of the sidecar is of impact-resistant fiberglass, the frame
of mild-steel tubing. The inside is handsome: well upholstered,
with nylon rug material on floor and side panels, seat base
and back covered with quality black Naugahyde. The seat back
pops out to open a spacious trunk section where helmets and
other accessories can be stored.
installation and setup of the BIngham Mark I take about an hour.
After that, once all the brackets are bolted on, you should
be able to attach or remove the hack in five minutes. It's held
by only four bolts, fits on just about any motorcycle made.
(Side Strider will make mounts to order if you own an oddball.)
sidecars, because of their weight, require suspension and gearing
changes to the motorcycle. Not so with the Bingham Mark I. The
maker claims that a 90cc motorcycle will pull this unit. My
own guess is that anything under 250cc should have a larger
rear sprocket attached; anything above that is on the safe side.
of caution! Did you notice earlier that I said "drive"
a sidecar rig instead of "ride"? That's a warning
for those of you who consider yourself accomplished riders.
When you first get into the saddle of a sidecar rig, be careful
you don't lean to go around a turn; you steer just as you do
in the family car.
the price of this rig downright cheap. It's well made and light,
it's fun, and it's very useful.