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Anyone, who has an Insta trike kit fitted, what do you think of it?



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Have seen them and some similar. Personally I dont really care for them, although I've never ridden one so take my opinion with a grain of salt :) But I could see if thats what fits your budget and you can find a deal on one then it might make sense. If you need a trike there are a lot of them for sale in the US (7 or 8 of them listed on craigslist local to me alone) at a lot of different price points, maybe its similar in France? Sidecars are nice too if you like them. Here is one near me that has been for sale for a long time :) Good luck whichever way you decide to go.

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My wife has a 1990se with insta trike kit she loves it.I have a 1988 with a voyager kit an I like it to.

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What is really nice about a sidecar, is you can mount a bunch of airhorns on it



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Lol, yep they are good at that :)
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Some banter going on about a sidecar...

If you have never piloted a sidecar, I urge you to not go into one lightly. I spent a couple hours training on a sidecar recently, and it was an eye opener.

It's physics. In most cases, a sidecar is kinda like a brick being carried along on the side of your bike. Hit the brakes, and the "brick" wants to keep moving forward. That forward motion is transferred to a counter-clockwise rotational motion to spin the side car rig to the left. What is left? On coming traffic.

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JohnUSA wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:07 am
Some banter going on about a sidecar...

If you have never piloted a sidecar, I urge you to not go into one lightly. I spent a couple hours training on a sidecar recently, and it was an eye opener.

It's physics. In most cases, a sidecar is kinda like a brick being carried along on the side of your bike. Hit the brakes, and the "brick" wants to keep moving forward. That forward motion is transferred to a counter-clockwise rotational motion to spin the side car rig to the left. What is left? On coming traffic.
If I had a sidecar, it would have a brake on the sidecar's wheel.
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JohnUSA wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:07 am
Some banter going on about a sidecar...

If you have never piloted a sidecar, I urge you to not go into one lightly. I spent a couple hours training on a sidecar recently, and it was an eye opener.

It's physics. In most cases, a sidecar is kinda like a brick being carried along on the side of your bike. Hit the brakes, and the "brick" wants to keep moving forward. That forward motion is transferred to a counter-clockwise rotational motion to spin the side car rig to the left. What is left? On coming traffic.
Over your way there are probably some pretty awesome 3 wheeled training courses. Riding a sidecar rig for the first time can be spooky! :D
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AZgl1800 wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:12 pm
JohnUSA wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:07 am
Some banter going on about a sidecar...

If you have never piloted a sidecar, I urge you to not go into one lightly. I spent a couple hours training on a sidecar recently, and it was an eye opener.

It's physics. In most cases, a sidecar is kinda like a brick being carried along on the side of your bike. Hit the brakes, and the "brick" wants to keep moving forward. That forward motion is transferred to a counter-clockwise rotational motion to spin the side car rig to the left. What is left? On coming traffic.
If I had a sidecar, it would have a brake on the sidecar's wheel.
I wonder if Hannigan or California side cars have a sidecar brake? Newer Urals have 3 wheel disc brakes and it probably does help a lot.



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