Update on the project. 9,700 miles on the rig as of yesterday. The change to a car tire on the bike rear was a good move, handles great and with 5,300 miles on the tire it still looks new.
The Hannigan Twin classic has been flawless and met all our needs. Other than the tire change and adding reverse no additional costs to the rig.
A 3,000 mile trip two up and loaded involving some hard Mountain riding was nothing but fun and a pleasure with it. The snap on covert-able top has proven to be water tight even in some hard rain. The EEC has shown it was worth the cost to added it to the sidecar. No doubt this is a big rig. Harley RGU and a twin classic. My choice on doing the front end was a HD trike setup.
My plan was I wanted to ride the bike with or with out the sidecar. The idea worked great but require explaining the results. The bike without the sidecar handles prefect in all riding conditions. It does have a 4 inch longer wheel base. So takes a little more to turn it around. With sidecar it steers well at normal riding speeds on normal roads. If you are at Speed limit it steers well. When you start pushing it hard in tight hair pin turns , aggressive riding the steering is a bit stiffer but nothing I can not handle. Riding it hard never pushed me to a point I felt it was not with in my limits or the bikes.
The they say crowd out there, said my 107 M8 engine would not pull the car. They are so wrong and uninformed. It will run at highway speeds anywhere and roll on the throttle you will get moving fast. We were in traffic at highway speeds of 70-85 mph for long distance and had no problems with power. I have had it to 105 Mph.
Only mod to the bike is a Powervision with an improved tune.
They say crowd, said you would get tired of it and it would sit. Wrong it is so much fun I am not taking it off the RGU. I have other bikes to ride if I want two wheels.
Wife made it clear that she was riding on the bike with me not in the sidecar. Well she has changed that . She rode 90% of this trip in the sidecar and loved it.
So can wife ride on the bike with the sidecar. Yes, Hannigan made the mounts so it works. It does handle different when she does at highway speeds. Best advice is to Transfer bags from bike to the sidecar when you ride two up on the bike.
The bike must be a strange one. It has not Transferred one drop from trans to primary, nor does it sump. Half way through this trip I opened the primary to check. I had changed the lube a bit before we left. Right at the point it was filled to.
Sidecar view of a fun road.
Ride while you can someday they will take your keys or bury you