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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1040 on: February 03, 2020, 03:14:29 pm »
He will listen to NOBODY.  :laughing4:

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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1041 on: February 03, 2020, 04:17:09 pm »
He will listen to NOBODY.  :laughing4:

Only what they say.
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1042 on: February 03, 2020, 04:39:22 pm »
En soos gesę, die keer fok ek nie rond met die belrank nie

Jirre G, and you say my idea is Overkill  :3some:  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1043 on: February 03, 2020, 04:46:27 pm »
Some revision and reinforcing required to the chassis, but no reports of trouble with the alloy sidecar body.

So, rubber mountings not required eh?

If you tell me the right thing I do it. Vibration on the tub and discomfort of the monkey has nothing to do with it. But I did learn that when you ride there is a lot of sideways swaying movement on the tub and when hard mounted the inertia transfers directly to the stabiliser joints.  Combined with incorrect joints and stabilisers mounted at incorrect angles, it caused excessive wear. The latter has been fixed. The rubber mounts are there to absorb the swaying on the tub.

I also found the correct rubber mounts suited for the correct pupose.
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1044 on: February 03, 2020, 04:47:49 pm »
En soos gesę, die keer fok ek nie rond met die belrank nie

Jirre G, and you say my idea is Overkill  :3some:  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Lyk of hy bietjie op Caterpiller se sites was!! ;) :lol8:

Meskien moes ek hom ge-rubber mount het
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1045 on: February 04, 2020, 10:08:39 am »
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1046 on: February 04, 2020, 10:28:32 am »
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1047 on: February 19, 2020, 04:00:27 pm »
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Some inspiration to help you along!!  :thumleft:
Link: http://www.bike-urious.com/sidecar/
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1048 on: February 19, 2020, 04:12:00 pm »
 :thumleft: As my sidecar is a DMC copy I have pics of it in my album
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1049 on: February 19, 2020, 04:17:23 pm »
:thumleft: As my sidecar is a DMC copy I have pics of it in my album

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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1050 on: May 19, 2020, 01:19:15 pm »
Been doing some paper work on the cost of building my sidecar for tax purposes. Reconciled my invoices, notes and bank statements. Taking into account I only worked on the sidecar from May 2019 to mid December I counted all hardware shop expenses. Most expenses I can ID as specifically for the sidecar. Bear in mind a lot was R&D and tooling I did not have and needed. I also allocated the expenses to the bike, like over hauling the drive train and tyres. Otherwise the exercise would be useless as the sidecar would not run. There is a lot of hidden expenses when you only estimate.

My rough guess was about R65k. It started out as a once off project with no expense spared. Actual cost which will go on my tax return is R100 810.71.  :lol8: Maybe 25% will be chopped as I don't have some invoices.

Next I must analyze it all to see what the bare cost of the car only will be. My aim will be to get to around R45k without compromising the build.
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1051 on: May 19, 2020, 04:19:21 pm »
Been doing some paper work on the cost of building my sidecar for tax purposes. Reconciled my invoices, notes and bank statements. Taking into account I only worked on the sidecar from May 2019 to mid December I counted all hardware shop expenses. Most expenses I can ID as specifically for the sidecar. Bear in mind a lot was R&D and tooling I did not have and needed. I also allocated the expenses to the bike, like over hauling the drive train and tyres. Otherwise the exercise would be useless as the sidecar would not run. There is a lot of hidden expenses when you only estimate.

My rough guess was about R65k. It started out as a once off project with no expense spared. Actual cost which will go on my tax return is R100 810.71.  :lol8: Maybe 25% will be chopped as I don't have some invoices.

Next I must analyze it all to see what the bare cost of the car only will be. My aim will be to get to around R45k without compromising the build.

Eish, R100k  is serious money for a project ......

You could have put in a Subaru turbo engine in the bus ...... ::)
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1052 on: May 19, 2020, 04:25:33 pm »
Been doing some paper work on the cost of building my sidecar for tax purposes. Reconciled my invoices, notes and bank statements. Taking into account I only worked on the sidecar from May 2019 to mid December I counted all hardware shop expenses. Most expenses I can ID as specifically for the sidecar. Bear in mind a lot was R&D and tooling I did not have and needed. I also allocated the expenses to the bike, like over hauling the drive train and tyres. Otherwise the exercise would be useless as the sidecar would not run. There is a lot of hidden expenses when you only estimate.

My rough guess was about R65k. It started out as a once off project with no expense spared. Actual cost which will go on my tax return is R100 810.71.  :lol8: Maybe 25% will be chopped as I don't have some invoices.

Next I must analyze it all to see what the bare cost of the car only will be. My aim will be to get to around R45k without compromising the build.

Eish, R100k  is serious money for a project ......

You could have put in a Subaru turbo engine in the bus ...... ::)

That is so but lot of that cost is also long wanted add ons to my workshop, so investment. The actual cost comes to R62k. This includes a lot of expensive luxuries like the suspension actuator which will not be fitted to a basic build but be for buyers choice. Like spending unnecassry money to upgrade your F800GS suspension. Engineering also cost a lot most of which I hope to do myself once I get my lathe/milling machine
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1053 on: May 19, 2020, 04:28:30 pm »
Also eg the tub was a once off custom job which came to R12k. Building a commercial glass fibre tub I hope to half that cost.
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1054 on: September 04, 2020, 01:00:05 pm »
I had to do an interesting excersize to give Superfoxi suspension specs. The static weight on the car wheel is 26% (118kg) of the curb weight of the whole rig. The parameter is 30%.

So even though I threw a lot of metal at it with the build I came out light. And it includes 40kg ballast. The tip is if you build yourself a car, just build and dont worry about weight.
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1055 on: September 05, 2020, 09:08:16 pm »
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Something to think about on adding to your build!!!  8)
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1056 on: September 05, 2020, 10:41:47 pm »
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Something to think about on adding to your build!!!  8)

Love it. Maybe somewhere in my future
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1057 on: October 13, 2020, 02:56:10 pm »
This one will be easier to tow:

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