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Thanks for letting me in .

Looking for info on a HD sidecar adjustment. I was left the bike and i can't ride. I literaly works me like a dog just trying to do so! I know it's way out of adjustment because looking at it from the rear the bike is leaning towards the car. Any help would awesome!

Hi Russell, welcome to the offset sidecar universe. Where are you located?  My one of us in your area can assist.

Lee / Summer Grove, Louisiana: Ural cT, CJ750, Burgman/Texas Ranger, Zuma 50F, MB5, TW200, CRF250L, GTV300

I'm in Appomattox Va.

I don't have any personal experience with a HD sidecar rig (presuming a HD sidecar mated to an FLH).  As I recall, Harley recommends, with the motorcycle unladen, 1° lean-in** towards the sidecar, which should be ±0° lean once you sit on the motorcycle.  However, in a prior conversation, a fellow sidecarist told me his rig handled better with 0° "static lean."  I'd start my adjustments and work from there; hopefully someone with more direct experience will come along.

** I generally use a magnetic dial gauge angle finder on the rear brake disc to measure lean, such as this one: https://www.harborfreight.com/dial-gauge-angle-finder-34214.html

Also, take a look here for detailed technical instructions:  https://sidecar.com/hal-kendall-manual/

 

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Russell E Mayberry
Lee / Summer Grove, Louisiana: Ural cT, CJ750, Burgman/Texas Ranger, Zuma 50F, MB5, TW200, CRF250L, GTV300

I didn't see anything about your bike or sidecar model but we do have the Harley install manual for the TLE.

https://sidecar.com/hd-tle-sidecar-install/ 

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Al Olme Minneapolis, Minnesota

Thanks Al, I couldn't locate TLE installation manual this morning.

Lee / Summer Grove, Louisiana: Ural cT, CJ750, Burgman/Texas Ranger, Zuma 50F, MB5, TW200, CRF250L, GTV300
Quote from Al Olme on December 29, 2021, 11:48 am

I didn't see anything about your bike or sidecar model but we do have the Harley install manual for the TLE.

https://sidecar.com/hd-tle-sidecar-install/ 

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Sorry, It's an 88 Electra glide Classic.