Seen at a Dutch Goldwing meeting


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Seen at a Dutch Goldwing meeting

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Seen at a Dutch Goldwing meeting but not by me sadly. Maybe next year.
I'd be interested to know what it steers like.

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Do I get two guesses?
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Well it got to the meeting without visible damage so assume it steers ok but I was wondering if the rider has arms Shwarzenegger's thighs.

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That's probably not a trailer so much as a counterweight...
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Not hurting for space to store stuff there... also at some point close to this it goes from being a sidecar attached to a motorcycle to a motorcycle attached to the side of a car!
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Things that make you go "Uh....."
That has got to steer like a truck.
In fact, he should have just BOUGHT a truck!
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I notice a CT on the GL front and some helper springs.
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Sidcar wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:04 pm
Well it got to the meeting without visible damage so assume it steers ok but I was wondering if the rider has arms Shwarzenegger's thighs.
Sid
Seeing as Schwarzenegger has been in two motorcycle accidents now (both with no license and at least the latest one with a sidecar), maybe even he couldn't steer that thing.
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I was told today that the front sidecar wheel steers via an electric servo motor and a "fly by wire" set up from a sensor on the forks. Now why does that make me nervous, what could possibly go wrong.

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Sidcar wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:58 pm
I was told today that the front sidecar wheel steers via an electric servo motor and a "fly by wire" set up from a sensor on the forks. Now why does that make me nervous, what could possibly go wrong.

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Just when I thought I'd seen it all. :lol:

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He should have just bolted a "Smart Car" to the side of the bike (or is that the other way around :?: )
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jbaviera wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:48 pm
He should have just bolted a "Smart Car" to the side of the bike (or is that the other way around :?: )
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While I appreciate the time, money, and effort, the extra wheels for impressive show looks is just daft. Twin axle camping trailer that size must scrub like god knows what. I can think of many ways to spend that kind of money on a rig, that would work and look a bleedin sight better.


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