Posted 5/24/2004 7:52 AM (#3560) Subject: Ultra Sidecar Brake Adjustment?
Any one familiar with adjusting the brake on the Ultra Sidecar (1995)?
I need more brake action on the sidecar and I do not yet have the manual, will try to get one if there is any.
Posted 5/24/2004 4:11 PM (#3570 - in reply to #3560) Subject: RE: Ultra Sidecar Brake Adjustment?
1990-2000 Sidecar Service Manual PN:99485-00
Drum Brakes (1990-1997 Models) Page 2-6
1. Elevate sidecar wheel just enough to allow free rotation.
2. The adjusting cams are located on the backside of the brake drum (lower half). Turn the front brake shoe adjusting cam counterclockwise until brake lining surface contacts the drum with noticeable drag.
3. Turn wheel forward and backward several times to center the brake shoe, then turn cam clockwise to adjust shoe for very slight clearance.
4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 for rear shoe except, turn rear cam clockwise to produce linig drag and counterclockwise for very slight lining clearance.
Visited your beautiful country, while I was in the Service 1963.
Edited by Wiskers 5/24/2004 4:12 PM
Posted 6/14/2004 4:33 PM (#3818 - in reply to #3560) Subject: RE: Ultra Sidecar Brake Adjustment?
I got nice brake action now on my side car.
Posted 6/14/2004 8:14 PM (#3819 - in reply to #3818) Subject: RE: Ultra Sidecar Brake Adjustment?
If you get it to tight you will keep going around the sidecar in circles.
If you like to do most of your own wrenching, you might like to order this:
Ready Reference Torque Values
The one that I have is: 1998, PN 99959-98
There are more, for different years.
Sidecars (Most important to us all)
It will save you time looking up all of the Torques in the Service Manual.
After 15 years of Hacking with H-D's, I decided that the Rear Mounting Assembly with U-Bolts, that stretch after awhile and tend to bite into the sidecar tube frame, aren't much good. I've seen to many slip. 10-32 set screws just don't hold enough.
Check out Picture to the left: Rear Mounting Assembly with new Block.
I went to a Machinist to get a block made to replace the U-Bolts.
1 5/16 x 2 1/2 x 2 3/4 Block, 3/8 -16 x 2 3/4 Cap Screw SS Bolts, Nylok SS Nuts & Washers.
Maybe I did a little over kill, 5-5/16-18 knurled set screws [redrilled & taped (2 inside) 10-32 to 5/16-18]. Had him put (3) 5/16-18 set screws in the Block.
Machinist found that on the stock part, the weld was raised toward the sidecar, and the block was warped. He indicated and faced it to get it true with the new Block.
Double Wammie with 5 Set Screws & Fully Clamped.
It's Fly 'd Chair time, with no more slipping of U-Bolts.
More on Set up Coming Soon.
Posted 6/23/2004 3:41 PM (#3886 - in reply to #3560) Subject: RE: Ultra Sidecar Brake Adjustment?
Found a 1999-2003 sidecar service manual on e-bay. Think there's another one up this week.