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MY BIKE DESIGN

July 30th, 2007, 9:11 am

HARIS_KHAN
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PLEASE COMMENT ON MY BIKE .. STILL LOT OF STUFF TO DO IN IT, BUT THOUGHT MIGHT FIRST TAKE UR ADVICE .. I AM NOT A DESIGER. AM A STUDENT OF MECH. ENGG.
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August 2nd, 2007, 11:05 am

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is it a motorcycle or bicycle? If the latter the wide tires will have to go as rolling resistance of the is a big power absorber and you have only .05 to .1 hp to work with. Fully enlcosed designs have a raft of problems from heat build up (500 watts of heat resting) to low speed and or stoping (where does your leg come out to balance you when you stop?). I have done a number of recumbents, one of wich is on permant display at artcenter and they are tough to do. One thing you might consider is making your "bike" a hybrid, using a electric motor and battery pack for a perfomance boost (use re gen braking to capture some ergs) this allows a bit looser design envelop.

good luck

zippy

August 4th, 2007, 5:40 pm

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Looks to me to be a Carver...

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Dutch build 3 wheeld leaning car

Front part roles, side to side. rear 2 wheels stay " car like" on the ground.
Didn't ride it but "They say it is a lot of fun

http://www.yikers.com/video_top_gear_re ... arver.html

B-art

August 5th, 2007, 2:50 pm

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B-art wrote:Looks to me to be a Carver...

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Dutch build 3 wheeld leaning car

Front part roles, side to side. rear 2 wheels stay " car like" on the ground.
Didn't ride it but "They say it is a lot of fun

http://www.yikers.com/video_top_gear_re ... arver.html

B-art
yup carvers are fun, gm did one in the early 80's but never went past prototype.

GM lean machine

August 22nd, 2007, 1:51 pm

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For reference, here's the GM:

http://www.3wheelers.com/gmlean.html

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3 wheels vs 2

August 22nd, 2007, 1:55 pm

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the idea of a 3 wheeler may be interesting - it eliminates the concerns with putting your feet down. And, if you treated the 2-wheel end of it so that the wheels articulated up and down allowing lean (like the MP3 scooter that Piaggio does) you could get the handling performance of a motorcycle (+ some in the rain! - which goes well with the enclosed cockpit)...

August 22nd, 2007, 4:50 pm

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yeah..... working on a three wheeler right now too. ill post some stuff once i scan it
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