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Sidecars 101

Dear Crawf,
I am new to the sidecar world. Just purchased my first in hopes of
taking my family out for a ride. I could not help noticing in your photo
that you are riding two up on the motorcycle with a small passenger in
the sidecar. I wanted to do the same and have my wife on the Motorcycle with me and my two small chldren in the sidecar. I was warned that this is
not a safe way to ride that the adult should be in the sidecar with the
child so there is equal weight distribution.
Can you give me your on personal take on this. I am trying to gain as
much info as I can in order to make this experience enjoyable yet safe.
Thanks CM

sorry CK I just found this post,..my wife is very small 4'9" and weighs 100lbs,..my daughter is now 7 and weighs 50lbs,..so weight differencial is not far off of a solo set up,..with my car battery and tools in the sidecar,..all is balanced well,..if my wife was a large woman,..I'd have to place her in the car with smaller child on back to balance the load,..if yo added a few balast plates of steel to the car floor, and your tool box,..you can load it any way you like,....go slow,..test ride first and see,..sorry again for the dela, computer issues here,..cheers crawf.

Manny, You make me yealous.
All local waters are poisoned and the next good lake is 100 miles north.
But on those days I have the mountain range on the left hand side I ask myself if the fingers are nervously shaking for expectance of riding nice bends or for the moment I am on the water....

Home we had the lake just 150m downhill. And snow in winter.....
Regards
Sven