Current state of the Aerobike...
The Aerobike is currently partly dismantled, I was selling more as an on going project rather than a going concern ..so this is the current state of things -
I have taken the body panels off and drilled out the rivets that mounted the front wheel tunnel as I was using the remaining chassis and engine for experimenting with a tilting 3 wheeled tadpole trike -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyCFq6ochdY - I am not going to continue with this format, being a "free" leaner, it requires countersteering to initiate the lean , although this felt natural on the Aerobike, it did not on the 3 wheeler and I had a number of crashes when transitioning from locked tilt ( steer left to go left ) to countersteering (steer right to go left ).
I still have the RF900 forks, front wheel brakes etc to convert back to the Aerobike, although the gear linkage, brake pedal mount etc would require re building .. the RF900 motor is currently out of the chassis but I still have this... I had decided that if I continued, that I wanted to go a less powerful option, possibly using a 700cc Raptor quad bike motor which has a reverse gear or even electric - the way of the future and way simpler !
I have most of the other motorcycle donor parts and could re-assemble as a rolling chassis with the body panels fitted...
Stabilisers - although these were working reliably, they would have been a nightmare to fix at the side of the road if things went wrong. I have a rough gravel driveway and hated the side to side rocking when going over uneven ground and had decided that if I continued with the project that "smart" stabilisers that automaticly kept the bike vertical would be required, so the telescopic legs and wheels are there and I could supply the steel wire ropes etc that pulled them up and down but I would not really recommend this set up ..
The fiberglass body panels are slightly damaged from the side wind crash and could easily be repaired but not so good - when I was maneuvering the bike in the garage with the stabilisers up, it fell away from me and the mirror punched a hole in the canopy ( very disappointing after all the work that went into making it !! ) I have the broken pieces and have been told this can be repaired and made almost invisible .. the canopy also has scratches that could be polished out..
So,I could sell it as - chassis and body panels, rolling chassis with body panels (no motor) or with all the parts ( less the mufflers and a few other parts that I have sold ) . ( The fiberglass moulds can go with the panels ) I have no idea of what shipping costs might be ..
If you want to call me on the phone , my number is NZ 06 370 8958