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Postby Cyberian » Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:32 am

All righty, then - Is this a ScooPed?


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Postby Smitty » Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:41 am

Tripedooter?
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Postby EK » Sun Oct 16, 2005 4:31 am

Moped Trike


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Postby Cyberian » Sun Oct 16, 2005 6:02 pm

But . . . . . but, isn't the engine mounted behind the rider?
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Postby bruce50cc » Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:52 pm

That is my friends 1970 BSA Aeriel 3 here in Toronto. He rides it daily. I have helped him do some work on it and riden it a couple of times. It hinges under the seat and feels weird to ride.The rear wheels slide as you turn .
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Postby TowerTower » Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:44 am

Is it a trike, a moped or a scooter?
Oh no, my friends, its a tropedooter!
A sore on the eye,
As it slides on by?
Hell no, dear rider, it couldn't be cuter.
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Postby TowerTower » Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:46 am

TowerTower wrote:Is it a trike, a moped or a scooter?
Oh no, my friends, its a tripedooter!
A sore on the eye,
As it slides on by?
Hell no, dear rider, it couldn't be cuter.
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Postby scooterboy » Mon Nov 07, 2005 12:26 pm

I own this bike. It is a 1971 BSA Ariel 3 moped.

It is an articulated moped which allows the rider to lean into a corner while turning. This is accomplished with a universal joint between the front, handlebars, and seat, and the rear, gas tank and motor. I ride it hard, and often. It travels around 40 to 45 kilometers per hour.

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Postby jayel » Mon Nov 07, 2005 3:10 pm

twists the chain between pedals and rear although doesn't it?
Where are we going, and why are we in this hand basket?
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Postby scooterboy » Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:34 am

Not really,

The chain runs to the back of the bike, however the front part does not "lean" anymore than about 15 degrees off center to either side.

The bike will return to the center upright position, chain in line, because two torson beams run down the length of the bike inside the frame.
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Postby Micronaut » Tue Jan 17, 2006 7:17 pm

classic TTW. a vehicle way ahead of the time.

I think the Gyro was the last incarnation of the 'true' ttw (as in tilts 15 degrees or so...making the lean into the corners)

you see most of the 1-person tubular PPV's are TTW's. One front wheel with the tilt controlling most of the turn, low center of gravity.
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