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Friday, August 15, 2014

Unique custom motorcycle with front wheel drive

Certainly not much builder upside minded like Eddie Meeks. The man who was once the guitar maker, accidentally flipping the steering of his custom motorcycle into the rear wheel and the transfer of power through the front wheels!
Quantum Leap, a custom HD motorcycle with front-wheel drive. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1oILl4J)
When viewed at a glance, the motorcycle named Quantum Leap does look strange because the front wheel is bigger than the rear wheel. The tire measuring 360 mm in front. While the rear tire is to change the direction instead used as the front tire.

Fortunately Eddie Meeks makes a futuristic body design. With the long arch of the tank deliberately created to cover the front tire is too wide. Overall design was featuring like the future motorcycle.
Left side view of Quantum Leap. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1nR4e5r)
So how, a motorcycle with Harley-Davidson engine-based can move propulsion to the front. Though the gear box on Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the back. Apparently Eddie Meeks using Baker Five-Speed ​​Right-Side Drive transmission. From the gearbox position at the behind engine. So he made an axle such as drive-shaft that rotate the front wheel.
Front wheel and engine view of Quantum Leap. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1oILl4J)
As for the steering wheel in the rear wheel, it used the hydraulic system to move the wheel to the right and left. There are two dual action cylinder hydrolic pistons which to direct orders from the handlebars to the rear wheels.
Rear three quarter of Quantum Leap. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1oILl4J)
So it is more practical because it's no need to create a mechanism for connecting directly from the handlebars to the rear wheel axle. Even so, the handling believed to be different and need adaptation to be able to drive it.
With this unique custom motorcycle Eddie Meeks got the 7th rank in Freestyle Class in the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building event in 2011. Are you interested to make a bike like this? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CYRIL HUZE POST | MOTOROTOMOTIFNET]
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