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Old 08-02-2007, 10:57 AM   #31
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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.
I was at the Vespa dealer in O'side and they had those Piaggio MP3 scooters in there. The warning sticker under the seat said, "No Pets."
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Old 08-02-2007, 11:18 AM   #32
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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.
And the one thing that needs the warning sticker most doesn't have any: PEOPLE!!!!
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:02 PM   #33
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Next you'll be foisting one of these off on us...

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Old 08-02-2007, 12:04 PM   #34
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I took one for over an hour a couple weeks ago. Had a blast, but was odd in corners. I felt plenty of push, but the nannies would kick in before I could get in too much trouble. I would spend a lot on new rear tires. It is easy and fun to do burn outs at launch.
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:17 PM   #35
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And the one thing that needs the warning sticker most doesn't have any: PEOPLE!!!!
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:25 PM   #36
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THAT is pretty sweet looking! Kind of like Mad Max meets Jules Verne.

I wonder if you can travel in time with it?
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:29 PM   #37
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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.
No, they left the market because of staged "yellow journalism" stunts on 20/20 and 60 minutes, et. al.

Much like the BS over the "exploding" Chevy/GMC pickup fuel-tanks.

I and several of my friends rode them constantly through the '80s - never once managed to turn one over, no matter WHAT stupidity we did with 'em. (but did come close a few times!) The major "problem" I saw with stability on these things was an absolute lack of any real suspension for the back - a couple of trailing-arms (sometimes!) & live axle and the "sponginess" of the underinflated rear tires was the extent of anything I remember on any of of those things.

By the time they developed any kind of independent rear-suspension, it was a moot point - they were "gone", and all that effort went to the 4-wheelers.

And of course, manufacturing only quads has made the offroad-powersports industry easily 110% safer. (/sarcasm)
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:55 PM   #38
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"The Can-Am name is familiar to motorcyclists who were around during the 1970s and didn’t take Hunter S. Thompson-levels of hallucinogens."

And to some of us who did.
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:57 PM   #39
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Melange a trois would be a simple mix of three. Quite wholesome.

Menage a trois, well, less wholesome.

I read it initially as "Menage a trois", cause I am a perv.

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Old 08-02-2007, 02:02 PM   #40
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Next you'll be foisting one of these off on us...

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