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Old 12-15-2005, 05:17 PM   #11
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I had a 1997 Suzuki Savage that I mounted a Velorex sidecar to. I used it to haul my wife and 2 younger daughters. It was a ball. It took a while to get the hang of it but it was a good way to share rides with my family. I recommend it.



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Old 12-15-2005, 05:24 PM   #12
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Old 12-15-2005, 05:29 PM   #13
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http://www.motocar.co.il/motobike/ne...c&article=3280



it's a 500cc Piaggio concept that will go into production next year.



I also read that the Suzuki Stratosphere 6 cyl. will be produced & sold as an 07' model.
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Old 12-15-2005, 07:08 PM   #14
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If it has three wheels, you can't lean through corners.

If you can't lean through the corners, it's not a motorcycle. It's a car with no weather protection that's missing a front wheel.
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Old 12-15-2005, 08:01 PM   #15
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Ride? Hell, I teach the course. Sidecar/Trike Education Program for Evergreen Safety Council. I didn't think too much about the three wheelers at first, but have grown to appreciate the value for some of having the standard Trike configuration. I like sidecars and am putting one together using my '82 GS1100E as the main unit.



I do have to say that all those who denigrate the 3 wheelers don't understand it isn't ALL about 2 wheeling. Look at what happened with recreational off-roading (dirt bikes) and how the quads now make up over 70% of the registered off vehicles. There is alot more demand for stability (low-speed) than some think.



I know a really cool unit is coming out, and may surprise alot of folks. I'll be looking to add it to the collection when its available



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Old 12-15-2005, 08:04 PM   #16
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Saw that too, but I've seen something _much_ more exciting, and it'll be ready for the track too
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Old 12-15-2005, 08:05 PM   #17
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Old 12-16-2005, 01:02 AM   #18
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Trikes are big here in the UK. Two suggestions for you:

1. There's a company here who make a bolt-on trike back end for your bike and reckon you can swap from bike to trike or back again in a morning. It's made to fit your exact machine, it's not a one-size-fits-all piece of scrap, so if you wanted to hedge your bets you could give it a go and terrify your neighbours from time to time.

2. Buy a Russian sidecar combination, still made and equipping half the third world's armies. These things have the sidecar wheel DRIVEN by the engine through a shaft coming off the rear gearcase (the bike is also a shaftie, like a BMW or Guzzi) , making it a 3x2, if you see what I mean, and huge fun off-road. They usually come with the machine-gun mounts on the sidecar, painted green with a big red star on. Now that really will terrify your neighbours...
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Old 12-16-2005, 03:05 AM   #19
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I had a trike until I learned how to balance on two wheels. I was 5.
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Old 12-16-2005, 03:48 AM   #20
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+1 for the ambush handling. Trikes are evil.



I've never been able to figure out the folks who buy a 'Wing, convert it to a Trike, and then tow a trailer.



IMHO, save your money and buy a used S2000 or MX-5. Keep the bike.



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