you dont need the weight of a full person to make the sidecar rig turn correctly.. 40lbs on the end of a 3ft+ lever (aka out there in the sidecar) works fine for normal riding.man that is a sexy bike! I can't think of a better way to spend almost 4 grand. Too bad I wasn't closer.
I also like how he acts like carrying the gas can full of water makes up for the sidecar being empty. 5 gallons of water weighs a bit more then 40lbs, which is not even close to making up for the weight of a person, unless he's talking about a small kid.