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  Topic: Steering Dampers
Sidecarmaniac

Replies: 12
Views: 5937

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:06 pm   Subject: Re: Steering Dampers and Trail
My GTS-MegaComete is the first and so far the only outfit that I had that needs no steeringdamper., says Sidecarmaniac.
I'm wondering how much trail you have on your GTS/MegaComete?
Me to!
I don' ...
  Topic: Any naked HP outfits out there?
Sidecarmaniac

Replies: 5
Views: 4568

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 12:39 am   Subject: Any naked HP outfits out there?
Are there more (semi) naked outfits out there?
I like to see pics or drawings of the HP outfits that shows the high tech behind the tupperware.
http://www.sidecarmaniac.nl/gts/frame_megacomete8m.jpg
  Topic: Steering Dampers
Sidecarmaniac

Replies: 12
Views: 5937

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 10:04 pm   Subject: Re: Steering Dampers
Do you suppose that it is possible to set up a rig so that a steering damper is unnecessary? From time to time I have seen posts from people who say that they don't have one and do not have either lo ...
  Topic: Track Width
Sidecarmaniac

Replies: 10
Views: 6576

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:47 pm   Subject: Re: Track Width
sidecarmaniac,
Would the information you listed for your GTS1000-SideBike Mega Comete, also be the same for a 1993 GTS and a 1998 SideBike Mega Comete?It's the info that was told in a test report in ...
  Topic: Track Width
Sidecarmaniac

Replies: 10
Views: 6576

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:13 pm   Subject: Re: Track Width
In a story in a Dutch bikemagazine I found the following facts. I hope the conversion to inches and lb is done right.
1 inch = 25.4 mm
1 lb (UK) = 0.4536 kg. Can't find a "USA or Canada lb" (Btw i ...
  Topic: Ballast
Sidecarmaniac

Replies: 9
Views: 5077

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:36 pm   Subject: Re: Ballast
I like to use about 50 lbs of ballast when my sidecar is empty. I remove it when someone or something is in it. I had been using a bag of sand, that got a hole in it and made a huge mess. Anyone have ...
  Topic: Sidecar wheel steering
Sidecarmaniac

Replies: 12
Views: 6451

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:14 pm   Subject: Sidecar wheel steering
Thanks for the reply JOHN. Have you ever gotten into an oversteer situation where you had to coutersteer.
Riding on roads covered with snow the outfit only wants to go to the right. In this case I h ...
  Topic: Sidecar wheel steering
Sidecarmaniac

Replies: 12
Views: 6451

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 9:47 pm   Subject: Re: Sidecar wheel steering
Some HPS rigs utilize steering of the sidecar wheel. (Comanchee comes to mind).
It would seem as though more lead could be run with this setup, is that being done? What are the pros and cons of stee ...
 
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