• Wacky handling is right. Motorcycle tires only really work on Motorcycles. They've commonly got a softer compound towards the edges and a harder rubber in the middle. Since, you know, you kinda have to lean in order to turn. CanAms and Harley trikes use car tires. Even Morgan three wheelers use car-type tires, albeit a car from 1927. I like the concept, but I hate inadequately spec'd equipment and flawed engineering. It kinda amazes me somebody has the skill to put something like that together, but they don't have the chops to make it handle. I guess it's something to be seen in and not to run to the limit. That's sort of the opposite of my MO.

    Bottom line: I doubt this would be more fun than the bike it was built on.

  • Makes perfect sense to me. Build a trike based on the British (ancient) trike model using a high powered modern Japanese rear end and live in the Seattle Wa area which is the rain forest of the west coast. Sounds to me like an accident/disaster waiting to happen!

  • Hello Seattle is in a drought this year so it is safe to play outside this year ! Thanks to El Nino ! Cali will get the rain this year !

    • Actually we are not in a drought. We've had average precipitation, but have a low snow pack due to an unprecedented warm winter. No telling if we will get a drought later on this year. Check out Cliff Mass, a prof at UW Atmospheric Sciences. He doesn't blame it on global warming and also to be careful in predicting the results of such a one-off winter:

      Why last winter was so unusual

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