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Old 10-03-2013, 02:41 PM   #31
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I've seen trail 90s with hacks, and they're underbones.
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I'd sure be interested to see an underbone with a hack, honda cubs never got over
110cc did they? Unless your talking helix, reflex, elites, etc... those I've seen with hacks... And a helix with the right style right looks pretty damned good imho
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:49 AM   #32
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The way the sidecars attach to the Vespa is plenty sturdy, at least the ones I've used. They bolt on with 4 bolts right where the center hump meets the floorboard. The steel is double thick there. I've hauled some very heavy loads in mine for many thousands of miles and never had a problem.
I've seen the centerstand holes in the same area, blown out from lack of routine fastener-check/torque there. Sure the steel is double thick right there but it's still substantially weaker than a tubed-steel attachment point on an underbone type bike.

I'm not saying it can't or hasn't (or even shouldn't) be done, Im just saying in my opinion it's pushing the envelope structurally, and a tube-type frame is probably a better method.

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Old 10-06-2013, 10:02 AM   #33
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