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first steps, continued

A cone cutter and a tap will clean out the mounting holes (M8)

first steps, continued

making GRP bodywork, first steps

It saves a lot of time to bond all the 'Big Head' fasteners into some sheet in one go

making GRP bodywork, first steps

cmax two up, front side view

This is my second Cmax conversion on roll-out from workshop to bodyshop. The gold-coloured 'Big head' bonding fasteners can be seen in various places, ready for the first pieces of bodywork to be bonded on.

cmax two up, front side view

cmax two up side view

cmax two up side view

Cmax.

Cmax.

Cmax. June 2009 first assembly pre-bodywork

Cmax.  June 2009 first assembly pre-bodywork

MP3: On Board Lane-Splitting

Lane splitting is no problem on the MP3 TTW. Photo of Blez driving shot from the pillion seat by Bernard Zieja. 2007

MP3: On Board Lane-Splitting

MP3 lane-splitting

The front wheels of Piaggio's MP3 are only 420mm (16.5inches) apart, so lane-splitting like a conventional bike or scooter is no problem. Pic of Blez in West London by Bernard Zieja, 2007.

MP3 lane-splitting

Piaggio MP3 drifting

You'd have to be fairly bold to put a heavy two wheeled scooter into a full bore drift like this. On the MP3, it seems less bold.
Pic of Blez by Bernard Zieja, 2007

Piaggio MP3 drifting

Piaggio MP3 250

Piaggio's MP3 tilting Three Wheeler is not an FF, but there has been quite a lot of discussion about it on the FF discussion list, so I thought we should have a few pix up on bikeweb for people to refer to. There's no doubt that the twin front wheels provide a reassuring feeling of grip and confidence on slippery surfaces and it can be heeled over to a respectable 'angle of dangle' before things start grounding. Picture of Blez at Shepherd's Bush roundabout, London, by Bernard Zieja.

Piaggio MP3 250

Narrowed

Inspired by Philip Wakeham's 'Anything is possible' attitude to engineering art I woke up one morning and decided to implement Royce Creasey's aerodynamic improvement hints (see his technical paper on this site) and cut the fairing into three pieces, chopped four inches out of the middle, and reassembled it!
The narrower fairing has little impact on comfort, reduces frontal area a little, but amazingly has made the bike much less susceptible to side winds and the turbulent air behind large lorries, it is more 'indifferent' as Royce puts it.

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A scan of the original Quasar Brochure (signed too!)

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The BOGSTER.

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