Building a single wheel trailer
I've been thinking about making my own for years and finally got a start on it this winter. I plan on having it haul a set of saddle bags and top box. I really have no good reason for it as I don't do any long trips (yet) but maybe that'll be in the future.
Started with a spare SV wheel I've had. Sourced the swingarm and lightly twisted DL1000 subframe from Ebay
Seeing how bags might fit
Waterjet cut swingarm pivot brackets
Test fitting with a shock and center stand from an old Suzuki FA 50 moped
Added some cross bracing to stiffen things up
Moped shock wasn't going to be stiff enough so I fitted one from an 81 GS750
So far, that's what I've got done. I'm able to get good frame tubing and try different shocks because my father has a lot of parts bikes left over from when he owned a dealership up to the early 80s. I've got a top box on the way and have sourced one factory bag so far. Once I find another bag and racks, I'll be able to do a lot more work. Next big step is attaching it to the bike. I'm pretty sure I'm going to use the bike's axle and my main point.
63 BMW R69S sidecar project, 69 BMW R60US, 00 SV650, 02 SV650S, 05 Wee, 02 Vee "R", 07 Tuono, 05 ZX10R track bike, 13 BMW S1000RR track bike
Boycott SV Racing Parts
Last edited by mullerjd; 04-05-2014 at 09:45 PM.