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doug_heisel
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sidecar mounting

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Post by doug_heisel » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:39 pm

does anyone have any pictures of how your sidecars mount to your bikes I've been thinking of trying to make a sidecar for camping and traveling. Also if I could get any dimentions of mounting bars, and brackets. thanks in advance



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Re: sidecar mounting

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:16 pm

Doug,
I'm in the process of trying to put a 1945 LE sidecar on my '49 FL right now, all the chassis pieces are at the powder coater so I can't measure any of it right now. I bought the LE manual and its only a few pages long but has a lot of info in it. If I have time later I'll scan the whole thing and post it in the knowledge base.

The basis of the connection are 2 ball-studs with some very special big nuts on the lower sidecar chassis which provide a somewhat flexible connection to the frame, the loops on the front and the rear frame at the axle. A 3rd bar connects to a pin pivot at the top of the wishbone.

more info and pics later,

mike

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Re: sidecar mounting

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Post by Hog54 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:00 pm

Your better off just buying the frame,then you can make any body you want on it.Im pretty sure you can get all the mounts for the bike frame from V-Twin too.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SIDECAR- ... 19aaeb2e8f" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/FL-GOOD- ... 19b6d57b24" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/49-1990- ... 2eb01e1510" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

doug_heisel
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Re: sidecar mounting

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Post by doug_heisel » Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:31 pm

Thanks for the links and info. the addition to the data base would be very welcome.

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Re: sidecar mounting

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Post by hplhd » Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:25 pm

i dont know if this helps but a coupla internet buddies put this site together. love a goulding.
http://www.gouldingsidecars.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: sidecar mounting

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:44 pm

Thanks hplhd, the Goulding site is very nice!

The "technical" tab on the site has a LOT of great stuff about the chassis and the components of the Litecar (Model Ls) which were made exclusively for the Harley WL.

I sure would like to find a similar site devoted to the LE model sidecars which were built for the big twins.

mike

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Re: sidecar mounting

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Post by doug_heisel » Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:26 pm

thanks that did help a lot

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Re: sidecar mounting

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Post by RUBONE » Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:40 pm

First off, what bike are you talking about. Lots of stuff exists already for mounting various sidecars to different bikes. Some are easy, some not so.
Robbie

doug_heisel
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Re: sidecar mounting

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Post by doug_heisel » Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:03 pm

i've got a 52 FL. Its still has the sidecar loops on the front. in fact the frame is mostly unmolested.

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Re: sidecar mounting

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Post by Hog54 » Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:32 pm

Your better off just getting an old harley frame than trying to make one.It probably would be cheaper too.

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Re: sidecar mounting

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Post by RUBONE » Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:47 pm

I'm with Hog54, stock frames show up all the time. Then just build whatever body on it you like. My '44 UL has a stock SC on it but I am also building a flatbed type to haul a WR on built on a '40MW wide package truck chassis. Original mounts are around but so are repops.
Robbie

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