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Well this is different

Ran across this image today on Google. I tried to follow the link but my browser wouldn't open it.

Is this a real accessory produced for bikes do you think? Or just a really well made home brew?

I never would have thought of something like this in a million years.
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I'd hate to see what a good cross wind would do!! Looks like the rounded top would really catch some air.
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I've seen that pic before but the only ones I have actually seen myself are the frame and cloth version. Someone was making them for sale.

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That pic is one I have seen before, and IIRC it was a custom hand made job just for that one guy.

It is way unsafe, a bad side wind will put the bike down.

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there are no side windows on that rig, so not that much additional solid side area

Having an unsprung load hung way out the back seems more a wind catcher- looks like an airplane tail-
subject to Yawing the bike in a cross-wind Not pushing the whole bike- but skidding/twisting the rear end across the lane
in my occasionally humble opinion... as a Pilot, and driver of a van/trailer with a race car having a side plate-big wing on the back

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There was a white Gold Wing 1500 in Nevada for sale last year and it had one of those on it. Back in the early 90's someone was producing and selling them. Not a big seller so they weren't around very long.


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there are no side windows on that rig, so not that much additional solid side area
I have to disagree with you Tom.

There is a LOT of side slabs on that thing, it don't matter if it has a solid sheet of glass, the frame that holds the top has more square inches in it than the windshield does, by about double.... the wind is going to catch both sides.... add in the square inches of two riders on that bike, and a 40 or 50 mph sidewind gust ( which a truck can subject you to real easy like ) and that bike is going to be a handful.

There probably is a placard on that thing that says, "Do NOT use if the WxBureau says winds will be over 15 mph.

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Wonder how well it holds up in strong winds when the top is folded back behind the bike, so the riders can get on/off of it??

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Interesting. I would add up 2 extra wheels for stability. change the handle bar to a steering wheel, maybe add an A/C and make it automatic.

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