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    A perfectly odd match.

    Just thought I'd leave this here, it's like the bike was made to fit in the 6ft bed of the truck



    I'm selling my motorcycle to pay for this truck, since I'm riding my bicycle way less than I used to

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    They're really useful little trucks. I had a loan of one for a few weeks when I was in Oz last year.

    Last forever (if you rustproof) and run on the smell of an oily rag.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
    Latitude: 5736' Highlands, Scotland

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    That's on my list of To-Do's... Rustproofing.

    All the other ones I saw were rusted out piles, and more expensive, so it was obvious to go with the cheapest one when it was also the lowest mileage and best condition.

    Even got it delivered from 100km away at no charge, thanks CAA

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    Bonus color coordinated tie downs to match your components. =P
    Latitude: 44.93 N

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    $5 ratchet straps from Crappy Tire.

    I used them to load my motorcycle on a car trailer once... they paid for themselves already.

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    I have two, a '94 Suzuki Carry and a '96 Subaru Sambar. They are not legal to license down here, unfortunately, but I get a lot of use out of them on the back roads and in the woods. After the hurricane-induced snow storm we had last October, the Suzuki came in really handy for clearing broken trees off of the local rail-trail.

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    My neighbor has a Sambar, it's ready to give up... no way it will pass emission right now, it smokes a fair bit.

    I like the Acty a lot, it's a tiny bit less roomy in the cab, but it feels a lot easier to drive, the Sambar also suffers from a stiff shift linkage, which equates to missing gears, and long shift times. It's really down on power too.

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    My Subaru is pretty abused- it doesn't really get taken out on the road, so rarely leaves EL or first gear. The whole "EL" 4x4 thing is kind of weird. I prefer the traditional 2hi-4hi-4lo setup that the Suzuki has. The Subaru has a diff lock, which is handy off road.

    I sure wish we could register them here.

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    The Honda has rear engine "Real-Time AWD"

    So it's RWD till it needs extra traction.

    Honda's other cars/trucks for the NA market are the opposite, front engine, and FWD till they need extra traction.

    The Sambar I drove, the owner basically did a wheelie in it, 4WD-Lo with EL. Of course you run out of RPM, but the front felt like it lifted Haha.

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    The Suzuki is kind of the opposite... with the engine just behind the cab, it has almost no weight on the rear, so it loses traction frequently unless it's in 4wd. Yesterday I took it on a 50 mile joy ride on some back roads- lots of fun- almost like riding a motorcycle. My Subaru has a lift and ATV tires on it- it came to me with no bed, so eventually I want to build a little dump bed for it and put on some weight-rated tractor tires.

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    Big huge tractor tires, make use of the EL-Lo gear.

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    Those Suzukis drift beautifully around roundabouts I discovered.

    My brother got a complete new engine for his for $350 + freight from China. It might even have included the gearbox at that price.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
    Latitude: 5736' Highlands, Scotland

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    Latitude: 44.93 N

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    Hahaha, awesome video!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Diller View Post
    Believe it or not, but on a wet roundabout, those Suzukis are well enough balanced to do just that.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
    Latitude: 5736' Highlands, Scotland

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    The Acty is also rear engine, it's slightly more forward over the rear axle though.

    Don't give me ideas guys!

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    I have a strange fascination with kei cars and trucks like this, although I've only ever seen one in person, in passing on a college campus. I wish they were road legal in the u.s... Not everyone needs a massive pickup when they need a pickup!
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    Here's the neatest Acty I've seen. I'm not sure if it's factory, or an aftermarket kit.

    A perfectly odd match.-actycrawler.jpeg

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    The Crawlers are really rare apparently, but they are indeed factory from what I can tell, definitely not road legal anywhere in North America.

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