We've had this argument before it's circular and never ending ! I personally have had both now but prefer a sway bar as it's an overload and will help hold the rig up, my rally buddy airheadan has the k1200rs/ Hannigan like yours Bob he has disconnected his bar and tried it and prefers it connected. Strong likes you post and complains about monkey motion the DMC owners of course defend their position. If the rig sits done on the ground and is a fairly rigid mount one probably doesn't need a sway bar. I drove DRONEs rig a bit at Sturgis is was nice it was undersprung at the time(he uses allot more body english to drive it) mine is way better now then it was when he drove mine, he and I'll have to swap again in CO if possible. It's taken me quite awhile to get exactly what I want but I've changed allot of things along the way. Sidecars in a crosswind are not that much fun. The crosswinds don't bother the HP center hub rig much but steering is more removed from the handlebars. Hmmm ! Dan hit the enter button first !