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Old 08-15-2006, 09:02 AM   #21
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"I predict that this will die a quick death...."



With that, you have nearly guaranteed it's complete success.
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Old 08-15-2006, 09:04 AM   #22
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They need to hurry up and capitalize on the idea before the japs come and do it better for less.
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Old 08-15-2006, 09:10 AM   #23
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This design is terrific - I've been playing around with something like this in my head for a long time (hey, I'm lazy, what can I say) - and my only thought is: make it 4 wheels, not 3. Put 2 out back.



I've often wondered why F1 cars don't have cars that effectively have round profile tires that can lean like this - combined with aerodynamics, including underbody ground effects, it seems that you could create something with dynamic tire camber that would have all the benefits of a massively canted wheel while turning, and all the stability of zero camber while in a straight line.



If I wasn't so lazy I'd come up with something myself. Seriously, though, 2 rear wheels and 2 fronts in this type of arrangement (a leaning one) would be amazing; in a car, with widely spaced wheels that could similarly lean while keeping the body level you'd have something similarly amazing. I love this idea.



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Old 08-15-2006, 09:12 AM   #24
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Nah, that takes more talent and less brains, something I just can't seem to muster-up (or down!).
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Old 08-15-2006, 09:30 AM   #25
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Eh. I'll wait for the Gilera iPod.
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Old 08-15-2006, 09:59 AM   #26
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Buell? Dinette Set? Don't cave in. She won't stay mad for long.
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Old 08-15-2006, 10:05 AM   #27
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And it's only $48,000!?!?



I think it needs a little more development. Add a fourth, rear wheel and enclose the body work so you can use air conditioning. An automatic tranny would be useful and...uh...uh... uh...err... uh...you could buy a Honda Fit for one-fourth the cost...where was I?
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Old 08-15-2006, 10:24 AM   #28
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Why would an American manufacturer invent something that would never sell here?
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Old 08-15-2006, 10:26 AM   #29
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He has already caved in. The dinette set is already in the new home with KP's balls proudly displayed as the centerpiece.
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Old 08-15-2006, 10:37 AM   #30
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If Harley comes out with a 3-wheel softail then I'm sure they will sell chrome plated tablets of Viagra that you will drop in the tank to change it into a hard-tail.
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