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Old 12-22-2007, 11:00 AM   #69
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Joined: Dec 2001
Location: Copper Hill, Virginia
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Originally Posted by MZcountryboy
Bought with no experience, but plenty of romance + dreaming.......
Same here. I was in for quite a learning experience. Not only how to drive one, but how to set one up properly. My first rig was supposedly set up by someone who knew what he was doing. It drove quite well, but I went thru a new rear tire in under 2000 miles. Signed onto the Sidecar Talk Yahoo Group and started learning about set up. The sidecar wheel should be toed in toward the front of the bike maybe 3/4". Mine was more like 2 3/4" so tires were scrubbing against each other. Next I signed up for the Virginia Sidecar and Trike class. That was a weekend of fun learning to drive a rig properly and safely on little 250cc Honda Rebels with Velorex hacks. I would highly recommend taking such a class, even before purchasing a rig. DON"T count on your preveous motorcycle experience to mean diddly when it comes to driving a sidecar rig
Hank Pfister
Copper Hill, VA

2007 R1200GS, 1973 R75/5/Dnepr, 1984 R100RS/Motovation,
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