The Ultimate Tug...

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Nemosengineer, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2002
    Oddometer:
    4,162
    Location:
    Middleburg, Pa. (Snyder County)
    Trouble with most sidecar rigs is the CoG is so related to the person in the saddle.
    #21
  2. Get Back

    Get Back Molesworth 2

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
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    278
    Location:
    Kamloops, B.C.
    #22
  3. BuellGrrrl

    BuellGrrrl Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2007
    Oddometer:
    287
    I've noted that when I do a good lean into the turn, while still remaining in the saddle, I can safely make the turn at 10-20% faster speed. This is a reflection of the fact that I weight more than the engine and transmission of my airhead tug- they weight 85 kilos (197 pounds) combined. In comparison, the Buell/Sportster engine and tranny weight about 107 kilos (235 pounds) combined. It's a testament to Erik Buell and his elve's design genius that they've managed to build a bike as light as the BMW "airhead" while stuck with an HD powertrain weighting over 20 kilos more.
    #23