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Post  Phill on Sun 26 May 2013, 7:49 am

Hi is the Bandit outfit for sale on bike sales owned by one of us?? very very nice. I would add a link, but I have no idea how:oops: Please dont try to explan how I am hopless with computors:face:
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Post  Dekenai on Sun 26 May 2013, 8:01 am

Co to the address line (url) CTRL + C to copy it, then CTRL + V to paste.
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Post  2wheelsagain on Sun 26 May 2013, 9:53 am

@Dekenai wrote:Co to the address line (url) CTRL + C to copy it, then CTRL + V to paste.

That only works for those who haven't discovered Mac's yet Laughing

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Post  reddog on Mon 27 May 2013, 7:09 pm

I take it that it's this one http://www.bikesales.com.au/private/details/suzuki-bandit-1250s--gsf1250s-2007-14922908?__D=Sidecar&__Ntt=Sidecar&__Qpb=1&__Dx=mode%20matchany&__Ns=p_IsPoa_Int32%7c0%7c%7cp_RankSort_Int32%7c1%7c%7cp_HasPhotos_Int32%7c1%7c%7cp_Make_String%7c0%7c%7cp_Model_String%7c0%7c%7cp_YearMade_Int32%7c1%7c%7cp_PriceSort_Decimal%7c1%7c%7cp_PhotoCount_Int32%7c1&__N=1432%20604%201430%201626%201429%201626%201428&__Ntx=mode%20matchallpartial&__Ntk=BikeAll&__Nne=15&__sid=13EE7640E574
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Post  Phill on Mon 27 May 2013, 8:46 pm

Thanks Dekenai I think:) 2wheels,a Mac?? isnt that a cheap hamburger! reddog thats the one, I like:lol: But is it one of our group?
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Post  barry_mcki on Mon 27 May 2013, 11:51 pm

Yep - it's Woffo's rig - not sure if it is still in his hands, haven't seen anything about him parting with it on here yet. Here's his Intro.

As the BikeSales add says, the rig was built by Sean Kelly in Bathurst. Sean bulit my rig as well, brilliant engineer and mechanic, he used to race sidecars "back in the day". Believe it or not, the $14,000 price tag is actually fairly reasonable considering whats been done.

Here it is not long after it was built up at one of the local goat tracks:



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Post  Hammy on Tue 28 May 2013, 8:00 am

Ha Hum ! Excuse me. But I thought the idea of a motorcycle was so that one could get away from the " Hugs n Kisses " and enjoy some free space. Who wants to be out riding then turn ones head to see the missus scornful face yelling at you to slow down because you shaved passed that last semi within a bees dick of the side car. Sorry but not for me.
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Post  madmax on Tue 28 May 2013, 8:59 am

@Hammy wrote:Ha Hum ! Excuse me. But I thought the idea of a motorcycle was so that one could get away from the " Hugs n Kisses " and enjoy some free space. Who wants to be out riding then turn ones head to see the missus scornful face yelling at you to slow down because you shaved passed that last semi within a bees dick of the side car. Sorry but not for me.

I'm hearing you Hammy, no filtering in those rigs.

Barry how hard is it to disconnect the side car for that peaceful ride when you want too?

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Post  barry_mcki on Tue 28 May 2013, 12:15 pm

Not sure how loud your other half can shout, but usually the road noise drowns out the conversation from the passenger - but there is always the quick jab to the left thigh. Probably no different to how an upset pillion would display her displeasure in that respect. But I'm closer to 60 than 50 now, having the additional comforts with all this rigging doesn't worry me, and I've never been one to do things the same as the rest of the crowd - who else do you know that has 4 dogs weighing close to or over 100kgs each.

I have never thought about removing the chair, it is fairly well
engineered into the frame of the bike, but 4 bolts will disconnect the mechanical side of it.
Then I'm left with a bike that has the front end 100mm further forward due to the Leading link design, a road tire on the back and 130hp under me - not a very stable configuration.




However the hassle is the wiring, I've added a couple of additional components including the intercom
(figured listening to the better half was easier than the physical
alternatives).


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Post  madmax on Tue 28 May 2013, 12:22 pm

Fair enough, sounds like its not really an option.

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Post  Ross. on Tue 28 May 2013, 4:07 pm

Had this been for sale 3 weeks ago or I had known about it I may very well have bought it and not the Trumpy.

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Post  Phill on Wed 29 May 2013, 9:21 pm

Nice set up Mick, I dont think you still need the side and centre stands:D Did or do you have a problem with the radiator? or maybe you dont need it in Tassie this time of the year:lol:
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Post  Woffo on Wed 29 May 2013, 10:02 pm

Hi Guys,
Yes, it is mine and it is only for sale because I have been well and truly bitten by the sidecar bug and so have decided to get Sean to build me one on an ST1100. This will suit me better as there is more space for my 6'6'' frame - much more leg room on the Honda. I have really enjoyed riding the outfit and it really is a great rig, very stable on the road and corners very comfortably, so if you are thinking about a sidecar it is a very well made example. As Barry pointed out the price is very reasonable considering the condition it is in and the quality of the design and work that has gone into it.

