I personally think that Leading Link (LL) front ends and sidecars go together like peanut butter and jelly. One of the selling point (to me) when I bought my first sidecar (a 2007 Ural Tourist) was the fact that it had a LL front end. We all know that a quality LL should have less flex and be more stable than "conventional" forks. A quality LL should also allow for a wider car wheel & tire combination. The Aussies and the Euros both embrace utilizing LL on their rigs while here in the good ole US of A, you simply can't find an off the shelf LL supplier. Buying from out of country is not cheep nor easy. Finally, I'm not interested in a center steering setup. So here is the deal, I'm a weldor/fabricator not an engineer or designer. I have access to all of the equipment needed (Benders, Notchers, water jet & plasma cutters and welders). That being said, I can't take over a race shop to play around with all sorts of different stuff. I can get in, do my work and get out of the way. The rig can't sit on the table while I scratch my ass & try to sort shit out. So what I'm thinking is that I would like to build a LL front end for my rig (2007 BMW R1200GSA). With a "standard" motorcycle front fork set up mounting a LL is fairly easy as you can use the stock triple clamps. BMW of course complicates things with what BMW calls a "BMW Motorrad Telelever; 41 mm fork tubes, central spring strut, spring pre-load with 5-position mechanical adjustment". So yeah there is one shock and then there are ball joints and arms and WTF?!! Of course there is also completely different Telelevers for the 1150 and the 1200 (is the 1100 different too?). This makes following TwinTwin & Davebig with their 1150s interesting but not directly applicable to my 1200. I'm thinking that is SHOULD be possible to adapt my Telelever front end into a LL setup. If the shock on my Telelever was replaced with a simple solid strut, why couldn't a conventional LL fork with it's two conventional shocks be used??? So here is where I'm needing a wee bit of help with the design aspects of a basic LL fork. When I look at Twintwins LL setup I see several things that appear to be logical including: The LL fork tubes come out of the lower triple clamp and then are bent to vertical (90 degrees to the road). The shocks are mounted so that they follow the same angle as the fork tubes have through the triple clamps (prior to the fork tubes bending towards vertical). The axle, the lower shock mount and the swing arm pivot point are all on the same horizontal plane (parallel to the road). What am I missing or need to be considered?