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Wing + California SC, + trailer, anyone do it?

I have a '93 1500 Wing, with a California FS sidecar (not on the road as yet). Now, right now I have an 1100 Yamaha with trailer. I bought the Wing with sidecar to give me added stability and comfort to my passenger, as I'm getting older (no health issues yet, I am 71). The sidecar has oodles of room for "stuff" (suitcases, BBQ, beach stuff , etc.), as I don't plan on riding with a passenger in it. Now, I love the trailer as well, (plan on selling the 1100), lots of room in the trailer.
My question to sidecar owners is, would you recommend keeping the trailer (23 CF), or stuffing the car? Would towing a full trailer with the empty car affect the handling of the bike, or would it be better to ditch the trailer too and load up the car?
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Thoughts and/or advice is always welcome.

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yes, there are a lot of goldwings with sidecars, and a lot of them are the one you talk of.

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and pulling the trailer won't even be noticed.

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A LOT of people here in Europe ride the option you are talking about , - come and visit some of our rallies and see for yourself , LOL.
I havent heard about any problems , except for "lane splitting" is a bit off a problem .

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A LOT of people here in Europe ride the option you are talking about , - come and visit some of our rallies and see for yourself , LOL.
I havent heard about any problems , except for "lane splitting" is a bit off a problem .
Ya,,, I'll get right on that. LOL.
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John,

Lots of rigs pull trailers. The trick is to align the trailer's left tire with the bike's tires. You don't want the trailer to add to your overall width while keeping the bulk of the trailer behind the rig's center mass, which is left of center.

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Lots of rigs pull trailers. The trick is to align the trailer's left tire with the bike's tires. You don't want the trailer to add to your overall width while keeping the bulk of the trailer behind the rig's center mass, which is left of center.
Never thought of a trailer adding to the width, but, you're right, it would add more width. So, (if I'm reading you correctly), I would have to "off-center" the hitch somehow. Basically, putting the hitch somewhere between the bike and car. Is that right?
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That's right, place the hitch between the tug and tub so that the trailer doesn't add to the width. I think you are a member of the www.sidecar.com forum as well. That would be a good place to ask exactly how to do that.

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That's right, place the hitch between the tug and tub so that the trailer doesn't add to the width. I think you are a member of the www.sidecar.com forum as well. That would be a good place to ask exactly how to do that.
Thanks, I'll see what they have to say.
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this is where my hitch is, ignore the lean on the bike that's all sorted now!

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