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Post  kerabo on Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:29 am

I have an outfit to use and repair fir a mate for a month.
Been riding bikes all my life but this is the first time on 3 wheels.
Just want a bit of advice as its a bit of a fight with the bars to corner and brake.
What's the knack ?
Ken
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Post  piston 197 on Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:36 am

Acouple of hundredweight of potatoes in the sidecar will help Ken ! If the outfit is set up properly you have half a chance , you will find turning one way under power and one way rolling it off will help, you will quickley discover which !
JH
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Post  kerabo on Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:17 am

I was feeling that a little when riding but Boy it's heavy on the shoulders
Thanks Ken
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Re: Not FB but anyone have experience on 3 wheels

Post  Kevin B Smith on Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:22 am

Hi Ken,

Turning left the bike runs round the chair - so if one is fitted touch the sidecar brake, or a touch of acceleration to run the bike round the chair. Right hand turn is the opposite, a light touch on the bike rear brake or slight deceleration and the chair should run round the bike. This should make the handlebars a bit lighter.
The converse is also true - trying to turn right whilst accelerating leads to all sorts of fun!!

Check the set up of the chair relative to the bike - lot's of info on the web for this. A properly set up outfit handles much better than a poorly set up one.

Kevin

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Post  kerabo on Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:20 am

Thanks Kevin

It sort of felt like that's how it needed to be driven. On this someone has linked the sidecar brake to the rear brake.  Just been fitting a pair if rear dampers What a B..........3 bloody hours.  Bring back Francis Barnett
I won't get involved in messing with the sidecar settings. I only borrowed it to take my Grandkids for a ride but the deal was I do some work on it.  Maybe if I pump up the tyres it will help as its Been  stored a long while.

Regards Ken


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Post  MoscowFlyer on Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:38 pm

Hi Ken, the only experience I have had with a motorbike and sidecar is this Norton 600cc side valve outfit, the photo is from 1965 on a weeks holiday in a caravan in Yarmouth with my mates, I rode it for six months after Al got a ban for something or other. Note the white wall tyres and fly screens on both bike and sidecar, doubt we went fast enough to need them, it was all good fun, happy days. Mike
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Post  kerabo on Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:49 am

Happy days indeed Mike
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