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Offline Scaffolder

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Harley Trailer!!! MUST SEE!!
« on: December 15, 2011, 03:53:48 pm »
Found this at Motorcycle Superstore and found it quite comical.
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Re: Harley Trailer!!! MUST SEE!!
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2011, 05:10:04 am »
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Re: Harley Trailer!!! MUST SEE!!
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2011, 02:18:04 pm »
How the hell can he turn that thing? Two front wheels.

Some people have too much spare time on their hands.

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Re: Harley Trailer!!! MUST SEE!!
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2011, 04:09:52 pm »
Good chit, mang! :rotflmao:
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2011, 05:44:59 pm »
Typical Harley; all show, no go.
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Offline lt1

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Re: Harley Trailer!!! MUST SEE!!
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2011, 12:47:02 am »
Saw it on another forum, and thought it was cool then, too.  As for the two front wheels, my car has two front wheels and it turns fine.  :D

This took both vision and skill, and captures a love of both HD's and motorcycles in general.  What's not to like?
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Re: Harley Trailer!!! MUST SEE!!
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2011, 05:49:32 am »
Wow, if it has two engines does that mean 136HP :rotflmao:
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Re: Harley Trailer!!! MUST SEE!!
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2011, 06:21:27 am »
Northern Illinois   Silverdammit '08 C-14 ABS

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Re: Harley Trailer!!! MUST SEE!!
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2011, 01:53:20 pm »
Saw it on another forum, and thought it was cool then, too.  As for the two front wheels, my car has two front wheels and it turns fine.  :D

This took both vision and skill, and captures a love of both HD's and motorcycles in general.  What's not to like?

And your car has power steering, a huge mechanical advantage courtesy of the linkage involved, a steering wheel instead of a handlebar and the two wheels aren't a few inches apart.

It's a fake HD semi truck, not a motorcycle, so what IS there to like? He copied a Peterbilt. What "vision" is required for that? It's a gimmick, a toy, not a motorcycle.

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Re: Harley Trailer!!! MUST SEE!!
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2011, 08:53:19 pm »
And your car has power steering, a huge mechanical advantage courtesy of the linkage involved, a steering wheel instead of a handlebar and the two wheels aren't a few inches apart.

It's a fake HD semi truck, not a motorcycle, so what IS there to like? He copied a Peterbilt. What "vision" is required for that? It's a gimmick, a toy, not a motorcycle.
What I don't understand is your perceived feelings towards it/him.  Maybe I'm wrong, but it sounds almost like you are angry or offended that someone has built something.

You are basically right about my car.  2 of the 3 cars in my driveway have power steering, and all three have wheels.  OTOH, the track on all three can be measured in inches.  :)

The "vision" is that AFAIK, at least, this is the only one in the world.  IE "UNIQUE".  He drew inspiration from a Peterbilt, perhaps, but I doubt that any single part is interchangeable.  Having fabricated a few small parts, I have a large appreciation of the work and talent and again, vision, involved in taking an idea and then actually building it.  Of course it isn't a "motorcycle".  The Eiffel Tower isn't a motorcycle, either, but it took some brains and work to build it.  Assuming the "HD Semi" actually works, it is more than a gimmick and a toy, but probably will never be used as a daily, long-haul commercial carrier.

To restate, whoever built it is more talented than I am, and I respect that, even if I would not use my talents to build the same thing even if I could.  I just don't get why it would make anyone angry.
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Re: Harley Trailer!!! MUST SEE!!
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2011, 06:49:06 am »
And your car has power steering, a huge mechanical advantage courtesy of the linkage involved, a steering wheel instead of a handlebar and the two wheels aren't a few inches apart.

It's a fake HD semi truck, not a motorcycle, so what IS there to like? He copied a Peterbilt. What "vision" is required for that? It's a gimmick, a toy, not a motorcycle.

Let's see.  You went down and bought a 2010 C-14 off the showroom floor, and you think you have vision and this builder doesn't?  Go figure :-\

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« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2011, 09:02:55 pm »
The Connie will rail the twisties no sweat. The Peterwilt surely won't. 8)



Of course it needs a Rider. ;)
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« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2011, 02:47:57 pm »
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And your car has power steering

Maybe......... :P
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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2012, 07:23:16 pm »

   It takes money,vision & serious devotion to come up w/that kinda stuff....I applaud.
Not to mention stones to tell the wife ;D ;D
 
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Re: Harley Trailer!!! MUST SEE!!
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2012, 10:37:57 am »
   It takes money,vision & serious devotion to come up w/that kinda stuff....I applaud.
Not to mention stones to tell the wife ;D ;D
 
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Yeah, what he said.