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 Can anyone tell how this is supposed to work?
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Andrew Dressel
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244 Posts


Milwaukee, WI
USA

Moto Guzzi

California Special

Posted - 06/17/2014 :  6:22 AM                       Like
http://lecontainer.blogspot.com/201.../ulf_12.html

It looks like they forgot something, eh?

greywolf
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1483 Posts
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Evanston, IL
USA

Suzuki

DL650AL2

Posted - 06/17/2014 :  6:54 AM
What probably is confusing is the hub center steering. http://www.tonyfoale.com/Articles/Steer/STEER.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hub-center_steering
http://blogs.howstuffworks.com/keep...rk-on-bikes/
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Andrew Dressel
Male Standard Member
244 Posts


Milwaukee, WI
USA

Moto Guzzi

California Special

Posted - 06/17/2014 :  8:30 AM
quote:
Originally posted by greywolf

What probably is confusing is the hub center steering. http://www.tonyfoale.com/Articles/Steer/STEER.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hub-center_steering
http://blogs.howstuffworks.com/keep...rk-on-bikes/



Sure, "hub center steering" is an obvious possibility, but the implementation is not nearly as clear as in the photo in the wikipedia article. There, a horizontal slot is clearly visible in the side of the hub to allow the axle to pivot about the steering axis. In the "lecontainer" picture, it is much harder to distinguish between what steers and what does not.
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rkfire
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1688 Posts


Stratford, CT
USA

Suzuki

Bandit

Posted - 06/17/2014 :  9:03 AM   Join poster on Facebook as Friend  
The photos don't show the details well at all. It looks like the steering arms are welded to the suspension arms, but that can't be the case. The only thing I noticed was the 2nd photo shows the wheel turned. Not a lot of steering angle provided.
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greywolf
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1483 Posts
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Evanston, IL
USA

Suzuki

DL650AL2

Posted - 06/17/2014 :  9:28 AM
It's definitely hub center steering. It's more of a race track spec, like the Elf race bikes. There is not much steering angle. The lower arm fixes the hub center. The forward upper arm does the steering.
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Horse
Senior Member
257 Posts


Newbury, Berkshire
United Kingdom

BMW

R850RT

Posted - 06/17/2014 :  12:28 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Andrew Dressel

http://lecontainer.blogspot.com/201.../ulf_12.html

It looks like they forgot something, eh?



Gloves?
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