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G'day from the Oz!
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pedrotq
Posted 8/23/2017 9:07 PM (#94805)
Subject: G'day from the Oz!


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G'day to All,

Just joined, but have been a sidecar rider for over 20 years but with a big break in the middle.

I have a 1976 Goldwing with a DJP outfit which is still in the commissioning stages, handles great but runs like crap! I have rebuilt the engine but used non OEM float valves (new ones in a bag on the workbench), the boat has to come off for some fiberglass repairs and modifications to gain a roadworthy permit so I will change them out then. The front end is of my own design and took 18 months to manufacture piece by piece.

I have another sidecar in transport from the other side of the Oz to fit to my 1988 GL-1500.

Now I will try and attach a pic of my current outfit.


Happy & Safe Riding to All, Peter.



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AJ1200
Posted 8/24/2017 9:41 AM (#94809 - in reply to #94805)
Subject: Re: G'day from the Oz!



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Welcome aboard
that's a nice looking set up, interesting lowers you have in the wing, never seen that before. The bike looks to be in very nice condition
what model car is that, pretty sharp looking
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Peter Pan
Posted 8/24/2017 10:37 AM (#94811 - in reply to #94805)
Subject: Re: G'day from the Oz!



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Welcome aboard, namesake.
That fairing reminds me to my first visit at my godfather in Northyorkshire in 1983...luckily I didn't buy one of those...2 month later it would not have survived the kiss of a water hydrant.

Just remind your first time on three wheels...the dangerous moment will come again when you start to feel comfortable.
Had it with all rigs and after all longer stand stills.
May that Japanese Lady last many years more.
Sven



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OldSchool_IsCool
Posted 8/24/2017 3:11 PM (#94823 - in reply to #94811)
Subject: Re: G'day from the Oz!



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Greetingz Peter, from a fellow WingNut!

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pedrotq
Posted 8/24/2017 8:52 PM (#94827 - in reply to #94805)
Subject: RE: G'day from the Oz!


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Thanks Guys!

The fairing is a "Rickman, Polaris" from the mid 70's and the boat is a "DJP" (David John Pearce) also from the mid 70's. This outfit is made up from 2nds (parts), my 1975 has all the Prize parts fitted (pictured)



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pedrotq
Posted 8/24/2017 9:21 PM (#94828 - in reply to #94805)
Subject: RE: G'day from the Oz!


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I have purchased a rejuvenated HRD sidecar from Nowra in NSW, just waiting for her to make the journey over to the West.

Here she is attached to the sellers bike.



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pedrotq
Posted 8/24/2017 9:24 PM (#94829 - in reply to #94805)
Subject: RE: G'day from the Oz!


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The sidecar will be fitted to my 88 which will need a paintjob to match.



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Peter Pan
Posted 8/25/2017 8:28 AM (#94831 - in reply to #94805)
Subject: Re: G'day from the Oz!



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Moin, moin Peter,
there is no doubt about it: "You got bitten by the bug."
There is not much any doc might do, once you got infected by the rig virus.
(Need to touch my own nose on this one myself)

Perhaps a stiffer bike stand for your shop would do well ...a nice help in my shop is a double A frame on roller skates with a 1 ton tackling. A couple of tip overs have been avoided by teathering the girls.

On the red one, isn't the bu..er* a bit too low for Skippy?
For sure once in sand with that overwidth s/c you will need to move a good fist full of dirt to shovel you out.

Best wishes and have fun bringing the new baby home.
https://youtu.be/vTwJzTsb2QQ
On, on, namessake.
Sven

*(no idea why the word b u m p e r gets erazed once and again)

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OldSchool_IsCool
Posted 8/25/2017 2:54 PM (#94834 - in reply to #94831)
Subject: Re: G'day from the Oz!



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Hey Peter (Pan). the word B U M P is often used by people/bots that want to keep their posts on the top of forum lists. Many forums block it for that reason.
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pedrotq
Posted 8/25/2017 7:20 PM (#94835 - in reply to #94805)
Subject: RE: G'day from the Oz!


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Yes, the "Roo-Bar" is a little low, but will come in handy when moving abandoned shopping trolleys in car parks if too heavy she will come off? I am led to believe she will be arriving in Kewdale freight yard tomorrow, I work 1000 miles away from home and fly home Monday night so I am hoping to pick her up on Tuesday

The milk-crate stand is only a temp one to keep her at working height and out of my way, I have a bigger workbench which I hoist up my bikes when I work on them.



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pedrotq
Posted 8/25/2017 7:33 PM (#94836 - in reply to #94805)
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Ooops! ... missed a pic in the middle, I still need to work out how to put a caption for each pic, but the above is my latest acquisition, a 1990 SE and having a birthday of a lifetime.



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Peter Pan
Posted 8/26/2017 1:02 PM (#94844 - in reply to #94805)
Subject: Re: G'day from the Oz!



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in deed a Golden "striptease"
Peter, you are well equipped, go for the new one.
LOL
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pedrotq
Posted 9/18/2017 9:22 PM (#95127 - in reply to #94805)
Subject: RE: G'day from the Oz!


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Well Folks, I finally got her on the road, the hard part was carefully nibbling away the Tupperware so as to not make a mess of her.

She handles well and no fears on Left handers, takes a lot of effort to fly her. She has the wobbles under 70kmh and bad at 40kmh but down the freeway at 100kmh she purrs along. A leading link is now on order from "Wasp".

A colour change for the bike is in order too, but finances tells me to wait!

Still waiting for a fuel pump and hydraulic brake calliper to finish her off.

Happy and Safe Riding to All.
Peter.



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Peter Pan
Posted 9/19/2017 12:51 AM (#95131 - in reply to #94805)
Subject: Re: G'day from the Oz!



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The low speed wobble can be taken care of by a hydraulic damper. Sometimes even with just snug a tad the steering head bearing nut.
Good luck with this golden wine drinking lady.
Sven
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Sidcar
Posted 9/23/2017 5:02 PM (#95161 - in reply to #94805)
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Oh to have a workshop with that much space. I'm green with envy.

Sid
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JohnnyD
Posted 10/9/2017 2:47 AM (#95317 - in reply to #94828)
Subject: RE: G'day from the Oz!


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that looks great
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