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Old 08-02-2007, 07:31 AM   #21
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How big of a stretch would it be to put the tree-wheel scooter front end on this thing? It would lean, be really stable, attract a boat load of attention, and still be macho enough for a sport biker to ride.....well almost.
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Old 08-02-2007, 08:19 AM   #22
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You guys are missing the point. This thing is NOT a motorcycle, and was not meant to be one.

The only link to motorcycling is the fact that a motorcycle license and helmet are required in most states.

That doesn't make it any less fun.
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Old 08-02-2007, 08:26 AM   #23
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At least you wouldn't be able to drop this one a half a dozen times...
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Old 08-02-2007, 08:27 AM   #24
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Agreed.




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Old 08-02-2007, 08:37 AM   #25
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Sorry, the Spyder still reminds me of a motorcycle the Consumer Products Safety Council,CPSC, would design to keep us well, safe. I know if I bought one that I would be fighting the constant force to pitch me off in a turn and hating it.
The market for this trilobyte is the off-road four wheeler owners, who will see it as a safe way to go out in the rain. Go figure.

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Old 08-02-2007, 08:38 AM   #26
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Actually, a 3 wheeled design is inherantly UNstable: there is a reason why all the trike ATVs left the market in a flood of lawsuits.

The low center of gravity and handling nanny can help save it, but non-leaning trikes really aren't as good at cornering as either cars (with two wheels on the outside) or bikes (which lean inwards). You push a trike to the limit too hard and it will highside you out over it.
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Old 08-02-2007, 08:45 AM   #27
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A three wheeler with one front wheel is inherently unstable.

A three wheeler with TWO front wheels is a different matter entirely.
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Old 08-02-2007, 09:41 AM   #28
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Are you poking fun of me or did I just not read the article completely? Either way, cheerio.
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:00 AM   #29
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The guys at the local dealership I spoke to said they did everything they could to get the Spyder to tip when they had one in for demo rides. No matter how hard they cornered, or any combination of braking and power they used, the thing was stable. Apparently lawsuit avoidance had a lot to do with the overall design and implementation of the various control systems.
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:51 AM   #30
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Apparently lawsuit avoidance had a lot to do with the overall design and implementation of the various control systems.
Unfortunately, most designs are now developed around lawsuits and stupidity. We get waring stickers on motorcycles to tell us gasoline is flammable. No Shyt! Hell, the Easy-Bake Oven toy had to be recalled this year even though they ahve been making the thing for 40 years. Some kids couldn't figure out that a light bulb gets hot. I guess between lawsuits and the dumbing down of America, we will soon have 'safety' systems on just about everything.
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