Part 5: second body proposal
I just received my BMW C1 front window, wiper and the seat
belts. I took a picture of the window from the side. Adjusted the
picture in Coreldraw in the same scale as the picture of the frame
using the wheelbase as reference. And i drew a new draft using a
better technique in Coreldraw. You see ...you are never too old to
learn something. :)
Let me explain the new body.
- The split line of the screen is halfway my face (about
place of my ear). Sorry, i wasn't able to keep the transparency
- The bottom and top of the body is kept as slender as
- The place where the legs and the arms are is made wider
and becomes more narrow towards the rear. The underside of this
"bubble" rotates outwards where the legs are. The upperparts serves
as protector during falls. the moving parts is very thin and will
crumble instead of crush the leg of the rider.
- The entire front still rotates to give the rider access
to the seat.
I installed footrests so i now can really try out the seat
position without tensing my stomack to keep my legs up.
I noticed that i used my neckmucles. It was something i
feared a bit. The seat was too reclined. Adding a small parts on
top of the support of the seat solved the problem. this time, the
seat felt very natural.
I received a few questions about my recumbent seating. Many
people believe that it is impossible to keep a heavy motorbike
upright from a recumbent seat. This video shows them wrong.