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Old 10-10-2013, 07:08 PM   #1
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Sidecar driving instruction in or near Ohio?

I'm interested in getting a sidecar, but I've never driven one before and before I invest the time/money to find one, I'd like to try it, and maybe get some training. Everything I've read says they're different enough from two-wheels that it's worth taking a course. I'm sure my kids would love it, and I have another motorcycle to satisfy my two-wheeled needs, so it really comes down to: would I like it? I have my wife's by-in, the garage space and a soft spot for sidecars. Does anyone in or near Ohio offer a course? I know there is one in Oregon, but I'm looking for something I could do on a weekend. Thanks in advance for any help. I'm in Columbus, BTW.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:37 PM   #2
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Call your DMV, if there are classes avail in the area they'll know about it. Most classes are in or near states that require 3 wheel endorsements.
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:45 AM   #3
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I live in Cambridge, you can ride mine but I warn you, I have a Ural. You will never want to ride your two wheeler again. I bought it new in '07 and I had never driven a rig but knew it was for me the first time I had seen one in person way back in '05

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Old 10-11-2013, 03:15 AM   #4
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Louisville, KY ?

Yes, they are very different. I took this course in FL and found it helpful, even though I had a rig 30 years earlier.
Get a Copy of David Hough's "Driving a Sidecar Outfit", also known as the Yellow Book.
Manuals from Hal Kendall here.
Bob Weis 04 K12RS - Hannigan Hack
Everything happens for a reason, but sometimes the reason is you're stupid and make bad decisions.

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Old 10-11-2013, 05:11 AM   #5
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Good planning

Wavy you have some smart thinking here.
My ''BRO" & I have been in the sidecar thing since 07. Urals !

We read a few things about the different handling but only driving a sidecar explained what the reading were telling us.

Take the time & take the $ as an investment in fun & real safety for you & your family.
Everyone seems to learn at a different rate so don't second guess yourself.

I get asked a lot for a ''test ride'' usually refer the non sidecar drivers to the local dealer ''Gene''.

You almost have to unlearn MC riding abilities, in order to excel in SC driving.

Get the training & you'll have a better chance at fun & safety for your family.
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