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Old 02-05-2017, 04:26 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I'm still not sure about motorcycle trailers, since a sidecar still seems to be more versatile (at least I never saw any motorcycle trailer meant to haul passengers), but anyway, as long as nothing gets done to repel the 3-wheel layout as a way to circumvent some stricter crashworthiness requirements, enclosed tricycles might become a viable replacement for the econoboxes.

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Old 02-11-2017, 05:33 PM   #22 (permalink)
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http://www.eoutdoorsports.com/coach/default.aspx

Also bicycle trailers.

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All of these progressive discussions must keep in mind what time frame we are talking about. 2017? 5 years from now which is how far down the road most people seem to think about.
Six years from 2011 and nothing has changed? It's because people only think about 3 months ahead.

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20 years? Which is just the beginning of a timeframe of being able to change infrastructure? 100 years when we pass peak oil and liquid fuel prices skyrocket?
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Don't even want to talk about 100 years.
Cars replaced horses in the streets of New York in ten years, a century ago.

Agreed a carbon tax will prevail over cap-and-trade. If we are just beginning to change infrastructure 20 years from now, we're toast.

I personally divide my transportation needs between the bus (free pass), a bicycle and a car that appreciates more the less I drive it.

100 years from now we'll be mining coal out of asteroids and microwaving the power down to the surface.
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i'll give it even less.

But I've been toying with the idea of a personal EV vehicle for quite some time now.

Especially, if I get a job in the city. Maybe build my own version of the Peel P50 haha.
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I have the donor vehicle, I have the Lexus powertrain; all I need is battery boxes, inverter, charger[s], &etc. And a job — like you say.

The electric drive goes where the transaxle is now, the front axle is moved forward 8" to integrate the battery box, and the single-person camper interior would be swapped in from my weekly driver.
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this looks like a nice idea.

a Light EV vehicle here can have (it needs no insurance then):

Max 1Kw
be 1,25Metres/49inches in width
have a max speed of 15Mph/25km/h.
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Old 04-20-2017, 04:10 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Skyrocketing prices of cars in my country are making me consider a motorcycle more seriously. I could even park it inside my apartment instead of having to rent a parking spot, just need to figure out a (quite) safe way to occasionally haul my dog on it.
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A dog crate can be bolted on the rear seat.
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Get a smaller dog?
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Vanessa is already small.




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A dog crate can be bolted on the rear seat.
Repurposing a topcase similar to what's used by motorcycle couriers in my country might not be so hard, but I would still want to retain the capacity to carry either one passenger or a backpack for short trips


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Yesterday I talked with some friends about the possibility of getting a motorcycle-based tricycle, since it would serve me for working purposes, not to show-off. Even though most of the utility tricycles I see on a regular basis are fitted with Honda engines from 125cc to 150cc, the owner of one ensured that it has a maximum speed suitable to road usage in my country (even though it's still below the maximum speed limit). My motivation to consider a trike instead of some random small coupe-utility is basically the cost, since I'm not really willing to spend too much on fuel and maintenance.



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