newbie my 1969 R69 with globe sidecar

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DJMoore
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newbie my 1969 R69 with globe sidecar

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Just joined. Recently bought a 1969 R69 with Globe hack.
I'm in the San Francisco bay area (east bay)
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Discogodfather
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Hey, welcome. I am in San Francisco. If you need any help, let me know. Not a sidecar guy but am completely capable of anything to do with the motorcycle.
1969 r60/2, 1972 r75/5, 1973 Norton Commando, 1974 Ducati 750 GT, 1966 Honda 450 Black Bomber, 1965 Honda Superhawk, 1971 Honda CB 750

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MikeL46
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From the picture it looks like the bike is leaning slightly into the sidecar.

You'll like the handling better if it leans out instead.

Mike
67 R50/2 w/R100 engine/trans and Ural Sidecar
69 R60/2 76 R90S 78 R100RS
70 Triumph w/Spirit Eagle Sidecar

DJMoore
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Good eyes.
The bike does lean. It's better than when I brought it home via trailer. (I had it apart for transport.)
I need to continue with more readjustments for the bike and car.
thanks
d

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Discogodfather wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:21 pm
Hey, welcome. I am in San Francisco. If you need any help, let me know. Not a sidecar guy but am completely capable of anything to do with the motorcycle.
Thanks, I might take you up on the offer when I get stuck. Which will be often. :oops:
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DJ,

One of the best sidecar writeups I know if is at Snowbums site here: https://bmwmotorcycletech.info/sidecartech.htm. It has good information on setting them up.
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Hey DJ-
Nice looking combo, though it looks like it may be an R69S, rather than an R69?
I had a '64 R69S/Globe in the mid '70s, and enjoyed it much; current outfit is a '60 R69/Spezial.

Biggest thing I learned with the Globe (like the Steib LS 200 it was modeled after) is that it was light, very light.
It was very easy to overdrive w/o a passenger in the chair; disconcerting to be lifting the wheel while in right turns.
Consider adding some permanent (but removeable) weight to the sidecar.
Back in the day I'd use a bag of cement on the seat when no sc passenger.
Were I doing it today I'd take it a little more seriously, probably bolt on an equivalent steel lump to the frame, out near the wheel for maximum effect.

Spend the time necessary to address lean and toe-in setup for your machine; a lot of trial and error to get it right for your machine, your loading.
Best-
George

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The United Sidecar Association has some good information about riding a sidecar.

https://sidecar.com/tech-reference/

My best advice is to forget everything you know about riding a motorcycle. Pretend you are driving a car with different controls. You can't lean, you have to turn the bars to turn. Really weird the first few times.

Mike
67 R50/2 w/R100 engine/trans and Ural Sidecar
69 R60/2 76 R90S 78 R100RS
70 Triumph w/Spirit Eagle Sidecar

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