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Author Topic: How many sidecar riders are here?  (Read 1195 times)

The Garbone

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Re: How many sidecar riders are here?
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2011, 02:57:49 AM »
Thanks ,Garbone ,and exactly how long did it take to" dial in" the alignment. With these slide type adjuster arms it really seems hit or miss as opposed to a threaded style of adjustment arm?

Not very hard actually. Keep them slightly snug and the rubber mallet is your friend.  

The lean out you can eyeball and for tow-in I parked it on a line in the concrete and used a 8ft pole as the other strait edge.  Worked perfect.  After that it really was all tire pressure and getting accustomed to wrestling it.  
« Last Edit: May 18, 2011, 03:03:43 AM by The Garbone »
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Re: How many sidecar riders are here?
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2011, 04:51:10 PM »
 How are you guys keeping those Dogs in the  sidecar?  My screwy Jacks would bolt  out of mine, at the slightest flick of a Squirrel Tail.
An thaibhsí atá rattling ag an doras agus tá sé an diabhal sa chathaoir.

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Re: How many sidecar riders are here?
« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2011, 04:52:42 PM »
How are you guys keeping those Dogs in the  sidecar?  My screwy Jacks would bolt  out of mine, at the slightest flick of a Squirrel Tail.

I've seen people using some kind of a seatbelt harness.  I know my dog would need one, or otherwise she'd leap out at the first sign of a squirrel as well!

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Re: How many sidecar riders are here?
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2011, 04:54:28 PM »
;D

A sidehack is a wonderful thing...So says my dog..


Garbone, you're making me jealous (and my dog too)!

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Re: How many sidecar riders are here?
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2011, 05:08:47 PM »
I've seen people using some kind of a seatbelt harness.  I know my dog would need one, or otherwise she'd leap out at the first sign of a squirrel as well!

Eamon
Yeah, there must be something Eamon, don't want to drag him either.....  Anyone?
An thaibhsí atá rattling ag an doras agus tá sé an diabhal sa chathaoir.

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Re: How many sidecar riders are here?
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2011, 05:47:31 PM »
Well, In the image you can see the thread and nut of the eyebolt to the lower left.   He is tied to it by a tether that is about 12" - 16" long.  His blue leash is on the floor and you can see the white second tether and doggles for my other dog. I can bring them both but he is not such a fan.



Here you can see the tether..



Note that the seat cushion, just like the back, is removable, I leave it at home and he stands on the movable rubber mat that came with the car.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2011, 05:53:17 PM by The Garbone »
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Re: How many sidecar riders are here?
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2011, 06:19:32 PM »
   OK, I got ya....good Idea.  Eye bolt through the floor, shorten his leash with a knot, or just a shorter leash, ...I like it ;)  I guess you could always hook the short leash to a harness as well.   Pretty cool !
« Last Edit: May 18, 2011, 06:21:55 PM by gashousegorilla »
An thaibhsí atá rattling ag an doras agus tá sé an diabhal sa chathaoir.