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Where does this wire go?
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post #21 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-30-2019, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Stepped away for a bit. Glad to see it's fixed! Good job, guys!

Paint is looking good! Clearcoat or flat finish?

I'm back to finishing the solar for the sidecar! :~)


It is flat black. I think I need to sand the side covers more and redo them. I wonder if you’re supposed to sand between the final coats for the finish, like wood? I put three light coats on in 20 minutes per the instructions. This is my first time painting.
You have a side car! I want one so badly, so we can take our little boy with us on rides.

Where’d you get the sidecar?



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post #22 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-30-2019, 10:28 PM
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Found the sidecar on Facebook marketplace. 25+ years old and the tub needed drilling to mount on the frame. Never been used.

The VN750 isn't sidecar friendly. You'll have to make a bottom leading mount as the exhaust, radiator and bottom hose is in the way.

If you get one it should be 1/3 the weight of the bike or more. Even then you'll need about 100 lbs of ballast starting out to help keep the sidecar on the ground while you learn right-hand turns.

Changes handling drastically. Light rear brake in lefties, throttle in righties. Steer right to go right, ect. Your motorcycle reactions are out the window in normal riding. Until the chair comes off the ground then you're back on a motorcycle! :~)

This is my 4th sidecar rig. Once you get used to it you'll love it.

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Velorex 562 sidecar w/trunk
2-wire mod
Headlight power switch
Manual fan switch
Shingigen SH775
Blue wire mod
Yellow wire mod
RLU removed
RR moved
Voltmeter relay wired
Coils direct wired w/relay
TOC MCCTs
handicap mods:
extended foot shift
heel shifter
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Found the sidecar on Facebook marketplace. 25+ years old and the tub needed drilling to mount on the frame. Never been used.



The VN750 isn't sidecar friendly. You'll have to make a bottom leading mount as the exhaust, radiator and bottom hose is in the way.



If you get one it should be 1/3 the weight of the bike or more. Even then you'll need about 100 lbs of ballast starting out to help keep the sidecar on the ground while you learn right-hand turns.



Changes handling drastically. Light rear brake in lefties, throttle in righties. Steer right to go right, ect. Your motorcycle reactions are out the window in normal riding. Until the chair comes off the ground then you're back on a motorcycle! :~)



This is my 4th sidecar rig. Once you get used to it you'll love it.


That is awesome. I’ll have to look into it! The wife and I got rid of FB, so I’ll have to see what else is out there. Do you mind if I ask the cost?


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The cost? No I don't mind. It was a "barn find". $350.00 for the tub, frame and mounting hardware. Came with the wheel upgrade to wider tire. Had to have swing arm worked on to fit new axel added $175.00. Was flat gray, paint to match bike added $75.00. New seat is a boat seat at $50.00. New front mount $60.00. So around 700 bucks. Java makes Velorex and there's several models. 562 is the basic model.

New sidecars range from $2000 to $8-9000. Google "motorcycle sidecar vendors" you'll see Rocket, Hannigan etc. Try CycleTrader and even eBay. You'll find nice European tubs there for 3-500 bucks but 2000 shipping!

I've attached the Velorex install pdf so you can see what's required for attaching and aligning a sidecar. All pretty much attach the same. Whoops file is too large. Google "mounting a sidecar if you're interested. Takes time but isn't hard to do.

If you get one, you'll scare the bejusus out of yourself every ride for the first couple of weeks until you unlearn motorcycle habits. But once you get on to handling you'll love it. 120 pounds of ballast works wonders. Out for a ride and suddenly need to stop at the store? No problem! You'd be amazed at the volume of groceries you can put in the car. (downside, you'll probably go to the store more often instead of the wife!)

Caveat. NO passengers on the bike. You'll need to keep that side as light as possible.

Again the VN750 isn't that "friendly" to mounting a sidecar. You will have to make a front bottom frame mount. The rear mounts will go on as will the front top mount but frame mounts, the radiator and lower cooling hose make the front bottom mount impossible to fit. Even so, go for it!
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Velorex 562 sidecar w/trunk
2-wire mod
Headlight power switch
Manual fan switch
Shingigen SH775
Blue wire mod
Yellow wire mod
RLU removed
RR moved
Voltmeter relay wired
Coils direct wired w/relay
TOC MCCTs
handicap mods:
extended foot shift
heel shifter
extended brake pedal
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I had a problem yrs ago that my engine would stop... and my first thought was that I was out of gas.
It would stop when I opened the gas cap and let the bike sit for 15 min. Then I’d put the choke on and it eventually got enough gas to restart.

So was a plugged gas cap vent or something causing a vacuum to starve the carbs? Don’t know.
Problem went away and hasn’t been back for 8 yrs....hmmmn
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So .....After pushing the bike a mile home,.....


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Dang, sorry you had to push it so far.


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