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anyone ride with a side car ?

 
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Old 05-20-2019, 11:56 AM
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Question anyone ride with a side car ?

I see a few bikes with side cars, and was just curious as to how the bike handles with the side car attached. Thought I'd see if anyone on the forum had experience riding one, what model of bike and and their thoughts on how they handle.
 
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My Son in Law has a sidecar attached to a "Moo-Glide". My daughter rode in it that thing for about 5 miles and got on the back of the bike. It came in handy on the way home because we stopped and filled it up with beer.
 
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All depends on how well the work is done and if short cuts were taken.
The two rigs I have handle very well. They do Drive different than riding a motorcycle. But you can switch back and forth with no problem doing either.
Had one on a 1996 Fatboy
Have one on a 2015 HD Street 750 and one on a 2017 RGU
 

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My wife and I both have added sidecars to our bikes after many years and many thousands of miles of riding on two wheels. Hers is an '05 FLHT with a Hannigan Classic hack, mine is a '17 FLTRU with a Hannigan Super Sport hack. Both ride and handle great, but it is a different experience than riding on two wheels, you don't lean through turns, you steer. Braking and acceleration inputs affect a sidecar rig differently than on two wheels. Riding a sidecar rig is a blast once you get used to the differences.
 
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If you want the whole skinny on sidecars, you can read Hal Kendall's books on the United Sidecar site. He writes up how to set them up and drive them.

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My wife and I both have added sidecars to our bikes after many years and many thousands of miles of riding on two wheels. Hers is an '05 FLHT with a Hannigan Classic hack, mine is a '17 FLTRU with a Hannigan Super Sport hack. Both ride and handle great, but it is a different experience than riding on two wheels, you don't lean through turns, you steer. Braking and acceleration inputs affect a sidecar rig differently than on two wheels. Riding a sidecar rig is a blast once you get used to the differences.
Thanks for the input !
 
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On Saturday we returned from a trip of 3,000 miles with ours. The first time we took it on that long a ride in one trip. Ours is setup so wife can ride in the sidecar or on the bike. Surprised me when wife rode 90% of the time in the sidecar. We met all of the goals we had for the trip and really enjoyed it.
I can not stress enough that if you do it , do it right. No short cuts.
 
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I have one which I am riding for one year. First time I face a problem with this and I don't handle it in the right way, but now it is perfect for me.
 
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I have an 11 Limited with factory Harley sidecar. The last year Harley manufactured the sidecar to match the bike.
We took it from Florida to Kentucky last year and had a blast with it. The wife rides in the sidecar or the back of the bike depending on her mood
The ride is different as mentioned for sure but I love it.
 

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