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FENDER2YOU
Posted 11/26/2003 2:21 PM (#1640)
Subject: my new sidecar has arrived



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my new velorex 562 sidecar has arrived finally as being my first sidecar ever i am extremely excited, only one problem, once i get it out of the crate i believe i can figure out how to hook it up, but i am very confused on how to align it, is there anyone the can give me a simple way of doing this or anyone in northern california willing to give me a hand?
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Hack'n
Posted 11/26/2003 6:13 PM (#1644 - in reply to #1640)
Subject: RE: my new sidecar has arrived



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Look in the cockpit and you will find a handbook with very detailed instructions on installation and alignment on a bike with a conventional double loop frame. If you are attaching it to another type of chassis you will probably need outside assistance. If you are patient and follow the instructions it's quite a good feeling to be able to say you did it yourself, it's also a good learning experience. Go for it! If you run into real problems, help is as near as the Forum.

Good luck with your project.
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claude #3563
Posted 11/26/2003 6:36 PM (#1645 - in reply to #1644)
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....And much easier to dowiththe body off the frame
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Posted 11/28/2003 10:59 AM (#1646 - in reply to #1640)
Subject: RE: my new sidecar has arrived


Congratulations, I also have a 562, nice starting point. Try www.warkshop.com Bob Wark has some good info available on his website.
BillinPA
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FENDER2YOU
Posted 12/1/2003 2:03 PM (#1671 - in reply to #1640)
Subject: RE: my new sidecar has arrived



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thanks everyone for help, here's a new question, what do you to jack up a sidecar for mounting to keep it level, all i have is a standard hydrolic jack but it doesn't seem to keep it level well
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Hack'n
Posted 12/1/2003 2:12 PM (#1672 - in reply to #1640)
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I use wheeled sidecar dollies or floor jacks. One can also use wood blocks, milk crates, bricks, books, coffee cans or what ever is available at the time.
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Posted 12/2/2003 6:44 PM (#1683 - in reply to #1640)
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I recently installed a Velorex 700 on my Kawasaki W650. During the installation I used a gadget called the "Porklift" to hold the sidecar frame level while connecting it to the bike. It worked very well. See the second picture in the "sherm's rig" album. The Porklift is a portable motorcycle stand sold by the Warkshop, http://www.warkshop.com.
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FENDER2YOU
Posted 12/3/2003 10:39 AM (#1686 - in reply to #1640)
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thanks that looks like it will work great.
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FENDER2YOU
Posted 12/5/2003 3:40 PM (#1692 - in reply to #1686)
Subject: the weather is agenst me



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why is it i get my new sidecar, nice and shiny, I uncrate it, i assemble it, and sent my mounts and mount it, and just i am about to do my first test drive, the rain comes and comes and comes. and when i got to work away from my rig the sun comes out, and when i return to test drive again the rain returns too. I'm starting to thing the weather is agenst me

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Hack'n
Posted 12/5/2003 6:23 PM (#1693 - in reply to #1640)
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It rains in Antioch?

Signed,
Rusting away in the Pacific Northwest.
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FENDER2YOU
Posted 12/5/2003 6:40 PM (#1694 - in reply to #1693)
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sorry forgot this is caifornia, it don't rain here, it's just liquid sunshine
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claude #3563
Posted 12/5/2003 11:41 PM (#1699 - in reply to #1694)
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The rain is part of the break in process. It is normal and to be expected. Remember..If there was no rain we would probably not appreciate the sunshine as much.
Claude
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FENDER2YOU
Posted 12/5/2003 11:48 PM (#1700 - in reply to #1640)
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good point, but new tires and wet roads don't mix.
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