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post #1 of 4 Old 08-26-2019, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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DL 1000 Leading link

Hello,
I've mated a 2014 DL1000 with a Ural sidecar. With some research I've determined I can make the ride easier by adding a leading link / leading leg. Does anyone where I can find a one?

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PS. I'm looking for someone who will ship to Ontario Canada.

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post #2 of 4 Old 08-26-2019, 08:09 PM
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Hello,
I've mated a 2014 DL1000 with a Ural sidecar. With some research I've determined I can make the ride easier by adding a leading link / leading leg. Does anyone where I can find a one?
Thanks,
Drew

PS. I'm looking for someone who will ship to Ontario Canada.
I just looked around and I'm not sure that you are going to find an off-the-shelf solution.
I drove one years ago that belonged to Mike Corbin (the seat guy). It was a Big Yamaha FJ which had a pro built leading link front end. But I don't think it was a retail item.

There are some forums and associations for sidecar road racers. They might know based on the dimensions of the V-2 and the neck bore, etc. I'm sure there is a formula.

Then there are THESE GUYS.

You never say if your bike will be a 100% dedicated hack mule - or - if you intend to also ride it without the sidecar. That will be the first choice you need to make.

It is not inconceivable to have a separate set of fork tubes and front wheel for your purpose. Your goal, if staying with a sliding tube suspension, is to reduce the trail to near zero. Because you have upside/down forks _ it could be as simple as a different axle mount. Still not a backyard project but certainly doable.

Some starting points:
https://www.ahrma.org/road-racing/ah...ibition-class/
Contact us at [email protected].

This crowd wil have the expertise (certainly for racing) but likely there are members who are also street hack experts. Sidecar Racers Association: Home

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Give Claude Stanley at Freedom Sidecars LLC a call. His work is second to none. Just make sure you are sitting down when you get the estimate for the work and the time frame it'll take.

I had Claude build my rig an $800 Velorex 562 to a $3,800 DR650. After he cut, stretched, gusseted, plated the frame he located the mounts to the proper location on the frame. He then made a custom sub frame and cross spars along with a custom sway bar. Final cost was $4,000 and I opted out of powder coating and opted to save a few dollars by installing the tub and wiring myself.

A custom LL front end depending on the shocks and if the stock triples are re-worked or custom ones are made, I'd budget $3,000 to $6,000. Custom ain't cheap. Quality ain't cheap. An ill handling rig is no fun
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Thanks for all the info. I'll definitly check out those links you sent me!

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You never say if your bike will be a 100% dedicated hack mule - or - if you intend to also ride it without the sidecar.
I'm ot inteding to take off the sidecar. The amount of effort to take it off makes it not worth removing. Besides, I love the extra cargo space :-)
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