Show us your sidecar suspensions!

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by rantingsmith, Mar 18, 2017.

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If you bought an existing sidecar, have you upgraded, or thought about upgrading its suspension

  1. No, it performed well enough.

    9 vote(s)
    24.3%
  2. Yes, but not sure how to.

    7 vote(s)
    18.9%
  3. Yes and I have.

    18 vote(s)
    48.6%
  4. No, but I woud if I could get a bolt on upgrade.

    3 vote(s)
    8.1%
  1. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®

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    Liar.

    Just kidding, Claude :lol2


    Access for the second passenger is gained via the area between the chair and bike.

    You'll notice there's a tow bar. This will play into some of the reasoning for the rigid upper links.




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    Let's see.

    He stated that he wanted to tow a small boat trailer to the water's edge. This would include beach launches without a proper ramp.

    So, we have 4 people on-board the outfit (himself, the wife plus two children), possible deep sand to traverse, a half a packet of cigarettes, a full tank of gas and he's towing a small boat... what could go wrong.

    Secondly, he spent some serious coin upgrading the DR's suspension. He uses it. As in, he seriously uses it off road. He's still riding that same terrain with the outfit. There will come occasions where a rigid has a serious advantage. He now has that option.



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  2. BigFatAl

    BigFatAl Been here awhile

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    Suspension porn !!
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  3. Hellracer.nl

    Hellracer.nl What the hack???

    Joined:
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    Here is the suspension system that I build for my leaner.
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    Since a leaner is very sensitive to weight change, I made the suspension adjustable. The damper/spring itself is the same as the bike it's connected to, the length of the swing is also the same.
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