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Old 12-10-2012, 09:33 PM   #4756
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not to bash on the owner of this bike, but seriously. i think it kind of defeats the point of the mp3.
I bet the chair doesn't fly as easy!
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:00 AM   #4757
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:10 AM   #4758
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not to bash on the owner of this bike, but seriously. i think it kind of defeats the point of the mp3.

I like it. To me, one of the joys of the sidecar world is the thinking that goes into custom rigs. I love seeing something different and figure out how it all works together.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:01 AM   #4759
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I like it. To me, one of the joys of the sidecar world is the thinking that goes into custom rigs. I love seeing something different and figure out how it all works together.
no kidding. how do you figure the lean-out on this? is there even any?

here'es the blog i stole the pic from
http://vespalx150.blogspot.com/2011/...idecar_16.html
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:07 AM   #4760
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no kidding. how do you figure the lean-out on this? is there even any?

here'es the blog i stole the pic from
http://vespalx150.blogspot.com/2011/...idecar_16.html
No idea. But I sure would like to poke around and ask the owner a few questions. There is more experimentation in the world of hacks than just about any other facet of motorcycling. Some are epic failures, but I admire those who push the envelope!
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:18 AM   #4761
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:15 AM   #4762
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not to bash on the owner of this bike, but seriously. i think it kind of defeats the point of the mp3.
Fail. Four wheels makes it an automobile and not a motorcycle.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:03 PM   #4763
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Fail. Four wheels makes it an automobile and not a motorcycle.
yeah, could get sticky if anybody around checked this sort of thing around here.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:59 PM   #4764
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Fail. Four wheels makes it an automobile and not a motorcycle.
Actually, three wheels makes it a tricycle that handles like crap. Ever ridden one? Maybe it works.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:01 PM   #4765
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I'm not going to bag on the owner's choice of tug. For all I know s/he bought the MP3 hoping it would be more stable, found it not to be the case, then bolted on the car.

The 2-4 wheel MC/Car thing goes by jurisdiction. I'll bet the rider gets a pass unless the law really wants a reason to hassle somebody.

The MP3 actually handles very well. The front wheels lean parallel to eachother at speed and can be locked upright at a stop. If locked upright they unlock at a pre-set speed. So if you want, you can putt feet up through busy city traffic then ride like a MC when you get up to speed. Then, when time comes to stop quickly you have twice the grip of a standard cycle due to two braked wheels up front.

That won't keep you from crashing, though, a colleague layed one down during a test of the parking brake when he (a shorter guy) overestimated the length of his legs and underestimated the slope of the test hill!

That said, if the rider of this rig set his lean out when unlocked, then locked in, it might cause a lot of strain on the mechanism and some bad handling!
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:28 PM   #4766
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:57 AM   #4767
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:17 AM   #4768
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:27 AM   #4769
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:50 AM   #4770
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