It is extremely important
to understand the difference between a Velorex UK and an older
Velorex. The original Velorex was designed to be fitted to a
Jawa Motorcycle and it looks similar to a new Velorex UK. However
the older Velorex has a much weaker chassis and suspension.
Take a look at the chassis shown on the CHASSIS page, if the
secondhand sidecar you wish to buy has this chassis and the
axle for the wheel is 20 mm it is a Velorex UK and can safely
be fitted to most motorcycles with a steel tubular frame. However
if the secondhand sidecar has a 15mm axle and no additional
chassis strengthening it should not be fitted to any bike over
160 kg or 28 bhp.
We offer a partial
conversion kit consisting of a new swing arm, suspension unit,
wheel back plate and all bearings, bushes etc needed to convert
an older Velorex to a 20 mm axle.
We never advise using
secondhand fittings or clamps. All of our fittings and clamps
can be used with older Velorex models.