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Hannigan Sidecar on a 2020 Harley Road Glide

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Hello!

I am new to the forum and the sidecar world.  I recently received a service dog, and since motorcycling is such a big part of my life I wanted to bring my dog along.

I found someone locally selling a Hannigan Bandito in the classifieds, so I picked it up.  It had previously been connected to a 2001 Ultra, so obviously some work will be involved to get it to hook up to my 2020.

I sent Hannigan an email this morning hoping to be able to purchase a mounting kit for the sidecar - does anyone know if they'll sell me that?  I saw on the DMC site that they very clearly have mounting kits, but I see no such thing on the Hannigan site.

I certainly would appreciate any insight from the experts in the house 🙂  Happy to be part of this community and to learn.  I've been riding for over 20 years, but never with a sidecar!

 

Best, Adam.

 

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Welcome, Adam. Glad you’re wanting to keep your service dog involved and with you to share the adventure.

Either Hannigan or DMC are going to be able to help you with subframe requirements. Check out DMCs site for general instructions for setting up your rig if you intend to set it up yourself. if you’re at all near KY and Hannigan, contact them ad be patient.  Patience is the one thing I didn’t have enough of when I started the process of getting a rig.

Given you’re new to sidecar operation, speaking from personal experience, do all you can to find a mentor.  A starting point is to know where you live and look through the list of contacts near you. Unfortunately, sidecar knowledge is somewhat arcane and FM (freaking magic) at the best of times, and very “siloed” all the time.  Once you find someone with that knowledge it should go well.

 

Oh, and we have something else in common.  Shriek is my twin brother.  I tell my students we were separated at birth.  My handle on Advrider is tmaximusv. 

Adam

Welcome aboard, that looks to be a fine new rig you have there. if Hannigan doesn't get back with you soon I would definitely get in touch with Jay at DMC. look forward to seeing more info as your build gets going

 

Hi Thane,

Thanks so much for the information!  Based on your advice I reached out to DMC and already received a response with a parts list (their customer service was great!).  I have been reading and do plan to set up the sidecar myself.  Always on the lookout for a mentor/expert - I'm about an hour south of Nashville, TN.

"Shrek" is my road name in my motorcycle club from my days in the military in the early 2000's 🙂

Best, Adam.

 

We’ve got another guy locally whose road name is Shrek.  It’s the first half of his last name so it works well.

seems like there are quite a few folks in your neck of the woods who were at the national rally. 

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  Hannigan will take care of you . They are busy and some times hard to get a hold of. You want to talk with Cory

Murray KY is not far from you

They have mounted the cars to  many Road Glides. My 2017 and 2020

If you want detailed pictures of how to mount it on a RG just ask sitting right outside the door.

Do you have the RDRS on your RG ?

 

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Quote from smitty901 on July 12, 2021, 3:14 pm

  Hannigan will take care of you . They are busy and some times hard to get a hold of. You want to talk with Cory

Murray KY is not far from you

They have mounted the cars to  many Road Glides. My 2017 and 2020

If you want detailed pictures of how to mount it on a RG just ask sitting right outside the door.

Do you have the RDRS on your RG ?

 

Seeing those photos sure is encouraging! I would love to see some detailed mounting photos if you wouldn’t mind! Thanks for offering. 

Yes my bike has RDRS. Does that affect the sidecar situation?

 

 Best, Adam. 

In this case RDRS is a good thing . You will not need to make any changes for the sidecar to The ECM or BCM.

Your Car is a 2001. The HD frame in 2001 Is totally different than the 2020.  So mounts will be different.

I will get mount pictures posted for you. Done right your new Rig will work out very well for you

 

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 It looks like the top rear mount would be a pain for the passenger. I'am surprise Hannigan didn't come up with a cleaner set up. 

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