Return to Home page

Search | Statistics | User Listing Forums | Calendars | Albums | Quotes
Sidecar.com Forum ->  General discussion -> Technical Discussion -> View Thread

You are logged in as a guest. ( logon | register )

Random quote: The school of experience is a good teacher but the tuition can be high
- (Added by: claude #3563)

Steering
Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [25 messages per page]
View previous thread :: View next thread
   General discussion -> Technical DiscussionMessage format
 

Posted 5/14/2005 6:02 AM (#7666)
Subject: Steering


I,m been looking for any device, to make my Honda 2002 VTX 1800 (formula II) sidecar easy to steer, and I can't find nobody for help.

Best regards

C. Bento
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Beesbite
Posted 5/14/2005 6:47 AM (#7668 - in reply to #7666)
Subject: RE: Steering


0
Location: Woodbridge, Virginia
Not sure what problem you are having with steering? Steering damper maybe? Dauntlessmotor.com has the best prices and information that I have found for my hack setup.
Might want to look at Side Strider sidecars.
BB

Top of the page Bottom of the page
Hack'n
Posted 5/14/2005 11:33 AM (#7672 - in reply to #7666)
Subject: RE: Steering



Expert

Posts: 4833
2000200050010010010025
Location: Boise, Idaho
C. Bento,
Several sidecar manufacturers and vendors have raked triple trees available for sale.
Some are sold outright and others will modify your trees for a reduction in trail (which adds up to power steering).
Leading link front ends are also available but the bike is no longer usable as a solo unless the front end has adjustable axle positions for this purpose.

Lonnie
Top of the page Bottom of the page

Posted 5/16/2005 8:12 AM (#7680 - in reply to #7668)
Subject: RE: Steering


The steering is fine no (shaks) but, very hard to turn.
Top of the page Bottom of the page

Posted 5/16/2005 8:16 AM (#7681 - in reply to #7672)
Subject: RE: Steering


I just need directions !...

Do you know somebody?


Best regards
C. Bento
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Hack'n
Posted 5/16/2005 12:38 PM (#7682 - in reply to #7681)
Subject: RE: Steering



Expert

Posts: 4833
2000200050010010010025
Location: Boise, Idaho
Your steering problems are due to the excess trail designed into the Honda front end geometry to assure straight tracking and positive return when riding solo. Positive caster will make the bike want to travel straight ahead. Add the wide track with the Formula II sidecar and you have a lot to overcome during a left hand turn. A leading link front end or a stock one that has been modified to reduce the trail will make the sidecar combo much easier to steer.
Side Effects shop will modify your triple trees for EZ Steering.
California Sidecar has their "Power Trak" system for Hondas.
Unit has a leading link front end for easy steering..
There are no doubt others who have steering assists available in the sidecar industry. For more info log onto Sidecar Industry Council site.

Lonnie Cook
Northwest Sidecar
Top of the page Bottom of the page

Posted 5/17/2005 6:24 AM (#7696 - in reply to #7666)
Subject: RE: Steering


Thank you
Ill go try to contact this shops.


Best Regards

C. Bento
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [25 messages per page]
Jump to forum :
Search this forum
Printer friendly version
E-mail a link to this thread

 


Copyright 2004-2008, The United Sidecar Association — Built by BarringtonPress — Send your suggestions and comments to the webmaster
USCA Web usage policy



(Delete all cookies set by this site)
Running MegaBBS ASP Forum Software
© 2002-2017 PD9 Software