The learning curve still continues with my new sidecar. I have road it many many miles to get it back to Tasmania, experienced a real rookie mistake while riding with a freshly attached sidecar with my bike feeling as though it fell into the car and litterally turned left nearly plowing me into the the white verge marker poles...I survived to tell the tale.
Some folks never mention their buggar ups and because of this human fact the next man has to near on kill himself to learn what not to do and how to control a new thing...(sidecar) I have 20 to 30 years riding experience give or take some years while I parked my Shovel.
Forget about everything you know when riding with a sidecar attached ! I have found out why this happened to me and being a rookie was a factor but sidecar alignment was also a big factor.
Above is a diagram showing the correct alignment of bike to sidecar, well if you look as dimensions.
C = toe in to be LESS than D by 1/2 to 3/4 of and inch
well when we checked mine it was toed out by 3/4 of an inch
E = lean out 1/8 of an inch
again mine was leaning in by 1/4 of an inch
Once you see this on paper you soon realise why in the first 5 miles you near on killed yourself ! but hey I survived and here I am once more passing on one of my hard earned lessons.
Take care brothers but for christ sakes have a ball doing it...I do if you cant half tell cause I would not trade my life experiences for nothing....what will be will be !