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Sidecar mounting on 99 Valkyrie, Interstate
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Hawksheart
Posted 2/4/2005 8:33 AM (#6181)
Subject: Sidecar mounting on 99 Valkyrie, Interstate


I interested in purchasing a Velorex sidecar and mounting it on my 99 Valkyrie Interstate. Has anyone done this and what kind of problems can I expect. The mounting instructions for the Model 562 does not look much like the Valk. All info.would be appreciated.
Bill in Maryland
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Hack'n
Posted 2/4/2005 2:30 PM (#6187 - in reply to #6181)
Subject: RE: Sidecar mounting on 99 Valkyrie, Interstate



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The 562 at 154# isn't a good match for the 800#+ Valkyrie. The URAL Classic would be a better fit at 230#.
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Hawksheart
Posted 2/4/2005 2:53 PM (#6188 - in reply to #6181)
Subject: RE: Sidecar mounting on 99 Valkyrie, Interstate


I'm trying to keep my weight down because I also tow a 300# Bunkhouse tent camper. The camper weighs 300# empty, when I include our camping gear I'm probably pushing 500#!!! The camper has it's own brake system.
The side car is actually for our four legged family members...a Boston Terrier and a Jack Russell Terrier who love traveling with us. I'd rather install a side car than leave them in a boarding kennel.

Thanks for the reply,
Hawksheart
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FENDER2YOU
Posted 2/4/2005 3:40 PM (#6189 - in reply to #6188)
Subject: RE: Sidecar mounting on 99 Valkyrie, Interstate



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i have to agree with hack'n, even with towing a trailer that size,
you bike would crush the little sidecar.


fender
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SidecarMike
Posted 2/6/2005 8:40 PM (#6223 - in reply to #6189)
Subject: RE: Sidecar mounting on 99 Valkyrie, Interstate



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I agree with those who say not to use a Velorex, unless you do the leaner modifications that Vince did. And don't worry about the trailer. I have a Dnepr sidecar on my 99 Standard and pull a cargo trailer. Go to http://webpages.charter.net/thelake/images/Family/Motorc1.jpg . What you don't see is my daughter, taking the picture. She was a passenger on the Valkyrie on this trip with her three children in the sidecar.
The only trouble you would have with a Dnepr or Ural sidecar is that you might want to put a smaller rim on the sidecar to allow it to sit level. I used a front rim from a Suzuki 400.
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Hawksheart
Posted 2/7/2005 7:52 AM (#6228 - in reply to #6223)
Subject: RE: Sidecar mounting on 99 Valkyrie, Interstate


Thank you for your reply and helpful info. The world of sidecars is totally new to me, so I need as much help as I can get.

Thanks again,
Hawksheart
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