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Old 16th March 2012, 05:33 PM
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well folks i was thinking of trying a trike build any info on axles or motors suited wud be great
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Old 16th March 2012, 06:45 PM
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Any shaft drive bike engine xs 1100 xj 750 cx 500 etc,plus a rear wheel drive
cage axle and diff f##d sierra etc.Sorry for the cage talk all.
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Old 16th March 2012, 07:52 PM
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the trike issue comes up every now and then. the problem is paperwork. afaik you cannot register a home built trike, the only option is to buy a cheap one in uk then just build away using the frame no on whatever you build. best of luck.a chap i know is starting a trike project using a v8 lexus, mint cage bought for 500 euro, rwd .
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Old 16th March 2012, 09:20 PM
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Modify an already registered bike and then send off a change of particulars form,
Hardtail, while probably easier to engineer, is not a great option on irish roads,
I used an XS 750 with a solid cage rear axle for my last one, some laugh in the snow last year though,
If i build another it will have a double wishbone, disc brakes, limited slip diff and an anti roll bar, oh an a reversing system of some kind
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Old 16th March 2012, 09:34 PM
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Funny I was flicking through the UK e-bay the night before last and there was a guy from up north selling a trike frame registered with the UK V5 and all, sounded perfect for your job. However I've have a look there again I don't see it, must have sold...
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Old 16th March 2012, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by jim'll break it
Modify an already registered bike and then send off a change of particulars form,
Hardtail, while probably easier to engineer, is not a great option on irish roads,
I used an XS 750 with a solid cage rear axle for my last one, some laugh in the snow last year though,
If i build another it will have a double wishbone, disc brakes, limited slip diff and an anti roll bar, oh an a reversing system of some kind
Yeah, a limited slip diff would be fun

A 12V starter motor connected to the prop shaft or the diff via a sprag clutch would do for reversing.
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Old 16th March 2012, 09:39 PM
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if you do it make sure and take loads of pictures for us
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Old 16th March 2012, 10:14 PM
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sorry for the cage talk, but i know that vw beetles are regularly used for trikes i think your man used one of them on "a bike is born" for the trike prject
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Old 16th March 2012, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by scottser32
sorry for the cage talk, but i know that vw beetles are regularly used for trikes i think your man used one of them on "a bike is born" for the trike prject
They're for people who haven't got the imagination to build a real one
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Old 16th March 2012, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Gixxer
They're for people who haven't got the imagination to build a real one
Amen to that, plus they're so arse heavy that they have real problems steering when on the throttle, now theres a certain rear engined rwd jap cage that ive always thought would be a savage place to start,
that or a leyland L60 or napier deltic

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Old 16th March 2012, 11:03 PM
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sorry lads i aint up with the trike building, thanks for the knowledg tho if i ever do decide to build one ill be sure to keep that in mind
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Old 16th March 2012, 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by jim'll break it
Amen to that, plus they're so arse heavy that they have real problems steering when on the throttle, now theres a certain rear engined rwd jap cage that ive always thought would be a savage place to start,
that or a leyland L60 or napier deltic




My old fella is building a trike with a 1300cc turbo lump in it... should be fun
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Old 17th March 2012, 12:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Gixxer
They're for people who haven't got the imagination to build a real one
i can imagine loads of super machines but its not enough, i think ability and finance play a part along the way.
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Old 17th March 2012, 01:20 AM
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a welder, some steel and some time, thats most of it, and the triangle rule for strength
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Old 17th March 2012, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by cocoa
i can imagine loads of super machines but its not enough, i think ability and finance play a part along the way.
i think safety is the main factor. that was a boom trike kit which was excellent quality. If you want check out 100% Biker for axle kits. but remember you got to get it insured and registered so an engineers report/cert will be necessary at the end of the day.
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Old 17th March 2012, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by jim'll break it
Modify an already registered bike and then send off a change of particulars form,
Hardtail, while probably easier to engineer, is not a great option on irish roads,
I used an XS 750 with a solid cage rear axle for my last one, some laugh in the snow last year though,
If i build another it will have a double wishbone, disc brakes, limited slip diff and an anti roll bar, oh an a reversing system of some kind
didnt know about change of particulars, thanks for that.
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Old 19th March 2012, 09:56 PM
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thanks lads for all the info ,im thinking of a vmax,shadow 1100,1200 sportster something along the lines of that,thanks again
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Old 19th March 2012, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by menapia dude
thanks lads for all the info ,im thinking of a vmax,shadow 1100,1200 sportster something along the lines of that,thanks again
Well Brian. I'm sure you know the brothers trike? He recently put an Intruder 1600 engine in it( originally FJ 1100)...Not too sure who built the frame but he got it as an 'unfinished'. Ger Conlon fitted the new motor. It would make a good template imo for a new build?(sorry for the cages, only side on pic I have of this).
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Old 19th March 2012, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by motivlack
Well Brian. I'm sure you know the brothers trike? He recently put an Intruder 1600 engine in it( originally FJ 1100)...Not too sure who built the frame but he got it as an 'unfinished'. Ger Conlon fitted the new motor. It would make a good template imo for a new build?(sorry for the cages, only side on pic I have of this).
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Well Sean thats great looking trike and the perfect engine for me aswell, i must get a good look at it ,love to see the st up of the shocks and drive set up thanks again mate
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Old 19th March 2012, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by menapia dude
Well Sean thats great looking trike and the perfect engine for me aswell, i must get a good look at it ,love to see the st up of the shocks and drive set up thanks again mate
No bother lad..Oh and you'll be needin paint for that too
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