Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: North Texas, TX, USA
If the sidecar brake is connected to the bike's rear brake, a strong pull to the left is expected as the front braking force is only stopping the left hand side of the rig (the sidecar on the right continues to try and move forward).
The best setup I have seen to prevent this is to have the sidecar brake connected to thebike's front brake. With this arrangement you can grab a hand full of front brake, and the rig will wind down to stop in a straight line, and pretty quick... well at least as quick as can be expected. Sidecar rigs aren't known for their stopping ability.
If you have no sidecar brake (but I think the Hannigan comes standard with it) then yes... braking will cause it to pull to the left (as acceleration causes it to pull to the right).
If your sidecar brake is already connected to the bike's front brake, and it's still pulling to the left, something is wrong with your sidecar brake.
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