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Re Visiting my side car days

  • 08 Aug 2014 4:20 PM
    Message # 3068954

    I have just recently had a Velorex 700 installed on my 1000Vstrom with a slight suspension upgrade i am now revisiting the days of my XS 500 Yamaha and a Boat tail velorex circa 1976 very much would enjoy communicating with other side car enthusiasts 

  • 10 Aug 2014 9:38 AM
    Reply # 3069971 on 3068954


    Hello Doug. I have been sidecar piloting since 1966. I have an early Steib chair that I have had mounted to a variety of Harleys and Nortons, currently on a 68 Atlas.  I have built sidecars, raced sidecars, built suspensions, Earles forks and special attachments. I did 200 miles yesterday and plan to do more today. Sidecars are fantastic.
  • 12 Aug 2014 8:26 PM
    Reply # 3072357 on 3068954

    Got my Rig all sorted out carrying about 60 lbs of sand as ballast when solo and if i get a passenger the sand goes on the shoulder of the road. Initially i used water in in a container but found that well i am not careful enough putting it in the sidecar trunk and went through two 5 gallon containers before switching to sand! 

    Wife and grand kids love the chair and i look forward to many more years of tooling around and getting waved at by all the little ones and adults i pass! 

    Went all out purchased the proper roof for the side car and now if it rains when i am out the wife stays dry and well i get to be a bit wet .

    All in all an great investment in my riding future 

  • 13 Aug 2014 9:06 AM
    Reply # 3072633 on 3068954

    I have a 1974 R90/6 BMW with a Cozy sidecar and I have more fun with this rig than I could have ever thought.  It is a daily rider and is so practical for loading "stuff", parking and just getting around.  It attracts total strangers like a magnet!!!   The combination is perfect: weight of the bike and sidecar, size, etc.  Greatest way to go. 

  • 02 Sep 2014 7:59 PM
    Reply # 3091068 on 3068954

    Looking for assistance on the body of my side car is a weather strip or moulding that runs all along the top side of the side car to protect the edges i have one small issue mine is two inches to short (no short jokes please) Does anyone have a strip of thhis i guess you would call it 3/4 square molding about 3 inches long so i can complete the loop? Or suggestions where i may find a similar molding to keep the rain out and my wife happy!

    Any guidance would be appreciated 

  • 07 Oct 2014 6:50 PM
    Reply # 3118574 on 3068954

    hi Doug I have 1982 velorex on my 1976 xs 650 Yamaha love it  i called Mark at velorex usa and he send me a replacement molding for my sidecar , works good cut to fit , is about a 1"1/4 with a metal strip , lift rubber to fasten can send a pic if you like Dwayne 

  • 26 Dec 2014 8:13 PM
    Reply # 3177045 on 3068954

    My rig is put away for the winter now and ready for the spring hope to put many more miles on this summer as i will have time on my hands! 

    Any ideas for tires for the Vstrom sadly as it is adventure touring ths range of tires is limited but longevity is the most important thing current tire sises 110/80/r19 rear is 150/70/R17 

    Any help would be appreciated 

  • 21 Jan 2015 7:27 AM
    Reply # 3206168 on 3068954

    Time for me to install new tires on my Rig , sidecar is fine as we converted to a trailer wheel but the V strom needs new rubber. Any one had experience with car tyoe tires at least on the rear? Rear is a 150/70/17 front is 110/80/19. Any help or guidance greatly appreciated.

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