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Old 01-26-2010, 09:25 AM   #11 (permalink)
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There are a few new images up. They mostly show the decal details on the completed bodywork:

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Old 01-26-2010, 09:25 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I can't get over how smooth it looks... and how nicely those Pasta-lights fit the in rear. (Of course, I know he designed the shell to fit the lights/windshield, but we don't have to look at it like that...)
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more + larger photos please!

Looks great -- can we see more and larger photos, of the building process especially, please?

How well does the start and stopping process work? You have to start moving, pick up your feet, then close the fairing -- and stopping is the reverse of this, right?

Edit: he already has plenty of pictures that explain things a lot better, at the link that Darin posted: http://www.velomobiel.nl/allert/Recu...0motorbike.htm
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Looks great -- can we see more and larger photos, of the building process especially, please?
Enjoyable! Even Dan Gurneys recumbent motorcycle didn't think about mileage as much- it had no fairing. I don't know where I saw that one.

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Neil: as you saw on his site, the fairing is open on the bottom, so starts & stops are just like a regular ... well, regular recumebent bike. You just put your foot down when stopping, and lift it when starting out.

He only has to open the fairing to get on/off (or is that "in / out") of the bike.

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Gas 2.0 has picked up this story:

Guy Mods Honda Motorbike to Get 214 MPG : Gas 2.0
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214 mpg with DIY aerodynamic fairings on a Honda 125cc motorbike — Autoblog Green
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this may have been asked, but is this shell legal in the u.s? ..just wanted opinions.

better, yet.. how do custom choppers get an MSO/MCO?
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It's a DMV thing. If you ask the DMV in your state, they'll probably tell you something along the lines of either filing for a vehicle VIN/Title after production (similar to how you would file for a trailer in some states, pictures, forms, etc.), or, in the case that it was constructed from other vehicle parts, you'd use the VIN's of those other vehicles and fill out a SV title. (Specialty Vehicle)

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