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Old 08-23-2012, 02:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by master_of_disaster View Post
My idea for an ecomod is to use the front end of a fwd car (2 front wheels, engine and all) up to the steering wheel and chop off the back part and connect a roll bar cage for side by side seating and one wheel in the back.
I like tandem seating for such trikes. You can lower the frontal area substantially, a teardrop shape without a long rear overhang is possible, and as a motorcycle, a more easily made plastic (versus glass) windshield can be used. The longer resulting wheelbase alleviates the weight transfer off the rear wheel under braking.
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