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Old 04-21-2011, 06:14 AM   #1
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Attaching sidecars to a KLR seems to be somewhat of a popular topic here so I thought I would post up a few pictures of a rig I recently set up for a customer.

Brand new 2009 KLR650 with 19 miles when it came in. Modifications to the bike for sidecar duty include a fork brace, progressive springs out front, and raising links in the rear. Subframe used in place of the Velorex universal kit. The sidecar is a new Velorex 563.







Very fun rig to drive. The Velorex is a nice size for the KLR. The black Velorex and black KLR turned out to be a pretty sharp looking unit.
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:22 AM   #2
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Looks cool. How does it corner?
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:32 AM   #3
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Looks cool. How does it corner?
Not bad. If you take a right hander hot with the chair empty it will lift but its predictable. With about 50lbs in the sidecar it feels very stable. Its not one of those rigs where you step on the left footpeg and the chair flies up in the air.
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:37 AM   #4
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Very nice outfit. I bet the Velorex is a good match. It looks like you are using the DMC(Dauntless) subframe. I like those, they sure are a lot easier than fabbing the subframe yourself, and they fit well and work!

Looking forward to seeing your ride reports
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:51 AM   #5
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Very nice outfit. I bet the Velorex is a good match. It looks like you are using the DMC(Dauntless) subframe. I like those, they sure are a lot easier than fabbing the subframe yourself, and they fit well and work!

Looking forward to seeing your ride reports
Yep its a DMC subframe. Very sturdy unit and fit quite well. Much easier than fabbing one, and honestly its cheaper than if I did my own as far as the time I would have into it.

Sorry but you won't be seeing any ride reports from me on it. Its leaving here in about 2 hours. Its headed to the wilds of northern Wisconsin near the WI/MI border.
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:00 AM   #6
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Now that's a great match and looks good also. Great job. Barry
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:01 AM   #7
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Nice setup!

What tire is that on the hack? Size? I can't tell but it looks like it has a flatter profile across the tread than a normal m/cycle tire.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:05 AM   #8
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When a rider is mounted does the rig loose that nose down attitude?
Maybe it's just an illusion....

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Nice setup!

What tire is that on the hack? Size? I can't tell but it looks like it has a flatter profile across the tread than a normal m/cycle tire.
130/90-16. Its a MATIS tire, it came with the Velorex. It might look a bit flatter in the pics but not really. Its pretty much a normal motorcycle profile.
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When a rider is mounted does the rig loose that nose down attitude?
Maybe it's just an illusion....

Don in Nipomo
Yes it does loose the nose down look when a rider is on the bike.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:36 AM   #11
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Nice Guzzi on your site.

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Old 04-21-2011, 09:14 AM   #12
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Nice Guzzi on your site.

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Thanks! Which one?
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:27 AM   #13
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White one for sale... I'll revisit and look at the others.
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:37 AM   #14
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Good looking tow rig.

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Old 04-21-2011, 09:38 AM   #15
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Nice , Looks like a good setup to use year-round.

Your up in one of the best fishing area's in the midwest. Spent a lot of time up your way in my younger days.
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