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sjbiat

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on: November 15, 2022, 08:18:53 pm
I decided to replace my worn out RE tire with a block tread so I would have better traction on snow.  But I didn't pay attention to tire width.  Indeed the bike has better traction, but with the thicker tire it pulls noticeably to the right now.

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Reply #1 on: November 16, 2022, 12:45:27 am
Better traction should not effect your straight line performance if your mounting and alignment is correct I suspect your toe in may be off and maybe more. There is some good information online on how to set your sidecar up, there's a lot more to it than just bolting the chair on. Spend an afternoon going through the set up and it will pay big dividends in handling for you!


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Reply #2 on: November 27, 2022, 02:58:14 am
Thanks for the advice.  I think the problem is the larger diameter of the tire affects the lean angle.  I'm a little hesitant to mess with adjustments that haven't been touched in 7 years.  And the fact that the two tires are different diameters might further complicate fine tuning.  But I'll go over it as soon as I have a chance.
stephan
09 C5 with Cozy sidecar now
formerly
97 Motoguzzi
94/02 Ural
85 BMW R80
64 BMW R60/Hollandia/Steib
61 BMW R69/Watsonian
60 Pugeot