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Help - sidecar rig pulls to the right

My rig is a 1998 Honda Valkyre with a Motorvation sidecar. Generally, it is a great rig and easy to drive. It has six degree raked forks and a stabilizer so that steering is easy and no front end wobble. The only issue I have (and it is relatively minor) is when driving along normally (not braking), the rig pulls to the right slightly on a level road.

Is there a simple adjustment that I can make to the sidecar connecting struts that will correct this?

Thanks for any help you can provide.

BOZ

Hey Boz, Have you got electric lean? Set your lean (car higher ) a little more and see if that helps. The acceleration forces (throttle on) will cause a slight pull to the right which can be corrected with a touch more lean. Throttle off and it should pull left slightly. Remember as Claude and everyone says "it is all a comprimise"

Thanks. I'll try that when I can get the electric lean mechanism working again (as it used to at one time). 🙂

Just lean out the bike a turn or so. This is done with the two struts to your upper mounts.
Jay G
DMC sidecars
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If you increase the lean-out (a turn or so) be sure to recheck your toe-in unless both lower sidecar mounts are the same height from the ground.

Lonnie
Northwest Sidecars