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Years ago, I used to work for a Harley-Davidson shop and always rode a Harley with a sidecar......... The rake on the forks has to be adjusted outwards so that it steers properly... AND when all the local police used to use motorcycles with sidecars - H-D used to manufacture an adjustable front fork rake...... Loved riding it.with a passenger when taking right turns - he would lean way out and STILL - the wheel would come up about 1-2 feet.........OMG!!!!!!! so much fun...........too! AND...a friend of mine would hop fire hydrants with that sidecar..........................ErikDK said:Having owned a Moto Guzzi California with sidecar, I can truly say that the only positive aspect about a bike with sidecar is the attention it draws.
It wears out tires, wheel bearings and the whole drive line. You must go very slowly to turn right, or the sidecar will flip up. Left turns are very hard.
I took my sidecar drivers license on an Earles-fork BMW, supposedly a very good combo, and it was not significantly better than my own rig.
Bottom line: If you need more than two wheels, get a convertible if you want to enjoy driving open.