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Old 06-17-2012, 03:58 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by YOUNZ View Post
What's your opinion on using a so-called "space saver" tire as a pusher on a rig. It would seam they need to be pretty tough, for what is required of them.
Every one of those I have had in a vehicle limited the top speed (maybe 50mph) and total miles (maybe 100) for using that tire. I also seem to recall they are fairly expensive, you'd do better with a bike tire.
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:03 PM   #32
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Getting back to the question... Away from the tyre thead its turned into...

The best way is have a passanger that works.. the sit still sack of spud type
passanger in the bath tub style side car are good for easy flatish road type tracks..
Once you go onto rough trails with offcampers / deep ruts etc you require a mobile
passanger in a car that lets the passanger move...

If you do have a tub car with a dead weight passanger and/or gear the best option
is a leaning car.. The car to most exstent works as a independant unit going
up/down over bumps/holes with next to no effect on the bike and will quite happerly
run along a offcamper while you still ride the bike verticaly.. changes in direction are
still made by leaning the bike regaurdless of what the car is doing..

I took the slideing limiting strut of my dirt leaner & replaced it with a fixed strut
well what a mungal of a thing it was on any other that level flat ground.. & the
steering got noticably heavyer...

A couple of other good points with a leaner a leading link front end is not required
steering weight dosn't change on the road you ride it like a normal bike just lean
and it goes around the corner...3 bolts remove the car takes me all of 15 minutes
to remove it or put back on..

So to the question... Techiniques for rideing back roads... with a leaning unit
its not a lot diffrent from a solo bike... With a fixed unit you need a passanger
thats just not there for the ride..
In both cases you have always got to be aware there is a car..
Here.... my XR250 leaner side car build

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