My Little Red Motorcycle
by George Moses
Mine Mine Mine
I have a 1992 1500 Gold Wing with a 2001 Hannigan Astro Side Car. I live in Eastern Tennessee and take trips to Florida, Iowa, Wisconsin, and into the Carolinas just to name a few. Driving a Bike with a sidecar is different and can take some time to become adjusted to the new way of thinking. As you go into a left hand turn you need to slow down enough to let the free rolling sider car pull you through the turn. On a right hand turn it helps to speed up just enough to pull the sidecar through the turn. This change of speed can be less than a five MPH difference made at the point you enter the turn. My wife likes to ride behind me but at the first sign of rain she requests a stop and jumps into the side car. When friends join us on trips they know that with the sidecar we can haul more luggage. The added capacity of the sidecar trunk really makes a difference. This is by far the best rig I have ever had!
Editor's Reply: Thanks George for a great article and some great pics too. I know my readers will truly enjoy this.