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Old 11-01-2010, 08:45 AM   #2611
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Very nice. Who makes that chair? I'm thinking something like that would be just the ticket for my Triumph classic.

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Old 11-01-2010, 09:35 AM   #2612
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Very nice. Who makes that chair? I'm thinking something like that would be just the ticket for my Triumph classic.

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Old 11-04-2010, 03:40 AM   #2613
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Bought my first hack this week...

...2003 Victory + Velorex sidecar:

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Old 11-04-2010, 05:22 AM   #2614
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...2003 Victory + Velorex sidecar:

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Don't get offended, please, it's just that it looks like it isn't aligned correctly.
My intent is that you enjoy riding it by having it set up properly, even if you think it is fine.
Has anyone run a tape measure, level and plumb bob over it?

It's a black art that has as many variations as there are bikes and sidecars.

Nice looking outfit, irrespective.
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:06 AM   #2615
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Photographs can be deceiving sometimes and I hate agreeing with people , but it looks like Ray has got it right there. Makes you wonder who fitted the hack and what it looks like in building detail. Just for arguments sake: could you post some detailed pics of the fittings? I personally hate these clamps they usually use at velorexes.

I agree that the "Bully" bike with the rather slender hack is a nice combination though.

With Ray: no offense meant, just wanting you to enjoy the combi as much as possible and a good set-up makes all the difference
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Old 11-06-2010, 04:50 AM   #2616
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Don't get offended, please, it's just that it looks like it isn't aligned correctly.
My intent is that you enjoy riding it by having it set up properly, even if you think it is fine.
Has anyone run a tape measure, level and plumb bob over it?

It's a black art that has as many variations as there are bikes and sidecars.

Nice looking outfit, irrespective.
...Yeah, my first impression is that the bike leans too much into the sidecar, but I know zero about sidecars and setup. It is my understanding that this bike would typically be mated to a much larger/heavier sidecar, so maybe the guy who set it up had to make allowances. Don't know.

I spent several hours on the phone last week looking for someone with expertise in setup to do a ride-in-and-tweak, but haven't found anyone willing to do that as yet. A couple of places I called were like: "If we didn't sell it, we won't touch it." Liability issues I guess (or maybe just assholes )

I do know this, before buying this rig I test rode a late model Ural Gear Up and an older /5 with Velorex (my only other two hack experiences). This Victory/Velorex is smooth as silk compared to either of those.

On the road, it feels rock solid (while learning without a passenger I put a couple of 50-pound bags of sand to steady the sidecar).

Yesterday I took it on the interstate for the first time and ran it up to 85... That 1500 cc, 112 ft. lb. torque motor is smooth (just tacks 3K rpm @ 70 mph). There is zero headshake at any speed and the only "pull" is a slight need to lightly steer left when in the right lane and to lightly steer right when in the left lane. I was told by others that this is a characteristic of all sidecars due to the crown in the road, no?

Anyway, until I find someone who knows more than I do I'm hesitant to start fiddling with it. Afraid I'll make it worse rather than better.

If any of you guys has a suggestion for where to get some alignment help I'm

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Old 11-06-2010, 10:08 AM   #2617
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tug is 125cc honda @, sidecar was built by a mate, all controls are in the car. Daily taxi, does 1000km/month to/from work and everwhere else. Great to be on the road again.






I admire your passion to keep going. Rig is top notch!
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Old 11-06-2010, 10:48 AM   #2618
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Old 11-06-2010, 12:26 PM   #2619
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Old 11-09-2010, 01:53 AM   #2620
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:30 AM   #2621
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...Yeah, my first impression is that the bike leans too much into the sidecar, but I know zero about sidecars and setup. It is my understanding that this bike would typically be mated to a much larger/heavier sidecar, so maybe the guy who set it up had to make allowances. Don't know.


That's an interesting thought. One that I didn't have!


I spent several hours on the phone last week looking for someone with expertise in setup to do a ride-in-and-tweak, but haven't found anyone willing to do that as yet. A couple of places I called were like: "If we didn't sell it, we won't touch it." Liability issues I guess (or maybe just assholes )
I could suggest that at least you blokes have sidecar SHOPS! We've got to do with finding one of a very limited number of people whom know what they're doing. And try to avoid those whom just think they do. Bit of a shame that the solicitors have stuffed the world, though. My son is in Scouts. You should see all the crap they have to go through to avoid the possibility that they may get sued. The way of the world is the way we've allowed it to become, I s'pose.

I do know this, before buying this rig I test rode a late model Ural Gear Up and an older /5 with Velorex (my only other two hack experiences). This Victory/Velorex is smooth as silk compared to either of those.

On the road, it feels rock solid (while learning without a passenger I put a couple of 50-pound bags of sand to steady the sidecar).

Yesterday I took it on the interstate for the first time and ran it up to 85... That 1500 cc, 112 ft. lb. torque motor is smooth (just tacks 3K rpm @ 70 mph). There is zero headshake at any speed and the only "pull" is a slight need to lightly steer left when in the right lane and to lightly steer right when in the left lane. I was told by others that this is a characteristic of all sidecars due to the crown in the road, no?

Anyway, until I find someone who knows more than I do I'm hesitant to start fiddling with it. Afraid I'll make it worse rather than better.

I think we are brothers.

If any of you guys has a suggestion for where to get some alignment help I'm
Can't help, unless you want to freight it over to Melbourne or Adelaide.
And then have it aligned for the correct side of the road.


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Old 11-11-2010, 08:56 PM   #2622
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Nice old XS Davo, which rally?
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:42 PM   #2623
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Nice old XS Davo, which rally?

You meant to say "GS", did you?
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:35 PM   #2624
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And how broad is TD's definition of 'nice'?
Blown fork seals, home style flame paint, no sidecover, torn seat, rusty 4 into 1.

Must be something about being Victorian.


Now, if he's said "'utilitarian' old GS", maybe we'd have nothing to reply with. And then maybe he'd wonder if anyone actually read what he wrote, our just scrolled past.








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Old 11-16-2010, 02:59 AM   #2625
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