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Old 07-03-2008, 05:01 PM   #11
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Why does 100% more front wheel only give 50% more traction? Is this what was meant, or is a math lesson in order?

Did you try lane splitting on this? It looks like it might be ok. How was the wind protection at freeway speed? Is a taller wind screen available? This might make a good commuting bike - it looks pretty comfortable.
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Old 07-03-2008, 05:04 PM   #12
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Why does 100% more front wheel only give 50% more traction? Is this what was meant, or is a math lesson in order?
I took it to mean 3 vs. 2 wheels on a "normal" scooter, hence - 50%-more.
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Old 07-03-2008, 06:13 PM   #13
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Nope, he's talking about the front only:

Having a third leg, so to speak, helps to keep the scooter-average 61-inch wheelbase securely planted with 50% more front rubber.

I say prowess because not only do you get 50% more front-end traction, but you also get 50% more stopping power with the extra brake set up front.
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Old 07-03-2008, 08:29 PM   #14
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My fiance said i can get one now i need money...
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Old 07-07-2008, 01:26 PM   #15
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There was an episode of American Thunder on Speed TV last week that showed a guy in a wheelchair who had a motorcycle and sidecar, where he rolled up into the sidecar, and the attached motorcycle had it's handlebar and controls "moved" to the sidecar. They didn't show him driving it (that I saw, I didn't watch the whole half hour).
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:48 AM   #16
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Was that you scraping the center stand on the curve? I heard this horrible sound in one of those turns and hoped that's what it was.

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Old 07-21-2008, 10:06 PM   #17
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Was that you scraping the center stand on the curve? I heard this horrible sound in one of those turns and hoped that's what it was.

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I wouldn't call it a "horrible" sound, Steve. It's music to the ears of a sporting rider! To answer your question, yes, it was the centerstand dragging on the ground. No biggie. But it wasn't me. It was Pete and Fonz in the video.
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