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Offline Morokai

DR650 Sidecar
« on: January 13, 2015, 09:35:46 pm »
What would the DR fans say about a 650 with a sidecar attached specifically for long distance offroad travelling?
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Re: DR650 Sidecar
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2015, 08:27:32 am »
would it be a bit underpowered ? or not
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Re: DR650 Sidecar
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2015, 08:46:14 am »
Definitely not... unless you want to win some Sidecar Championship...

I think it's a fantastic idea. I have been considering making a chair for my F650GS. Here is an idea (not the picture I had in my mind, or on my home PC) and you can see that the front wheel has been pushed forward, to reduce the trail, and hence the castor effect.

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Re: DR650 Sidecar
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2015, 10:03:01 am »
The Ausies build a rig that is multi purpose, basically a platform that can accomodate a box , chair or whatever ...
the biggest issue on the DR is finding a front upper mount that does not break can be solved by welding a bracket to frame and re inforcing it.
A lightweight rig with aluminum floorpan weighing 40 odd kg will not bother the DR!
Been looking at building one for my Great dane ...
No leading link suspension needed if sidecar is set up correctly but  will increse tire wear though...
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Re: DR650 Sidecar
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2015, 08:51:19 pm »
What would the DR fans say about a 650 with a sidecar attached specifically for long distance offroad travelling?
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Offline Morokai

Re: DR650 Sidecar
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2015, 02:15:50 pm »
would it be a bit underpowered ? or not
I kind of agree with you madmax. if the rig can be kept light in weight, it would not bother a lot, but to pack for long trips is another issue.

The Ausies build a rig that is multi purpose, basically a platform that can accomodate a box , chair or whatever ...
the biggest issue on the DR is finding a front upper mount that does not break can be solved by welding a bracket to frame and re inforcing it.
A lightweight rig with aluminum floorpan weighing 40 odd kg will not bother the DR!
Been looking at building one for my Great dane ...
No leading link suspension needed if sidecar is set up correctly but  will increse tire wear though...

Ek stem saam met jou Woestynhond. Het op ADV forum gelles van iemand wat se oil cooler attachment bolt paar keer afgebreek het, hy het na dit toe n bracket gemaak vir daardie attachment point. Baie klyn spasie om in te werk.
Asook stress op die enjin gan baie meer wees.

So as mens alles opweeg. Ver travel met n rig wat nogals gelaai is, sal n 800 beter opsie wees, n 800 wat net so reliable en maklik fix soos n DR. ??????  ???

Maar die DR lyk lekker met n rig
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