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Old 04-05-2012, 05:37 AM   #1
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Leaning sidecar

Any one know of this sidecar it was in Port Augusta today,
The wife had a chat with him , He said he was doing a ride around australia
He was from Bunbury .Western Australia.





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Old 04-05-2012, 01:17 PM   #2
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who ever he is, he has big feet.
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:37 PM   #3
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A better pic of the license plate would help...
Good luck.
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:40 PM   #4
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OK had to do a double take on that!!!


"Whoever it is he has big feet."


Where did that come from??? Looked back at the first picture and saw the shoes bunged to the box.


Maybe it is "BigFoot" Austrailian style!!!
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:08 PM   #5
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Now that's funny.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:38 PM   #6
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Is that not a variation on the things the Poms used, so they could ride a big bike on L-plates when they were 17?
Where's the bike plated?
Seems to be a great deal of effort to carry such a little luggage-box: bigger panniers & top box would carry as much, and a leaner is a severe handicap when off the blacktop.
Don't ask how I know this: my wife was behind when I hit the dirt with the Flexit - she said she immediately thought of Skylab - "we all knew it was going to crash, just no-one knew where..."
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:44 PM   #7
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The wear on the rear tire would make me think the guy with the big feet levels things out when he is perched, but the wear on the front tire makes me think that might not be as true as I think.

Question: Why the kickstand? Any chance that sidecar is attached in a way that lets the bike lean in and out as it goes?
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:55 PM   #8
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This photo is the reason i am asking if anyone knows the rider .
He told the wife he made it himself from some plans on a web site.





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Old 04-06-2012, 12:10 AM   #9
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I wouldn't use those plans if there are out there on the net...
Its NOT a good idea to pivit the car of the side of the bike
the car weight or when yer load it will want to make the bike
tilt/lean towards the car... The pivits need to be inline with
the centre line of the bike so the load is directly down..
like standing on one foot peg..the bike going to fall over..
So yer fighting that efect all the time while riding..

Having the front mount higher than the rear makes the car turn/steer
in the direction of the corner when yer lean..as the front mount being higher
it has a longer arc radius than the rear which pushes or pulls the
front of the car cross more than the rear mount dose...

Heres the sub frame/pivits on my XR250 leaner car...

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Old 04-06-2012, 12:17 AM   #10
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I wouldn't use those plans if there are out there on the net...
Its NOT a good idea to pivit the car of the side of the bike
the car weight or when yer load it will want to make the bike
tilt/lean towards the car... The pivits need to be inline with
the centre line of the bike so the load is directly down..

Having the front mount higher than the rear makes the car turn/steer
in the direction of the corner when yer lean..as the front mount being higher
it has a longer arc radius than the rear which pushes or pulls the
front of the car cross more than the rear mount dose...

Heres the sub frame/pivits on my XR250 leaner car...

By petenz at 2012-04-06
Utter Rubbish!
The Flexit has its mounts off to the side, the front is higher than the rear - and the rig has completely neutral steering and up to 35 degrees of lean angle in each direction


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Old 04-06-2012, 12:34 AM   #11
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Utter Rubbish!
The Flexit has its mounts off to the side, the front is higher than the rear - and the rig has completely neutral steering and up to 35 degrees of lean angle in each direction


Sorry mate...
Should have said dirt unit...
where it helps if the car or bike can move
inderpendently....
As the bike in the pic was a bmw gs
I wasn't thinking about road units..
Is that your unit?...
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:40 AM   #12
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Sorry mate...
Should have said dirt unit...
As the bike in the pic was a bmw gs
I wasn't thinking about road units..
Is that your unit?...
I don't think that GS sees any more dirt than my Guzzi does, judging by the tyres & panniers...
Yep - I bought it from NZ and fitted it to the Guzzi for a while.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:30 AM   #13
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This photo is the reason i am asking if anyone knows the rider .
He told the wife he made it himself from some plans on a web site.





Cheers Ian
Don't like it at all.
These pics just scare me.
Cheers.
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:14 AM   #14
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Don't like it at all.
These pics just scare me.
Cheers.
MMM - I'm not seeing much in the way of a left front footpeg...
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Old 04-06-2012, 03:40 AM   #15
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The way its mounted doesn't inspire much confidence with me either. The foot peg bracket looks like cast alloy and probably wouldn't take much to snap it. My engineering skills and riding time with an outfit is limited but I certainly wouldn't like to be riding it. No disrespect to the owner.
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