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cnntnsxty
Posted 7/29/2013 11:25 PM (#73072)
Subject: Putting the side car on


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Finally got some time this weekend to join the sidecar to the bike. would like some opnions on the set up. Got this as close as I could with no concrete floor.



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Al Olme
Posted 7/30/2013 11:37 AM (#73077 - in reply to #73072)
Subject: RE: Putting the side car on


Posts: 1732
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
It looks OK but watch out for that upper rear clamp. They are known to occasionally twist on the tube. It looks like you have the strut in line with the clamp and that's good.
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Hack'n
Posted 7/30/2013 12:51 PM (#73081 - in reply to #73072)
Subject: Re: Putting the side car on



Posts: 4833
Location: Boise, Idaho
I attach the rear strut in a different way. By having the strut in a straight line from end to end with the clevis bolts vertical you eliminate one of the two possible slippage points (the 90 degree angled strut clevis to the sidecar frame clamp eyebolt). The remaining slip point is the paint to paint clamp assembly to sidecar frame connection. This can be spot welded to eliminate the possibility of slippage.

Lonnie



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cnntnsxty
Posted 7/30/2013 11:09 PM (#73091 - in reply to #73072)
Subject: Re: Putting the side car on


Posts: 10
I tried to make it look like the photo copy of assembly instructions I had, but I like the idea of the clevis being inline. Haven't taken it on a paved road yet, waiting for neck bearings so I can replace the tree with 5 deg.
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Gummiente
Posted 7/31/2013 10:10 PM (#73116 - in reply to #73091)
Subject: Re: Putting the side car on


Posts: 134
Location: Ontario, Canada
How much offset (aka wheel lead) are you running? It should be no more than 8"-10", but it's hard to tell from your photos.
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cnntnsxty
Posted 8/1/2013 12:04 AM (#73120 - in reply to #73072)
Subject: Re: Putting the side car on


Posts: 10
Just a little over 9 inches, about 1/2 inch toe in. I am thinking of using Lonnie's idea for the strut and maybe push the track out a bit. My biggest dilema is trying to set this up for my wife which I out weigh by 140#
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Hack'n
Posted 8/1/2013 10:37 AM (#73130 - in reply to #73072)
Subject: Re: Putting the side car on



Posts: 4833
Location: Boise, Idaho
Load the bike and sidecar with the expected weight load and set the lean-out at 1 degree plus using a magnetic angle gauge on the front brake rotor.
That should be a good starting point for her. Minor lean-out tweaking may be needed later depending upon the roads travelled.
High crowned roads may need more lean-out for straight tracking.
Make sure and recheck toe-in after making lean-out adjustments.

Lonnie
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wvsporty
Posted 10/4/2013 1:07 PM (#74362 - in reply to #73072)
Subject: Re: Putting the side car on



Posts: 412
Location: Inwood WV
cnntnsxty....how is the rear lower mount attached to the bike? I have an 01 883C Sporty with a Velorex on it and I dont have my lower back that far.
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jaydmc
Posted 10/4/2013 6:02 PM (#74364 - in reply to #73072)
Subject: Re: Putting the side car on


Posts: 1508
This was done with one of our sub frames, The sub frame attaches to the bike at 7 points and gives you the upper front mount and both lower mounts. We use one of our frame clamps which is similar to but of much higher quality for the upper rear mount.
Jay G
DMC sidecars
www.dmcsidecars.com
866-638-1793
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Reardan Tom
Posted 10/5/2013 10:52 AM (#74369 - in reply to #73072)
Subject: Re: Putting the side car on



Posts: 1170
Location: Reardan, WA
Is your John Deere a "60"?
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cnntnsxty
Posted 10/6/2013 10:22 PM (#74389 - in reply to #74364)
Subject: Re: Putting the side car on


Posts: 10
This sub frame works well. I think it would work better with the adjustable frame connections I seen you use on other cars. I'm still playing with adjustments but the subframe made this much easier.
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cnntnsxty
Posted 10/6/2013 10:36 PM (#74390 - in reply to #74369)
Subject: Re: Putting the side car on


Posts: 10
Yes! Still in use, not just an anchor for the bike.
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Reardan Tom
Posted 10/7/2013 8:12 AM (#74397 - in reply to #74390)
Subject: Re: Putting the side car on



Posts: 1170
Location: Reardan, WA
I've got a 50 and an MC. Plus a couple that aren't JD's... But my bike gets ridden far more than any of the tractors get put to use these days...
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jaydmc
Posted 10/7/2013 10:56 AM (#74408 - in reply to #73072)
Subject: Re: Putting the side car on


Posts: 1508
At this link you will see how we modify Velorex sidecars when in our shop, usually we only get Velorex sidecars in to fix other peoples work. http://www.dmcsidecars.com/the-result-of-improper-sidecar-mounting-...
Jay G
DMC sidecars
www.dmcsidecars.com
866-638-1793
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