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Old 09-30-2008, 03:16 AM   #46
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Old 09-30-2008, 05:23 AM   #47
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I read that GM spent a billion dollars on its' onstar system. Hard to believe huh! Apparantly they weren't aware of the personal GPS units on the market for a few hundred dollars.
Off-topic, but Onstar basically just a GPS + Verizon phone embedded into a GM car. In fact, in older cars at least, you can yank the GPS cable and hook it up to your laptop. =)
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Old 09-30-2008, 06:16 AM   #48
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they can't get a road king to corner.. what makes them think the average HD owner wants to lean?
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Old 09-30-2008, 06:49 AM   #49
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So, they're way ahead of HD-time. This time they're only a few years late...

http://www.piaggiousa.com/pScooters/MP3500.cfm
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:02 AM   #50
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Drawing is missing the pool of oil under the bike...
This is about Harley's, not BMWs.
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:47 AM   #51
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Harley-Davidson developing corner-carving trike


Harley-Davidson introduced its first official trike in years earlier in 2008 and now looks to flip things around a bit with a new reverse-trike that leans into corners. Rumors indicate that the huge American Motor Company will bring the corner carving trike in concept form to a motorcycle show set to take place next month in Cologne, Germany. If that debut indeed takes place, the machine is likely to be powered by the liquid-cooled Revolution V-Twin engine from the Rod series as opposed to the 45-degree air-cooled mill powering most of its bikes. We've known that the company has been working on this design for the past few years, filing patent drawings way back in 2006. The market is definitely ready for it now that Piaggio and Can Am have toed the waters. We look forward to seeing just how accurate these rumors prove to be next month.
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What would HD owners do with this? Corners?
This thing is too low for them. They'll not be able to see their reflection in store windows, it'll never sell.
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Old 09-30-2008, 10:23 AM   #52
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Such a rip off of the spider, its just a copy... invent your own, Harley...

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Old 09-30-2008, 03:38 PM   #53
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A Harley that goes well, stops well and turns well? NA, it will never happen. It goes against everything they stand for.
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Old 09-30-2008, 03:51 PM   #54
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Harley-Davidson developing corner-carving trike


Harley-Davidson introduced its first official trike in years earlier in 2008 and now looks to flip things around a bit with a new reverse-trike that leans into corners. Rumors indicate that the huge American Motor Company will bring the corner carving trike in concept form to a motorcycle show set to take place next month in Cologne, Germany. If that debut indeed takes place, the machine is likely to be powered by the liquid-cooled Revolution V-Twin engine from the Rod series as opposed to the 45-degree air-cooled mill powering most of its bikes. We've known that the company has been working on this design for the past few years, filing patent drawings way back in 2006. The market is definitely ready for it now that Piaggio and Can Am have toed the waters. We look forward to seeing just how accurate these rumors prove to be next month.
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The leather tassles'll get stuck in the front wheels.
You can't stretch the front end.
Never work!
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Old 09-30-2008, 06:54 PM   #55
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Copy cat

It looks like HD is copying this bike

http://www.gizmag.com/pictures/hero/8576_4010821613.jpg
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Old 10-01-2008, 01:41 PM   #56
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and I thought

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It looks like HD is copying this bike

http://www.gizmag.com/pictures/hero/8576_4010821613.jpg
I thought Harley was copying this bike, which is actually street legal !!!





more details at this site - it's about to be introduced at the Intermot this weekend.

http://www.brudelitech.com/pictures_654.htm

videos are here:
http://www.brudelitech.com/video_654.htm
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Old 10-01-2008, 03:17 PM   #57
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Where's the trunk?
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Old 10-01-2008, 03:32 PM   #58
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Using hydraulic actuators 38 as discussed affords some major advantages to trikes. First, since the lean of the trike 10 is controlled by the hydraulic actuators 38, the upper and lower control arms 32, 34, spring dampers 36, and steering components are free to act normally, regardless of the trike's 10 lean. This allows the trike 10 to absorb bumps while tracking an arcuate path in the same manner it would if it were tracking a straight line, making for a consistent suspension action, even while turning.
Sounds like an improvement over all the other 3-wheelers out there.
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:14 AM   #59
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... - no flying a wheel in a tight turn - won't let you.
It's probably better discussed in a separate thread, but I don't think you pushed it hard enough. Recently I took one for a spin, and it WILL raise the front right....though it doesn't like it, and tells you so by shutting down power.
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:12 AM   #60
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I did think of one thing it would be good for.

You could carry spare final drive units, clutches, rotors, key housings, etc for the beemer guys. Hell, if you charged retail for the parts it would pay for the trike
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