BinDerSmokDat wrote:Some sort of steering damper is necessary on a Ural.
There is no such thing as a sidecar set-up that is stable on EVERY road crown angle, at EVERY speed, on EVERY road surface.
There are various settings and geometries that work well under a wide range of conditions, but you need a damper.
Sidecar rigs, by their very nature are compromises, not handling like two-wheelers and not handling like 4 wheelers.
I was able to put over 300km on my Sean damper this weekend, a mix of twisty pavement, long stretches of gravel and washboard plus some very challenging rock trails.
It performed very well and improved the bike handling while minimizing bump steer.
Funny, on the rocks and nasty rutted trails I didn't see any perfectly aligned Sportster rigs to compare sidecar geometry with.
I have ridden my sportster everywhere in my vicinity and there are some very rough tracks. Now that I have uprated the springs the only thing I miss is a reverse gear. It goes fast too, fast for a sidecar rig anyway, I once took it up to 85 mph before I chickened out. For the money invested it's a hard to beat machine.