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Old 08-19-2016, 08:52 PM
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Do it.
But be careful and be aware there is most likely a REASON you don't see them around since it's clearly nothing new.
But just because it's not practical doesn't mean it can't be a hoot to build and play with.....
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Old 08-20-2016, 12:55 PM
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All that's needed is a small-wheeled outrigger in front to prohibit over-rotation during braking. I see no reason why a mechanism couldn't be incorporated which would extend such an outrigger based on chassis-angle.
I had thought of that also and have seen a few variations of thattype of setup. However "IHO " it takes away from from the whole look.

Secondly the braking wheel or skid would need to be far forward to keep the main wheel from lifting (similar to locking up your front brake) or at least losing traction & control in a quick stop.

Dosen't seem to be a good answer to the problem or the MONO-CYCLE would still be around today.

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Old 08-20-2016, 01:06 PM
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I think it's really cool. No helpful input except that I saw one on YouTube with a Briggs 5hp.. I like the fact that it's like a roll cage. And front and rear crumple zones haha!

I found it
http://www.mcleanmonocycle.com/5-hp-monocycle/
Thanks TONY01,

Really enjoyed the link!
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Old 08-20-2016, 03:25 PM
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Any progress? Would love to see what you are coming up with if you are moving forward.
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Old 08-20-2016, 03:32 PM
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Secondly the braking wheel or skid would need to be far forward to keep the main wheel from lifting (similar to locking up your front brake) or at least losing traction & control in a quick stop.
An anti-lock braking mechanism would alleviate that issue. Come to think of it, an anti-lock system would also eliminate the need for the outrigger. Anti-lock => anti-roll.
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Old 08-20-2016, 03:47 PM
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An oldie-but-goodie...this guy dodged death TWICE. First: he's lucky he didn't actually break his neck. Second: he's fortunate that the escaping gasoline didn't ignite.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM3fVXsPyUE
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Old 08-22-2016, 12:30 PM
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An anti-lock braking mechanism would alleviate that issue. Come to think of it, an anti-lock system would also eliminate the need for the outrigger. Anti-lock => anti-roll.
I may be a bit slow on the uptake but don't see how that will help you make a quick stop, or fast acceleration?

I am not being sarcastic, as I would be very interseted over comming this problem.

THX Jim E
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Old 08-22-2016, 02:38 PM
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I'd like to take out an insurance policy on you Russel old buddy..shouldn't matter either way if you need it or not...whatdaya say.
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Old 08-22-2016, 04:54 PM
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Can a wheelie bar and wheel, both front and back be fashioned then either powered by pedal or engine you stay upright?

Other:

http://motorbicycling.com/picture.ph...pictureid=9274

Was wondering what kind of engine is this on a bike from your album?

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Old 08-22-2016, 06:53 PM
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I'd like to take out an insurance policy on you Russel old buddy..shouldn't matter either way if you need it or not...whatdaya say.
I refuse to issue any more insurance policies on myself & make the payments. It seems to have become some kind of lottery that I cannot win!
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