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Offline On The Move

SR 250 Sidecar
« on: January 16, 2015, 08:26:51 am »
I'm looking to investigate the possibility of connecting a sidecar/box to my SR 250 delivery bike. I own the Motolek in Pinetown. It's not for carrying people, but for more than 1 battery etc. 40 kg's max. I often have to send a 1 ton van to deliver 1 truck battery because Sipho is too scared to fit it in the Honda delivery box, so I wanted to use the SR for this. Please help.
 

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Re: SR 250 Sidecar
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2015, 01:27:20 pm »
Try riding a delivery bike with 40kg in the box...!  :o
It is high and far back and makes the bike very dangerous to manage.

Try a pocket of cement on the back seat of your bike...?
If you need such capacity, consider making a rack on the sides that will take a battery strapped in.
It must keep the CoG of the battery in front of / in line with the rear axle.
Allow for some lean of the bike in corners.

EDIT:  This sort of thing...
 
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Re: SR 250 Sidecar
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2015, 01:36:18 pm »
This is probably the type of thing you would need. Maybe somebody local can build it for you. Otherwise you will have to import it from DMC in the US.
 

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Re: SR 250 Sidecar
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2015, 02:14:50 pm »
Thanks for your insight Fudmucker. Your points are the reason for fitting a sidecar.
 

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Re: SR 250 Sidecar
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2015, 02:20:02 pm »
Thanx Gravel. I'll look them up. I am going to consider Fudmuckers option of a rack on the side too.
 

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Re: SR 250 Sidecar
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2015, 02:20:46 pm »
Need something like this
 

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Re: SR 250 Sidecar
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2015, 02:25:49 pm »
Yep, a pair of LOW slung racks would be my sugestion.  8)
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Re: SR 250 Sidecar
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2015, 02:36:30 pm »
Something simple like this...





You MUST be able to adjust the track of the third wheel to steer INTO the bike or it will not run straight.





Also remember the sidecar must be on the LEFT of the bike for ZA.

Interesting info on setting up the sidecar:
http://simplysidecars.co.uk/fittingguide.html
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Re: SR 250 Sidecar
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2015, 05:41:55 pm »
Thank you very much. I'll forward this to my "engineer"