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Old 06-02-2008, 07:30 AM   #1
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Old 06-02-2008, 07:39 AM   #2
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Old 06-02-2008, 07:52 AM   #3
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Old 06-02-2008, 08:02 AM   #4
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Old 06-02-2008, 05:41 PM   #5
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The Ural trike...
Ya know... I'd be kinda interested in that if they would ever import them. Kind of an option to the Gear Up, but in a more utilitarian sort of way. It lacks the monkey factor, but it'd be a great camping/long haul/winter rig.
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Old 06-02-2008, 06:51 PM   #6
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Ya know... I'd be kinda interested in that if they would ever import them. Kind of an option to the Gear Up, but in a more utilitarian sort of way. It lacks the monkey factor, but it'd be a great camping/long haul/winter rig.
Main problem is I doubt you'd squeeze out much more than 85km/h on that beastie. At least here in the northeast, that really limits the roads you can hit without risk of being treated rudely by fellow motorists
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Old 06-03-2008, 04:42 AM   #7
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Main problem is I doubt you'd squeeze out much more than 85km/h on that beastie. At least here in the northeast, that really limits the roads you can hit without risk of being treated rudely by fellow motorists
I had a bit of interest in the IMZ-8.4010 once I discovered it on one of the Ural websites hosted for Australia. Pity that its one that's announced 4 models -- to use their words -
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The following models are those that Ural Australia intends to import and have ADR certified.
- while a quite different site is maintained by the importer that has actually run two road-registerable models (Tourist & GearUp in LHD) through ADR Certification!

But, returning to the IMZ-8.4010 . . .
Engine 650 ml , H-O, 2 cyl, 4 stroke, OHV
Power 23.5 kW
Ignition System contactless electronic
Electrical Output 350W
Gear Box 4 speed with reverse, 2 speed transfer case
Transmission Shaft drive
Final Drive Ratio 4.22
Tyres 135 *13 Front & Rear
Brakes Disk Front, Drum Rear
Fuel Capacity 19 l
Top Speed 80 km/h
Dry Weight 520 kg
Carrying Capacity 425 kg
Length 3350 mm
Width 1500 mm
. . . so, unless one changes that 4.22 final drive ratio (or fits 14" rear wheels) with possibly an increase in engine power, Workhorse operators are limited to a 80 km/h maximum speed.
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Old 06-03-2008, 06:31 AM   #8
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I. . . so, unless one changes that 4.22 final drive ratio (or fits 14" rear wheels) with possibly an increase in engine power, Workhorse operators are limited to a 80 km/h maximum speed.
Given that it has all the aerodynamic qualities of a large brick, I'd say that an 80kmh limit is probably a good idea.
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Old 06-04-2008, 05:15 AM   #9
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Given that it has all the aerodynamic qualities of a large brick, I'd say that an 80kmh limit is probably a good idea.

Sounds like YOU are more a Bond Bug person?

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In contrast to the stereotypical image of three-wheeled Reliants as being ridiculously slow, the Bond Bug was capable of some 78 mph
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:57 AM   #10
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Sounds like YOU are more a Bond Bug person?
Y'know, if I were to knock off the inboard rear wheel, that would make a totally bitchin' winter hack for my dog.
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:29 AM   #11
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I had a bit of interest in the IMZ-8.4010 once I discovered it on one of the Ural websites hosted for Australia. Pity that its one that's announced 4 models -- to use their words -
- while a quite different site is maintained by the importer that has actually run two road-registerable models (Tourist & GearUp in LHD) through ADR Certification!

But, returning to the IMZ-8.4010 . . .
Engine650 ml , H-O, 2 cyl, 4 stroke, OHV
Power23.5 kW
Ignition Systemcontactless electronic
Electrical Output350W
Gear Box4 speed with reverse, 2 speed transfer case
TransmissionShaft drive
Final Drive Ratio4.22
Tyres135 *13 Front & Rear
BrakesDisk Front, Drum Rear
Fuel Capacity19 l
Top Speed80 km/h
Dry Weight520 kg
Carrying Capacity425 kg
Length3350 mm
Width1500 mm
. . . so, unless one changes that 4.22 final drive ratio (or fits 14" rear wheels) with possibly an increase in engine power, Workhorse operators are limited to a 80 km/h maximum speed.
Yeesh... I expected it to be slow, but not quite THAT slow. I'd need it to run about the same as a Gear Up... Well, nice to dream about anyway! Thanks for the great info!
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Old 06-04-2008, 06:57 PM   #12
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Two companies seem to have made effective 3 wheelers,Name:  235vw.jpg
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Size:  87.7 KB This one, Aptera, goes almost 90 mph and is said to come close to 300 mpg.

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Old 06-04-2008, 08:35 PM   #15
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Two companies seem to have made effective 3 wheelers,Attachment 170479 Volkswagen which has had this one around for several years. It exceeds 200 mpg.
How are the wheels set up? From the pic it looks like a four wheeler ie car.
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