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Old 12-18-2012, 04:45 AM   #1
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Interesting Trike. Know Anything About It?

Hope this isn't a repost Just saw it on a car forum. No info about it available.

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Old 12-18-2012, 04:48 AM   #2
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Sure is ugly. Even worse than some of my projects!
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:08 AM   #3
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I'd bet that was built for/by someone with a handycap.

I'd be worried about the cooling.

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Old 12-18-2012, 05:36 AM   #4
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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 ?
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:42 AM   #5
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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).
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:30 AM   #6
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I think it is an early prototype of the Mars rover.

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Old 12-18-2012, 01:15 PM   #7
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I would ride/drive something like that, if the seat was more in the middle! Ugly is groovy! The uglier, the better!

Well, ugly in a good way. That one has it! A lot of, um, "custom motorcycles" don't. :3
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:02 PM   #8
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I don't think that's a counter weight, I think it's a traction issue.
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:28 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:59 AM   #10
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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?
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:41 AM   #11
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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.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:42 AM   #12
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I think it needs a propeller on top.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:26 PM   #13
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Mad Max is getting up there in years, guess he needed a trike for his outback adventures!

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