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1Back to top Go down   Cheap sidecar dolly Empty Cheap sidecar dolly Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:16 pm

Crazy Frog

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As winter is coming and the snow flakes will soon start to fly, I have to take my rig in my basement for a total maintenance and maybe a new paint job.
The first goal is to remove the sidecar. In order to do that, I had to build a dolly to rest the chair on it. Today, I visited few stores looking at material to build one and opted to something cheap and readily available... a 450 lb Mechanic's creeper. Cost was only $30 and it will do the job perfectly.
I screwed few pieces of 2x8 and cut a small groove where the sidecar frame will rest.
I was looking at the price of casters and steel to construct my own, but there is no way to beat the Chinese for cost of finish product.

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Now, before removing the sidecar, I am looking at installing a temporary side stand on the bike and plug the line going from the rear master cylinder to the sidecar brake. I also have to disconnect the auxiliary gas tank in the chair,....
It start to be cold and it will be a 'not fun' project.

When people see my bikes in my basement workshop, they are always amazed on how I drive them down. I have a 14' ramp and ride through a 30" door.

CF


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2Back to top Go down   Cheap sidecar dolly Empty Re: Cheap sidecar dolly Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:37 pm

Inge K.

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I got exactly that creeper, keep an eye on those casters.
The svivel part would bend if you roll them over a dead fly on the floor.

(I have changed all six.......btw. your floor looks a bit better than mine).


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3Back to top Go down   Cheap sidecar dolly Empty Re: Cheap sidecar dolly Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:44 pm

Crazy Frog

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Thanks Inge

This is just to rest the chair during the winter and to be able to move it if needed.
Now, you've get me thinking.... I can just picture myself seating in the chair and reading the Clymer. Cheap sidecar dolly 78846
CF


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4Back to top Go down   Cheap sidecar dolly Empty Re: Cheap sidecar dolly Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:25 am

Ed

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mine is somewhat similar, steel frame and heavier castors, with blocks of wood. does the job for moving around.


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