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Stabilizing sidecar set-up

We purchased the Formula II sidecar from Motorvation Engineering and placed it on a 2000 Victory V92C bike. As far as we can tell it is properly toed in, it has a lean adjuster and it's own brakes. Are there any tips for getting the bike to stop wobbling and vibrating without adding a steering damper? If it does need the damper is the friction type better than the regular hydraulic style?

The wider sidecars often need a steering damper. Friction or hydraulic, either one will work. They slow the steering down but will control the wobble.
Tightening the neck bearings so the front end doesn't just flop will help control nose wiggle as will wider handlebars, weighted bars.
Other causes can be out of balance front tire, cupped tires, wheel runout, worn swing-arm bearings.

Lonnie

Thanks for the tips Lonnie.

Hi Sheldon, good to see you on here! You'll find lots of good information by searching older threads and lots of new friends here. Welcome! Hi to Debbie as well! Good luck getting the issues with your rig resolved, you're off to a good start with Lonnie's advice.

Tom Wells aka Reardan Tom