Living the Stereotype
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Henderson County, NC
After being transfixed by Handyhikers excellent thread on the exhaust modification to his Vee and the engine performance enhancement (perhaps serendipidous) and handling improvement (expected), I got to thinking:
Has anyone made their 'Strom, either Wee or Vee into a solo bike with the luggage moved forward?
If the passenger section of the seat were eliminated, the top case moved forward, a backrest could easily be installed. Also the side cases could be moved forward as there would be no passenger legs to clear.
This would effectively move the weight of the luggage forward and presumably improve handling, especially when fully loaded.
Now I know there are likely to be some downsides, i.e.: mounting, lean angle, chain access, wanton women needing a rides home from pubs, etc., but I'm sure that acceptable compromises can be found.
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Stromin'Nroman NC28729, USA
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