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Posted by harry on March 20, 2009, 8:30 pm
 
wrote:

Quite wrong!

Posted by Johnny B Good on March 21, 2009, 3:26 am
 
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 Not really. There's no doubt that a four wheel car is more stable than
any three wheeled car, hence my advice to get to know what the two
wheeled handling characteristic is like as soon as you can do so in
circumstances of your own choosing.

 Unless you're familiar with a three wheeler's two wheel handling
characteristic, you're going to be a danger, both to yourself (and any
passengers) as well as to other road users.

 Once you've (safely) acquired this two wheeled skill, you'll be much
better placed to both avoid such two wheeled modes of operation and how
best to handle it in the event of a road emergency that might demand a
two wheeled manouver (and, more importantly, to know when such a
manouver is simply not an option).

 Any driver of a three wheeler who doesn't have any experience of its
two wheel handling is an accident waiting to happen.

--
Regards, John.

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Posted by harry on March 21, 2009, 7:40 pm
 wrote:

A real three wheeler has two wheels at the front. The Reliant Regal/
Robin & Bond bug were pretty useless.  the reason they existed was
economics and space reasons inside the vehicle.
http://www.bra-cars.com/html/stability.html
http//www.3-wheelers.com

Posted by Tim Jackson on March 21, 2009, 9:28 pm
 harry wrote:


The reason they existed was I believe mostly to take advantage of the
way the UK tax, insurance and licensing classes were draughted at the
time.  Three wheelers were generally classed as motorcycles and could be
driven by 16-year olds. The total cost of ownership was significantly
lower than a four-wheeler of the same purchase ticket price.


Tim Jackson

Posted by Lord Gow333, Dirk Benedict's n on March 25, 2009, 1:50 am
 

I've always been partial to the motorcycle/Bug crossbreed, the Tri-Magnum:

http://jalopnik.com/cars/kit-cars/foam-on-the-frame-trimagnum-threewheeler-kit-121298.php

I paticularly liked the accounts of the drivers trying to find the delicate
balance between stalling it and leaving a 100 foot strip of rubber. :-)

LG
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"Keep it simple. If it takes a genius to understand it, it will never work."
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