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Re: Its almost ready! Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« Reply #80 on: November 04, 2015, 09:30:33 am »
Its really nice and I know its hard work, but preferred the shape and ergonomics of your previous one.

Why did you change to Glass fibre ? Ease of construction, cost, weight, weight to strength, aesthetics ?
These bodies will be available as well as the drawings on CAD for my old body I used to make... people can make up their own minds about what they prefer.
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Re: Its almost ready! Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« Reply #81 on: November 04, 2015, 09:44:23 am »
Its really nice and I know its hard work, but preferred the shape and ergonomics of your previous one.

Why did you change to Glass fibre ? Ease of construction, cost, weight, weight to strength, aesthetics ?
I am busy drawing up all the sizes and measurements on a cad program for people to make the various components for these rigs themselves... proper DIY. They will also be able to source the components directly if they don't want to do it themselves. These bodies will be available as well as the drawings on CAD for my old body I used to make... people can make up their own minds about what they prefer.

 :thumleft: When you've done all the R&D and ready to market this one, please give me a price fitted to my bike.
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Re: Its almost ready! Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« Reply #82 on: November 04, 2015, 09:59:58 am »
May I ask a very dof question.. can a sidecar be on any side? is there a regulation?

nice work by the way  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Its almost ready! Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« Reply #83 on: November 04, 2015, 10:06:03 am »
 I would like the same info as Jupiter , I have a new 2015 GS 1200 Adventure that I want to keep as is , but based on your price for a complete rig I may sell one or two of my other bikes to get the right bike for your sidecar.

I have owned a Ural and the sidecar is fantastic but highway speed is a problem , I want to cruise at 120km/h but have a bike and sidecar that is safe and stable enough to overtake at say a max of 150 Km/h.

I like long distance touring but my job does not allow me to be away to long. With this in mind one of my favourite destinations is Namibia . I need a rig that I can do JHB to Uppington in one day on tar to allow me more time to travel and explore on dirt at a sedate speed.

I am watching this thread with interest and have buyers for two of my bikes.
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Re: Its almost ready! Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« Reply #84 on: November 04, 2015, 10:07:35 am »
Its really nice and I know its hard work, but preferred the shape and ergonomics of your previous one.

Why did you change to Glass fibre ? Ease of construction, cost, weight, weight to strength, aesthetics ?
I am busy drawing up all the sizes and measurements on a cad program for people to make the various components for these rigs themselves... proper DIY. They will also be able to source the components directly if they don't want to do it themselves. These bodies will be available as well as the drawings on CAD for my old body I used to make... people can make up their own minds about what they prefer.

 :thumleft: When you've done all the R&D and ready to market this one, please give me a price fitted to my bike.
Nothing will be as it was before Jupiter, I will not be marketing sidecars, forming a company or anything like that... My idea is that people can buy these as proper DIY kits and put them together themselves in their garage both locally and abroad. I now live on a farm in the 7 Passes and occasionally, as a personal favour, I will put one together for someone in my workshop. When I'm finished this rig (which has been sold already to a guy in Armenia coming to South Africa) I will give you a call and we can get together for a beer and a chat on my farm.  :thumleft:
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Re: Its almost ready! Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« Reply #85 on: November 04, 2015, 10:09:42 am »
May I ask a very dof question.. can a sidecar be on any side? is there a regulation?

nice work by the way  :thumleft:

Yes its a dof question. The side car MUST be on the left for when your wife passes you the coffee.

Your right hand  is holding the throttle  :lol8:
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Re: Its almost ready! Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« Reply #86 on: November 04, 2015, 10:10:52 am »
Its really nice and I know its hard work, but preferred the shape and ergonomics of your previous one.

Why did you change to Glass fibre ? Ease of construction, cost, weight, weight to strength, aesthetics ?
I am busy drawing up all the sizes and measurements on a cad program for people to make the various components for these rigs themselves... proper DIY. They will also be able to source the components directly if they don't want to do it themselves. These bodies will be available as well as the drawings on CAD for my old body I used to make... people can make up their own minds about what they prefer.

