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joeVTX
Posted 12/15/2017 1:06 PM (#95917)
Subject: Still getting used to sidecar


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Is this normal? Sometimes when riding on a road with even a slight crown, I want to lean to the right (towards the sidecar) because it feels like the bike could go over on it's left side. The sidecar stays on the ground and the bike is otherwise stable. It's just a weird feeling i get and I'm thinking its because the bile is straight up and Im not leaning to help with steering.



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DRONE
Posted 12/17/2017 3:53 PM (#95926 - in reply to #95917)
Subject: Re: Still getting used to sidecar



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I had that same weird feeling with my first rig and I think that it didn't go away until after I'd been riding for maybe 10,000 miles believe it or not. Go ahead and lean right if it makes your brain more relaxed.

One thing you can try, though, to fight the demons in your skull is to create your own counter-demon. To do this, park the rig somewhere level and get a buddy to sit on the saddle while applying both front and rear brakes. Then you go around to the right side of the sidecar (nice looking car, by the way!) reach down, grab the frame there in front of the wheel, and lift. See how hard it is to lift? Then keep on lifting higher and higher until you reach the balance point (with your buddy still hanging on). See how high the wheel needs to get before it reaches the point of no return? Pretty high, huh? The physical act of doing that, not pretending to do it or imagining it but actually doing it, is what plants the counter-demon into your subconscious.
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OldSchool_IsCool
Posted 12/17/2017 6:53 PM (#95927 - in reply to #95926)
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Yep, its normal. One of those 2-wheeled "butt sensors" you'll need to resist and replace.

Welcome to the slightly off-center world of sidecars by the way.
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LowriderBud
Posted 12/20/2017 10:47 PM (#95949 - in reply to #95917)
Subject: Re: Still getting used to sidecar


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Drone, that is a great exercise to learn just a little bit more about one's rig. Being able to see things from other than the driver's seat makes a totally different impression on a new rider/driver. I don't have 10K miles on my rig yet, but I think I'm past the fear of the wheel flying up for no reason. Thanks...
Bud
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joeVTX
Posted 12/21/2017 1:44 PM (#95952 - in reply to #95917)
Subject: Re: Still getting used to sidecar


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Thank you for all of the great information. Its a big relief and good to know that it's not just me.
Joe
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jkmolt
Posted 12/22/2017 9:00 PM (#95958 - in reply to #95917)
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Nope. Not just you. I'd be willing to bet that it's ALL of us!
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draperg1
Posted 12/24/2017 9:26 AM (#95970 - in reply to #95917)
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When I had my first rig about 15yrs ago when I rode down to the end of my street the road sloped to the left and my butt tried to chew a hole in the seat. This continued for awhile but since I encountered it every time I left home it soon went away. Your sensation will also. Have fun!!!!!
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wvsporty
Posted 12/28/2017 10:11 AM (#96004 - in reply to #95917)
Subject: Re: Still getting used to sidecar



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Nice looking rig you have Joe. The issue you feel is normal , average , something like that. Wait till you try to ride a 2 wheel and forget you have to put your feet down , that will cause problems. What part of the country are you in?
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joeVTX
Posted 12/29/2017 8:48 AM (#96012 - in reply to #95917)
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My wife and I are currently in the Lower Keys in Florida although we are in the process of relocating to Norwalk CT.
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solo
Posted 1/1/2018 6:04 PM (#96041 - in reply to #96012)
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Nice VTX is that a 1300 or 1800? My buddy had an 1800 that bike is a torque monster. Welcome to Connecticut .
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joeVTX
Posted 1/2/2018 9:36 PM (#96046 - in reply to #95917)
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I have the 1800S and it is a torque monster! Has more that enough power for me....
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