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General => General Bike Related Banter => Sidecars => Topic started by: Welsh on November 10, 2014, 10:36:11 am

Title: Ural outing 09.11.2014?
Post by: Welsh on November 10, 2014, 10:36:11 am
Humfree, was that your group I saw sunday morning going up the pass from Harties on the Brits road, geat turn out if so I was on the black pig going the other way, it looked fun...  :biggrin:

Title: Re: Ural outing 09.11.2014?
Post by: BFG on November 10, 2014, 10:39:41 am
I was behind a couple of these guys yesterday afternoon, going down William Nicol towards 4ways. And all I could think to myself was how unstable the things looks.
Every time the rider accelerated it went one way and when he braked it went the other.
Is that normal?
Title: Re: Ural outing 09.11.2014?
Post by: Humfree on December 07, 2014, 12:49:47 pm
Hi Welsh sorry for the late reply - yes that was us and the final "Ride Along" for the year. Had a great breakfast and game viewing at Dikololo. Saw you and was quite surprised as I have never seen that rig.

BFG - sidecars are incredibly stable and yes we use the power to steer as it is a natural characteristic of a sidecar. So in a left turn you would apply positive throttle to ride the bike around the sidecar and to the right you would close the throttle or blip it to get the sidecar to "overtake" you and in that way use the natural characteristic of the sidecar to help steer.

These dynamics and the understanding of them is what makes sidecars such fun....