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So who wants a Sidecar ?
« on: February 28, 2020, 12:58:24 pm »
There must be others that share my passion, but just cannot do it themselves and rigs are usually expensive. I had so much fun building mine, I want to build more, but I need to know there is a chance someone will buy them.

Put up your hand. I do not intend building on order, but once done it will go for sale. He whose name is at the top of the list gets first choice.

I'm still doing R&D on my car and once I'm happy, intend having it homologated and then register as a builder. I will use only 1150's. I'm busy with costing, but hope to sell a registered rig for under R150k. It won't have the refinements like mine, like an electric linear suspension actuator, but it will have manual adjustable suspension, and be built to receive one if you choose etc. The intension is to keep cost down give you a basic rig you can still enjoy and add refinements as you please.

With time allowed, and once I have my jigs sorted, I can probably build two a year. I' not doing it too make money but simply because I can and I love it. A bespoke sidecar.

Lets see if there is interest.
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Re: So who wants a Sidecar ?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2020, 01:17:56 pm »
Klink gaaf, ek glo daar is 'n aanvraag.   :thumleft:  :thumleft:

As ek jou reg lees verskaf jy die bike en sidecar?     :patch: 
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Re: So who wants a Sidecar ?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2020, 01:19:08 pm »
To give some perspective. You will not be getting a cheap rig at the cost of sacrificing safety and sound construction, but an affordable one.

Example. I spared no expense at building mine and there was a lot of waste because of R&D. Had I bought Coxswain's 1150 (which I'm still crying over) for R40k and, counting all the cost of my sidecar, I would still be making a small profit if it would sell at R130k.
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Re: So who wants a Sidecar ?
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2020, 01:21:54 pm »
Klink gaaf, ek glo daar is 'n aanvraag.   :thumleft:  :thumleft:

As ek jou reg lees verskaf jy die bike en sidecar?     :patch:

Ja kompleet geregistreerde rig. Die idee is jy koop hom en ry hom sonder die pyne van red tape vir die geld wat jy betaal. Daar's eers huiswerk om te doen en ek is nie haastig nie. Sal dit net doen as ek my planne goedgekeur kry en as bouer kan registreer. Dis 'n proses.
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Re: So who wants a Sidecar ?
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2020, 01:24:28 pm »
Die ding is ook. Dis nie streng gesproke 'n kommersiële oefening nie. Of iemand hom nou wil hę of nie, ek is klaar besig met beplanning en gaan die vlg een bou.

Ek het 'n drang en wil verbeter op myne.
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Re: So who wants a Sidecar ?
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2020, 01:46:45 pm »
Weet "jou mense" van jou planne? ;) :lol8:
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Re: So who wants a Sidecar ?
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2020, 01:48:07 pm »
Weet "jou mense" van jou planne? ;) :lol8:

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Hier jou kans Chris, sit jou naam op vir die 1ste een.   :deal:
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Re: So who wants a Sidecar ?
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2020, 01:59:52 pm »
Weet "jou mense" van jou planne? ;) :lol8:

Ja, hulle is besig met costing en resources.
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Re: So who wants a Sidecar ?
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2020, 02:19:56 pm »
Hoe lank sal dit neem om te voltooi?
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Re: So who wants a Sidecar ?
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2020, 02:26:30 pm »
Hoe lank sal dit neem om te voltooi?

So ses maande. Onthou dis steeds 'n hobby wat ek in vrye tyd doen. Met die dat ek nog aan myne werk, en daar R&D gedoen moet word, plus al die papier werk, sal ek hoop om die jaar nog een te bou.
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Re: So who wants a Sidecar ?
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2020, 01:07:56 pm »
Hopefully and finally I'll get my bike back today and put my sidecar together again. Then some more testing and R&D. Last week the Prentjietekenaar and I got together to take measurements and draw up the plans for my design. Then its loads of paperwork to get it homologated and registered.

We'll get there. With self imposed isolation, there's going to be lots of workshop time  :biggrin:
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Re: So who wants a Sidecar ?
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2020, 03:46:23 pm »
Tell me more, I have an 1150GS I would like to put a rig on.

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Re: So who wants a Sidecar ?
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2020, 12:26:06 pm »
Tell me more, I have an 1150GS I would like to put a rig on.

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Can't tell you much yet. Plan is still on track but hampered by lockdown. Getting metal this week and starting on the next frame. I'm not building on order, as I don't want to be under pressure. Still also need to get my plans approved that I can sell certified rigs.

When done I will let you know. You first on the list.
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Re: So who wants a Sidecar ?
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2020, 01:05:51 pm »
Waar kry jy metaal, dis blykbaar nog nie toegelaat in fase 4 nie, behalwe vir essential services?

Ek het ook uit metaal gehardloop en soek dringend.   :patch:
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Re: So who wants a Sidecar ?
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2020, 01:14:48 pm »
Waar kry jy metaal, dis blykbaar nog nie toegelaat in fase 4 nie, behalwe vir essential services?

Ek het ook uit metaal gehardloop en soek dringend.   :patch:

My mense sort dit vir my  :lol8:
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Re: So who wants a Sidecar ?
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2020, 01:42:16 pm »
Waar kry jy metaal, dis blykbaar nog nie toegelaat in fase 4 nie, behalwe vir essential services?

Ek het ook uit metaal gehardloop en soek dringend.   :patch:

My mense sort dit vir my  :lol8:

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Re: So who wants a Sidecar ?
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2020, 02:25:03 pm »
Ek soek RIPstop lap...Kan jou mense nie help nie :lol8: :lol8:
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Re: So who wants a Sidecar ?
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2020, 02:49:42 pm »
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Re: So who wants a Sidecar ?
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2020, 03:19:26 pm »
Tell me more, I have an 1150GS I would like to put a rig on.

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Can't tell you much yet. Plan is still on track but hampered by lockdown. Getting metal this week and starting on the next frame. I'm not building on order, as I don't want to be under pressure. Still also need to get my plans approved that I can sell certified rigs.

When done I will let you know. You first on the list.
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