Sidecar

Removing Sidecar From Motorcycle

Set motorcycle on rear stand. Disconnect brake rod from brake shaft lever. If sidecar is equipped with any lamps, disconnect the wires from their respective terminals.

Loosen ball joint lock nuts and ball joint nuts. Remove cotter pin, nut, spring and washers from frame brace upper front connection on motorcycle. Loosen the four sidecar frame brace lower clamp screws enough to allow disconnecting brace from upper front connection on motorcycle. Place blocks of suitable height under chassis to support it while disconnecting ball joint nuts from rear and front connections on motorcycle.

Attaching Sidecar to Motorcycle

Set motorcycle on rear stand near sidecar chassis. Put a small amount of grease in each ball socket. Block up chassis so that front and rear connections are as close as possible to, and nearly of the same height as motorcycle connections. Make sure ball joint nut lock nuts are loose on ball joint nuts.

Make front connection first, then rear connection. Due to previous slight misalignment, it may be necessary to loosen rear ball socket bracket nuts and shift bracket slightly before rear connection can be made. After rear connection has been made, tighten bracket nuts securely, and insert cotter pins.

When ball joints are properly adjusted, there will be flexibility between motorcycle and sidecar chassis, but no play in joints. Tighten ball joint nut until it just bottoms; and then back off about 1/8 turn. Hold ball joint nut in this position with one wrench and tighten ball joint nut lock nut securely with another wrench. After both ball joints have been properly adjusted and locked, push motorcycle off rear stand.

Put a small amount of grease on upper front connection and attach brace to upper front connection on motorcycle. Install larger washer, spring, smaller washer and nut; turn nut on until end of connection bolt just protrudes through nut and insert cotter pin.

Adjust sidecar frame brace so motorcycle leans about 2 degrees away from sidecar. It is of prime importance that this adjustment be carefully made, as it affects steering. With adjustment correct, motorcycle will have no appreciable tendency to pull to either right or left when driven on a level highway. Tighten frame brace lower clamp screws securely.

Connect brake rod to brake shaft lever. If brake needs readjusting, see "Adjusting Brakes", Page 20.

Connect any lamp wires to their respective terminals—see "Sidecar Wiring Diagrams," this Page, aind Pagel 163.J :

i Note: If a' new sidecar is to be attached to a motorcycle not previously equipped with one, fol-'iw instructions included with sidecar.

Adjusting Brake

See "Adjusting Brakes," Page 20.

Servicing Brake

See "Servicing Brakes," Page 20.

Removing Wheel

See "Removing Sidecar Wheel," Page 147.

Wiring Diagram

(1940 to Early 1947 Model Sidecar)

Connections

2. MUDGUARD LAMP—Black wire from junction terminal (16).

4. TAIL AND STOP LAMP—Red wire from stop lamp switch (12); black wire from junction terminal (16).

12. STOP LAMP SWITCH (on motorcycle)—Red wire from sidecar tail and stop lamp (4).;

16. JUNCTION TERMINAL (in left side of! motorcycle frame under saddle)—Black wire from mudguard lamp (2); black wire from sidecar tail and stop lamp (4).

Wiring Diagram

(Later 1947 Model Sidecar)

A. TWO WIRE CABLE—Green wire; red wire.

Connections

2. MUDGUARD LAMP—Green wire from junction terminal (5).

4. TAIL AND STOP LAMP—Cable "A" red wire stop lamp switch (12); black wire from junction terminal (5).

5. JUNCTION TERMINAL—(in sidecar mudguard) —Cable "A" green wire from junction terminal (16); black wire from tail and stop lamp (4); green wire from mudguard lamp (2).

12. STOP LAMP SWITCH (on motorcycle)—Cable "A" red wire from tail and stop lamp (4).

16. JUNCTION TERMINAL (in left side of motorcycle frame under saddle)—Cable "A" green wire from junction terminal (5).

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