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Re: I couldn't help myself
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2015, 10:30:09 am »
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Re: I couldn't help myself
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2015, 05:59:09 pm »
Getting there... The hand crafted 'plug' almost ready for the fibreglass mold to be produced.
 

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Re: I couldn't help myself
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2015, 06:01:47 pm »
Looks good, a few hours of work has gone in there!  :thumleft:
You better believe it... 2 weeks solid and I scrapped a weeks work and materials to start all over again!  :imaposer:
 

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« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2015, 06:03:02 pm »
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 #24 on: October 05, 2015, 06:04:14 pm »
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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Cheers... these are the kind of trips I'm building my new rig for.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: I couldn't help myself
« Reply #25 on: October 05, 2015, 06:05:33 pm »
Nice to see you back buddy.Will follow this one.Hope you are doing well.
Cheers Lew... hope you and yours are doing well.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: I couldn't help myself
« Reply #26 on: October 05, 2015, 06:12:28 pm »
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Re: I couldn't help myself... How to build a GS adventure sidecar.
« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2015, 10:50:13 am »
My new marine hatch 'boot' just arrived... I've used these before on my other rigs and they work fantastic. High quality, waterproof, vibration proof, lockable and very tough!
 

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Re: I couldn't help myself... How to build a GS adventure sidecar.
« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2015, 11:01:36 am »
Gotta make that a cooler box for the beers...or a place to keep the children's prezies!

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Re: I couldn't help myself... How to build a GS adventure sidecar.
« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2015, 10:54:22 am »
Are you making a top and bottom mould to be produced separately or will it be bolt together top and bottom. Then you lay it up through the cockpit?  Unbolt the mould to release the production.

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Re: I couldn't help myself... How to build a GS adventure sidecar.
« Reply #30 on: October 09, 2015, 06:10:33 pm »
Are you making a top and bottom mould to be produced separately or will it be bolt together top and bottom. Then you lay it up through the cockpit?  Unbolt the mould to release the production.


Yes, I'm going to attempt doing the mould in two halves... a reinforced base and then the top, laying up first the bottom then the top, then bolting them together and finishing off the 'cut' through the cockpit. I can see you've done this sort of thing before? Bit nervous about this as its the first time I've attempted it and the plug has taken me so many days (weeks) to get right and is still ongoing.  :thumleft:
 
 

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Re: I couldn't help myself... How to build a GS adventure sidecar.
« Reply #31 on: October 09, 2015, 06:26:46 pm »
n Moet volg thread  :thumleft: :sip:

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Re: I couldn't help myself... How to build a GS adventure sidecar.
« Reply #32 on: October 09, 2015, 08:54:17 pm »
Are you making a top and bottom mould to be produced separately or will it be bolt together top and bottom. Then you lay it up through the cockpit?  Unbolt the mould to release the production.


Yes, I'm going to attempt doing the mould in two halves... a reinforced base and then the top, laying up first the bottom then the top, then bolting them together and finishing off the 'cut' through the cockpit. I can see you've done this sort of thing before? Bit nervous about this as its the first time I've attempted it and the plug has taken me so many days (weeks) to get right and is still ongoing.  :thumleft:
 


Remember, the finish of the product is as good as the finish on your plug !!  :thumleft:
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Re: Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2015, 05:51:25 pm »
Don't have a garage herein the forest where I live but a plank and some straps on the small patio work fine.  :laughing4:
 

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Re: Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« Reply #34 on: October 13, 2015, 05:53:26 pm »
Fitted the subframe today... so center stand and bash plate off now.
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Re: Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2015, 05:55:15 pm »
New Camil coil over shock arrived... expensive but worth it.
 

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Re: Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2015, 05:59:32 pm »
One of the components just completed... the turnbuckle connector to bolt onto a modified telelever axle that I've designed, this axle rod replaces the BMW one. The telelever rod is already installed but when I remove it some time I'll take a pic. The turnbuckle is to adjust lean in and lean out of the bike.
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Re: Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« Reply #37 on: October 13, 2015, 06:01:12 pm »
Now that my body has been designed and I have the dimensions I've started building the chassis.
 

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Re: Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« Reply #38 on: October 13, 2015, 06:07:28 pm »
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Having "GUTS" means being "SHIT" scared and still winding the throttle!!!
 

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Re: Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« Reply #39 on: October 13, 2015, 07:26:23 pm »
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