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Old 02-09-2009, 03:05 PM   #16
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Has anyone done or seen a newer Scrambler hack? I like the simple design, no plastics to break. For a hack, I would think that the Bonnie-style exhaust would be more practical. The high pipes would sit between the car and bike anyway, taking up space for a jerry can or pannier. Any square tires available for those rims?
This is Louis Vanderveen's Scrambler-Dnepr rig. He reports that it has plenty of power, and even handles itself pretty well in dualsport events. Isn't it gorgeous?
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Old 02-09-2009, 03:30 PM   #17
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Ural sidecar on a 2004 Bonneville. Works fine and a good 10 mph faster in the cruise than any Ural. No need to change the gearing, the Triumph standard is fine for sidecar use, that's why so many people add one or two extra teeth to them for solo use.

The only down side is range (140 miles from the poxy 16 litre tank).

Watsonian do a subframe to convert the centre stand to a bottom rear mount, the top pair are easy enough using velorex "universal" clamps, only the front lower needs any sort of fabrication.

Take a look at http://www.flickr.com/photos/31662519@N03/

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Edit to add: Mitas do tyres without a centre tread line although I run a Heidenau knobbly on the rear so mud and snow hold no fears.

BTW, that exhaust on the Scrambler costs you 10HP, so sticking to the black or T100 makes sense.
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Old 02-09-2009, 03:47 PM   #18
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That Velorex they have looks the part.!
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:59 PM   #19
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Ran across this on Choppahead eBay...



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Old 02-13-2009, 01:57 AM   #20
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Well it's got style of a sort, I doubt that sidecar wheel is much use.

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Old 02-13-2009, 07:20 AM   #21
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For a Bonnie chopper, that thing looks pretty cool!

What's so useless about the sidecar wheel? That it has no fender?

That thing is obviously based on looks, not function!
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Old 02-13-2009, 10:27 AM   #22
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Has anyone done or seen a newer Scrambler hack? I like the simple design, no plastics to break. For a hack, I would think that the Bonnie-style exhaust would be more practical. The high pipes would sit between the car and bike anyway, taking up space for a jerry can or pannier. Any square tires available for those rims?

I put an old ISH/ Velorex hack on an 07 Scrambler. The high pipes made it a little trickier to rig the rear mount but I think made the bottom mounts easier so about even with a Bonnie I'd say. Get the alignment right and it steers neutral and easy. For short runs and around town it's great but could use a bit more power for highway. I have cruised at 130 km/ hr with it but a headwind will knock it back to 110. Couple more teeth on the rear sprocket would probably help that though.
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Old 02-13-2009, 04:14 PM   #23
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I've got a similar question. And since it looks like the fyr's question has been answered, this hopefully won't be a threadjack.

I've got a '75 R60/6 in the garage (~40 hp), and there is a Velorex 565 for sale in town. How would the R60 work as a temporary tug until I can get something better? It will primarily be used to learn on, and some trips into town with the wife, maybe a couple afternoon rides. Never over 60 mph, I'm most certainly a back roads traveler, prefering to take it easy.
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