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Discussion in 'Hacks' started by We're Here, Jul 25, 2017.
Don't step on them?
Why didn't I see that coming !
I'm laughing too hard to answer.
EML, has provided no guidance.
I'll start with 1/2" and see how that works.
Words from one with expertise.
While talking with a fellow rig builder, we talked about getting the clamps off the air box .
Amazon to the rescue.
Eccentric axel makes this the easiest sidecar rig that I have worked with to adjust toe in.
Toe in = 1/2 inch.
Wheel lead, 21 5/8 inch, or 39% on 61 15/16 inch wheel base.
It's a beautiful thing, ain't it
Holy rolling triangle, Batman.
X2 Yikes ! They have a plan
Since I'm the poor cousin EZS I just took a look quick probably not very accurately looks like 15-16" of course mine looks like it may be adjustable but it's not, one may be able to use the lower mounts to change ride height a little, but big changes are Verboten ! Road speed steering effort is more thought process than physical act.
This is kind of what I thought Dave once you go to Euro stuff it'll be hard to go back.
It's more about understanding how a sidecar/vehicle works than appearing to all and sundry that you're having an epileptic fit gymnastics.
I did a slow ride, 1st gear, to see it did anything strange. No chair, need to be very carful of right hand turn, almost missed the driveway. No surprises. Hope to get chair on tomorrow.
Davebig has it right in saying that at highway speed it's more of a thought than a physical action and you've changed lanes. Al least that's how my antique '85 K100RS/EML handles, very easy to drive and a joy at any speed.
We're waiting patiently !
One plug and six bolts to go.
Looks VOOOONDABAH! Nice Job!
Smooth first ride. Must have hit all the right numbers. Tracks straight. Smooth ride I attribute to lower tire pressure than with motorcycle tires. Turns easy in either direction. In a left turn the front does not dive very much. I can see no problem with 39% wheel lead. (no sway bar needed, that should stir the true believers)
Have to deal with disabling the tire pressure monitor, and maybe the abs. Deferent tire sizes is confusing the abs.
Good looking outfit. That amount of wheel lead is interesting. It certainly moves the centre of mass more forward, when compared to a conventional 8-10" wheel lead. Must have something to do with the way the sidecar axle is set up. The front mount is very much the way HD does/did their sidecars when they were building them. Enjoy & thanks for sharing.
I don't think there will be any swaybar arguments at least not from me, setups that have very rigid mounts don't need them, the GS's with lots of suspension travel wallow allot more.
The little EZS is very stable unless the drivers completely nuts !