"Sidecars technical part 3"

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Trail You need a lot of muscle power to ride an outfit when there are no modifications done.
To save one's arms, the trail is often reduced. The trail (distance A to B) depends on the angle of the steeringhead (C) and the place of the front wheel axle (X). Because the angle is hard to change, the front wheel relocation is more common.
There are several solutions from home-made to hightech. Watch the pics and enjoy yourself, especially with the creative home made forks.
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Fork V-Max
These forks are the originally V-Max forks. But the forks are placed forwards with the two massive (airplane-)aluminium plates.
Leading link fork
This leading fork places the wheel a forwards to reduce the trail.
There are two hole's to select two trail settings. Manufactured by EZS (The Netherlands)
Virago homemade fork
This front end belongs to a Yamaha Virago. It is a very nice solution. You can clearly see that the wheel has moved forwards. The stock forks are still used.
EZS fork
These massive forks are used to reduce the trail when you don't want to change the bike's look too much. Manufactured by EZS (The Netherlands)
A homemade version with the originally front forks together with a kind of rear end swingarm construction.
Homemade Leading link with monoshock
A mono shock type, homemade.
EZ-steer from Champion Sidecars
A solution for Gold Wings from Champion Sidecars (USA) This changes the angle of the forks with 6 degrees, that results in 56% reduced trail.
Leading link from Unit Sidecars Leading link from Unit Sidecars
A leading link from Unit Sidecars (UK). Here are the brake calipers mounted under the swingarm. When you use the front brake the front end will lift up a bit.
Fork from EML
A leading link from EML (The Netherlands) called Extensodive, also used on their Goldwing GL1500 Trike Bermuda.

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