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General => General Bike Related Banter => Sidecars => Topic started by: 2bfree on December 14, 2015, 06:14:50 pm

Title: Smiling again... My new GS Adventure sidecar
Post by: 2bfree on December 14, 2015, 06:14:50 pm
At Last... enough about the building... now for the riding.  :thumleft:
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Post by: Casting from Turd on December 14, 2015, 06:18:12 pm
And for a varadero?

Orange Elephant Backpackers, Addo
Title: Re: Smiling again... My new Smiling Wind GS Sidecar
Post by: 2bfree on December 14, 2015, 06:48:21 pm
This truly makes my heart sing... after almost 4 months of building I always kept it in my mind that Tau may be too old now to go riding with me again, her arthritus is quite bad now.. but... this afternoon I asked her if she wanted to ride and she was there like a shot! No problem... we even went for a walk and swim after making a nuisance of ourselves barking at all the cows on the 7 Passes. Happy days!  :thumleft:
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Post by: 2bfree on December 14, 2015, 06:54:39 pm
And for a varadero?

Orange Elephant Backpackers, Addo
Frayed knot... time to invest in a GS.  :pot:
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Post by: Casting from Turd on December 14, 2015, 06:58:16 pm
And for a varadero?

Orange Elephant Backpackers, Addo
Frayed knot... time to invest in a GS.  :pot:

Fucksakes boet. I am only 50 years young......not 70  :pot:  :peepwall:  :imaposer:
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Post by: 2bfree on December 14, 2015, 07:07:42 pm
And for a varadero?

Orange Elephant Backpackers, Addo
Frayed knot... time to invest in a GS.  :pot:

Fucksakes boet. I am only 50 years young......not 70  :pot:  :peepwall:  :imaposer:
Cool... so you're still young enough to work.... to afford a REAL dualsport bike!  :pot:  :imaposer:
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Post by: Casting from Turd on December 14, 2015, 07:25:41 pm
And for a varadero?

Orange Elephant Backpackers, Addo
Frayed knot... time to invest in a GS.  :pot:

Fucksakes boet. I am only 50 years young......not 70  :pot:  :peepwall:  :imaposer:
Cool... so you're still young enough to work.... to afford a REAL dualsport bike!  :pot:  :imaposer:

 :spitcoffee: :spitcoffee:
That side car looks so awesome Boet. Looks the business
Title: Re: Smiling again... My new Smiling Wind GS Sidecar
Post by: Eben.E on December 15, 2015, 09:42:17 am
 :drif:
Title: Re: Smiling again... My new Smiling Wind GS Sidecar
Post by: jaybiker on December 15, 2015, 10:52:59 am
Name change - Casting from Dan?  :imaposer: :pot:
Title: Re: Smiling again... My new Smiling Wind GS Sidecar
Post by: Casting from Turd on December 15, 2015, 12:17:52 pm
Name change - Casting from Dan?  :imaposer: :pot:

Dan you man     :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Smiling again... My new Smiling Wind GS Sidecar
Post by: 2bfree on December 16, 2015, 04:33:09 am
Just some more pics... This body is my prototype, in the new year I've found an experienced boat builder ready to make up the final mold to produce the bodies with a nice smooth, shiny gelcoat. The seat here is the one I use for riding around with my doggy, a new custom seat is being made up along with a rubber floor mat, waterproof marine carpeting throughout, a tonneu cover for parking in the rain and all the trimmings in the cockpit.
Title: Re: Smiling again... My new Smiling Wind GS Sidecar
Post by: blainec on December 17, 2015, 05:57:41 am
Looks really good 2Bfree,

Now the million dollar question are you going to start manufacturing them?

I know you mentioned earlier about producing kits.

I have a new liquid cooled adventure that is just too nicer ride to slow it down with a sidecar , but I would consider fitting one to my GS80PD or buying an older model adventure to fit one to.

I miss my Ural  which was great fun it just needed a little more power which is why I sold it.

Your rig is nice and light and looks like what I am looking for.
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Post by: elandsrider on December 17, 2015, 06:11:16 am
And for a varadero?

