Here will be discussed attaching the sidecar to the motorcycle as a Flexible Sidecar.
Flexible, Parallel and Leaning sidecars have been around since 1903.
In the hands of a professional, they outperformed a conventional ridgid hack.
No need for Leading Link modifications or Steering Damper.
Safer cornering with counter steering.
Cannot accidentally "Fly the Chair".
Experienced solo riders can easily ride a flexible or leaner sidecar.
Drivers of "Hacks" will need to re-learn to ride a leaner sidecar (counter steering).
Flexible SidecarsWhat makes Flexible Sidecars unique is the location of the sidecar wheel in the centre. This is also the reason we did not consider a Flexible Sidecar as a good option for wheelchair access. The occupant in the wheelchair would sit too high in the sidecar boat. The ramp would need to be too long to enable access, to ensure the ramp would not be too steep.
1. Equalean Sidecars
Wally Wallick, was the founder of the EQUALEAN sidecar business, a flexible sidecar built from 1975 until 1984. Aqualean Sidecar Manual: Click Here
The video below shows a double flexible sidecar they have built.
2. Flexit Sidecars
Only aproximately 200 Flexit sidecars were built between 1981 and 2005.
There is a Flexit Sidecar Owners Group (FSOG) dedicated to the promotion, preservation and perpetuation of all of the surviving Flexit sidecars: Click Here
Flexit Site: Click Here
Flexit and Aqualean Sidecars: Click Here
Flexit Construction: Click Here
Video: Click Here
The Water Doesn't Spill: Click Here
A Curious Attachment: Click Here
3. Fleximum Sidecars
Fleximum Sidecars are located in Canada.
4. Homemade Flexible Sidecars
US Patent Flexible sidecar
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