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Opinions on Velorex 560 to Moto Guzzi Ambassador

I'd like to have your opinions on the above combo. I'm particularly interested in your thoughts on the strength (or lack of) and usability of the Velorex? Subframe, or no? I plan to run this combo, but am interested in the collective wisdom of the list to it's pluses and minuses. I just like the way it looks with the Loop frame Guzzi.

Thanks,

Tom

The loop frame Guzzi's will connect up well with a minimum of sub-frame bracketry. A sub-frame is handy if you have wheel lead issues.

Lonnie

Tom;
You need to contact Howard Gilbert at > gilberth@pacbell.net <, He has an Eldo with Jawa/Velorex 560 sidecar that he is very happy with. And you're correct...they look beautiful together.

Don

Tom,
Don should know, he spent many hours helping me set it up.
I love my rig. It handles beautifully and draws my admiring stares and thumbs up.
I'll try to update the photos to this site.
Howard
'74 Eldorado & '72 Jawa/Velo 560 aka Romalotta

Thanks to all who have replied. I gained some valuable info from Lonnie via email and have some pictures from Howard to help me along. Other info and opinions would be welcome, particularly along the lines of whether or not to use a subframe and what brand of "U" clamps to use. I noticed on Howard's application that you welded a plate to the sidecar frame. Was that to strengthen the frame, add ballast, or both?

Tom,
I had the steel plate welded in the s/c frame to add both strength and ballast. In addition I add a 50# bag of sand behind the s/c seat when
I don't have a passenger. More experienced drivers may not need this additional ballast but I just have a year of experience under my belt
and I tend to be very cautious.
Howard

I use both OEM Jawa/Velorex (less expensive but paint finish) U-clamps $50.00 or Heavier duty (more expensive and bright plated) assemblies. $75.00.
I stock both here.

Lonnie
Northwest Sidecars, LLC

Lonnie,

As soon as I figure out what mounting configuration I'm going to use I'll get with you on the clamps. I may have to source some lower struts as well.

Thanks.

Check out my Romalotta album. I've just posted some new photos.
Howard

Beautius Howard, just Beautius! :0) You do nice work.