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Old 08-07-2010, 12:45 AM
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Hey all, new sidecar owner here. Just took delivery of a Hannigan Classic sidecar that I will be mounting on my wife's 2005 Electraglide.
The directions that came with the sidecar are less than ideal. I have read quite a bit about how to align the sidecar once it is mounted, but what I am lacking is a diagram or pictures of the actual position of the brackets and struts and how the steering damper is set up.
Can anybody with a sidecar, especially a Hannigan on a Harley, post or send me some pics of the mounts? It would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-07-2010, 06:22 AM
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Where in SoCal are you? I might be able to do better than pics. I'm in the IE. Have a Calif Sidecar and if your close I could cruise over.
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Old 08-07-2010, 06:49 AM
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Bought a used Champion Escort, to mount to an 08 Ultra Classic. When the mounts came in (over $700), I just about lost it, no instruction, nothing, and if you wanted the bolt and nuts well that was extra.....lol. Well after pounding my head against a wall for a couple of day, http://www.sidecar.com helped me through it all, didn't have a clue, just started matching parts to places that looked right, and low and behold after two weekends I was on the road and still haven't taken the hack off to paint it(maybe this winter) not.........lol. Take your time as this forum and the one metion above and you can't go wrong, and welcome I haven't stopped smiling since then..........and heading back to the Dragon on the 25 for the 3 time through there since April, as for the trikes I rode one at a dealer demo days and it didn't have the personality that a sidecar does, and it was too easy to ride, maybe when I hit 90-95 I will do the trike thing until them I am having a blast, and I am able to take persons that wouldn't normally ride a bike or a trike, place them in the hack, hit the first hard right hand turn and watch the wide eye grin grow just like mine does everyday...............

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Old 08-08-2010, 05:13 PM
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Thanks for the replies. We got the sidecar mounted ok, and alignment is pretty close, but may need some further fine tuning after we put some miles on it.
One issue remains, and that is the steering stablizer mounting. I think Hannigan sent us the wrong bracket, but I will give them a call monday and see what they have to say.
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:06 PM
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Bought a used Champion Escort, to mount to an 08 Ultra Classic. When the mounts came in (over $700), I just about lost it, no instruction, nothing, and if you wanted the bolt and nuts well that was extra.....lol. Well after pounding my head against a wall for a couple of day, http://www.sidecar.com helped me through it all, didn't have a clue, just started matching parts to places that looked right, and low and behold after two weekends I was on the road and still haven't taken the hack off to paint it(maybe this winter) not.........lol. Take your time as this forum and the one metion above and you can't go wrong, and welcome I haven't stopped smiling since then..........and heading back to the Dragon on the 25 for the 3 time through there since April, as for the trikes I rode one at a dealer demo days and it didn't have the personality that a sidecar does, and it was too easy to ride, maybe when I hit 90-95 I will do the trike thing until them I am having a blast, and I am able to take persons that wouldn't normally ride a bike or a trike, place them in the hack, hit the first hard right hand turn and watch the wide eye grin grow just like mine does everyday...............

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Reading your post is encouraging to us. We just bought a bike with hack and have no idea what to expect.... so a new chapter in our Harley riding lives opens!
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hey im brand new here so i dont know if this is right. im looking for information on mounting a harley tle ultra sidecar on a heritage softail. sofar i think my touring front mount will work but im in need of something for a rear mount. any info would be great
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:58 PM
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TURTLEMAN57
Is there anyway that I could talk you into taking photo's of your
hack mounted to your harley?
thank you for any info from anyone
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:28 PM
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I am trying to mount a 1979 FLHC to a 1979 CLE sidecar.

The FLHC did not come w/sidecar and I need to know about the wiring harness that runs from the cycle to the rig.

Is there a site that can show me all the ropes to mounting the rig & especially the wiring part.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your time.
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