2.11 Main principles

2.11 Main principles

ENECMO sidecars (European Near Earth Co-Moving Object)

Because this is completely product, the name is also new, and now it´s ENECMO.

The first completely (4D) 3D-designed sidecar in the world!

(Albert Einstein has told that the 4:th dimension is time, and this project took ower 20 000 hours!)

Some 3D model parts

Some 3D model parts

Delivery content versions: Economy, Standard or Premium with optional accessories.

Normally sidecars will be delivered as a kit. (The importer will make the painting and assembly jobs, as it is common in this trade)

The best and the most competitive features and principles in this project are:

  1. Security:
  2. Practicality:
  3. Ecological:
  4. Convertibility:
  5. Comfortable:
  6. Easy assembly:
  7. Design:
  8. Optional accessories:
  9. Quick detachable:
  10. Economical:

– One of the main principles is that you don´t have to change the original front fork of the bike (with ABS-brakes) to expensive swing fork. (steering is harder and tyres wear more but not too much)
– Wheel steering system makes steering lighter while driving slowly with heavy load.
(in future there will come electronic power steering into the steering linkage)
– Also you can very quickly demount the sidecar and drive without it.
(=alternative use in register documents) (demount time 5 min, 20 min in old Speeding 2WS )
– If you want, you can sell the sidecar but not the bike, or you can buy a new bike and you don´t have to buy new sidecar, you only chance some ABS-components. (you can use same sidecar over 20 years, Speeding 2ws sidecar frame number 1, sold 1990, is still in good condition!)
– The look of the sidecar must be stunning but not too futuristic.
– ”Practical and convertible” are the most wanted features that common consumers appreciates.
– The seat of the new sidecar must be so wide that there is enough space for one grown up person and baby safety chair. (In Speeding 2WS the seat was a little bit too narrow, now it´s 850 mm)
– Nose and tail of the sidecar should have same shape than the bike has. (detachable ABS-parts)
– Any part of the surface could be changed or repaired easily. (“puzzle system”)
– Nearly all parts must be made by same molds also for the left driving countries.
(only bottom and edge cutting of the parts is different)
– All standard or optional parts should be fixed by bolts, screws or tapes.
(suspension, wheel steering system, body ABS-parts) (easy to fix in small damage)

Important milestones in this project:

I started to design this new sidecar in 2002 when I was at the school learning Autocad and Solidworks.
I made a lot of sketches of all details also nby hand and by Photoshop. (2D)
The chassis, suspension, mounting hardwares and the shape of the sidecar was in the end of 2006 nearly same as nowadays and I thought that I could start to do the mock-up molds.
The idea was that we make the body forming job by hands using the styling clay and then we make the fiberglass manufacturing molds of them.
But then I got 1.5 years job from a company to design and finish some products and to do all the molds of them. (MB Vitos ABS-body styling kit and some other parts)
There I learned more how to do ABS-molds cheaper and I got also good practice to use SolidWorks 2006 better.
While my free time I modeled my own product and I also designed some houses and garages to my best friends by SolidWorks 3D.
When I started to do 3D body surface modelling of my own product, I noticed that this is the biggest and the most difficult part of the project.
Now my new policy was that I will design everything by 3D program. On the screen I can roll and zoom every detail and check that all parts fits perfectly together.
Then I can send the data to the company which will make the manufacturing molds by a CNC-machine and we don´t need to get our hands dirty and make or fix the molds many times.
I sat at my PC everyday and every evening and also nearly all weekends to modeling all parts.
This is the thing I´m going to make as well as possible and I won´t rush to start doing tools or prototype if anything is incomplete. (In Finland we say that “The hungry got bigger while eating”.)
When I design for example some new extra part, and I see that it would fit better if I change only some millimetres of some other parts too, I change them.
One very big job was also to find all suitable car parts as lamps, handles, brake parts etc, then I had to digitize them and do the 3D-modeling jobs by SolidWorks. (for example, lamps for many different kind of sidecar noses and tails).

Within these last 8 years I have noticed that even I have a good skill to do many kind of jobs as: How to make metal parts, cutting, bending, welding, turning etc.
How to make fiberglass molds, which I made over hundred in my life.
How to make ABS-molds.
How to make very large Excel tables of all components.
I still have to learn new things all the time.
In 2012 I bought the new SolidWorks version and also bought the support packet to ask help if I´m not able to do something, and I bought some Solidworks lessons too.

Situation now and jobs to do in near future:

In July I calculated that I have spent over 20 000 hours to this project and now it is 99% ready.
There is still some jobs to do, such as to choose the version of quick mounting parts which I have modeled and also I have to finish some parts in suspension.
Then I have to make some different versions of the tail parts for Honda GL 1800, BMW K 1200 and K 1600. (only tail part for GL 1500 is completely ready)
The data to make the molds is ready, and now it takes a few months to get the first prototype ready.
To design the custom made mounting hardwares for some new bike models are also on the list.
I was in Köln Intermot 2014 exhibition to reveal the project to all people.
I found a lot of new parts as LED-lamps, I got a lot of information about TÜV-approvement, and also some importer or dealer candidates.
Thank you for your interest, production will start soon.