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    Vision R50 above seat conversion kit desired

    I have a 2000 Vision R50 ( suspension ) and would like to convert it to over-the-seat steering. Anyone have a conversion kit out there? The catalog states that the part # for this was "AB40".

    Also, I would like to hear from anyone who has ridden both the Vision and a Lightning P-38 and what they thought of each. I'm hoping that with the oss conversion that my Vision will mimic a P-38.

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    We had a suspended Vision with OSS. It was twitchy as hell to ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40spokes View Post
    I have a 2000 Vision R50 ( suspension ) and would like to convert it to over-the-seat steering. Anyone have a conversion kit out there? The catalog states that the part # for this was "AB40".

    Also, I would like to hear from anyone who has ridden both the Vision and a Lightning P-38 and what they thought of each. I'm hoping that with the oss conversion that my Vision will mimic a P-38.
    I think with a couple Terracycle parts you could do it:
    GlideFlex stem: http://www.t-cycle.com/Merchant2/mer...tegory_Code=GS
    threaded adapter: http://www.t-cycle.com/Merchant2/mer...tegory_Code=GS
    Steering mast: http://www.t-cycle.com/Merchant2/mer...tegory_Code=SM
    Handlebar: http://www.t-cycle.com/Merchant2/mer...ategory_Code=H

    I agree with Vic: the SWB Vision had a much shorter wheelbase that the P-38.
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    When Vision was in business, they sold kits for that; but none of the stuff required is proprietary, so you can build-your-own. Jeff's suggested list of parts is just one of many combinations you could choose. The GlideFlex should definitely be a part of it, though; it's a high-quality item that won't wear out like the other cheaper ones you could find. My choices in riser and bars, though, would run more to what RANS offers:

    http://www.shoprans.com/handlebars/r...t-style-short/
    http://www.shoprans.com/handlebars/b...p-load-system/

    I've never seen a Vision with Tweener bars before; but I'm sure that set-up could be done, too. You just have to round up the right parts! Hostelshoppe also has a lot of steering parts, both what's already been mentioned as well as other choices.

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