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Old 04-09-2008, 05:31 AM
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Default REBIRTH Reverse trike from the other side of the pond...

Just showing off - Home built Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 based Reverse Trike
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REBIRTH SPECS:

Donor Bike: 2001 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
Front Tires: Yokohama S.Drive 225/35/R18
Rear Tire: Yokohama S.Drive 195/40/R17
Front Rims: Stearn ST4 18 X 8.5
Rear Rim: 17x 6 Stock Hayabusa
Frame: Computer designed & Handmade from 1.5 ERW Steel
Body Panels: 3/16 Alcoa Aluminum & plastic composite
Front End: Jamar adjustable billet beam with VW guts.
Brakes: Latest Rage Kingpin Disk Conversion
Seats: LightGlow Racing w/ 4 point harness
Steering: 13 racing wheel with quick release
Front Shocks: Progressive Suspension 13
Rear Shock: Stock Hayabusa Rear
Pedals: Latest Rage Billet Aluminum
Exhaust: Akraphovic Carbon Fiber Pipes / moded headers
Gas Tank: RCI 4 Gallon Aluminum Fuel Cell
Fuel Injection: MSD Pump & Adjustable Billet Regulator
Chain & Sprockets: EK 530 Chain / Vortex sprockets
Headlights: J & P Cycles 4 Bullets
Tail Light: Hayabusa with integrated LED Blinkers
Transmission: 6 Speed Hayabusa Stock
Engine: 1299cc Inline 4 cyl, aprox 180 HP
Gross Weight: 960 LBS
Design & Parts Location Time: 2 months
Build Time: 3 Weeks
Est. hours spent: 500+
Builders: Corey Simonson (Design & Build), Bryan Jaworski(Helping Hand), Dave Phillips (Panel Fabrication, Paint Prep)
Registration: Registered in Wisconsin, USA as a Type 1 Motorcycle Aug, 2008
0-60 MPH: 4 seconds
Top Speed: 170 MPH (estimate based on gearing)
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:40 AM
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Someones been lying to you ........ it's a CAR, and not a novel idea either that format CAR has been about for a considerable number of years too. Looks a good toy though.
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Old 04-09-2008, 12:34 PM
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Hmm, they'd tell us backward trikes to feck off top a bike/trike forum as they are tested as trikes, eg msva. Looks like fun
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Someones been lying to you ........ it's a CAR, and not a novel idea either that format CAR has been about for a considerable number of years too. Looks a good toy though.
Well I guess I've been lying to myself, but isn't the definition of a trike a vehicle with three wheels?

I guess a T-rex, Blackjack Avalon, Morgans, or the hundreds of other Reverse
Tr.. I mean Cars have no business being called trikes?

I guess ill go change the name to:
farfergnugengocartvwsuzukicrotchrocketdunebuggycar thinggymagjiggythatisnotatrikenotatrikenotatrike nota trike nota trike.... Whew

Call it whatever you want, its still a hell of alot of fun!
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F*ck Me...... It's got a steering wheel

0ver 100 years of developement and the Yanks still don't know what handlebars are...


Car forums the place for that.

Well I'm off to the garage to cut off the steering wheel & mount some ape hangers I turn the seats around & drive it in reverse Then is it a trike?
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Old 04-09-2008, 04:04 PM
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Well I'm off to the garage to cut off the steering wheel & mount some ape hangers I turn the seats around & drive it in reverse Then is it a trike?
Cool, a busa with reverse!

nice looking machine, bet those headlights are a tad ineffective for the speed that can do!!
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Doesn't matter which way round the wheels are as long as they are symetrical. There may not be any legal definition about it in the pond you sit in but there is in ours.

Steering wheel, sitting in it , car type front suspension and steering box make it a car trike.

Handlebars, sitting on it and direct steering make it a bike trike.


Its a waste of a good bike engine.