 :thumleft: When you've done all the R&D and ready to market this one, please give me a price fitted to my bike.
Nothing will be as it was before Jupiter, I will not be marketing sidecars, forming a company or anything like that... I sell the plans and I provide certain components to make it easier for people to put these together themselves both locally and abroad. I now live on a farm in the 7 Passes and occasionally, as a personal favour, I will put one together for someone in my workshop. When I'm finished this rig (which has been sold already to a guy in Armenia coming to South Africa) I will give you a call and we can get together for a beer and a chat on my farm.  :thumleft:

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Re: Its almost ready! Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« Reply #87 on: November 04, 2015, 10:11:34 am »
May I ask a very dof question.. can a sidecar be on any side? is there a regulation?

nice work by the way  :thumleft:
Here in South Africa, as well as the UK, Australia, Japan etc they are mounted on the left hand side, this is the regulation. Be a bit scary for your passenger too if they had oncoming traffic coming at them all the time.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Its almost ready! Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« Reply #88 on: November 04, 2015, 10:12:57 am »
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Re: Its almost ready! Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« Reply #89 on: November 04, 2015, 10:22:11 am »
Now how about the fittings on a Super Tenere.... PLEASE !!!! :ricky:

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Re: Its almost ready! Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« Reply #90 on: November 04, 2015, 10:25:27 am »
May I ask a very dof question.. can a sidecar be on any side? is there a regulation?

nice work by the way  :thumleft:

Yes its a dof question. The side car MUST be on the left for when your wife passes you the coffee.

Your right hand  is holding the throttle  :lol8:

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Re: Its almost ready! Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« Reply #91 on: November 04, 2015, 10:34:15 am »
If you need a S-10 to make the fitting.. I have time, I have a S-10 and I will camp on you lawn for a few days so that you can make this thing up for us okes with the Yamaha's

I can also bring BEER !! :imaposer:

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Re: Its almost ready! Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« Reply #92 on: November 04, 2015, 10:35:54 am »
If you need a S-10 to make the fitting.. I have time, I have a S-10 and I will camp on you lawn for a few days so that you can make this thing up for us okes with the Yamaha's

I can also bring BEER !! :imaposer:

Hey, klim in die ry in  :deal:
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Re: Its almost ready! Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« Reply #93 on: November 04, 2015, 10:48:20 am »
Ek soek net die FRAME man... sommer tjop tjop vir die expert man doer in die bos.

 Ek het 'n idee van wat ek wil doen met my karretjie...sal jou later vertel.

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Re: Its almost ready! Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« Reply #94 on: November 04, 2015, 10:51:10 am »
.....een van daai 200l olie dromme :peepwall: :pot:
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Re: Its almost ready! Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« Reply #95 on: November 04, 2015, 10:51:45 am »
Yip.. Chromed  :imaposer:

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Re: Its almost ready! Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« Reply #96 on: November 04, 2015, 11:37:09 am »
OK Oom Chris, kry een van die, ek wil joune hê  :lol8:

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Re: Its almost ready! Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« Reply #97 on: November 04, 2015, 11:39:02 am »
If you need a S-10 to make the fitting.. I have time, I have a S-10 and I will camp on you lawn for a few days so that you can make this thing up for us okes with the Yamaha's

I can also bring BEER !! :imaposer:
Every time I see a Super Tenere I take a look... in many ways its a lot easier because of the frame you have on it. I'm moving onto the farm middle of this month, let me just settle in and then come for a visit, a few modifications here and there to my chassis and I'm sure it can be done. Cheers.
 

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« Reply #98 on: November 04, 2015, 11:47:18 am »
I would like the same info as Jupiter , I have a new 2015 GS 1200 Adventure that I want to keep as is , but based on your price for a complete rig I may sell one or two of my other bikes to get the right bike for your sidecar.

I have owned a Ural and the sidecar is fantastic but highway speed is a problem , I want to cruise at 120km/h but have a bike and sidecar that is safe and stable enough to overtake at say a max of 150 Km/h.

I like long distance touring but my job does not allow me to be away to long. With this in mind one of my favourite destinations is Namibia . I need a rig that I can do JHB to Uppington in one day on tar to allow me more time to travel and explore on dirt at a sedate speed.

I am watching this thread with interest and have buyers for two of my bikes.
Hence the reason I'm going for a much lighter and streamlined body type this time, I've ridden twice from Sedgefield to Upington with my previous sidecar to lead safaris in the Kalahari, both times in a day - 950km... 200km of it dirt. Never really felt the need to go over 120km / h and the dirt / gravel is a breeze with a sidecar attached. Will let you know when I've tested my new rig properly.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Its almost ready! Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« Reply #99 on: November 04, 2015, 12:37:55 pm »
If you need a S-10 to make the fitting.. I have time, I have a S-10 and I will camp on you lawn for a few days so that you can make this thing up for us okes with the Yamaha's

I can also bring BEER !! :imaposer:
Every time I see a Super Tenere I take a look... in many ways its a lot easier because of the frame you have on it. I'm moving onto the farm middle of this month, let me just settle in and then come for a visit, a few modifications here and there to my chassis and I'm sure it can be done. Cheers.

I am taking you up on this and I am sure Visared Louis will be AS pleased as I am when we can get this on our bikes. :thumleft:

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