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Thread: Sidecar tire

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    Default Sidecar tire

    Hi, Guys

    Been a while since I posted. Anyway, I'm working on a 65 FL sidecar bike. Odd question, perhaps, but does the sidecar use a rear or front rated tire? I'm leaning towards a rear, even though it's a "passive" (i.e., not powered) wheel, but want to do this right. Not finding anything in my various manuals which specifies the tire type for the sidecar wheel. Anybody?

    Thanks in advance!

    Wish I had contributed even half as much as I've learned here...
    Ride it like you can fix it!

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    Tires at that time period were not directional and not position specific. One tire did all. A front will work fine as the sidecar has little load and isn't driven. Reproduction early type tires won't matter anyway.
    Robbie Knight Amca #2736

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    Thanks, Rubone! Had to ditch the repop tires on my 65 FLH. We have too much grooved pavement around here that caused severe head shake at any speed above about 25 mph. Put on a set of modern Shinkos and it's a whole new bike. Probably will have to do the same with the sidecar rig to be able to enjoy it.
    Ride it like you can fix it!

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