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This post isn't exactly what your looking for, but I bought one last month. It was a Russian made Sputnik. I knew nothing about it and really didn't want it. But I bought a CB550 and the seller insisted I take it as a package along with a spare titled frame. He said I could just take it to the scrapyard if I didn't want it. So, I reluctantly picked it up, had nowhere to store it so it sat on the trailer for a few days 'til I took a few pics and listed it on CL. I was not prepared for the immediate interest I received for it! Sold it in two days for more than I paid for the entire package. (thanks Randle).
I picked up a Velorex sidecar about 10 years ago for $600. Had all the parts including top etc. I had it mounted on a 71 Triumph but that struggled too much with it so I found a 78 750K for $450 that just needed carbs cleaned, tires, seat cover, and a repaint. I also put new chain and sprockets and geared it down a bit. Works great as a tug for the Velo. I've added 75lbs of balast to help keep the Velo on the ground during right hand turns. Setup and alignment is key to making it livable going down the road. I'd hate to have it as my only bike but it's a lot of fun as a hauler and round town errand runner.
Here is the current status of my CB550 / Velorex 560 project... Needs some fresh paint but it goes down the road very nicely. Made my own subframe for the CB.
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