Originally Posted by OlyRider
Looks like Dauntless has seriously beefed up their lower mounts!! What was your build date? Melrone could have benefited from this one. :-(
Doesn’t look like it to me. As I recall, Melrone’s was a Ural frame/tub with a forward mount on the end of a curved tube. Melrone’s eye-bolt sheared off, probably helped by the angle of the curved tube. Drone’s one looks like the same M72D frame/mounts as what I got from DMC almost 3 years ago. I’ve since switched mine to clevis/eye and added a front mount to the bike and tub. I did this because, like Drone’s rig, the two mounts on the sidecar frame are very close to each other toward the rear and provide little support on the tub nose. On mine the front of the tub flexed down a lot. Eventually (less than 10K miles) the center mount snapped out of my sidecar frame along with a hunk of the frame tube
(click). So the spot I’d keep an eye on isn’t the lower mounts, but where the front strut attaches to the sidecar frame.