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Old 23-08-2011, 09:08 PM
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Looking great mate. Glad you got back on track n didn't get shot of it.
Never fails to amaze me how much our projects piss us off mid-build.
Fingers x'd for getting it mot'd n I bet it'll stuff a big grin on ya face.
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Old 23-08-2011, 11:37 PM
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if it rides ok and passes the MOT, then god help the village as its bank holiday weekend and Im going to wake every fukker up LOL
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Old 24-08-2011, 10:38 AM
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Glad to see its all going well again, persevieriance does pay off in the long run even if it is little by little =)
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Old 26-08-2011, 02:30 PM
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Im wetter than a ducks ballbag, but grinning like a dog thats just found another set of balls, AND he can lick them ones as well
Trike has an MOT flew through, advisory for numberplate, the tester is a total star.

handles amazing, cant beleive something that was built in a garage actually works LOL

if anything its too responsive, need to look at how to maybe make it a bit more lazy on the steering, think I need to stiffen the rear shocks, but right now Im trying to dry out and waiting to get feeling back in my face and hands

them big ol tyres dont arf aquaplane when you hit huge puddles, think I might have pissed meself in fear, but not sure LOL

goign to have to give in and fit a front muddy
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Old 26-08-2011, 02:46 PM
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Old 26-10-2011, 07:54 AM
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well this has to be some sort of personal record, I still have the trike LOL its officially the longest I have ever kept something, ok so I confess I did try selling it, but Ebay was a waste of time and money, the best genuine bid and offer I got was about half what I reckon its worth, and still short of what I was prepared to accept at the time

for once Im almost happy with something I have built, engine is strong and pulls lke a train, running rich as hell (but runs perfectly??), but prefer it that way to be safe, will downjet and play with the carbs next summer

before the MAG demo run I knocked up a quick mudguard for the front, its a piece of crap but thats what happens when you weld outside at 3am without any gas, in the rain LOL, then the sun shone and I took it off, but its there for emergencies

much as I hate to do it, I think Im going to fit rear muddies, seen a couple of trikes with them fitted over fat rubber, and quite like the look.

couple of jobs to do over winter if its still here LOL, but nothing major, just a tart up and if I can afford it, powdercoat and polish things. I fitted a light mettalic blue water overflow bottle, and love the colour, so thinking of a colour change with some flames over the top?? want to modify the propshaft, it works fine but want to make one a bit better looking

if it goes back to black again, then I will get the rear wheels powdercoated to match, but I have a nice white VTR1000 rear wheel that I fancy fitting in the front end to fatten things up a bit, this I think will work nice with the blue paint that I like, so have to see what I feel like on the day.

so far 1500 miles of grins and hopefully more to come, theres nothing to wake you up more than travelling at stoopid speeds with just sunglasses and a bit of hair on your head, but I have to stress that wasps in the cheek at 80mph flippin hurt!!

I find myself looking round the house and popping out for a pint of milk at every opportunity, taking the long route so the engines fully warmed up of course!! so what if its raining, skins waterproof

many thanks to those that have made positive comments about it, and those that offered encouragement, I have little self confidence, and in fact the MAG demo ride was the first time I have taken any of my custom builds out to a meet etc (last 3 bikes and the trike I built all sold for a pittance within a week of building them), the reaction and comments I got were really great, perhaps its time to stop critisising myself and just build things

these pics are sort of where its at now, the ends of the frame tubes that you can see, now have nice turned billet alloy plugs in them, and theres a blue expansion bottle/catch tank down by the right footrest.
paint on the tank has bubbled a bit round the filler cap, think I need to get some proper help with regards to paint and lacquer for the next time as I dont know why its lifted??


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Old 26-10-2011, 12:07 PM
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Looking good bud reg plate looks ok to me
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Old 26-10-2011, 12:25 PM
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LOL yeah its changed a bit since you last saw it LOL
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Old 26-10-2011, 02:20 PM
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I love this trike!

You've done a cracking job on it mate and glad to see you're enjoying it instead of just getting rid.
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Old 26-10-2011, 05:33 PM
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Mate that there is one fookin luvlerly looking trike. I built an 850 flatracker and did exactly the same as you sold it for pittance almost straight away, anyhow I used petrol resistant laquer from Halfrauds on the tank and soon as petrol touched it it lifted. Could be your problem with your tank.
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Old 26-10-2011, 06:31 PM
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exactly the same stuff LOL

think maybe some 2 pack is needed for the next paint job
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Old 26-10-2011, 08:24 PM
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Tony trike looks the nuts, glad your going to enjoy it rather than selling it . so much effort, time and love go into somthing like this that its a shame for some other fucker to buy it cheap and have all the fun . Keep it bud and enjoy.
mine has come to stop again hope to get it done for next summer !
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Old 27-10-2011, 03:45 PM
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exactly the same stuff LOL

think maybe some 2 pack is needed for the next paint job
I ended up buying a 2 pack laquer in a can from local paint supply specialist, cost 3 times as much as halfrauds one but I guess you only have to do it once so probably cheaper in longer term.
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Old 16-07-2012, 06:24 AM
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well its still with me, and bit by bit it continues to evolve, I am intent on achieving my plan of having something that is built by me, as much as possible of it

so the front end was too short and too soft, however I got the geometry spot on so this made things far easier

hey presto knocked up a leading link front end

the biggest part of the planned rebuild is to be the fuel tank, Im then probably about as far homebuilt as I can take it, things like engine, brakes and wheels are out of my league.

