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Old 09-09-2012, 08:02 PM   #48
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Joined: Aug 2006
Location: Heart of the Chattahoochee
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Almost Ridiculously Easy

I have an average amount of mechanical and motorcycle aptitude, but this was my first foray into sidecars, so I was a bit apprehensive. If you are too... DON'T BE.

I knew only two things about hack alignment. Toe-in and lean-out. Well, with the help of a 4-foot bubble level, some painter's tape on my garage floor for a straight edge, and a tape measure, I was able to get the rolling Kenda chassis sold by Jay at DMC to track straight and sweet on MY FIRST TRY!

After ten minutes of figure eights around the parking lot (right turns are borderline suicidal with NO weight on the 'car) I felt OK to take it on the highway. There was absolutely ZERO drama at 70 mph.

Of course, once I get a tub built and mounted, the alignment setup may change, but I'm happy to report that this thing handles just fine on my first, newbie try!




2013 Triumph Tiger 800, 2012 Suzuki DR650, 2006 Suzuki V-strom Sidecar Rig

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