tx2sturgis wrote:Couple of things.
First, this is a great start, but you will not be able to travel in a straight line with the chair in the air if you keep leaning your body in towards the sidecar.
You should try to keep your body vertically inline with the frame of the motorcycle, and if you really want to get the chair up and travel in a straight line, you need to lean over to the LEFT. Hang your body so that your torso is just about over the left hand cylinder. Yes, it will feel completely and totally unnatural...but do it anyway. And SLOW down, you are going way too fast!
Whats happening in the video is that you're using centrifugal force to lift the chair, rather than a balance shift to fly the chair..
With plenty of room, and in first gear, start by going in a straight line, move the bar just a bit to the left and steer left, then quickly move the bar and front wheel to the right. Stiffen your arms, keep your body lined up, and do not lean in. The chair will come up, and this will take practice to get past the fear of tipping the rig. Work slowly, and progress until you can travel in a straight line with the chair in the air. Be prepared to use a LOT of steering effort to hold it up. You can steer back to the left to lower it, or use a bit of rear brake, and it will come back down.
You wont have it mastered in a half hour...or even a day....but after lots of practice, it will become much easier.
Ragmanx1 wrote:Brian - Great post on how to fly the car!
Casty62 wrote:You can even learn to make left turns or ride around in very tight circles not much larger than your actual turning radius. It just takes some practice.
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