One reason is when front brake is applied on a normal telescoping front end such as a stock TW200, the front end of the bike dives. Earles type forks such as on this side car rig do not do this and the bike stays level when the front brake is applied. Especially useful when braking in a right hand curve. Helps lessen the affect of the tipping tricycle effect.
On edit, enter man in rain coat on tricycle on the old comedy hour Laugh In. Perhaps FRED can find a video clip.
Leading-Link front ends and Earles front end are similar but not exactly the same. "Earles", his patent specified a line pivot behind the wheel. They were found on Greeves and other British off-road Trails bikes that were not trikes or sidecar rigs.Leading-Link is a generic description of all.
Here's a couple picture of the Leading-Link on my Ural Parol. One picture is with the Hack off as it was out for stripping and painting:
Wife a solid NO, puppy a maybe but it would be great to haul camping gear on the hardtop...not much for single track. I guess the "pull behind" with 2 wheels makes more sense to me. 3' wide and 4' long with a tent cot and rigging for an appropriate size tarp for shade and weather protection. I can see it behind my DRZ 400...TW not too good for highway travel. I have pulled a similar trailer when I had an ST 1300 before my son destroyed it and never knew it was there up to 90 or so. Food for thought.
Now I have to ask, if E-15 is so bad for these boat engines then how is E-10 any better or even just OK?
I would love to see some pistons and connecting rods from car engines designed to use the...
I found a 20 year old Pelican 1400. Battered but solid.
It looks like it’ll fit well on a Cyckerack rear rack. Any ideas on how to mount it so that I can open and close it while it’s still mounted? I’m not opposed to drilling it but I’d like to keep it waterproof. Or I can use some sort of...
Well, I tried to search for LED Headlight bulbs in this new format but, my computer almost went up in smoke trying to navigate where and how to. So, I thought what the heck, let's just ask. I don't do a heck of a lot of night riding or, even inclement weather (by choice) but, I thought if...