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Author Topic: side to side wheel base?  (Read 861 times)

500KsGerry

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side to side wheel base?
« on: August 20, 2011, 08:23:50 AM »
What is the distance of the sidecar tire from the center of the bike on the cozy/RE set up? Just curious, Haven't gotten to the chassis /frame build yet. Appreciate the info so thanks ahead of time . Gerry
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Re: side to side wheel base?
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2011, 06:18:57 PM »
Check here ====> LINKY

I will go out and measure mine, but I know the slip joint do allow an inch or two of adjustment on the width..

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Re: side to side wheel base?
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2011, 06:48:07 PM »
Excellent linky there Garbone . Thank  you! Some  good  info .
Since this one will be a 2/3 leaner to start with I will be going for the zero-scrub. Was good  to confirm  that on  your link.  Combined with the chair being narrow/kinda short, with the seat center between the leading edge of the rear  rims and the swing arm pivot points will  provide about 1 square foot of optimal area for load (butt). Does make for a small area for CG  so very minimal cargo will be able to stow in the nose. It's mainly a puppy/grand kid chair anyhow.
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Re: side to side wheel base?
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2011, 12:00:03 AM »
Mine measures 46.5" from and to center if tires.  It could be set up about 1" less or a few inches more.  My Cozy Euro is fitted with mounts of my own design.  I would never use the monstrosities that CMW sells as a G5 adapter.  It would totally block the kickstarter and would be very weak and bound to crack in a short time.  All in all a very poor design.  GA-DK

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Re: side to side wheel base?
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2011, 08:09:59 AM »
Mine measures 46.5" from and to center if tires.  It could be set up about 1" less or a few inches more.    GA-DK

This  is  great.  Was thinking 42 inches max  for  mine...skinny  car.  Can't wait till I get to fiddle with the geometry  of the actual parts some more to see how narrow I  can get it all with the needed  clearances. Thanks GA-DK
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Re: side to side wheel base?
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2011, 10:15:31 PM »
Ended up at 44 inches on  build. Thanks for the info  guys. Gerry
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