Orange Elephant Backpackers, Addo
Frayed knot... time to invest in a GS.  :pot:

Fucksakes boet. I am only 50 years young......not 70  :pot:  :peepwall:  :imaposer:
Varadero gets nothing on the side it seems, just a turd on top :lol8:
Title: Re: Smiling again... My new Smiling Wind GS Sidecar
Post by: Tony the Boney on December 17, 2015, 06:49:43 am
very nice! Just a dof question. The GS doesn't come out with a reverse gear. How do you reverse?
Title: Re: Smiling again... My new Smiling Wind GS Sidecar
Post by: Padrone on December 17, 2015, 07:23:30 am
very nice! Just a dof question. The GS doesn't come out with a reverse gear. How do you reverse?

With an Ural  >:D
Title: Re: Smiling again... My new GS Adventure Sidecar
Post by: 2bfree on December 17, 2015, 08:11:30 am
Looks really good 2Bfree,

Now the million dollar question are you going to start manufacturing them?

I know you mentioned earlier about producing kits.

I have a new liquid cooled adventure that is just too nicer ride to slow it down with a sidecar , but I would consider fitting one to my GS80PD or buying an older model adventure to fit one to.

I miss my Ural  which was great fun it just needed a little more power which is why I sold it.

Your rig is nice and light and looks like what I am looking for.

Hi there.... the answer is yes... but not in the conventional way, once I've ironed out all the bugs on my personal rig, I've done all the test riding and I'm happy with it, I'll make another one up complete and flog it on Gumtree or elsewhere for immediate delivery, if somebody wants one from Wild Dogs and this forum, just send me a personal message I'll let you know first before I advertise.  

These are very expensive things to design, engineer and develop (properly) so if I can make a few bucks back both now and in the future and see more of these wonderful machines on the road then all the better.

I truly hope to see more sidecars out there on our roads, no matter what make or model sidecar or bike you choose they really are strange and magnificent "beasts" and at least, for me, it changed my life being able to share my passion for dualsport motorcycling with those near and dear to me... it means I can ride these big, powerful and heavy dualsport bikes forever... and on the dirt, carrying everything you need for comfortable off the beaten track touring, there is simply nothing else like it!  :ricky:

Title: Re: Smiling again... My new Smiling Wind GS Sidecar
Post by: 2bfree on December 17, 2015, 08:14:12 am
very nice! Just a dof question. The GS doesn't come out with a reverse gear. How do you reverse?
They're incredibly light to move around once a sidecar it fitted, its really a non issue, the turning circle is something to behold on a rig as the whole things pivots on the sidecar wheel.
Title: Re: Smiling again... My new Smiling Wind GS Sidecar
Post by: Knucklhead on December 17, 2015, 09:08:09 am
Very nice
Title: Re: Smiling again... My new GS Adventure sidecar
Post by: Lew on January 16, 2016, 04:58:50 pm
Hey Keith hope you had a good Dec with the new rigg.Any report or trips on the new cart?

Regards
Lew.
Title: Re: Smiling again... My new GS Adventure sidecar
Post by: 2bfree on January 21, 2016, 07:18:54 am
... and a happy new year to you too Lew.

Well I nailed it on the test riding on the dirt here before Xmas and successfully managed to break a few things, all part of the process of getting it all right this time... chassis is in with the engineers getting the necessary modifications done and the body I have also done a lot of work on and am presently finishing the new mold. Will certainly post some pics and perhaps a video of the new rig up and riding when I'm done.

Cheers. K
Title: Re: Smiling again... My new GS Adventure sidecar
Post by: Laban on March 22, 2016, 01:46:39 pm


.... :sip:
Title: Re: Smiling again... My new GS Adventure sidecar
Post by: punisher on March 23, 2016, 11:36:54 am
 O0
Title: Re: Smiling again... My new GS Adventure sidecar
Post by: Black_Hawk on March 23, 2016, 12:31:47 pm
I am sure that Tau is in her element and very happy to be riding again. Good work  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Smiling again... My new GS Adventure sidecar
Post by: 2bfree on March 28, 2016, 05:48:15 pm
She's finished now... for those following this thread, for more pics please check out http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=190306.0 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=190306.0)

Cheers! K
Title: Re: Smiling again... My new GS Adventure sidecar
Post by: Lem on March 28, 2016, 06:12:08 pm
Keith....a few years ago you made one to fit the 1150GSA, will this new cart need lots of mods for someone to fit it to the 1150?
Title: Re: Smiling again... My new GS Adventure sidecar
Post by: 2bfree on March 28, 2016, 08:58:17 pm
Hi Lem... no it's actually quite simple to do... just takes a bit of time and professional engineering and welding to make up the subframe for the 1150. The rest all stays the same.

Cheers

K