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    Ok flip the diff and put the engine in front I get that but I don't get it, the whole over your heat triple tree with the bars on the bottom is not only goofy looking the more than extreme rake angle and the length of the forks would mean anything over 20 to 30 MPH is going to be suicide to try and turn
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    Also goose it a little and the front wheel will be straight up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdurand View Post
    Also goose it a little and the front wheel will be straight up.
    Maybe not too bad since they have the engine mounted in front of the axle instead of behind. It just looks wrong on so many levels but like any other custom build the concept is often lost in the eyes of the onlookers only the creator knows the reason for his intended design
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    Maybe not too bad since they have the engine mounted in front of the axle instead of behind. It just looks wrong on so many levels but like any other custom build the concept is often lost in the eyes of the onlookers only the creator knows the reason for his intended design
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    This time I agree with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncollar View Post
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    This time I agree with you.
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    Only this time?
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    That is not true.

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    I've seen some hogs that would make my arms ache but that looks really off for someone who doesn't have rotocuff tears.

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    Back in the 60's & 70's we used to think the high apes were cool but after you have hung your arms over a pair for a few hundred miles at a time you soon learn that a hard day's ride means someone else has to hold your beer for you so you can drink it because your arms refuse to function. Just below eye level maybe, but a foot above your head forget it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    Back in the 60's & 70's we used to think the high apes were cool but after you have hung your arms over a pair for a few hundred miles at a time you soon learn that a hard day's ride means someone else has to hold your beer for you so you can drink it because your arms refuse to function. Just below eye level maybe, but a foot above your head forget it.
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