I own a 2009 LT and had installed on it a Hannigan SP2 Sidecar in March of 2015.
The sidecar gets a 95 out of 100 for quality, fit and finish. Only issue is a poor fitment on the hatch in the back and the inability to lock the lid on easily.
The attachment to the LT however gets a 50 out of 100 - fail!! I have an extensive list of installation issues, errors and poor craftsmanship. I essentially had to take the side car off the bike and reinstall to make sure that it was safe and secure. I did not bother to complain to Hannigan but did photo document and correct all issues. Essentially it appears to be poor quality control and not having work checked.
At the time of ordering I was contemplating having the sidecar installed just south of Minneapolis by one of their certified installers however the factory told me to get it installed in Murray, KY since they had better LT experience.
Overall we are very happy with the sidecar rig - here are a few of the items that was ordered on the sidecar:
- Open concept with soft side windows
- Spoiler with brake light
- Seat belt
- Steer Lite kit (a must have)
- Did not have the blower fan installed (received a credit)
- Color matched paint job
Already had Wilbers on the bike so I did not need to upgrade the shocks.
- LED interior lighting in trunk and front interior - their trunk light is old, tired & junk
- Powerlet on the dash for charging
- Power connection on the dash for USB charging of mobile devices - phone, GPS, iPads
- Connection to the AutoCom intercom system
- cup holder
- A Shinko SR741 Series Tire - 130/70-17 rear tire on the front, it fits with no mods
Lots of trikes and sidecar guys are using this tire for several reasons
- The trunk lock is also old and works poorly.
- The lid requires redesign as any amount of rain it leaks - it leaks a lot
I use black Gorilla Tape once rain is upon us . . . to seal things up!!
- Last item that bugs me is that the sidecar rides at a slight tilt
Once I have more time on my hands I will correct that as well
Reason we got the sidecar was that my pillion rode on the back of an LT since 2003 and we finally looked to improve her riding experience now she can sleep safely, prepare food for both of us, read her iPad and Facetime with the kids, and bundle up when its get cold, rainy or windy and ride for very long distances with no issues!!
In the future I may convert the rear tire to a car tire but I am not putting enough miles on it to justify!!
To remove sidecar from the bike all you need to do is remove is 4 bolts, disconnect 1 hydraulic fitting and 1 electrical connector. Do not plan on riding the bike unless you also remove the Steer Lite hardware and connections of your brake lines up front but that would be fairly easy - it just takes time. Their hardware is an aluminum plate and taking that off and on may wear out the taped screw fitting in the plate.