Polar Ice Ride 2013 Preparations

17 October 2012

17 October 2012
Latest drawings from Polypla, the Polypla company which is going to build the sled.
My bed will be on top of the compartment which will hold 24 jerrycans of fuel, 10 litres each.
PIR-Uiteindelijke tekening

20 October 2012
The mountable piece slides in the original swingarm. It will be bolted together.
PIR-Swingarm extension

A mountable piece is machined to extend the swingarm.
PIR-Machining of the swingarm extension

P+Steel supplied the aluminium.

24 October 2012
Extremely happy with the Polar Ice Ride tires.
Reifen-immler Thanks!
PIR-Polar tyres mounted

25 October 2012

25 October 2012
The front wheel is mounted in the extended forks at Vemewa.
PIR-Front wheel in extended forks

27 October 2012
Extended forks and swing arm with the Polar Ice Ride wheels.
Still a lot to build to get an operating R1!
In January the adventure will start north of Alaska.
PIR-PolarIce wheels mounted

3 November 2012
The build of the R1 sled in progress at Vemewa.
PIR-Sled in progress
This adventure will be made possible with help of Clymer.com and Motorcorner.nl

5 November 2012
The 24 jerry cans – holding 240 litre of fuel – like they will be positioned under my bed inside the sled.
In total I will carry about 300 litres.
Jerrycans sponsored by Jabo Landbouw Technische Handel in Maashees.

6 November 2012

6 November 2012
The construction of the sled at Vemewa is ready.
Now Polypla can start mounting a skin from Lexan.
The wheels – which we’ll mount later – are for the trip down to Key West, Florida once I leave the polar ice.
PIR-Construction ready
This adventure will be made possible with help of Clymer.comMotorcorner.nl – P+Steel and many more!

8 November 2012
The Polypla company is mounting a skin of super-light Lexan on the R1 sled.
PIR-Builders at Polypla

13 November 2013
Motorketting the company which is going to make the rear sprocket checked what maximum size sprocket will fit. It turned out to be 80 tooth!
PIR-Rear sprocket

24 November 2012
After finishing the polar ice stretch the journey continues overland towards Key West, Florida. Therefore the rear of the sled will be fitted with an axle, wheels, tires and a brake rotor from a kart. At Vemewa they are building an R1 break calliper on and also the connection pieces for the axle to go with the sled.
PIR-Trailer axle

25 November 2012
How to pull a sled over the polar ice with an R1.
PIR-How to pull a sled
www.vemewa.nl   www.pplussteelsupplies.nl

7 December 2012

7 December 2012
The Polar Ice Ride sledge.
PIR-Sled on wheels
Thanks, Polypla – Vemewa– P+Steel and many more.

8 December 2012
The engine pre-heater which is going to be installed in the cooling system.
An aggregate will deliver the 220V power.
PIR-Engine preheater

12 December 2012
Best-Grip… must be easy with 6.5 kilos of spikes !
PIR-Best Grip spikes

13 December 2012
Polar Ice R1de

21 December 2012
Motor Service Vierlingsbeek installed the engine pre-heater.
An aggregate will deliver the 220V power.
PIR-Engine preheater mounted

Sponsors 2013 Polar Ice Ride