Getting into line – with the experts

David Angel works on a sidecar chassis.

Last month I tried to give an insight into the various alignments necessary to keep a sidecar outfit handling as well as possible.

This month the experts have their say, and what experts they are – Watsonian Squire, Jim D’Arcy and Velorex/Ural expert, David Angel, all have their own opinions.


Ben, of Watsonian Squire, said: “We always start with the same base setting, which is 0.5in toe-in and the same for lean-out with lead usually 20% of the bike’s wheelbase – everyone has his own view on this, but we’ve probably fitted more sidecars than anyone else in the UK, and this is what works best as a starting point for us.

Small tweaks can be made later if required."

Read more in April’s issue of OBM

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