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    Quote Originally Posted by cheb View Post
    Those wheels are some of the ugliest ever fitted to a bike.
    Even worse than Boomerang Comstars?

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    Much worse.

    Much much worse.

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    Nope. Can't see you'd get much grip on that front tyre you wouldn't get from the rear tyres. Ofc I have never driven (ridden?) Any such vehicle to know that

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    Quote Originally Posted by a_morti View Post
    Nope. Can't see you'd get much grip on that front tyre you wouldn't get from the rear tyres. Ofc I have never driven (ridden?) Any such vehicle to know that
    You still on about braking?

    It's fizzics.

    Any vehicle motorbike, cage, articulated lorry obeys all the same laws of physics. So we can start with a sport bike.

    If a bike is stationary the weight is born on each tire relative to its contact patch and the center of gravity of the bike.

    Under braking the load on the various wheels is altered due to the forward motion and the braking force against it. There is forward weight transfer that results in more of the motorbike's weight being borne by the front wheel. If enough braking force is put into it the rear wheel will lift off the deck rendering the braking forces at the rear wheel non-existent. But before that, as there are increases in braking force, less and less weight is bearing down at the rear contact patch right up to the point it lifts off. Conversely acceleration shifts the load rearward bearing more at the rear. Stoppies and wheelies.

    A trike is no different. Likewise for a school bus.

    Volkswagen trikes tend to have a fair bit of weight on the rear wheels as the engine is behind the transaxle. If the front end is light enough you have to be off the throttle using engine braking to load the front to steer them. I do know this from experience.

    This is a bike conversion with the engine and tranny located well forward of the rear axle. There's very little mass behind the rear axle. Braking is going to shift the load forward and the front is going to get stuck with doing most of the job. Two disks please. Give 'em a nice long diameter too.

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    I think thats great ,

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    I wondered where OCC got their inspiration from, now I know.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cheb View Post
    Those wheels are some of the ugliest ever fitted to a bike.
    I've got a pair in the garage if you'd like them?

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    It's not on ebay, but imho this looks shit.

    https://www.bikeexif.com/ducati-hype...1ZS-llCfHqcUbA


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    Keep the headers and engine, everything else can be skipped.

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    Oh yeah, the header pipes are lovely.

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    Who paints part of their chain red?


    https://www.ebay.com/itm/383283334314?ul_noapp=true


    All kidding aside, for $190 USD for a 1/6 scale model of a motorcycle I'd expect more realistic detail.

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    More realistic? You don't like a carb as big as the jug, then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by a_morti View Post
    More realistic? You don't like a carb as big as the jug, then?
    Big carb = more power! Vrrrrooooommmm!

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