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Offline benj

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french with a sidecar
« on: January 12, 2018, 03:53:48 pm »
Hello everyone and thank you for your integration
I first want to fall for my bad english and must help me sometimes with Google translation! :-[ :-[ :-[

I am 40 years old and I offer myself next July a trip of 3 to 4 months with my wife and my daughter a trip to your beautiful country!
I ride since I was 16 years old with a lot of motorcycle and side car

Currently it is a yamaha 1200 XTZ hitched by DJ Construction French manufacturer.

Hopefully we then plan to move all in America to make the tracks from South to North for a year.

Some pictures of europe france italia austria...













Thank you for your help and I look forward to meeting you.
 

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Re: french with a sidecar
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 04:15:00 pm »
Welcome Benj .....wow... that looks like an awesome rig you have there.
I think you will enjoy our country ....its a little warmer than the weather you ride in. Some of your photos look really cold .......brrrrrrr
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Re: french with a sidecar
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 04:16:36 pm »
Welcome to the dog pound
Enjoy our beautiful country
I dont want to ride fast, But I want to ride FAR
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Re: french with a sidecar
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 04:29:44 pm »
Bonjour  :thumleft:

enjoy  8)
 

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Re: french with a sidecar
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2018, 05:20:37 pm »
Bienvenue en Afrique du Sud!

Just leave the neige behind you in Europe. :biggrin:
 

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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2018, 08:02:37 pm »
Welcome!! when you get to the good old R of SA you should also make a plan to get to the R of N! Your rig will work well here!
 

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Re: french with a sidecar
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2018, 08:25:02 pm »
Welcome!! when you get to the good old R of SA you should also make a plan to get to the R of N! Your rig will work well here!
Welcome. I ride XTZE with sidecar. See you have car tyre on front. Suppose also at the back. Would love to compare notes on your setup. Enjoy and please come and visit.

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Re: french with a sidecar
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2018, 10:18:19 pm »
hello to all
thank you for answers !!

sorry I did not understand what " R to SA, you should also make a plan to get to the R of N" ???

Woodi 1 no worries we will stain to see each other and we will exchange our horses !!
my english is not good enough to explain on the forum, but generally in europe one considers a good sidecar if it is equipped with wheels of cars. The motorcycle wheels are not made to work sideways, and flat tires ...
Not to mention that we also ride in winter on the snow and the choice of tires is better. Finally the smaller diameter allows a better recovery with a reduced max speed, but more interesting view the weight!

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Re: french with a sidecar
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2018, 06:50:46 am »
Thank's BenJ.

Did you find a 17 inch car tyre that you fitted to your existing back wheel.
If so what size ?
In South Africa I could not find such a tyre.

I then went to make a new hub and new 15 inch rim.  Now I am running Bridgstone Run Flat tyre on the back.

Read about it here .... http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=214966.0

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Re: french with a sidecar
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2018, 07:24:13 am »
R of SA means  Republic of South Africa
R of N  is  Republic of Namibia

Enjoy your trip   :thumleft: :thumleft:
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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2018, 02:38:22 pm »
Woody,

Sent you a PM regarding the front tyre.
 
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Re: french with a sidecar
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2018, 03:07:53 pm »
Replied Martin  :thumleft:

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Re: french with a sidecar
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2018, 09:46:51 am »
hi woody 1

actually I understand better
at the back the wheel is 185 / 60-15 and in metal it goes with a little margin.

Your work in aluminuim is superb !!!
For the brake support the fixation is the same as you did for the passage of the snow chain ...

At the front fork has been approved for a long time with a tire of 165 / 70-14 I would have liked the same tire as the rear but it required a new homologation very expensive

For tires on the bike in europe no worries from the moment it has been approved by the services. Only the tire pressure should be adjusted to 2.2kg at the rear and 2kg at the front.

Coxwain ok for Nanibie that I intend to see too!

Small questions but I will open a dedicated post about insurance.
How are you at home?
I searched for insurance for 4 months I can not find anything? can you have contacts or you can inquire? see if I have to pay for 1 year?

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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2018, 12:33:33 pm »
Bonjour  :thumleft:
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