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Old 08-07-2011, 01:52 AM
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Default Re: Felt MP with 6.5+hp engine hidden in rear of a sidecar?

Originally Posted by BarelyAWake View Post
Sounds like a fun project!

Other than the normal issues w/any sidecars (handling & maneuverability, width) the only issue I can think of is applied traction (minor), while there may be some "torque steer" (wrong word methinks, but I can't think of one better either lolz) from the offset drive wheel, I think it'd be minor & easily compensated for *shrug*

A couple few of our members have gone the sidecar route (tho none powered as far as I know) & come to mind... Might wanna check this thread fer inspirations ifn you've not seen it already: Sidecars?
I'm surprised no one has tried to make a side car out of a modified go kart frame with the engine inside the sidecar where it normally sits in the rear of a go kart and then attach it to a bike. Maybe I'm just crazy but I don't see why it can't be done. I guess I should keep a bottle of aspirin close by when I start building this thing.
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