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Smiling again... My new GS Adventure sidecar
« on: December 14, 2015, 06:14:50 pm »
At Last... enough about the building... now for the riding.  :thumleft:
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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2015, 06:18:12 pm »
And for a varadero?

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Re: Smiling again... My new Smiling Wind GS Sidecar
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2015, 06:48:21 pm »
This truly makes my heart sing... after almost 4 months of building I always kept it in my mind that Tau may be too old now to go riding with me again, her arthritus is quite bad now.. but... this afternoon I asked her if she wanted to ride and she was there like a shot! No problem... we even went for a walk and swim after making a nuisance of ourselves barking at all the cows on the 7 Passes. Happy days!  :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2015, 06:54:39 pm »
And for a varadero?

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Frayed knot... time to invest in a GS.  :pot:
 

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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2015, 06:58:16 pm »
And for a varadero?

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Frayed knot... time to invest in a GS.  :pot:

Fucksakes boet. I am only 50 years young......not 70  :pot:  :peepwall:  :imaposer:
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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2015, 07:07:42 pm »
And for a varadero?

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Frayed knot... time to invest in a GS.  :pot:

Fucksakes boet. I am only 50 years young......not 70  :pot:  :peepwall:  :imaposer:
Cool... so you're still young enough to work.... to afford a REAL dualsport bike!  :pot:  :imaposer:
 

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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2015, 07:25:41 pm »
And for a varadero?

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Frayed knot... time to invest in a GS.  :pot:

Fucksakes boet. I am only 50 years young......not 70  :pot:  :peepwall:  :imaposer:
Cool... so you're still young enough to work.... to afford a REAL dualsport bike!  :pot:  :imaposer:

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That side car looks so awesome Boet. Looks the business
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Re: Smiling again... My new Smiling Wind GS Sidecar
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2015, 09:42:17 am »
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Re: Smiling again... My new Smiling Wind GS Sidecar
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2015, 10:52:59 am »
Name change - Casting from Dan?  :imaposer: :pot:
 

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Re: Smiling again... My new Smiling Wind GS Sidecar
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2015, 12:17:52 pm »
Name change - Casting from Dan?  :imaposer: :pot:

Dan you man     :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
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Re: Smiling again... My new Smiling Wind GS Sidecar
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2015, 04:33:09 am »
Just some more pics... This body is my prototype, in the new year I've found an experienced boat builder ready to make up the final mold to produce the bodies with a nice smooth, shiny gelcoat. The seat here is the one I use for riding around with my doggy, a new custom seat is being made up along with a rubber floor mat, waterproof marine carpeting throughout, a tonneu cover for parking in the rain and all the trimmings in the cockpit.
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Re: Smiling again... My new Smiling Wind GS Sidecar
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2015, 05:57:41 am »
Looks really good 2Bfree,

Now the million dollar question are you going to start manufacturing them?

I know you mentioned earlier about producing kits.

I have a new liquid cooled adventure that is just too nicer ride to slow it down with a sidecar , but I would consider fitting one to my GS80PD or buying an older model adventure to fit one to.

I miss my Ural  which was great fun it just needed a little more power which is why I sold it.

Your rig is nice and light and looks like what I am looking for.
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« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2015, 06:11:16 am »
And for a varadero?

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Frayed knot... time to invest in a GS.  :pot:

Fucksakes boet. I am only 50 years young......not 70  :pot:  :peepwall:  :imaposer:
Varadero gets nothing on the side it seems, just a turd on top :lol8:
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Re: Smiling again... My new Smiling Wind GS Sidecar
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2015, 06:49:43 am »
very nice! Just a dof question. The GS doesn't come out with a reverse gear. How do you reverse?
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Re: Smiling again... My new Smiling Wind GS Sidecar
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2015, 07:23:30 am »
very nice! Just a dof question. The GS doesn't come out with a reverse gear. How do you reverse?

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Re: Smiling again... My new GS Adventure Sidecar
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2015, 08:11:30 am »
Looks really good 2Bfree,

Now the million dollar question are you going to start manufacturing them?

I know you mentioned earlier about producing kits.

I have a new liquid cooled adventure that is just too nicer ride to slow it down with a sidecar , but I would consider fitting one to my GS80PD or buying an older model adventure to fit one to.

I miss my Ural  which was great fun it just needed a little more power which is why I sold it.

Your rig is nice and light and looks like what I am looking for.

Hi there.... the answer is yes... but not in the conventional way, once I've ironed out all the bugs on my personal rig, I've done all the test riding and I'm happy with it, I'll make another one up complete and flog it on Gumtree or elsewhere for immediate delivery, if somebody wants one from Wild Dogs and this forum, just send me a personal message I'll let you know first before I advertise.  

These are very expensive things to design, engineer and develop (properly) so if I can make a few bucks back both now and in the future and see more of these wonderful machines on the road then all the better.

I truly hope to see more sidecars out there on our roads, no matter what make or model sidecar or bike you choose they really are strange and magnificent "beasts" and at least, for me, it changed my life being able to share my passion for dualsport motorcycling with those near and dear to me... it means I can ride these big, powerful and heavy dualsport bikes forever... and on the dirt, carrying everything you need for comfortable off the beaten track touring, there is simply nothing else like it!  :ricky:

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Re: Smiling again... My new Smiling Wind GS Sidecar
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2015, 08:14:12 am »
very nice! Just a dof question. The GS doesn't come out with a reverse gear. How do you reverse?
They're incredibly light to move around once a sidecar it fitted, its really a non issue, the turning circle is something to behold on a rig as the whole things pivots on the sidecar wheel.
 

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Re: Smiling again... My new Smiling Wind GS Sidecar
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2015, 09:08:09 am »
Very nice
 

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Re: Smiling again... My new GS Adventure sidecar
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2016, 04:58:50 pm »
Hey Keith hope you had a good Dec with the new rigg.Any report or trips on the new cart?

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Re: Smiling again... My new GS Adventure sidecar
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2016, 07:18:54 am »
... and a happy new year to you too Lew.

Well I nailed it on the test riding on the dirt here before Xmas and successfully managed to break a few things, all part of the process of getting it all right this time... chassis is in with the engineers getting the necessary modifications done and the body I have also done a lot of work on and am presently finishing the new mold. Will certainly post some pics and perhaps a video of the new rig up and riding when I'm done.

Cheers. K
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