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Post  barry_mcki on Thu 30 May 2013, 12:58 am

@Phill wrote:Nice set up Mick, I dont think you still need the side and centre stands:D Did or do you have a problem with the radiator? or maybe you dont need it in Tassie this time of the year:lol:

Those photo's were taken when mine was being built by Sean up in Bathurst, the radiator was moved out the way whilst the Leading Link front suspension was being made.

True, the side and centre stands are not required, I haven't bothered removing them as they are not really in the way (plus there is some wiring that will need to be sorted if they are removed). The additional weight is not an issue, I'd be far better off loosing it from my waist first. Neutral

And contrary to popular opion, (Northern) Tassie is actually warmer than Canberra, we've only seen -1 so far this year Surprised

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Post  Dekenai on Thu 30 May 2013, 7:07 am

we (Canberra) had 2 x -4's the last week...
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Post  fat pete on Fri 07 Jun 2013, 7:14 pm

[quote="Woffo"]Hi Guys,
Yes, it is mine and it is only for sale because I have been well and truly bitten by the sidecar bug and so have decided to get Sean to build me one on an ST1100. This will suit me better as there is more space for my 6'6'' frame - much more leg room on the Honda. I have really enjoyed riding the outfit and it really is a great rig, very stable on the road and corners very comfortably, so if you are thinking about a sidecar it is a very well made example. As Barry pointed out the price is very reasonable considering the condition it is in and the quality of the design and work that has gone into it.

Cheers
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i got a very nice convertible that i can sell you for a good price,lol.
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Post  fat pete on Fri 07 Jun 2013, 7:17 pm

@barry_mcki wrote:Not sure how loud your other half can shout, but usually the road noise drowns out the conversation from the passenger - but there is always the quick jab to the left thigh. Probably no different to how an upset pillion would display her displeasure in that respect. But I'm closer to 60 than 50 now, having the additional comforts with all this rigging doesn't worry me, and I've never been one to do things the same as the rest of the crowd - who else do you know that has 4 dogs weighing close to or over 100kgs each.

I have never thought about removing the chair, it is fairly well
engineered into the frame of the bike, but 4 bolts will disconnect the mechanical side of it.
Then I'm left with a bike that has the front end 100mm further forward due to the Leading link design, a road tire on the back and 130hp under me - not a very stable configuration.




However the hassle is the wiring, I've added a couple of additional components including the intercom
(figured listening to the better half was easier than the physical
alternatives).


just wondering what the go is with your brake line going under the guard like that??
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Post  barry_mcki on Fri 07 Jun 2013, 9:34 pm

That shot was mainly to show the Leading Link setup, Sean had not finished the brakes at that stage. He ended up going with two individual braded lines to the master cylinder.





BTW, most of the mechanical setup on the blue Bandit in the OP was
developed on this red bike, however Sean went a bit further with the sidecar
itself, modifing the fibreglass mold and the subframe to take a 15"
wheel and associated suspension:


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Post  fat pete on Fri 07 Jun 2013, 9:55 pm

i didnt think that you would have left the brake line like that,i got to say that both the bikes look to be very well built,i love the look of your seat,it looks very comfy..
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Post  barry_mcki on Sat 08 Jun 2013, 12:58 am

Yes it is very comfy, I feel that it "locks" me into the bike making it feel a lot more secure - remember with the sidecar there is no laying the bike down for cornering. I've found I don't need my AirHawk for long runs anymore.

This model is a Corbin Holeshot , there are a couple of threads on here and other forums about seats. This one and the Sergeant arguably rate as the best after market, but you can also get the original redone by local upholsters and a couple members report they are very satisfied with the results (a lot cheaper as well - these Corbins are going for US$439 not including freight).

This model puts you about an inch lower than the lowest OEM setting and as it is a completely new molding, it doesn't use the old base so there is no adjustments like on the original seat. I'm 178cm and find this spot on, but if you are a couple of inches taller there could be a problem with your legs (hence how I picked mine up for $300 delivered from someone who originally ordered it from the States and could not get comfortable with it).


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Post  fat pete on Sat 08 Jun 2013, 3:58 pm

thanks for that,ive only just bought my Suzuki this week,i just did a quick 100k on it as pretty much a first ride and it was great,i did find the seat a little hard on the backside after about 70k,ive got an airhawk but the trouble is its off my old harley which had a big wide single seat on it.that seat of yours looks the go.wonder what something like that would look like on a 1200 model bandit,ill have to have a look and see if i can find a picture of one..
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