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Posted 11/5/2003 11:19 PM (#1443)
Subject: Virago 1100 hack questions


I have a Motorvation two person sidecar currently attached to my '87 Venture and I want to move it to my wife's '91 1100 Virago. Will this bike be able to pull the car?
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Posted 11/6/2003 4:55 AM (#1444 - in reply to #1443)
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I have a Motorvation Formula II as well (SEE PICTURE TO LEFT). It is now on an XS1100 Yamaha and was previously on a stripped Goldwing after it was taken off of a Harley FLT. Ye sit will work on the Virago you mentioned. Mounting will require a subframe as the Virago has no real frame in the front.
If you click here you will see what Motorvation offers for a subframe.
http://motorvation.com/virago1.htm
Hope this helps,
Claude
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Posted 11/6/2003 2:03 PM (#1446 - in reply to #1443)
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The sub-frame shown @ motorvation's site has ball mounts. The eye type mounts are also available for your Virago. If you wish to fabricate your own sub-frame using weld on pad eye mounts (much cheaper) e-mail me at nwsidecar@aol.com and I will send pics and info.
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Posted 11/9/2003 4:47 PM (#1504 - in reply to #1446)
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I think I will just go with the Motorvation mounts, but I do appreciate the advice. Thank You
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claude #3563
Posted 11/9/2003 6:16 PM (#1505 - in reply to #1504)
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Check with Motorvation but I think they may have gotten away from the ball and collet type of mounts anyhow. I have used both systems and the ball and collets are okay until they wear some..after that they can break. I have had the aluminum collets come out in pieces before. Have also attempted to shim those that were worn but I guess that is not advisable. I suppose if the mounts are good and tight with no chance of movement this may all be a non-issue.
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