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Old 10-20-04, 06:20 PM   #1
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Any comments on this brand, R40 model? I am new to bents and looking for simplicity, and reliability. Any negatives on under seat steering? MartyD
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Old 10-21-04, 01:05 PM   #2
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I had a USS R40 for over six years and worked just fine. From there I upgraded to a R44 above seat stearing and riding that ever since. They are both good formats and there are pro's and con's for each.
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Old 10-21-04, 03:15 PM   #3
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They are out of business, by the way.
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Old 10-21-04, 08:13 PM   #4
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I have a '99 R-44 that started out with USS. I rode it that way for 4 years and then switched to OSS. I'll probably switch back to USS for a while in a year or so. Kinda makes it seem like getting a new bike. Vision made a good bike (IMHO). The R-40 could be changed from OSS to USS and also from SWB to LWB. Too bad they went under.
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What is involved in the coversion to OSS? Are the parts easily available? What'sa 98 worth? Thanks MartyD
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I'm affraid you are going to have to look far and wide to find the kit being they are now out of business.
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