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Hi Guys:

I posted this query on the Velo North America Yahoo site, but I was expecting a somewhat more positive answer.

According to one knowledgeable chap, there are only 3 sidecar mounts on the Venom. The fourth (lower Front) would have to be fabricated and attached to the lower frame tubes. I prefer welding a ball joint attachment point, rather than a purely mechanical one, But if it is well designed without inducing additional stress to the frame/crankcase, I would certainly consider it.

Additionally, the machine has the fiberglass engine cowls, which really look great,

and I really want to keep them even it requires some modification.

So, in summary, is the Velocette Venom really suited for sidecar work? I asked this approximate question some months ago on VNofA and Velo Yahoo Group, I was greeted with a general endorsement of either the Venom or more preferable an MSS.

My sidecar of choice would be a restored 1950's Watsonian Avon,(Large Spoked Wheel),which I already own.

As a side bar, I have a 1967 BMW R60/2 with a Steib TR500 sidecar, runs great and handle's well.

I am hoping that the Venom / Watsonian combination would will be a successful match.

Is there someone out there who has accomplished this?

Thanks in advance for your help and comments.
Jon B




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Jon,
15 years ago, I had a Velorex attached to my '67 Venom. With either one of my kids in it, I had a hard time doing more than 50 mile per hour. I am a big guy, but with the sidecar off the Venom would cruise the Turnpike at 80 without difficulty. I later put the sidecar on my Norton Atlas. It was much more enjoyable. I still have the Venom and the Atlas, but not that sidecar. I have another Velorex on a Honda and a home made lawnchair hack attached to a small Benelli.

I suspect that you will enjoy your Venom a whole lot more if you put your sidecar on something else.


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Hi Ed:
Regarding your 1967 Venom with sidecar experience. Did you
try varying the primary gear ratios? i.e. smaller number of
teeth on the engine output sprocket.
By any chance is your Venom for sale??
Sincerely,
Jon B. Shereshaw
57 Mendham Road
Gladstone, NJ,07934
Tel: 908-801-8817
Email: [email protected]


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