Hey folks! New member here..... I grew up in rural WV with a '68 Trail 90, then later an '80 XR200, which I rode up until 1997 or so and sold for $300 because the engine needed rebuilt a 3rd time. Between then and now, I had a brief hate/hate relationship with a '78 GS1000, which I got rid of in favor of an '05 Rebel 250 that I paid too much for at a dealer (I like them smaller bikes, ya see :3 ). For the past couple years, my main bike has been a '95 Vulcan 500, which I think is an absolutely great bike, maybe the last of the decent not-quite-UJMs, imo... Anyway, on Monday I am set to go pick up a used Velorex 562 with all the mounting hardware, for $1000. I think it's the older model with the smaller axle, but I haven't seen it up close yet, so iunno. It looks to be in good shape though. No rust on the frame, only a little bit of pidgeon poop on the tub, and a new-looking tire. I'd thought about building a utility hack myself with an old swingarm and rear wheel, but I'm not sure I want to embark on that adventure until I've learned to ride a rig. The plan is to mate the Velorex to a $450 CB400T or a $500 XS400, whichever I get running first (or maybe a conglomeration of the two, lol). I've already got the CB400T, but it has some carb issues, of course... I've had it running on one cylinder, and the compression is good on the other side, but that other carb is being a real pain.... The XS400 is on Craigslist since yesterday, and supposedly runs, but the seller hasn't gotten back to me yet. I'd really rather use it (or at least its motor), 'cos it has a kicker... I guess in a pinch I could hang the hack on my 500, but I'd really rather keep that bike solo. I think it might be too much bike for a Velorex, anyway. It's not terribly heavy, but the power-to-weight ratio is the highest of any non-sport bike I've ridden. The Rebel is out, as it barely pulls me and my junk, much less a sidehack, up these WV mountains, and I kind of unofficially gave it to a friend anyway. Anyway, I'm kind of excited. $1500 plus some elbow grease to weld up a subframe out of scrap metal seems to be a pretty good price for a rig, even if it is a little ratty. At least I'll hopefully be able to get my toes wet before deciding if I want to bite the bullet and plunk down some cash for a Ural. I'll try to post some pics when the time comes, if anyone is interested.