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Saw this on YouTube ... Interesting option ... don't know cost.
Had generated a significant amount of interest, almost 1.7million views since April of this year.
 

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impressive video. I don't know anything about this technology but I would opt for this before I would consider transitioning to three wheels. This would allow me to ride as I enjoy with full lean capability except at slow speed maneuvers where the weight of the GW becomes troublesome. Now if only a vendor stateside would consider bringing this technology here.
 

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It is available just not this nice do a search--landing gear

there are several systems
 

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Years ago there was another design on landing gear for the Goldwing. It took up some saddle bag room as I recall.
 

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Really didn't want to go trike as I got older, and this just might be the answer. At 73 and suffering from effects of life's adventures, it is something to think about. Goal to ride until 90 looks even more attainable.
 

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Really didn't want to go trike as I got older, and this just might be the answer. At 73 and suffering from effects of life's adventures, it is something to think about. Goal to ride until 90 looks even more attainable.
Why stop at 90? :cool:
 

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I looked into these several years ago for an old friend. All the videos show operation on level ground, and without leaning. The wheels deploy and retract automatically, based on road speed, which can be problematic. For example, if turning at an intersection and leaning, if you slow a bit, the wheels drop down and abruptly stand the bike upright, causing the bike to go straight ahead. It's a good concept, but there's still some serious bugs to iron out of it.
 

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I looked into these several years ago for an old friend. All the videos show operation on level ground, and without leaning. The wheels deploy and retract automatically, based on road speed, which can be problematic. For example, if turning at an intersection and leaning, if you slow a bit, the wheels drop down and abruptly stand the bike upright, causing the bike to go straight ahead. It's a good concept, but there's still some serious bugs to iron out of it.
Sounds like a manual override interlock switch is needed.
 

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I looked into these several years ago for an old friend. All the videos show operation on level ground, and without leaning. The wheels deploy and retract automatically, based on road speed, which can be problematic. For example, if turning at an intersection and leaning, if you slow a bit, the wheels drop down and abruptly stand the bike upright, causing the bike to go straight ahead. It's a good concept, but there's still some serious bugs to iron out of it.
Watching the video provided, the system is activated by buttons on the handle bar. One up, one down. Maybe others don't work that way.
 

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The first time you think it's all the way up, and it's not, and you get into a good corner,...
 
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Some guys fall over because they thought they put the kickstand down when they didn't, and that has an indicator too.
 
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