I havent even rubbed the metal down, just gloss black cheapy arseole spray can straight on top, wanted to see if they worked properly first, had no doubts about the trail etc, btu wasnt 100% about the springs





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Old 16-07-2012, 07:13 AM
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Ooh,yeah,now thats looking good Tony,nice one!
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Old 16-07-2012, 07:59 AM
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cheers, knock on result of the longer beefier front end is that now the trike rides at least 2" higher, but this has put the rear wishbones at the angle I designed them to be at, think this has put the roll centre back up higher and made the suspension work better

theres no more of the horrible body roll in fast corners and roundabouts etc, its still there but nothing like it was

even managed to soften the damper settings 3 clicks and ride has improved

next 2 jobs are rather urgent, fit some pegs at mid/normal control place, I cant do long distance with the forwards, dont work for my legs

and cut the bars up and narrow/pull them back a bit, loko great, feel great when parked, but not exactly comfy for long distance, all things that I wouldnt know about without testing

rear mudguards will be fitted soon, sat some on there mocking up mounting positions and it looks better with them.
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Old 16-07-2012, 08:03 AM
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yep have to concur with mr pingus comments, they look good,


Trike looks good. In fact it is very good. you should be very proud of your self, take it out and show it off.

Plenty talk about it but not many finsih them to the standard you have!


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we must have typed answers at same time, if your mucking about with the bars put the cables inside, for the cleaner look.
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That's nice... I'll have to bookmark those photos tho', for when I eventually bite the bullet and rebuild my monster's front end!

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Old 18-07-2012, 12:48 PM
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was very very simple, total spend not including the yokes as I utilised the ones I had, was about 80

40 for the shocks and I messed up and ordered 1m of 2" CDS rather than 2 lengths, so got hit with 2 lots of carriage DOH

Im very pleased with the way they turned out, over winter I will get it all apart and build up with weld then grind back a few areas on the forks and frame etc to tidy it up, and then get it all powdercoated

well first I need to move the foot controls and cut the bars up and remake them, bit narrower and bit more back towards the rider, my neck kills me after a 100mile ride

rear muddies should be fitted in about 2 weeks

whole trike is just painted over bare metal with rattle cans, once/now its prooved itself I want to make it nice, proper powdercoat job, either orange, green or blue, and been looking at hydrographics, they are a very good finish and can do wheels, tanks, mudguards etc, can look like an expensive paint job but at a fraction of the cost

black is ok, but I feel it now needs something more in your face in terms of colour to make it stand out as it deserves

foot controls are stainless so polish them, yokes are 2" billet so polish them

probably blast and laquer the diff, coilovers need stripping and cleaning too

whole trike got surface rust and marks from living outside by the sea, and being in daily use
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ok so its now a year, and as much as I love it, I just got that itch, cant afford to do anything unless I sell something, and this is all I own of any value

but what price to ask???

at an NCC do in Cheddar I was discussing with a guy and with its skinny front wheel and USD forks he was more than happy with 2500 if I wanted to sell, typical at the time I didnt LOL

how do you value a flippin trike??
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Old 30-07-2012, 01:50 PM
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cheers, until I sorted the front brake and put new MOT on I cant sell it quite yet

I am currently just trying to get an idea of what to ask for it

its straight, solid and works very well, but cosmetically needs attention

think that once I sorted the front brake, just needs an adaptor from rear wheel to fit front disc.

will give it a tidy and clean, then ebay for 3k start not going to give this one away like everything else I ever sold, if it doesnt sell then hey so what, will just continue to smoke it about and have fun, but just cant build anything else.
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Old 23-10-2012, 02:32 PM
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well, over 2 years since I started this thread, and I still have it

damn thats a world record for me, other bikes and trikes have come and gone, but this is still here

I have tried selling it, but no takers, well there wasnt until I pulled it from ebay as I used it for my best mates funeral yesterday, soon as I pulled it from ebay, I got offers of the asking price and higher

talk about sods law LOL

anyway just a crappy pic from a camera phone that was in the funeral procession, but I love it, not only as its a riding shot, well sort of, I was running blocker at roundabouts etc, but me an the wife on it, not something I ever get to see.



think that this has become part of the family, using it for my best mates funeral also has created that bit more of a bond with it for me, hey who knows, maybe I have actually got a keeper???
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the way it now looks, gave it a wash for my mates funeral and thought I would get some pics of it.

new front brake hose is next thing as that was just one I had laying around but too short, got to save up for the hose and few lil tidy/touch up jobs

its a great toy and I love it, but think it will have to go at some point, recent events have made me think hard about my family and my future, want to improve myself and my familys lifestyle, so want to get myself the AC/DC TIG welder I been eyeing up for a long time, and practice with that, maybe start doing a few lil paying jobs, I always turn it away, lack of confidence, nothing major, but always being asked about wiring work, and people local recently have asked about small bits being made for them after they seen what I have made for myself etc, then having seen what they have had done and what they have paid for it, I have to wonder why I shouldnt have a go.










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Old 28-12-2012, 06:37 PM
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Sorry to resurrect an old thread, I just wanted to express my admiration.

That is, for me at least, the finest looking trike I've ever set eyes on! It was one that looked similar-ish that finally convinced me I've gotta try three wheels.

From what I understand, (looking on other forums/ebay etc) it's now sold, and I'm gutted that I didn't have the money to enter the race, but hopefully you'll take heart in knowing that (in my humble) you created something of genuine, defining, beauty!
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thanks, yes its now hammering around liverpool and shortly off to germany
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What ratio diff did you use?
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diff ratio wont mean a lot unless you using same engine and same size tyres

IF your using a big kwak then they mostly 3.5 final bevel ratio, my tyres were taller than stock rear bike tyres.

I ran a 3.62 diff and in my opinion its perfect

cruises happily at 80+, pulls well into 3 figures, and was quick enough off the lights when you gave it some
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