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The Venture Sidecar Project

1999 Yamaha Venture and a Motorvation Formula II sidecar

6/21/02

This is a bracket I made for the right side highway board. You also can see in the picture that I have added a center strut. I also re-engineered the sub frame to bring it up tight to the motorcycle frame, and gained about 1 ½" of ground clearance.

This is a bracket I made for the sidecar step (JC Whitney highway board)

2/10/02

I replaced the original sidecar headlight with one I got at the "Giant Motorcycle Swap Meet". It takes an H4 bulb, and I wired it up through a relay to work with the bike low/high headlight. The air horns were on the left, I have now moved them to the center of the rig. I installed a horn button, power outlet, and intercom cable in the sidecar. Nora also got a stick-on compass, and thermometer for 'her' dashboard. An automotive battery was installed in the sidecar, behind the seat

12/26/02

Here it is, all together with the windshield and ragtop, ready to roll

Here it is, not done, but ready for a test drive

Rear View

Here I am, ready to go for my first test run 1/20/02

This is a view of just the frame

The sidecar frame mounts. After taking these pictures, I moved the frame 2 inches closer to the bike.

The two rear mounts, and the electric trim adjuster.

Two front mounts. I still have to reinstall the air cleaner housing.

If you look under the exhaust, you can see the sub frame I made for the rear mount.

For the rear upper mount, I had to remove the frame bracket for the rear shock air hose. The Aluminum trim piece will have to be modified to be reinstalled

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