55 hp Bonneville and 275 lb car.

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by fyr, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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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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  2. blkhrt81

    blkhrt81 Been here awhile

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    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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  3. motocyco

    motocyco nOOb

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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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