New Project – Red’s ’84 Harley Leaner Sidecar


Bike Make/Model

I’m planning on mounting it to an ’84 FLTC Harley Davidson

Make/Model and Details of Sidecar Tub – Fibreglass, Aluminum (aluminium) Wrapped, Steel Sheet Wrapped etc

I plan to make a custom body from aluminium … I would like to incorporate a convertible top.

Sidecar Tub Design – Tandem/Single

Project at Design Stage

Sidecar Frame Type and Measurements – (Square/Round Tubing, Aluminium/Steel)

At this time, I plan to fabricate the frame from square steel tube.

Front/Rear Mount Measurements

Project at Design Stage

Wheel Lead

Project at Design Stage

Rear Mount Ground Clearance Measurement

The bike only has 6″ of ground clearance so I don’t have much to work with.

Front Mount Ground Clearance Measurement

Project at Design Stage

Motorcycle Sub-chassis Details (Square/Round Steel Tubing, Aluminum etc) and Attachment to Motorcycle (High Tensile steel, lock nuts etc)

Project at Design Stage

Total Width of Combination Lean-in

Project at Design Stage

Total Width of Combination Lean-out

Project at Design Stage

Distance Between Sidecar and Bike

Project at Design Stage

Sidecar Tire (tyre) Speed, Weight Rating

Project at Design Stage

Sidecar Rim Details, Diameter, Rim Width etc

The right wheel will be a stock HD cast spoke 16″ wheel & tire.

Suspension Type (Shock Absorber/Swing arm/Torsion) on Sidecar Wheel

Right now the right suspension would be a leading link swingarm with a spring pre-loaded shock.

Pivot Attachment to Motorcycle, (Rose Bush, Heim Joint, Rod End etc)

I plan on using heim joints for the mounts.

Sidecar Brake Details (if fitted), Drum/Disc, Plumbed to Motorcycle Rear or Front Brake Cylinder

Disk brakes and an alternator running off of the hack wheel … like I said still in the dream stage … ;D

Modifications/Adjustments During the Build

My biggest problem is finding/building a space to house all of my metal fab tools and still have space to work …

Wish me luck ,,,


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