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    For some reason I'm reminded of the old truck drivin' song Give Me 40 acres and I'll Turn This Rig Around.
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    The most turning he did was changing lanes, convenient...

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    Glad I'm not the only one wondering if it can turn in any practical way, his heals almost touch the pavement,
    turning with out leaning?
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    I doubt it could enter a driveway or parking lot w/o high-centering. It'd be cool if it had height adjustable air-suspension, but it looks like it's hard-tail as well as a hard-fork... more an artistic expression than a anything practical.

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    Using a Lycoming engine will pretty much insure the bike will run for years. Those are about bullet proof. Not to sure about the wheel setups, but to each his own and great job.
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    Other than the lack of suspension, I wouldn't trust the joints for the steering. They look way too small to turn that kind of mass with the centrifugal forces involved, not to mention the lack of clearance to lean. I would guess the rubber to rubber contact for the rear drive might be a high wear item and prevent racing possibilities. Oh yeah, and don't scoot back the 3" or 4" (7 - 10cm) toward the back wheel or you could literally loose your a55!
    Last edited by Hoosiersmoker; 09-12-2019 at 06:23 AM.

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    Ha, ha wouldn't that be a mean trick on the spoke cashing dogs. I can see it now a dog runs out to bark and nip at the spokes only to lunge all the way through.
    I'd still like to try and ride one of those 1 wheeled things they used in the movie Men in Black III


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