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My GS Sidecar Outfit... Built to stay "out there"!
« on: May 12, 2014, 11:06:58 am »
My personal rig nearing completion... took an afternoon ride out with my girls.  :thumleft:

Had some waterproof bags made up for my 2 fold up camp chairs on the luggage rack, our king sized duvet strapped to the right pannier and a 5 man OZ trail tent on the left pannier. My seat doubles as a zip up canvas bag with two nice, thick camping mattresses inside, I even made up a Velcro detachable extension on mine for my 6'4" height.

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Re: My personal Rigged 4 Life outfit... built to stay "out there"!
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2014, 11:09:50 am »
Awesome setup, well done Keith.  :thumleft:
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Re: My personal Rigged 4 Life outfit... built to stay "out there"!
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2014, 11:41:53 am »
Very  :drif:
 

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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2014, 12:00:45 pm »
Wow. Very neat
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2014, 02:03:19 pm »
That looks good buddy,hope to get some time someday to do a desent trip with mine.Took it for a short run on sat and still loving it. ;D
 

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Re: My personal Rigged 4 Life outfit... built to stay "out there"!
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2014, 09:05:30 pm »
Question: Why didn't you use the same wheel size  for the sidecar?
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2014, 09:40:20 pm »
Question: Why didn't you use the same wheel size  for the sidecar?
Because a spoked BMW 1200 rear rim costs R 16 000 and a bike tyre to fit to it is another R 2 000. Not necessary or beneficial to the ride of the rig except perhaps aesthetically... however if one has the money and the additional cost of a 5 stud made-to-fit hub, I guess they can have it.  :thumleft:
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2014, 10:55:12 pm »
Question: Why didn't you use the same wheel size  for the sidecar?
Because a spoked BMW 1200 rear rim costs R 16 000 and a bike tyre to fit to it is another R 2 000. Not necessary or beneficial to the ride of the rig except perhaps aesthetically... however if one has the money and the additional cost of a 5 stud made-to-fit hub, they can have it.  :thumleft:
makes perfectly sense since you put it that way  :biggrin:
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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2014, 06:33:09 pm »
I do concur, it is a magnificent set up. Awesome stuff.

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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2014, 06:48:02 am »
Hi Keith

How did you connect sidecar spots?Are they on when you ride the whole time or linked to bike spots switch.

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Re: My personal Rigged 4 Life outfit... built to stay "out there"!
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2014, 07:33:22 am »
Nice setup Keith.   :thumleft:


Hi Keith

How did you connect sidecar spots?Are they on when you ride the whole time or linked to bike spots switch.

Cheers Lew

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Re: My personal Rigged 4 Life outfit... built to stay "out there"!
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2014, 08:23:27 am »
Nice setup Keith.   :thumleft:


Hi Keith

How did you connect sidecar spots?Are they on when you ride the whole time or linked to bike spots switch.

Cheers Lew

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It is actually really easy to connect the spots. I wired them directly to the battery of the bike along with a relay and a switch that is located just under the dash on the right had side of the sidecar. You can either switch it on and off manually or if you forget to turn them off when the bike computer shuts down a few minutes after the ignition is turned off it will switch them off for you.

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Re: My GS Sidecar Outfit... Built to stay "out there"!
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2014, 04:21:19 pm »
Hey Keith. I have been trying to get hold of you. Jupiter gave me a phone number, but I am working in Mozambique and have not had the opportunity to phone. I have read about your delimna with the business and followed ride reports and also the Visarende trips etc. I really want one of your side cars. No rush, as I work permanently outside SA. I just want one fitted to my normal 1200 GS.

Please give me some help to get one. My private E-mail : ianmac1200@gmail.com