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userVennwood
Posted: 31 December 2021 4:06 PM
Subject: Peugeot Metropolis
 
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Hi,
Does anyone have any experience with the Peugeot Metropolis 400 scooter? I have recently purchased one along with an Armitage transverse trailer (not yet delivered) and it has just occured to me where would you attach the winch to pull it up the ramp? On the MP3 I understand there is an attachment point underneath the MP3 but can't see anything on the Metropolis. If anyone out there has any experience on towing with the Metropolis or any other advice I would be very grateful.
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 31 December 2021 5:28 PM
Subject: RE: Peugeot Metropolis
 
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Armitages' trailer for a 3-wheeled scooter is described here

https://armitages.uk/mp3-3-wheeled-scooter-transverse/

and mentions the Peugeot Metropolis model towards the end of the webpage.

The Metropolis scooter is also referred to in the 2nd review (2018) here

https://www.freeindex.co.uk/profile(armitage-trailer-and-towbar-specialists)_169530.htm

There's no obvious reason why Peugeot should fit a dedicated 'winching point' to the Metropolis, as few buyers would be towing the scooter on a trailer. But as Armitages clearly have historical experience of that scooter, they should be able to advise on where best to attach the end of the winch cable.
userVennwood
Posted: 31 December 2021 6:42 PM
Subject: RE: Peugeot Metropolis
 
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Derek Uzzell - 2021-12-31 5:28 PM

Armitages' trailer for a 3-wheeled scooter is described here

https://armitages.uk/mp3-3-wheeled-scooter-transverse/

and mentions the Peugeot Metropolis model towards the end of the webpage.

The Metropolis scooter is also referred to in the 2nd review (2018) here

https://www.freeindex.co.uk/profile(armitage-trailer-and-towbar-specialists)_169530.htm

There's no obvious reason why Peugeot should fit a dedicated 'winching point' to the Metropolis, as few buyers would be towing the scooter on a trailer. But as Armitages clearly have historical experience of that scooter, they should be able to advise on where best to attach the end of the winch cable.


Armitage say the trailer is for the MP3 but can be used with the Metropolis however they have pointed out that as has a lower ground clearance they recommend the longer ramps. Most of their experience is with the MP3 and they charge extra for the longer ramps. From speaking at several Armitage/MP3 owners it seems they all had to modify the ramp to clear the centre of the bike.so I'm aware of that issue and they have removed the front wheel locators and placed a bar across the end. Its how to attach the winch that is my problem and they can't help
userKeithl
Posted: 31 December 2021 6:59 PM
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If it is only to attach the winch to pull the bike onto the trailer and NOT secure it for travel then I would use an endless soft strop and loop it around both lower control arms.

Keith.




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userVennwood
Posted: 31 December 2021 10:28 PM
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Thanks Keith,

That is the only place I could think of but wanted to know what anyone else thought.

Much appreciated

Pete
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 1 January 2022 8:09 AM
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The image attached below is a frontal view of a Peugeot Metropolis and (as Keith has said above) fitting a strop around the inner ends of the front suspension's lower arms would be the logical (perhaps only) approach to take.

You might also try asking on the MotorHomeFun forum about trailer-loading a Metropolis as it's evident some of that forum's members have that scooter

(I notice that there's a UK Metropolis forum.)

https://peugeotmetropolis.freeforums.net/



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userVennwood
Posted: 1 January 2022 9:08 AM
Subject: RE: Peugeot Metropolis
 
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Hi Derek,
Many thanks
I didn't know about the UK forum and have now joined. I did find one that was probably a US forum and posted on there but it looks pretty obsolete as there I haven't had any views let alone replies.

I've been a member of MHF for many years and use it from time to time and had some great responses on other topics but I guess there aren't that many Metropolis owners around.

I was on the point of getting a new Armitage trailer and had been in discussions with Wayne and Ross (now left the company) about their MP3 transverse trailer then I noticed a secondhand Armitage trailer for sale at half the price so have purchased that and hope to collect it mid Jan. Its a "mk 1" so I will need to modify both the ramp and the front wheel locators as I understand the original Armitage MP3 trailer was just that - designed for the MP3
Thanks again
Pete
userVennwood
Posted: 6 January 2022 2:37 PM
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Still on the trailer theme It has been said that the MP3 tilt lock should be turned off when transporting. I'm not in a position to comment either way as I don't have any experience of the technical setup of the MP3 however does anyone know if this is likely to apply to the Metropolis? I can't find anything in the manual and sadly Peugeot haven't responded to my question.
userVennwood
Posted: 10 January 2022 11:31 AM
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Keithl - 2021-12-31 6:59 PM

If it is only to attach the winch to pull the bike onto the trailer and NOT secure it for travel then I would use an endless soft strop and loop it around both lower control arms.

Keith.


Keith, Which straps do you use for the handlebars?
userKeithl
Posted: 10 January 2022 11:36 AM
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Vennwood - 2022-01-10 11:31 AM

Keith, Which straps do you use for the handlebars?

Sorry Peter but I don't tow or trail a motorbike so can't help there. I was just offering my help from years in the motor trade.

Keith.
userVennwood
Posted: 10 January 2022 11:37 AM
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thanks Keith
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