She is finally on the road.


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PedroTQ
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She is finally on the road.

Post by PedroTQ » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:32 am



G'day to All.

well after many months, tears, obscenities and Dollar$ , she is finally on the road.

Still needs a few finishing touches and the correct government permits to make her complete, but she is ride-able. :D :D :D

Peter.
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#1 - 1975 GL-1000 - showroom
#2 - 1976 GL-1000 -DJP sidecar fitted
#3 - 1978 GL-1000 - RIP
#4 - 1975 GL-1000 - RIP
#5 - 1978 GL-1000 - RIP
#6 - 1988 GL-1500 - HRD sidecar fitted
#7 - 1998 GL-1500C - Valkyrie
#8 - 1990 GL-1500 SE - Naked 90

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Re: She is finally on the road.

Post by RBGERSON » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:30 am

Nice!! but the sidecar is on the wrong side!!! :D :D :geek:
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Re: She is finally on the road.

Post by C-dub » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:17 am

RBGERSON wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:30 am
Nice!! but the sidecar is on the wrong side!!! :D :D :geek:
I was thinking the same thing until I noticed he's in Aussieland. At first I thought the images might have been flipped. I guess that's the way they like it down there.
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Re: She is finally on the road.

Post by AZgl1800 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:52 pm

Never could understand all this crap about driving on the wrong side of the road....

after all, 90% of the world's population is Right Handed.
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Sadanorakman
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Re: She is finally on the road.

Post by Sadanorakman » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:57 pm

Well, you can drive on the right side, or you can drive on the 'right' side.

Nice rig!
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Re: She is finally on the road.

Post by DenverWinger » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:40 am

Beautiful!

.... And you guys gotta admit, he's driving the fastest color, too!!

Ya know, I just took a closer look at the photos, that's an interesting front-end! Never seen one like that on a 1500...
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Re: She is finally on the road.

Post by Sadanorakman » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:36 am

It's a design of suspension called leading-link, and popular for sidecar outfits for decades.
Having never ridden a sidecar outfit, I have no idea what handling issue the leading-link suspension design remedies compared to traditional telescopic forks, but I'm sure someone knowledgeable will educate us both! Maybe it stops the front-end dive you get with forks?
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Re: She is finally on the road.

Post by PedroTQ » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:18 pm

G'day to Everyone! :D :D :D

When you put a sidecar on a motorcycle the handling changes completely!

No counter-steering. it is like a cage now, you want to turn left you turn the handlebars left, this creates side forces which the motorcycle was not designed for, especially the steering.

When traveling in a straight line and you hit a small bump with the sidecar wheel it gives the bike a sideways shove, the bigger the bump the bigger the shove.

With traditional telescopic forks you have a "Trail" set for two wheel motion making counter-steering possible, on a sidecar outfit this is a menace (maybe Trikes too, I don't know on that though as I have never ridden one).

To remove this "Trail" and eliminate the "Shove" you move the wheel forward.

I have built my own "Leading Link" set-up for my 76 GL-1000 which works very well, and purchased one setup from "Wasp" in the UK for my 88 set-up.

It acts like power steering and no more fighting with the handlebars, I can cruise down the highway with only the throttle hand on the bars and not worry about any bumps or pot-holes.

Happy and Safe Riding to All, Peter.
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Comparisons.
Comparisons.


My 76 with a DJP outfit
My 76 with a DJP outfit


My 88 with a HRD 1.5
My 88 with a HRD 1.5

#1 - 1975 GL-1000 - showroom
#2 - 1976 GL-1000 -DJP sidecar fitted
#3 - 1978 GL-1000 - RIP
#4 - 1975 GL-1000 - RIP
#5 - 1978 GL-1000 - RIP
#6 - 1988 GL-1500 - HRD sidecar fitted
#7 - 1998 GL-1500C - Valkyrie
#8 - 1990 GL-1500 SE - Naked 90

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Re: She is finally on the road.

Post by landisr » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:53 am

Very nice. Has Hound Dawg got his/her first ride yet?

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Re: She is finally on the road.

Post by Alan_Hepburn » Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:40 pm

PedroTQ wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:18 pm

No counter-steering. it is like a cage now, you want to turn left you turn the handlebars left, this creates side forces which the motorcycle was not designed for, especially the steering.
It's ALMOST like a cage - a difference being: when you roll on the throttle it wants to move to the right, and when you roll off the throttle or hit the brakes it wants to move to the left. This can take you by surprise until you get used to it, then you can use it to help navigate curves.

And it's real easy to "fly the chair" - just a quick twitch to the right on the handlebars and the right amount of throttle and the chair lifts up...


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1994 GL1500SE with a California Sidecar

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