If you want to post and boast, why don't you put it on a site where it belongs like R3w with the Reliants, Morgans, Peel's , Bonds , Grinnel's and Curvers etc. There are also a few kitcar makers that produce kits similar to your machine but at least they have the decency to call them what they are, KITCARS

If you want to see a proper trike with 2 up front, try and find pics of the one sbeachill built last year. The one's that were on this forum have now gone but someone maybe able to find them for you.
I'm not arguing with you it is a car type trike, but it's still a trike proper or not, I never seen anything here that the Trike forum was only for single front wheel bike type trikes, as I remember seeing a Blackjack Zero in the last issue of Trikes magazine. I guess on your opinion that does not belong in there either as that is also a car based trike with a bloody steering wheel.
Hate it or love it, at least you have a passion for something.
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Old 04-09-2008, 05:50 PM
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Are you running a car tyre on bike rim at the rear? Hows that done then? found a good match or had the rim reprofiled for car tyre beading?
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Are you running a car tyre on bike rim at the rear? Hows that done then? found a good match or had the rim reprofiled for car tyre beading?
It is a stock Suzuki Hayabusa 17 inch rim with a Stock 195/40/R17 Yokohama
S.Drive Car Tire, Stock Hayabusa rear swingarm, no modifications, it has the same clearance as the 190 motorcycle tire that comes standard on the busa.
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Beading is different and tyre sizes differ also, you will have problems.

Plus in this country Its a matter of law, do it if you arent bothered just remember insurance will be a issue in the event of a accident, I didn't say it would cause a accident although they may, but more importantly if you are unfortunate enough to have a bump, the Insurance can pick up on this and revoke any policy. Just trying to help, Plus as I have been reliably informed, Car Tyres at 15" are actually 3mm smaller in bead diameter so unless you blow up to about 100psi they will not seal on the rim, and being so tight on the rim can cause explosive results in use. Apparently and FYI 17" is the other way and car tryes are approx 3mm too large in comparrison to motorcycle rims of simmilar diameters.

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Hmm, that is why I asked, one person from the states who's better informed than me warned against trying these combos of car / bike tyres / wheels. Apparently it resulted in a bad accident over there. look out sidecar all round fount of knowlege Hal Kendal on the web if you're concerned, in any event ride / drive safely. Nice to see a trike with a difference. Now I've seen the reaction yours has got I might think twice about posting pickys of my 3 wheeler here when it's done. Or maybe I'll post them just to annoy the pureists with the sight of a steering wheel
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I've seen many a 'rat' (shed) trike made from Reliants with steering wheels.
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Beading is different and tyre sizes differ also, you will have problems.

Plus in this country Its a matter of law, do it if you arent bothered just remember insurance will be a issue in the event of a accident, I didn't say it would cause a accident although they may, but more importantly if you are unfortunate enough to have a bump, the Insurance can pick up on this and revoke any policy. Just trying to help, Plus as I have been reliably informed, Car Tyres at 15" are actually 3mm smaller in bead diameter so unless you blow up to about 100psi they will not seal on the rim, and being so tight on the rim can cause explosive results in use. Apparently and FYI 17" is the other way and car tryes are approx 3mm too large in comparrison to motorcycle rims of simmilar diameters.
The tires & beads were measured from both tires, they were the same dimensions, it may not be the case for all tires & cycle rims but in this instance they matched, The bead sealed fine. The tire has been mounted for 6 months with no loss of air pressure, friends of mine have had car tires mounted on sport bike rims for years without problems. It may not be the norm but it works in this situation. It's running at 40 psi.
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I'm pleased to say my trike will be backward as well as packing a steering wheel, won't have reverse unless I go electric though. And to keep those who think such things are a waste of bike parts happy I'll be using almost only bike parts in the build
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:57 PM
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Well if it works, then it works Too often we just take someones word for it that things don't work. Ever read about Kon Tiki? Folks said that wouldn't work but it did.
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I'm pleased to say my trike will be backward as well as packing a steering wheel, won't have reverse unless I go electric though. And to keep those who think such things are a waste of bike parts happy I'll be using almost only bike parts in the build
Hey Matthew, it matters not what you build, or what bits you build it with, as long as its safe, and on the road

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Trouble is finding the time, cash and space. There's a very stipped fourtrak littering my shed at the moment, too rusty and depressing to work on after a long day at work
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Different is good

No it isn't.

Different is just different.

Better is good.

A lot of people get the two confused.
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ok im thick, cant get a photo on hear but if you get a magnifing you can see my trike above. Got put back on the road last week, now powder coated jcb yellow.
Like your machine , looks like its been well engineerd bet it goes like fliping stink.

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nice
how does loosing the ram air affect the engine ?
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It doesn't seem to mind it, It still hauls a$$
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they do i love to scare the crap out of friends on the back of mine
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No it isn't.

Different is just different.

Better is good.

A lot of people get the two confused.

not in the case of a rat, worse is better
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This is a Reverse Trike





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Yeah, THAT's a reverse trike.

Bit too much plastic for my liking, but still a thing of beauty!
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