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Sidecar setup
When you convert a GL1200 to a sidecar outfit is it recommended to do any set up to the GL's front fork?

#1 06-23-2012, 04:47 AM,
Installing a leading link front forks is recommended by the sidecar club of USA, also use of a rear tire turned backwards due to the added weight and additional braking needed, never mind the double the tread depth for longer lifespan.

You can still use the stock forks and tire, but the steering will be much more sensitive to being pushed left when braking and pulled right when accelerating, plus other sensitivities when hitting bumps ect.

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#2 06-23-2012, 11:40 AM,
You dont have to modify the forks BUT a leading link fork is the best way to go,
2nd best.there are easy steer kits i think from california sidecar
that change the rake,
or put progressive fork springs, a fork brace and a steering dampner on your stock forks
It depends on how muc you want to spend
If you have any 1200 sidecar questions feel free to shoot me a message
PAST I have owned 23 motorcycles as my main bike including 5 Choppers 3 GL1000s and 2 GL1200s

Now 84/86 GL1200 Asp w/Sidecar
#3 06-24-2012, 08:32 AM,
Are you saying you're adding a sidecar, Laurie?
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#4 06-24-2012, 03:19 PM,
No conversion to the current Goldie in the near future Ian. If a second 1200 presented the opportunity who knows... but it involves some $$ that I would rather put towards another bike for the stable, or travel, at this point.

#5 06-25-2012, 04:17 AM,

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