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I was wondering when they would get around to fitting one of these to a Burgman. Now if we can just get them to fit one for the 650! :thumbup:

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http://www.landingear.com/burgman4.php

If the owner of this bike is here on BUSA, please do a review. I'd love to know what your think of it.
 

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Would be a nice Farkel if I were needing help with leg issues. But for 3,300 plus shipping and then the cost of having it installed if you can't do it, I'd build a reverse trike. That said, I will be doing just that within a year or two. But if one of these were made to fit a 650 and cost about half that I could stay on two wheels (until the unit deployed).

I wonder if it has some sort of Gyro or tilt meter to know if you are on slanted ground when it deploys? I could see it flipping you sideways if not.
 

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When the time comes that I need training wheels to sprout when I stop the bike I will hang it up--my father is 89 and rides a People 250. Stupidest thing I have ever seen...
 

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The owner is from Akron, Ohio. He drove his 400 to Florida this fall to have it installed and flew home. He lives in Florida during the winter and wanted it to ride while in Florida. It will be in Florida until spring when he brings it back here. There are several in the area who are waiting to get a demonstration.

His Burgman 400 was used as a base by the company to design the kit for the 400. If one wants one for a 650 I'm sure they would be happy to use your 650 to design the kit. After the kit is designed the rest of us could just order it and either mount it ourselves or have the dealer do it, which one can now do for the 400, so I'm told.
 

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My best friend lost his leg, on a bike, from being hit by a car. He has that kit on his Harley. Air shifter too because he lost his left leg (below the knee)
 

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We shouldn't forget that this type of equipment fitted to a bike will often let someone take up riding, or continue to ride for years even with a disability. Or, just give confidence to someone who needs that bit of support. That's a good thing for sure and who cares what it looks like if that's the case! Fun is for everyone. :cheers:
 

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cliffyk said:
<snipped>--my father is 89 and rides a People 250. Stupidest thing I have ever seen...
Most awesome thing I've ever heard! :thumbup:
 

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I wonder if it has some sort of Gyro or tilt meter to know if you are on slanted ground when it deploys? I could see it flipping you sideways if not.
There's not and that's where the design falls short IMHO. They get around this by saying that it's only an aid and not to be solely depended upon. Since the wheels are not separately controlled and come down as a pair it would probably flip you sideways if you're not careful. They warn about this in the instruction video. Now if they made them independently controlled, I would think they could use a gyro and put a proximity sensor or some such device on each wheel to judge distance to the ground and get the legs to level the bike.

There was another company working on a similar product but I don't think they ever recovered after Katrina wiped them out. The only other thing close is: Retract-A-Trike but I prefer what LegUp does where the wheels aren't obvious until deployed.

I like the idea that if a rider needs a bike supported while stopped for what ever reason, he/she still has the advantage of just 2 wheels while moving. When that day comes for me I hope they have this perfected.

"Hanging it up" is just not an option for me. :thumbup: That's like saying if I lost my leg I should stop walking.
 

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I'd have to ask my friend, he's had it so long I forgot what it's all about, but I think they both deploy at a certain speed. I can't think of 1 complaint he has had in thousands of miles.
We rode together when I bought my Burg last summer, when we got to a twisty 20 mile section of road I was on it pretty good and got a 'holy crap, that thing goes' out of him.
My Burgman is the 1st bike he's been able to ride (besides his Zuma) since his accident. He was very impressed :thumbup:
 

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cliffyk said:
When the time comes that I need training wheels to sprout when I stop the bike I will hang it up--my father is 89 and rides a People 250. Stupidest thing I have ever seen...
You think that now but you might think differently if and when the time comes. It would be worth a lot to me to be able to continue to ride.
 

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My GrandPa died at 86, my dad died at 86 so If I can beat the odds and still be riding 30+ more..... :wink:
 

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I think the device is great... I that was out when I had to get rid of my Goldwing due to the weight... I am 72 now and I hope to be riding for a long time... I would not go to the training wheels type of assistance,,, that is a personal observation as I do not like them...
I also like the CanAm touring model... that is great also... both are a good alternative when you cannot support the weight...
 

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Off topic some. There are a lot of Reverse Trikes (two wheels up front) out there. A two rear wheel trike is limited in cornering. A reverse trike can be designed to corner almost as well as a sports car. Most reverse trikes are rear wheel drive but a few kits are front wheel drive and some all wheel drive too. A 88-94 Subaru Justy CVT AWD would make an easy all wheel drive trike.

Reverse trike forum: http://reversetrike.proboards.com/index.cgi
 
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