Any good suggestions for hacking a LT?
Well ...We have a Hannigan Astro 2+2 on our '02 K1200LT .http://www.hannigansidecar.com/content/sidecars.html
. For the money it would be hard to beat .If you want to take it off and use the bike as a two wheeler , it only takes 30-45 minutes . However , I wanted our rig to turn better , so I put Hannigan's Steer-lite & heave front fork spring on our rig around a year or so after Hannigan put the sidecar on .
Now it handles a lot better . It is not as good as our old '86 K100/EMLGT2 was . But then ,.. when our EML as new , it was one of the best handling rigs in the world .... I can no longer run our LT as a two wheeler . But , I have always had at least one bike that was a dedicated sidecar bike for over twenty years , so the loss of being able to use our LT as a two wheeler didn't bother me at all .
If money was a not problem I might have gotten one of these http://www.ezs-sidecar.com/html/summit.html
Things I have learned over that last 23 years of sidecaring . The bigger ,wider , the heavy the rig is , the better it is . As you get lighter & narrower , the more tippy it gets .
Here is a shot of our '02 K1200LT/Hannigan 2+2 , '86K100/EML2 , & our '65 R50 /Velerx , that I put a '80 R100 motor/ transmission /wheels /final drive ,ect .in .