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Old 06-14-2014, 08:50 AM   #1
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Velorex 562 upgrade?

I know this has been beaten to death but I want to upgrade the axle on my old 562.

I remember reading somewhere that there was a kit available to go from the 15mm to 20mm. A quick search did not find any info this. I already have the parts made to beef up the frame including an 1/8" piece of flat steel to mount under the car and the shock has been upgraded to a Sportster unit.

I really don't even know what bike Its going to be mounted to yet but I pulled it out of the shed this week and started the body work on the tub and figured I would have it ready to go once I find something. I might attach it to my Gl1100 in the fall but I want to make sure its stout enough to handle the weight.

What do you all think? Go with a 1" trailer axle/wheel combo or just find a mag wheel of any old bike and have an axle machined?
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:27 AM   #2
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Try Lonnie Cook, he has a stock of Velorex parts.


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Old 06-14-2014, 06:42 PM   #3
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yep, Lonnie emailed me about having the kit a few years ago. I ended up going with someone local who is a velorex dealer as well (Scrambler Cycle in WI).

Definitely is a good upgrade!
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:56 AM   #4
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Hey Mike, unless you had another Velorex I don't know about, I think I sold and installed that axle upgrade for you. Not that it makes any difference....

But back to MightyChosen1 - The upgrade kit is priced around $500 and includes-
swingarm with a 20mm axle
new adjustable shock
brake plate and brake shoes
bearings and spacers to accommodate larger axle

I would also give some thought to putting that Velorex on the GL. The biggest bike I will mount a Velorex to is a Sportster.

You can add all sorts of pieces to the Velorex frame to stiffen it up but there will still be weak points.
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Old 06-15-2014, 09:55 AM   #5
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Oh damn kevin you are right. I had emailed Lonnie asking about the upgrade cause I saw him on a forum. Then I found you and that you were local and you ordered and did the install.

My Bad man, my old man brain is letting me down.
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Old 06-15-2014, 11:08 AM   #6
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Hey Mike, unless you had another Velorex I don't know about, I think I sold and installed that axle upgrade for you. Not that it makes any difference....

But back to MightyChosen1 - The upgrade kit is priced around $500 and includes-
swingarm with a 20mm axle
new adjustable shock
brake plate and brake shoes
bearings and spacers to accommodate larger axle

I would also give some thought to putting that Velorex on the GL. The biggest bike I will mount a Velorex to is a Sportster.

You can add all sorts of pieces to the Velorex frame to stiffen it up but there will still be weak points.
$500 seems like a lot to put in an old car considering I still have to find a wheel/tire combo as well. I am really leaning towards mounting a 1" axle and using a trailer wheel/tire . Wish I could afford a nicer unit but this year the old Velorex is going to have to work.


I keep telling myself not to buy another bike, I have 2 now. Last year at this time I had 6 and was burnt out trying to maintain that many bikes but I miss having a car. I scan C\L nearly every day but have yet to find a decent candidate for a tug. Thinking along the lines of a CB-550 or any old sub-750 cc Japanese bike
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Old 06-15-2014, 11:17 AM   #7
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I won't disagree with you on the price of the axle kit.

The mod to a trailer axle and wheel might be a good route to go if you have the tools and ability to do it. The other thing might be to just build a frame from scratch and use the Velorex body on it. That way you could build a frame a bit more robust to use on your Goldwing.
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