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Old 01-31-2014, 03:25 PM   #21
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Yeah, general recommendations are 50-100 lb ballast if there's no passenger, and it did seem to handle a bit better with a passenger last night.

That said, it appears this side car is a CSC Friendship II, and I'm guessing from the model year of the bike that the side car is one of the older designs that still had torsion suspension. Apparently as those torsion bars wear and ovalize it can cause a wobble in the steering (and I have a VERY pronounced front end shake between 30-45). Worst case, when your torsion bars finally break you lose a wheel. It looks like the simple solution is to use a 700lb rubber torsion unit designed for a trailer and just replace the original entirely, so it looks like that may be the direction I'm headed.

I'll look this evening and see if it's the older torsion or the newer coil/shock setup.
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:42 PM   #22
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Do you happen to know Dan, the guy with the '70's BMW w/ the truck toolbox on a homebrew car? His setup is quite interesting and I know he's had his rig for a while, uses it as his work truck
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I saw this bike some years back and it was in fact a "work bike" I didnt get to talk to the owner but I did stop and check it out. I was drawn to the bike with the sidecar tool box just bad .
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This is super awesome. I wonder if i could manage something like this with my xv750
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Well, FWIW, this bike will pull the front wheel up, and the drag of the sidecar wheel will make you go hard right. Kind of scary, but something I now know to watch out for. I honestly didn't think this bike would be able to do that from a 20 mph roll with it's weight.
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Just go to advrider and check out the hack (sidecar section) lots of good info and helpful folks.
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yeah, I found a thread by a user near Austin ("cleatusb" or something like that) who fabricated his own cart and leading link front end... I think I'm going to try to copy his LL setup.
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