Married
Red Ryder
Posted 9/4/2016 2:17 PM (#90635)
Subject: Married


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Well, I Married Harley to Sidecar Sally. No pictures yet. Have yet to install wirering, brake line, and electric lean. Ride Results: At 40-50 mpr letting go of handles bars it goes straight. Pressing Brakes it goes left. Giving Gas it goes right. At 20-30 MPR, shakes a lot. After riding a bike for many years, it is a whole lot different riding with a sidecar. I am sure some of you will laugh, but other than riding dirt bikes, I've never used my arms so much when riding. Later-
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Hack'n
Posted 9/4/2016 5:30 PM (#90638 - in reply to #90635)
Subject: Re: Married



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Sidecar rigs are safest when driven hands on. Just a small can start a tank slapper.
You have an asymmetrical vehicle. On acceleration the slave wheel will lag and pull right, on deceleration it will push left. That is normal.
Try jacking up the front wheel and tightening the neck bearings a bit so the front end doesn't just flop from left to right. That usually gets rid of most, if not all of the nose wiggle.
Trail mods make steering a lot easier.

Lonnie
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Red Ryder
Posted 9/4/2016 9:50 PM (#90643 - in reply to #90635)
Subject: Re: Married


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Thank You Lonnie, will tighten the neck bearings. Only let the handle bars free from hands for seconds, was long enough. Went on a 50 mile ride, what a arms & shoulder workout. Will diffently take some getting used to. Later-
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