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trikebldr
Posted 5/5/2016 12:08 PM (#88996)
Subject: Seat belt?



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How many of you have a seat belt in your hack?
When I got my used Vetter Terraplane sidecar it had a seat belt installed. Seems to be a factory item from looking at how well anchored the ends are. The Terraplane also has a very beefy roll bar, so the seat belt would be very functional and a good safety feature along with the roll bar.
However, my seat belt is so short it won't even buckle to itself, let alone around anybody sitting in the car. I am assuming it had an extension to be able to fit around a rider. Any Terraplane owners run into this situation?
How many of your sidecars out there have a seat belt? Personally, I wouldn't want to be belted in if the car doesn't have a roll bar or some other form of overhead protection.
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Hack'n
Posted 5/5/2016 1:05 PM (#88998 - in reply to #88996)
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Handy for small passengers to keep them from injury, or crawling out of the safe zone and grabbing a wheel or exhaust pipe.
Dog leashes can also be hooked to them.

Lonnie
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trikebldr
Posted 5/5/2016 4:19 PM (#89002 - in reply to #88998)
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GOOD points, Lonnie!
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wvsporty
Posted 5/25/2016 11:22 AM (#89262 - in reply to #88996)
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I bought my Velorex used and it had a seat belt in it. I use it to hold the kids carseat in and have put a "REDNECK HANS DEVICE" in it. Also I live in West Virginia and we actually have a seat belt law for sidecars.
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Doug Hasert
Posted 6/19/2016 9:12 PM (#89529 - in reply to #88996)
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I've had them for 30 years on all my different sidecars for carrying Son and now grandkids so they won't bounce there nose off of the windshield dash..
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lmgraves2
Posted 7/31/2016 1:28 AM (#90155 - in reply to #89529)
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Hannigan offers one as an option - and I just installed it as I reworked the sidecar. Anchors to a seat mounting bolt on either side. I had the same question... if it was better or worse to be strapped in - but thought with the cockpit and subframe, probably better to be strapped in.
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MrMike
Posted 8/10/2016 11:20 PM (#90293 - in reply to #88996)
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The Honda/Dauntless I recently purchased came with belts front and back for the car. My 15 year old and wife do not use them but I think they are a good idea for younger, inexperienced riders. I will require them with all my younger passengers.
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fastjoe
Posted 8/16/2016 8:24 PM (#90354 - in reply to #88996)
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Both of our cars have one in them and I use one most of the time when I ride in them. Sometimes I ride without it, nice to have the choice.

Edited by fastjoe 8/16/2016 8:26 PM
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prmurat1
Posted 8/25/2016 2:56 PM (#90496 - in reply to #88996)
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I have it in all my sidecars but the -48 Indian... if my wife fell asleep I am more comfortable if she is attached. On the Ural, in the dirt, she, of course, takes it off!!
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MrMike
Posted 8/29/2016 11:06 PM (#90559 - in reply to #88996)
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Hadn't thought about the passenger falling asleep. My daughter has done that a number of times on the way home from school. May start requiring it more often

Mike in MS
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