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.