen this Outfit in a WELDING BAY??. Im dam sure Ive seen Yours. People in glass house's and all that. All the best Beet
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Old 09-23-2010, 03:07 AM   #6
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And what's with the silver horizntal tubing with the black end plug, would that mean it is hollow?

Ummmm........that would be the standard GSA crashbars Dave
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Old 09-23-2010, 04:16 AM   #7
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That looks a little dangerous. And you're kind of a douchebag for not talking to the guy-- especially at a rally .

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Old 09-23-2010, 04:24 AM   #8
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Ummmm........that would be the standard GSA crashbars Dave
So the sidecar mount is mounted to the crash bar not the frame?

Hmmmm.....
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Old 09-23-2010, 04:24 AM   #9
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Yes, the brace is attached to the crashbar but if you look a bit closer it is also attached to the bottom mount. I do know a little bit about geometery and how strong a triangle is. I sorry you just shook your head and walked away. If you had of said hi maybe we both could of learnt something. Thanks Andrew, yes it is my first outfit, fitted by me, experience none. Tows the camper perfectly, great camping comfort for the wife and I. 30,000 ks, nothing broken. Introduce yourself next time and I'll shout you a beer.
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Old 09-23-2010, 04:29 AM   #10
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Yes, the brace is attached to the crashbar but if you look a bit closer it is also attached to the bottom mount.
Hi Mick, saw that, seems nicely triangulated. Sorry, don't know that much about newer Beemers and their crash bars. Thought I was asking a simple question (thanks Andrew), not having a dig.

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p.s. I ride a V Strom outfit and I know every outfit is different. Mine's been onthe road 3 weeks and people have already picked shit out of it.
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Old 09-23-2010, 04:38 AM   #11
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Let me say this. I do have a hack. However I don't install them. To me it looks like the rod that is clamped to the hollow engine guard is possibly "extra" and not structurally integral. It appears most of the stress is on the frontmost frame mount and rear most frame mount.

And yeah, its bad form to make fun of one of your brothers/sisters, not just here but anywhere. If one of us is not going to help out a fellow brother/sister then who is? One of the cagers?

So for that I must give you a

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Old 09-23-2010, 04:41 AM   #12
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Here's the full setup.

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Old 09-23-2010, 04:49 AM   #13
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Now settle down you lot.Chris is also one of the nicest blokes you'll ever meet and is a wealth of knowledge on sidecars so lets not get nasty here ok.His ever growing guts obviously did'nt allow him to get low enough to check out the rest of the mounting .
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Old 09-23-2010, 04:51 AM   #14
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p.s. I ride a V Strom outfit and I know every outfit is different. Mine's been onthe road 3 weeks and people have already picked shit out of it.
Sorry I did'nt make Dargo Dave...I would have liked to pick the shit out of too .Not really,it looks great
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Old 09-23-2010, 04:59 AM   #15
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Interesting set up you have Mickman Looks great.
Any photos of the top front mount please.

The mud guard under the head is a great idea. I want one errr. Two.

How is it mounted please.

The bmw crash bars are very strong .
But they do break where they are bolted to the frame .

Don't ask me how i know .

Cheers Ian.
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