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I just died a little inside
 

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Yea that's my local dealer. I have them on Facebook and a bunch of us commented on the photo when they posted it that it was a waste of a good Repsol! They didn't like that but it was the truth!
 

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Reminds me of this Moster I saw the other day...



That Repsol just hurts though... Such beauty wasted.
I wonder if anyone actually bought it or if they just pulled the listing since it says just says it has "ended"...
 

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Should be moved to the Sleek Deals thread.

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Idk what's more surprising. The fact that someone would do that or the fact that it allegedly sold for like 20k+.
 

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Wow! That has got to be one of the most hideous looking bikes I have ever seen. Its a shocker that no one has bought it especially at that price :evil6:.
 

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Some rich guy should buy it and crush it just to do the world a favor.
 

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It could've been created by/for somebody with a disability that just really needed to fulfill a dream.
As far as I know the company in Madison who did the conversion bought the Repsol to use it as a selling point of what they can do and tried to sell it. They failed to sell it so the dealer bought it back in it's current state. I doubt they sold it. They prolly pulled it. I could understand a basic 600 or 1000 but when they chose the Repsol that I always looked at I was disappointed.
 

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there's a QUADED busa running around philly somewhere.
looks roughly like this, though that's a banshee or something wearing a busa dress...

 

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According to the eBay listing, it's "very unique."
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I'm curious about the geometry. To me, the rear wheels look too widely set apart. Is there some rule of thumb or algorithm that determines where a tri-bike's tires need to sit for the suspension to work efficiently and safely?
 

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I'm curious about the geometry. To me, the rear wheels look too widely set apart. Is there some rule of thumb or algorithm that determines where a tri-bike's tires need to sit for the suspension to work efficiently and safely?
the problem with trikes and hacks is that they're steered like a car or quad, and not leaned. In a turn it actively tries to flip over/throw the rider. So the wider you can get it, the less likely it will be to flip over. The narrower it is, the more likelyhood of turning into a 2-wheeler and making the turn even weirder.

trikes that lean like motorcycles have kinda been the holy grail for a while and nobody seems to have gotten them quite right yet.
 

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the problem with trikes and hacks is that they're steered like a car or quad, and not leaned. In a turn it actively tries to flip over/throw the rider. So the wider you can get it, the less likely it will be to flip over. The narrower it is, the more likelyhood of turning into a 2-wheeler and making the turn even weirder.
Yeah. I understand that. That's why those off-road three wheelers all got replaced with 4 wheelers. (Well, not ALL. Where's that video of the 3 wheeler on the Dragon?))

I'm sure that lowering the CG would allow the rear wheels to be placed closer together. Think of the stability of a regular kids' tricycle vs. a Big Wheel. Maybe the CG height is the limiting factor?
 

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Yeah. I understand that. That's why those off-road three wheelers all got replaced with 4 wheelers. (Well, not ALL. Where's that video of the 3 wheeler on the Dragon?))
those offroad ones have killed too many people. they liked to roll over on a whim (too short and narrow a wheelbase for any kind of stability)
 
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