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Offline Garthhh

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Forecar
« on: February 20, 2018, 12:22:38 PM »
has anyone [besides me] considered doing a forecar conversion?
not just any passenger would climb on for a ride :D



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Offline Martin

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Re: Forecar
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2018, 02:06:17 PM »
Answer. No. Question. Is a blindfold compulsory or optional.  :yow
Welcome to the Asylum you should fit right in.  :hehehe
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Offline Chaos

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Re: Forecar
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2018, 04:08:49 PM »
my understanding is at the turn of the century, it was undignified for a lady to ride on the pillion. Hence, if a gentleman wished for his mate to also enjoy the pleasures of motor biking, some sort of attached chair was necessary.  The forecar was one option, albeit a bad one, as was a towed car, which failed because of exhaust and dust.  Hence the sidecar, even with it's inherent faults, was the best solution.
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Offline Filmcamera

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Re: Forecar
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2018, 04:11:16 PM »
Hmm you mentioned a fore car, a tow car and a sidecar - what about an up car?? A double decker motorbike sounds like a challenge!
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Offline Garthhh

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Re: Forecar
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2018, 01:48:05 PM »
Upon further reflection the driver should be in the front.
The bars split and mounted on each side similar to a tracked thing [Bobcat]
the seat right on the airbox, passenger on what is now the driverseat, gas tank moved behind...
we had a fun discussion about having dual controls, Team Forecar Racing
The ability to lock out either set

But wait there's MORE
adding that final element
http://www.tiltingmotorworks.com/leaner/
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Offline Garthhh

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Re: Forecar
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2018, 02:00:05 PM »

[Edited to normalize fonts]
Upon further reflection the driver should be in the front.
The bars split and mounted on each side similar to a tracked thing [Bobcat]
the seat right on the airbox, passenger on what is now the driverseat, gas tank moved behind...
we had a fun discussion about having dual controls, Team Forecar Racing
The ability to lock out either set

But wait there's MORE
adding that final element
http://www.tiltingmotorworks.com/leaner/
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Online Laitch

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Re: Forecar
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2018, 02:28:51 PM »
Upon further reflection the driver should be in the front. . . . But wait there's MORE
I've done some preliminary design work for you—no charge.

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Offline Garthhh

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Re: Forecar
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2018, 11:43:31 AM »
not enough wheels in the front...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isetta
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