How wide is an outfit/combination.

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Postby arkwright » Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:54 pm

Daveski, I have just been out to the bike shed and measured my G80 outfit the overall width including handlebars are 64 inches the wheelbase is 47 inches wide that is with a VG21 Watsonan chassis and a body modelled on the Watsonian Avon I rebuilt the bike and built the body in 1988 and it is still going strong but it could do with some more grunt as I always ride with solos. Modern chairs seem to be wider wheel base wise but the right type of power delivery is better than weight in the chair, I only have tools and a battery in it. My first chair was an 18C AJS and a homemade chassis with a 33 inch wheelbase after a week on that I performed a perfect victory roll on a long lefthander when I had no power left to call on and ended upside down on the pavement,but this lot rarely lifes a wheel.

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Postby alanjennings » Sun Nov 16, 2008 4:42 pm

My dear wife loves our "Bender" sidecar!!She can sit in relative comfort with the G.P.S.-and the intercom,and guide me to the end of the universe!! There are advantages-you don't fall off so easily, you can carry lots more camping gear and if you have short legs life is much easier!! But I obviously will not convert some readers of this Forum!!
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Postby bjork » Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:22 pm

I'm converted, my G80 and Watsonian Avon sounds almost identical to yours Arkwright, even down to tools and battery location. I'm also wanting more grunt as well I keep saying I'll get a twin to fit the chair to, but can't seem to actually part with another bike to pay for it. Mind you, if any one has a suitable project bike to offer, I could be tempted to let the F650 BMW go/swap. Good bike but I'm not in love with it. Any takers
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Postby kernow kid » Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:00 am

Its blatently obvious that itma is also a member of the BGBMCC..Big Girls Blouse Motorcycle Club!
On road outfits are a giggle and turn more heads than a dayglo pink R1 with Akrabolik silencer, any day!
Off road outfits are even more fun, but, admittedly, even more deadly! Whats best is passing a solo Jap trail bike, IN the section at the MCC Edinburgh trial.. thats one thing that makes outfits great!
When youve got 2 boys, under 10, who both want to go out on a bike, it saves a lot of arguing..the 350 AJ didnt deserve that, so its going to be a Kwack GT550 with a chair. Only question is, painted in Lightning McQueen colours, or Optimus Prime?? (Ask yer grandchildren!)
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Postby paul knapp » Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:06 am

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itma is also a member of the BGBMCC..Big Girls Blouse Motorcycle Club!


LOL!

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Postby itma » Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:29 pm

Playing with a big girl in a blouse beats dragging about with a couple kids in a sidecar any day. In matter of fact also beats riding a bike

At least I think thats what I remember

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Postby Merlin » Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:07 pm

Being a somewhat younger man itma and still able to cut the mustard so to speak I can tell you that there is not a better pastime as is said ere abouts if God invented anything better he kept it for his self.
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Postby itma » Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:53 pm

In my yoof my old man was fond of telling me he was going to make a man out of me when he got me behind a cement mixer.

As the woman 6 doors down had beaten him to that task, I kept schtum, and it softened the blow

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Postby kernow kid » Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:24 pm

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Playing with a big girl in a blouse beats dragging about with a couple kids in a sidecar any day. In matter of fact also beats riding a bike

At least I think thats what I remember



Ok..Ok..lets compromise...how about dragging a big girl in a blouse off somewhere quiet, in a sidecar?
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Postby itma » Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:28 pm

In this weather?
with my back?

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