Sidecar brakes

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r2276b
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Sidecar brakes

#1

Post by r2276b » Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:15 am

Ok, here's one for you experts.I removed the sidecar off my 59 Panhead
last year. The brakes were working fine. I reinstalled it last week,
and now the sidecar brake wants to pull me to the right. The bikes
rear brake was working fine as a solo. I bled both the sidecar and the
bike rear after installation. Could it possibly still be some air in the system
What's the deal?



Cotten
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#2

Post by Cotten » Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:44 am

Factory literature says something like: "If you run a brake, it will hard to the right; If you don't it will pull gently to the left."

I'd guess that your brake was only partially working and now works proper.

...Cotten
PS: I took mine off. My wife handles it fine.

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#3

Post by Cotten » Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:45 am

Doh! A double post and I can't delete.

I guess I'll post a pic of my wife's hack with the doorbell aboard. Without a brake, there is room for a spare.

....Cotten
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r2276b
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#4

Post by r2276b » Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:01 am

That's what I get for bleeding the brakes !

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#5

Post by john HD » Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:08 am

your throne in the background cotten?

john :D

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#6

Post by 51Hog » Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:58 am

Cotton!
That old dog is cool---
I like the tool box on the hack.
Great pic.

r2276b
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#7

Post by r2276b » Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:18 am

Also, I can't remember what position my adjustable forks need to be in for sidecar use.

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#8

Post by Cotten » Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:27 pm

r2276b!

The forks swing forward for hack duty. The 45710-58 'position tabs' will be moved to the front of the elongated holes in the bottom tree.

And don't forget to tighten the dampener a lot.

JohnHD!

The neo-Gothic chair was just alley-scrounged. I shall have to make modeling clay molds from remaining portions of the carving to cast 'Dura-bond' repairs, but it will be worth it: It's got such great "attitude".

Then my wife will claim it from me.

....Cotten

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#9

Post by john HD » Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:28 pm

ah, so it is the queen's throne!

john

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#10

Post by Cotten » Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:04 am

Well,..Yes...,

The king's already got a Gothic Revival throne.

....Cotten
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