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Post  Kevster on Sat 24 May 2014, 11:54 pm

Hi everyone,
Been thinking about seating for my engine
what are the experiences with the engine with the twin seat with two people
on the engine, does it handle ok , does the front go light at all, thinking about fitting
one and wanted some feedback please.
Thanks
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Post  Tim Watson on Sun 25 May 2014, 1:48 am

No problem with the showman's, obviously. I think it depends on the size of your driver & steersman for the RL.

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Post  Kevster on Sun 25 May 2014, 2:21 am

Thanks Tim
Need some input from the road loco chaps , im not a heavyweight at about 70kg so should be a good start.
would be good to have a rough idea of a maximum weight on the seat before things start to go a bit light.
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Post  IanL on Sun 25 May 2014, 12:48 pm

I remember Brian having an issue with Blackbeard when he and Declan sat on the double seat.

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Post  highpressure on Sun 25 May 2014, 11:59 pm

As most people who have met met me at any of last years rallies know I run almost exclusively with a double seat and have had very few problems. Very occasionally on grass I have felt the steering lighten but not to any real extent, Andy and I have had lighter steering when on single seats each towing due the the load. I weigh 12st 7 and I dont know Andys but without wanting to insult him in any way I think he is heavier than me, possibly by a couple of stone (Sorry Andy if I'm overdoing that....  Embarassed Embarassed ) and I have given lifts especially at Dorset to various bods of different sizes without any dramas. Hope that helps.

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Post  Kevster on Mon 26 May 2014, 12:19 am

Thanks Kev,
Seems the double seat option is viable for the road loco too
Thanks for the info
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Post  the coleman on Mon 26 May 2014, 10:58 am

No problem kev . I used Kevyn's double seat yesterday after Kevyn left the show I had myself a friend and my 7 year old son a llttle light on steering but we were slightly up hill but once on the flat all was ok.

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Post  Kevster on Mon 26 May 2014, 12:04 pm

Thanks Andy for the info

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Post  bjwlancashire on Tue 27 May 2014, 3:42 am

Whoa!!!!!! Andy and Kev might want to update their comments after the coming weekend  Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy 

Dec is a big lad now and with both of us on pulling hard up a good hill we were starting to lift in top!!!! Most situations I think it is OK but even sitting on the back, if the second person sits down hard the front bounces. Let us provide an updated status after the weekend. Really looking forward to having the Andy and Kev up in Lancashire to tackle some proper hills.


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Post  highpressure on Tue 27 May 2014, 6:19 am

I dont remember saying anything about lighting up!!! Have you booked sun....  sunny sunny Us soft southern bas**rds cant cope with cool northern temperatures....  Cool Cool Cool 

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Post  bjwlancashire on Mon 02 Jun 2014, 6:32 am

Kev

The sun was booked and we are now all sunburn because were not used to it up her.

I hope you will update your earlier post with regard to the double seat and front wheels lifting with two adults on - with no reference to who was on with you  Razz  I think if you had not lit up on the day I am sure you would have been most disappointed once the uphill section of our little run unfolded before you.  Shocked 

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Post  highpressure on Mon 02 Jun 2014, 8:01 am

I will add that on the hill climb with myself and one of the twins wives with me the steering did lighten up in places but not to the extent that it caused a major drama and not to the point of actually loosing steering control although it was close on a couple of spots. Otherwise on the downhill sections and the flat main road it was absolutely fine. I think its far to say it was not designed for two but it is certainly feasible depending on the size of the passengers and that I would advise people to use their own common sense when they experience their own particular circumstances.

As for the HILL.......  affraid affraid affraid There are actually two like that nearby, Goodwood and Duncton, I'll never have the chance of taking the engine up them but at least I know it will ROMP up it...

What an awesome weekend, I am collecting my thoughts and will post shortly.

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Post  Kevster on Mon 02 Jun 2014, 8:36 am

Thanks for the info Kev,
I hope lots of photos were taken , were any videos of the fun taken too?
I hope so
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