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Offline 2bfree

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Up and Riding! Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« on: October 03, 2015, 05:44:43 pm »
I couldn't help myself. I've loved riding my faithful BMW 1200 GS Adventure around solo ... but I reeeeaally miss riding with my doggy and carrying all my camping equipment without the worry of overloading my bike.

I'm busy designing and building a new rig from scratch.
« Last Edit: December 10, 2015, 06:41:52 am by 2bfree »
 

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Re: I couldn't help myself
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2015, 06:41:31 pm »
 :ricky:

I WOULD RATHER BE AN HONEST ASSHOLE .... THAN A FLIPPEN LIAR !   


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Re: I couldn't help myself
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2015, 08:29:04 pm »
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Re: I couldn't help myself
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2015, 08:39:39 pm »
Good luck and all of the best with your new project.   :thumleft:  :thumleft:  Looking forward to see the end result.

For interest sake, will the fibreglass body hold up in the ruff stuff, or do you have a plan up your sleeve?    :patch:   :peepwall:
No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the the couch
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Re: I couldn't help myself
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2015, 10:17:03 pm »
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Having "GUTS" means being "SHIT" scared and still winding the throttle!!!
 

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Re: I couldn't help myself
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2015, 06:38:41 am »
Welcome back Kieth  :thumleft:
...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

…, I wish I could own them all, and until I can afford to own them all at once, I will own them one at a time... 
 

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Re: I couldn't help myself
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2015, 08:35:53 am »
Welcome back Kieth  :thumleft:
Cheers Jupiter.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: I couldn't help myself
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2015, 08:41:05 am »
Good luck and all of the best with your new project.   :thumleft:  :thumleft:  Looking forward to see the end result.

For interest sake, will the fibreglass body hold up in the ruff stuff, or do you have a plan up your sleeve?    :patch:   :peepwall:
We'll have to see... doing it myself now with all the experience I've gathered from my riding and watching awesome adventures like yours, I can reinforce certain areas of the body where I've seen weaknesses, no more welding means no more stress on welding edges which can only be a good thing, the base of my two part mold is going to be very strong to withstand any vibrations, knocks and flexing.
 

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Re: I couldn't help myself
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2015, 09:49:03 am »
Looks good, a few hours of work has gone in there!  :thumleft:
Loose wimmen tightened here.
 

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Re: I couldn't help myself
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2015, 01:54:01 pm »
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Make mine a Boxer with a shaft!!!!
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Re: I couldn't help myself
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2015, 07:26:32 pm »
Good luck and all of the best with your new project.   :thumleft:  :thumleft:  Looking forward to see the end result.

For interest sake, will the fibreglass body hold up in the ruff stuff, or do you have a plan up your sleeve?    :patch:   :peepwall:
We'll have to see... doing it myself now with all the experience I've gathered from my riding and watching awesome adventures like yours, I can reinforce certain areas of the body where I've seen weaknesses, no more welding means no more stress on welding edges which can only be a good thing, the base of my two part mold is going to be very strong to withstand any vibrations, knocks and flexing.

 :thumleft:  :thumleft:  Knowing you your heart and soul will go into this project.   :deal:
No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the the couch
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Re: I couldn't help myself
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2015, 08:45:47 pm »
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« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2015, 06:35:05 am »
Will the suspension on it be able to lean and tilt around the corners?

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Re: I couldn't help myself
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2015, 07:13:21 am »
 :thumleft: at least it won't sink.
 

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Re: I couldn't help myself
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2015, 07:16:38 am »
If you got some Reindeer and a red and white velvet suit, you could fool the kids into thinking you are Santa Claus!
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Re: I couldn't help myself
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2015, 07:55:39 am »
It must be a sign.....

We are leaving on a 24-day trip to Namibia next week - by car, because of the game reserves. My wife was muttering yesterday that she thinks that we made a mistake, and we should be going on the GSA..... I brought up the subject of a SideCar...... A little while later, after leaving the thought alone, I was asked - "Where do you get a sidecar, how much...?"

The seed is planted, so I follow your project progress with great interest!!

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Re: I couldn't help myself
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2015, 08:03:46 am »
It must be a sign.....

We are leaving on a 24-day trip to Namibia next week - by car, because of the game reserves. My wife was muttering yesterday that she thinks that we made a mistake, and we should be going on the GSA..... I brought up the subject of a SideCar...... A little while later, after leaving the thought alone, I was asked - "Where do you get a sidecar, how much...?"

The seed is planted, so I follow your project progress with great interest!!

 :thumleft:

 :biggrin:  Mine started more or less the same way.  Now the wife is hooked.    :thumleft: 
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Re: I couldn't help myself
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2015, 08:14:38 am »
It must be a sign.....

We are leaving on a 24-day trip to Namibia next week - by car, because of the game reserves. My wife was muttering yesterday that she thinks that we made a mistake, and we should be going on the GSA..... I brought up the subject of a SideCar...... A little while later, after leaving the thought alone, I was asked - "Where do you get a sidecar, how much...?"

The seed is planted, so I follow your project progress with great interest!!

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I like the way you think.
 

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Re: I couldn't help myself
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2015, 10:17:23 am »
Nice to see you back buddy.Will follow this one.Hope you are doing well.
 

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Re: I couldn't help myself
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2015, 10:19:35 am »
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