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Old 12-29-2009, 01:56 PM   #31
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yes they are! Richard
only Roland his was a real leaner! Eugen has been testing it (schurfing... )
but with his handicap Roland wasn't able to hold the bike, he made an electrical-hydro system, but he didn't thought about the weight of the bike wenn its leaning to the left......afterwards he changed everything, even made an complete new combination from his leaner. see picture orange hack above!
he got the best price for complete sidecarbuilding at the EGT in 2007!
the Flexit is build on an other hack, nice!
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:07 PM   #32
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These were leaners, before they became “rigid”:




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Richard,

my take on the question was that the design should be basically usable for both. If one is willing to do basically a rebuild e.g. like the above Flexit with a totally new sidecar frame and is still happy to live with some drawbacks of the design (e.g. in case of the converted Flexit this would be high centre of gravity with still low ground clearance) it is possible.
Steve mentioned also the issue with the steering, which need to be different for a rigid outfit, which I believe has been the reason for Roland to change the front end on his Fazer when he (or rather his family decided ;-) ) that it should be a rigid outfit and not a leaner.

Wouldn't you agree?

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Wouldn't you agree as well that a leaner doesn't help you understanding to ride a rigid outfit, which I assume behind the question of converting a leaner into a rigid outfit?

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Old 01-04-2010, 01:52 PM   #33
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I have some parts lying here for to try to make my leaner rigid,
wenn I have time for it I will try to rigid it without many changes.
hope this month.....
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:39 PM   #34
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I have some parts lying here for to try to make my leaner rigid,
wenn I have time for it I will try to rigid it without many changes.
hope this month.....

Shouldn't you first try to get a real leaner like this
with real lean angle,
instead of this
??
;-) ;-)
Sorry for the cheap shot, couldn't resist. ;-) You really should change the exhaust to get some lean angle. Otherwhise you might end up in a situation where you get in real trouble.

If you are able to read German (like Leopold) you might want to read about someones experience with a mixed outfit (leaner/rigid):
http://www.suedschwede.de/Subscreens...chor-R11-32486
He had as it appears from the description quite a nasty experience with the light sidecar and the insufficient suspension when riding as a rigid outfit, which could have ended differently.
He also admits that the manufacturer might reject any knowledge of the existence of that outfit.....
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Old 01-04-2010, 11:21 PM   #35
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Crumby Translated page.

Slightly easier to read.

More of the same.
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:42 AM   #36
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Question Choices ?

Leaner or rigid ? That's the real question, not a merger of both. As this forum shows there is a whole world of issues related to putting a sidecar alongside a motorcycle, or even if you create a "lookalike" such as a Corda, or Zeus.

Ultimately, maybe after a number of years methinks, an individual finds a reasonable solution. It may not be someone else's choice, but that's what makes sidecarring so interesting. I only have one friend, who runs a leaner, a Flexit that has apparently performed admirably for many years alongside a Pan European (ST1100). The rarity aspect might indicate something, I don't know, but this example is a positive one.

Personally, rigid outfits are potentially more versatile, and relatively simpler to create and operate, compared with a leaner. So, make a decision based upon needs and intended use. One, or the other I suggest.
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Old 01-05-2010, 02:37 PM   #37
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Richard, [ ...] Wouldn't you agree?
I had to read back in order to understand what you meant. I don't think we disagreed. Did we? I wasn't even thinking about your post.

I just showed some pics

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Old 01-06-2010, 05:31 AM   #38
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I had to read back in order to understand what you meant. I don't think we disagreed. Did we? I wasn't even thinking about your post.

I just showed some pics

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Nice from you to agree
With your experience in the field I wouldn't have expected you to be of different opinion.
And yes, you appear to have really a vast amount of photos available. ;-) ;-)

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Old 01-07-2010, 09:53 PM   #39
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Sorry Richard,

you even said it much earlier then me:

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Don’t try to mix a leaner with a rigid sidecar. Lock it only for parking.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=403756
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