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JimC

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Cabin dimensions for 500 airframes
« on: April 02, 2022, 12:42:40 pm »
If anyone with a 500 series (A/B/U/S) has some spare time, can you do me a favor and get a measurement or two?

I'm interested in the measurement from the back of the pilot's seat in normal position to the rear wall. If you can also do it, a diagonal measurement from one corner behind the pilot's seat to the opposite corer at the rear wall would also be useful. I'm guessing the length is 53 inches and the diagonal is right around 81 inches, but it would be nice to know for sure.
500B, B200

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Re: Cabin dimensions for 500 airframes
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2022, 12:45:39 am »
Iíll measure that for you on Wednesday

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Re: Cabin dimensions for 500 airframes
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2022, 11:51:50 am »
It is 68"-75". Depends how far back you have the seat, and how high up in the reclined seat you measure from.

The diagonal is 80"-85"

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Re: Cabin dimensions for 500 airframes
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2022, 12:18:58 pm »

JimC

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Re: Cabin dimensions for 500 airframes
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2022, 09:06:33 am »
Thank you! Most small 250cc dual sport bikes should fit - they may require some plastic work on the extended rear fender depending on the particular bike.
500B, B200

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Re: Cabin dimensions for 500 airframes
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2022, 09:26:42 am »
Well, I can confirm a Yamaha TW200 fits if you do the rear license plate mod and come up with a folding handlebar solution. It's possible that it *might* fit without folding the handlebars, but it would be considerably more awkward.  I don't think you need to add the front crew door - there's more space to get in and out than there is with the sixth seat installed in front of the door. Once we've got the new system figured out we'll be able to unload it and ride in under a minute.

I didn't even have to change the front wheel. I still have some more work to do on the fuel system, but we've done the proof of concept load.

I think pretty much any 250 dual sport or super motard conversion will fit with minor modifications. These cabins are big!
500B, B200

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Re: Cabin dimensions for 500 airframes
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2022, 01:13:33 pm »
Now I understand why you don't have the aft couch!

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Re: Cabin dimensions for 500 airframes
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2022, 01:34:32 pm »
All 4 rear seats are out - there's a ton of room in there.
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Re: Cabin dimensions for 500 airframes
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2022, 01:47:52 pm »
Did that airplane not have an aft couch to start with? Most 500s I have been around (not an exhaustive sample by any means) had an aft three place couch rather than individual seats.

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Re: Cabin dimensions for 500 airframes
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2022, 01:54:27 pm »
Nope, it was 4 seats in the rear w/ two individual seats in the last row. I can't tell any of the 4 apart. The oldest W&B I could find (a fresh weighing from 2005) mentioned "all six seats installed."
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