Leaning sidecar

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by pops, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. pops

    pops Long timer

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    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:clap
    He was from Bunbury .Western Australia.

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    Cheers Ian
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  2. motorat

    motorat TBD

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    who ever he is, he has big feet.
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  3. BeeMaa

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    A better pic of the license plate would help... :D
    Good luck.
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  4. Biebs

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    OK had to do a double take on that!!!:rofl


    "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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  5. boxertwin

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    Now that's funny.
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  6. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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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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  7. leejosepho

    leejosepho Sure, I can do that!

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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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  8. pops

    pops Long timer

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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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    Cheers Ian
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  9. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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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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  10. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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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
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  11. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    Sorry mate...
    Should have said dirt unit:huh...
    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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  12. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    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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  13. BeeMaa

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    Don't like it at all.
    These pics just scare me.
    Cheers.
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  14. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    MMM - I'm not seeing much in the way of a left front footpeg...
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  15. Brendan J

    Brendan J ONE HACK AT A TIME

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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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  16. pops

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    That was what i was thinking BeeMaa:1drink

    It might be set up alright .I know nothing about mounting a leaner sidecar:wink:.But i would still like to have a talk to the owner.
    I would still like to see the web site that would say to mount the sub frame to the crash bars that are only held on with 6mm bolts:eek1I know they are strong bars but I have seen a few with the bars bent right back and the 6mm bolts broken of the bash plate after laying the bike down


    Hi Precis.
    The foot peg looks to be removed and the rear mount goes on there with a 6mm bolt where the pin usually goes to hold the foot peg on .With a small bracket from the top that bolts to the preload holder 6mm bolt


    Cheers Ian
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  17. jlw

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    I think that the flexxit can handle well with the mounts on the side is partially because the wheel of the SC is in the center. Loaded properly the SC would nearly be balanced by itself

    It seems to me that there is a type of pantograph linkage employed here, the bike and the hack are always parallel.

    I do very much like the rig by NZ Pete's XR sd as it is more simple that the pantograph linkage.
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  18. pops

    pops Long timer

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    I had a look at this Inder today, I am thinking of setting it up on a honda st 1100 or a Honda st 1300 to make a leaning sidecar :dunno


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    Cheers Ian
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  19. Hellracer.nl

    Hellracer.nl What the hack???

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    Looks like a nice hack for a leaner; narrow and light.
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  20. RAGBrian

    RAGBrian jonesing for a ride

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    Oh good! Another leaner side car thread! Count me in to watch along... :lurk
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