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55 hp Bonneville and 275 lb car.

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

  1. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

    Aug 9, 2006
    Heart of the Chattahoochee
    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!
  2. blkhrt81

    blkhrt81 Been here awhile

    Aug 28, 2007
    Bowden Alberta, Buguruslan Russia

    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.
  3. motocyco

    motocyco nOOb

    Feb 5, 2007
    Playin' in the Sandbox
    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.