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  Topic: BMW 16" tire research
davebig

Replies: 8
Views: 3864

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:05 am   Subject: toe in
Yes I have and it's in line with what the builders suggested 1.25", I'm told that wide track and wide tire sidecars need allot of toe to help keep them tracking, a buddy has a modern EML double w ...
  Topic: BMW 16" tire research
davebig

Replies: 8
Views: 3864

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:57 pm   Subject: BMW 16" tire research
Paul
Your exactly right , I agree entirely. When I got it there was a set of Yokohama S-Drives UTQG of 180 they went away almost as I watched went to another set S-Drives rated 300 got maybe 6500 out ...
  Topic: BMW 16" tire research
davebig

Replies: 8
Views: 3864

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 1:49 am   Subject: BMW 16" tire research
Not trying to be a smart ass,just saying if you have to worry about the mileage on your tires and or gas mileage may be your not having as much fun as you should be. Fun ain't cheap Smile

I surely wou ...
  Topic: BMW 16" tire research
davebig

Replies: 8
Views: 3864

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:36 am   Subject: BMW 16" tire research
The research must be funded by the USA Government and is top secret. :>)
Here's what I clumsily didn't manage to post
I've managed to put more miles than either of the 2 previous owners and 1.5 s ...
  Topic: BMW 16" tire research
davebig

Replies: 8
Views: 3864

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 2:04 am   Subject: BMW 16" tire research
I've managed to put more miles than either of the 2 previous owners and 1.5 sets set of tires Laughing the Yokohama S-Drive in 175/55 or 50 /16 are sport tires and are fun but expire soon maybe 6500 mil ...
  Topic: From my advrider thread
davebig

Replies: 0
Views: 1992

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:53 am   Subject: From my advrider thread
Ever heard of the film Accidental Tourist https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Accidental_Tourist_%28film%29 it was OK, I'm the accidental tuner ! Every now and then I get lucky. Put new Hyperpro shock f ...
  Topic: Shock Tuning
davebig

Replies: 2
Views: 1947

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:21 am   Subject: New Hyperpro shock
Smile Installed new hyperpro shock from http://www.epmperf.com/ Klaus he uses some sort of formula of course took weight and rear wheel wt loaded and unloaded. Works good makes it easier to be smooth ...
  Topic: Shock Tuning
davebig

Replies: 2
Views: 1947

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:40 pm   Subject: Shock Tuning
My education is continuing, when I started out with 32 psi in front tire I went completely off the tracks!
I did some shock tuning and township road riding. What mine seems to like it minimal damping ...
  Topic: Tires and wheels 15 vs 16" sidewall flex
davebig

Replies: 3
Views: 2352

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:46 am   Subject: Tires and wheels 15 vs 16" sidewall flex
Wow I'm guilty of not looking before posting, thinking that with my GS there's plenty of room for a 15 " on the K-bike 16" is minimum Oops next I'll try a 185/55/17 tires the 175/55/16 are s ...
  Topic: Tires and wheels 15 vs 16" sidewall flex
davebig

Replies: 3
Views: 2352

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:21 am   Subject: Tires and wheels 15 vs 16" sidewall flex
Thanks Bill, that was a concise answer , the adv guys chide me for running 65 series tires there (to short to harsh) .
When I picked it up the previous owner could not tell me much about it, I thoug ...
  Topic: Tires and wheels 15 vs 16" sidewall flex
davebig

Replies: 3
Views: 2352

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:17 pm   Subject: Tires and wheels 15 vs 16" sidewall flex
Anyone want to offer an opinion on 15 vs 16" wheel and a little more sidewall flex on CHS rig ? I think this big old slug is more luxury sedan than road burning roadster , now that I'm getting t ...
  Topic: CHS Front shock recomendations ? Drmike ?
davebig

Replies: 2
Views: 2771

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:31 pm   Subject: CHS Front shock recomendations ? Drmike ?
That helps, the closest on the list to what's on it takes a longer spring, but according to that info easily available, probably more affordable than throwing myself at the mercy of EPM or Works. I ju ...
  Topic: CHS Front shock recomendations ? Drmike ?
davebig

Replies: 2
Views: 2771

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:54 pm   Subject: CHS Front shock recomendations ? Drmike ?
OK gentlemen I can't find an easy way to improve this rig now that we are getting to know each other it works pretty good.
I have a better rear shock on the way. The front shock doesn't work badly ...
  Topic: toe in ?
davebig

Replies: 2
Views: 2166

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:21 am   Subject: toe in ?
Thanks Bill, I was ambitious today I redoubled my measuring efforts and after loosening things up and determining I was going to need to remove allot of plastic I put it back together and find 1 1/4& ...
  Topic: toe in ?
davebig

Replies: 2
Views: 2166

PostForum: HPSidecar Technical Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:47 am   Subject: toe in ?
How much is acceptable ?
Just bought 04 BMW K1200gt EZS Summit rig with CHS , steering was ultra lite 10 degrees of positive, I reduced that to 5 to start with it has 2 3/4" of toe in. What does ...
 
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