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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #720 on: November 22, 2019, 09:38:24 am »
The handlanger and I sorted the sidecar brakes and learned three ways not to bend polycarb.  :lol8:

Polycarb is a bitch to bend, but the trick is to get rid of the moisture first.  That is what creates the bubbles.

Need to put it in the oven at around 60° - 80° for about 2 hours.  Then you can do whatever you want with it.

Correct me here, after the required 2 hours, the polycarb is soft & pliable, no?
So one could make a form from wood for example and lay it over that to get the required shape, then trim it?
Or have I missed the boat completely?
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #721 on: November 22, 2019, 09:53:43 am »
Moet die sidecar ook deur roadworthy gaan? Hoe werk so iets?
 

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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #722 on: November 22, 2019, 09:57:53 am »
Moet die sidecar ook deur roadworthy gaan? Hoe werk so iets?

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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #723 on: November 22, 2019, 10:00:32 am »
Presumably you're fully gesort with the legal dimensions for lights and indicator placing, er......Peter?  ???

You talking to me  :patch:  All sorted. Got the list of specs from the head  roadworthy training school.
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #724 on: November 22, 2019, 10:10:00 am »
Ek het nog nooit n sidecar gery nie maar baie gedroom oor een. Ek sou moes n pispot helmet he met daardie ou vliegtuig tipe goggles.
Verbaas dat mens so min sidecar ouens op die forum het. Niks urals nie.  Long distance touring op n grondpad . n Sidecar tick al die bokse vir my.
Hoef nie eers n proper sidecar te wees nie. Sommer so n loadbed met derde wiel soos hulle in Rusland het sal ook doen.
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #725 on: November 22, 2019, 10:20:28 am »
Ek het nog nooit n sidecar gery nie maar baie gedroom oor een. Ek sou moes n pispot helmet he met daardie ou vliegtuig tipe goggles.
Verbaas dat mens so min sidecar ouens op die forum het. Niks urals nie.  Long distance touring op n grondpad . n Sidecar tick al die bokse vir my.
Hoef nie eers n proper sidecar te wees nie. Sommer so n loadbed met derde wiel soos hulle in Rusland het sal ook doen.
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #726 on: November 22, 2019, 10:56:06 am »
The handlanger and I sorted the sidecar brakes and learned three ways not to bend polycarb.  :lol8:

Polycarb is a bitch to bend, but the trick is to get rid of the moisture first.  That is what creates the bubbles.

Need to put it in the oven at around 60° - 80° for about 2 hours.  Then you can do whatever you want with it.

Correct me here, after the required 2 hours, the polycarb is soft & pliable, no?
So one could make a form from wood for example and lay it over that to get the required shape, then trim it?
Or have I missed the boat completely?
Asking for a friend....  >:D

No @ClimbingTurtle, after the 2 hours the polycarb is dry.  You can now heat it until it is pliable and shape it without it forming a million bubbles as in Gerards photo.

What happens with it is that when heated, the moisture reaches boiling point.  It then starts forming bubbles.  Even removing the heat at the exact point the bubbles start to appear is too late.  The polycarb will continue to boil for some time.
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #727 on: November 22, 2019, 11:06:54 am »
The handlanger and I sorted the sidecar brakes and learned three ways not to bend polycarb.  :lol8:

Polycarb is a bitch to bend, but the trick is to get rid of the moisture first.  That is what creates the bubbles.

Need to put it in the oven at around 60° - 80° for about 2 hours.  Then you can do whatever you want with it.

Correct me here, after the required 2 hours, the polycarb is soft & pliable, no?
So one could make a form from wood for example and lay it over that to get the required shape, then trim it?
Or have I missed the boat completely?
Asking for a friend....  >:D

No @ClimbingTurtle, after the 2 hours the polycarb is dry.  You can now heat it until it is pliable and shape it without it forming a million bubbles as in Gerards photo.

What happens with it is that when heated, the moisture reaches boiling point.  It then starts forming bubbles.  Even removing the heat at the exact point the bubbles start to appear is too late.  The polycarb will continue to boil for some time.

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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #728 on: November 22, 2019, 04:48:15 pm »
The handlanger and I sorted the sidecar brakes and learned three ways not to bend polycarb.  :lol8:

Polycarb is a bitch to bend, but the trick is to get rid of the moisture first.  That is what creates the bubbles.

Need to put it in the oven at around 60° - 80° for about 2 hours.  Then you can do whatever you want with it.

Heated oil bath also works.
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #729 on: November 22, 2019, 07:28:59 pm »
Sorted all the electrics today. Everything works. Bar front and rear reflectors, my sidecar now qualifies to be roadworthied.


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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #730 on: November 22, 2019, 07:29:55 pm »
O ja... en die fokken bootplug ook  :lol8:
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #731 on: November 22, 2019, 07:35:18 pm »
O ja... en die fokken bootplug ook  :lol8:

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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #732 on: November 22, 2019, 07:47:49 pm »
Jy sal nog DANKIE BAAS se vir daai plug :3some:

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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #733 on: November 22, 2019, 08:00:57 pm »
More sit ek die vloermat en sitplek in, en ons gaan ry.  :biggrin:
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #734 on: November 22, 2019, 08:14:03 pm »
More sit ek die vloermat en sitplek in, en ons gaan ry.  :biggrin:

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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #735 on: November 22, 2019, 08:18:30 pm »
More sit ek die vloermat en sitplek in, en ons gaan ry.  :biggrin:

Lekka, Lekka enjoy the ride!   :thumleft:

 :thumleft: I hope it rides a bit better than when I tested with dead weight, because now I an distribute the weight proper.
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #736 on: November 22, 2019, 08:35:22 pm »
Good Progress. I am interested to see what the Fender looks like on the Bike.

That's a snag at this stage. Just doing a temporary one until I decide

That Tyre is a decent size, this and the Mudguard are an important aesthetic Part of the Bike, take your Time. What is the snag?
 

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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #737 on: November 22, 2019, 09:23:25 pm »
He needs a bigger bird to weld the mudguard to the tub :thumleft:

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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #738 on: November 22, 2019, 09:28:11 pm »
Good Progress. I am interested to see what the Fender looks like on the Bike.

That's a snag at this stage. Just doing a temporary one until I decide

That Tyre is a decent size, this and the Mudguard are an important aesthetic Part of the Bike, take your Time. What is the snag?

Either a very wide one that fits to the tub, or one that just sits over the wheel like the Ural. I'm first going to try the latter for now. Have one I can cut and trim. Does not look all too bad. I added brackets to the frame when In ut it just in case. We'll work on it next week while I wait fornthe bootlid to cut.
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« Reply #739 on: November 22, 2019, 09:30:06 pm »
He needs a bigger bird to weld the mudguard to the tub :thumleft:

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