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What do you think? True or BS?

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Talk' started by GS1200, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. Bluuu

    Bluuu Señor verde


  2. I call BS on that one. Someone built it no doubt, but in the desert with limited tools... BS. Plus it was a Frenchman, he would have just given up.... <--- I'm kidding.

    but no, seriously.

  3. I read this earlier, it was a BS story. :(
  4. if he built that in the desert by himself then im a cowboy astronaut porn star
  5. It is fact. I have one almost identical. Handles nearly as well as my R1 and goes like snot.
  6. Actually it is a true story, happened 20 years ago.

    I saw this pop up on the Bandit forum yesterday. I assumed it was BS too so I sent the pic to my friend who restores Citroen 2CVs. I figured he'd dispel the parts as not even being from a Citroen.

    He's actually seen this machine with his own eyes.

    Look, the guy was French. So he operates with great resourcefulness and completely outside the realm of whether it makes any sense. Hell, look at a 2CV. It was obviously designed without even a glance at other cars.
  7. the guy is French..he would have been sat on a fence somewhere waiting for someone else to do it!
  8. When confronted with a challenge the French always lay down and throw their legs up. I call BS.
  9. B-o-w-l......

    Not true.
  10. i want to see him ride it then i may believe it.
  11. depends...did the guy have a welder in the trunk?
  12. Nice Banana hammack.
  13. I call a complete load of BS!

    I fail to see where the transmission is connected to either side of the wheel.



  14. jezterr

    jezterr Retired Admin

    the drive train isn't attached to the wheel. it's pressed against the top of the rear tire and pushes the tire along. there's no suspension for the rear.
  15. Sigh.

    You can see one drive side of the differential pushing on the tire for a friction drive. I've seen build off choppers using it, so it does work.

    The french words in the pic you post says the differential is blocked on that side so it causes the other side to drive.
  16. Im going to get ma a 2CV tool kit it must be awesome..

    If you have a problem, if no-one else can help, and you can find him, maybe your can hire EMILE...DAR DA DAR..DA.DAR.DAR.
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