1) is this a fool's errand? Will the lack of suspension mask what I might learn?
No not really. You will learn a lot some good and some not so good. You may find that lean in is better than what you hear on these forums. Play with it. You will need to have very beefy attachments etc as well as sufficient frame bracing on the bike to keep things in order.
2) Does the no-suspension thing scale up to a full size bike? By that I mean, is the Harley approach really so bad for road use?
harley sidecars do handle quite well when setup properly. Left handers are a breeze . Right handers are okay although getting the sidecar wheel up is quite easy especially when you hit a pot hole or whatever.
3) If I were Austrailian would I have just built this thing in the time it took me to write this out?
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claude screwed with this post 11-16-2012 at 07:40 AM