Steering Dampers on Sidecars

Steering dampers are commonly used on sidecars to improve stability and reduce wobbling or shaking through the handlebars. This is usually at lower speeds. A steering damper is a hydraulic,pneumatic or friction device that is connected to the motorcycle's steering and the sidecar frame. It works by absorbing and dissipating any unwanted oscillations or vibrations in the steering system. A steering damper helps to reduce this effect by providing a damping force that counteracts the oscillations.

When selecting a steering damper for a sidecar, it is important to choose a model that is specifically designed for this application. The damper should be strong enough to handle the additional weight and forces involved, Some dampers are adjustable to suit the rider's preferences and riding conditions. Returning the damping setting to minimum can help when maneuvering the machine when not being ridden such as parking or perhaps pushing the machine backwards into a garage.

Overall, a properly installed and adjusted steering damper can significantly improve the handling and stability of a sidecar motorcycle, making it safer and more enjoyable to ride.

We offer a selection of new sidecars & fittings, please contact us for more details or with any questions which you may have. Call David 07808 572709 or e-mail

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