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Can my rig be considered as a full rig as its for bikes?

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by doubledragoncc, May 3, 2013.

  1. doubledragoncc

    doubledragoncc

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    Hi to all sim fans. Can my rig be considered as a full rig as its for bikes? it has a seat, real controls and a body, so it is in reality a full sim rig, or not? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I would be interested to know what you think. The bodies are real 2004 CBR1000RR race kits from Sharkskinz
     
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  2. William Geuze

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    Bit of an odd question? For sure it is a sim rig and a nice looking one at that. Usage wise, unless you allow for weight change and stuff I don't see the point. Using real parts alone makes it right from the get go a more 'full rig' than most bed room racer desk rigs..

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    It seems that with the steering you have catered for that in some degree.

    Next thing is, a rig is only as good as the sim you use it with and how good of a job you did setting it up. In other words, it can range from a pukefest from crapping your pants awesome, depending on factors beyond just your handywork :) (applies more to full motionrigs but it got the point across hopefully)
     
  3. doubledragoncc

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    Hi William, firstly it has all real motorcycle controls using real bars, throttle, brake and clutch levers and grips. It has foot controls for rear brake and shift as per a real bike and you have to lean when steering and it gets you really into a sim. It works on any bike game or sim that runs on any windows platform.

    Have to admit I aint puked on it yet but it sure gets your adrenalin going
     
  4. doubledragoncc

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    Forgot to add a pic for you William

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    This is the barebones system
     
  5. Richard Hessels

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    Looks really great.. but motorbikes steer mostly be leaning left or right, not by moving the steeringwheel.
    Some many years ago i raced on a arcade version of a system like i described.
    Where you had to lean the whole bike left or right to make a corner.
    I than thought that was a pretty cool system of control.

    Could you add some springs/dampers on both sides and connect the frame movement to a controller output?
     
  6. Tom

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    [​IMG]

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  7. Hampus Andersson

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    when i was in Spain i played on one of those at least once per day :)
    Would have been nice with a sim game on that thing :)
     
  8. doubledragoncc

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    The handlebars swing like a pendulum so you are actually leaning to steer the bike and get more of a feeling of being on one.
     
  9. Rupe Wilson

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    Gets my vote..:thumbsup:
     
  10. Philip Antonia

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    Holy cow!!!!! That's one awesome rig:thumbsup:
     
  11. doubledragoncc

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    Heres some new pics from this weeks work on the 2 Laguna Special Systems

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