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stevemd 12-18-2012 04:45 AM

Interesting Trike. Know Anything About It?
 
Hope this isn't a repost Just saw it on a car forum. No info about it available.

http://i.imgur.com/LfYvA.jpg

YOUNZ 12-18-2012 04:48 AM

Sure is ugly. Even worse than some of my projects!:puke1

Gerg 12-18-2012 05:08 AM

I'd bet that was built for/by someone with a handycap.

I'd be worried about the cooling.

Gerg

bk brkr baker 12-18-2012 05:36 AM

The round hunk of steel near the swing-arm pivot tells me he had to add a big balast . Maybe the wheel base was too short or the weight too high ?

stevemd 12-18-2012 05:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bk brkr baker (Post 20275271)
The round hunk of steel near the swing-arm pivot tells me he had to add a big balast . Maybe the wheel base was too short or the weight too high ?

Good point. With the rider in it, I bet the center of gravity is way forward. Danger of flippity when he hits the brakes (if any).

Railbender 12-18-2012 08:30 AM

I think it is an early prototype of the Mars rover. :D

:freaky

Leaf 12-18-2012 01:15 PM

I would ride/drive something like that, if the seat was more in the middle! Ugly is groovy! The uglier, the better! :clap

Well, ugly in a good way. That one has it! A lot of, um, "custom motorcycles" don't. :3

YOUNZ 12-18-2012 05:02 PM

I don't think that's a counter weight, I think it's a traction issue.

P B G 12-18-2012 05:28 PM

I'd want a hoop that went in an arch up the front to the rear headrest - so that if it went OTF it wouldn't land on my face.

Pugsley/Hobbfather 12-19-2012 09:59 AM

Struts
 
I'm digging the McPherson Strut front end...probably rides great, unless there's just not enough weight...then it's probably pretty bouncy.

On second thought, ride quality doesn't look to have been a priority.

What were the priorities?

boxertwin 12-20-2012 09:41 AM

I'll bet it is absolutely a flippity-flopper if you're not careful. The three wheel Messerschmidt's were muy famouso for flopping on their sides. But, it still looks like a heck of a lot of fun. I think it needs a propeller on top.

supermotosean 12-20-2012 11:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boxertwin (Post 20292491)
I think it needs a propeller on top.

+1 :evil

Montague 12-20-2012 12:26 PM

Mad Max is getting up there in years, guess he needed a trike for his outback adventures!:rofl

That thing is so fugly, I would ride it, but then again, I like Rokons.


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