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Old 05-30-2012, 07:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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trike or sidecar

i was thinking of buying a trike.what are they like to ride.i hv a roadking classic and was thinking a side car.can a side car b removed.are they hard to manage.any advice welcomed.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Good quality trikes are awsome but expensive. They are a different animal than a Roadking simply because they have NO LEAN in corners. I test rode a 2011 UC trike and just could not wrap my mind around no leaning thru corners. Its a very scary feeling but I'm guessing it's a learned skill.

Side cars are an entirely different breed themselves. You need to make some modification to the front end of your bike to accomadate a side car. I believe a suspension dampner for the front forks as well as increasing the length of the front forks to accomadate the car. I suggest you do a lot of research before attaching anything to your scooter. There are a lot of quality kits out there as well as a lot of unsafe kits available.

Ride safely and good luck with your research friend.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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might be hard to find a Harley sidecar since they stopped making them a few years ago, and more than likely, if you do find one, you will pay top dollar for it.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Trikes are fun!
Rob is correct. They do take a little time to get used to. You can't lean in the curves. This can freak some people out at the start.

Think if it as you ride a bike and drive a trike.
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Since I own and drive a sidecar and have for a while,I'd say sidecar. I have not tried a modern Trike,only a servicar. A sidecar can "fly" on tight right turns,but a trike can "fly" right or left. I owned and drove a H-D sidecar when I tried the servicar,for me no thanks,It purt near skeerd me.
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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thanks for advice guys.im from ireland and have only seen side cars and trikes on utube.not a demand over here.what i realy want is something my better half can feel confident on.any more advice wld b much appreciated.
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Side car. I'd get a sidecar in a heartbeat if I had the garage space. I'd likely put all my stuff in it and run away from home too.....
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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thanks for advice guys.im from ireland and have only seen side cars and trikes on utube.not a demand over here.what i realy want is something my better half can feel confident on.any more advice wld b much appreciated.
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:15 AM   #9 (permalink)
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thanks 4 reply dave 63 but i want to bring my wife not run away from her,although its a nice thought.can u take side car off and wld new parts like dampers make a diff to the ride of my roadking.nt want to do that.
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:23 AM   #10 (permalink)
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