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Old Yesterday, 02:27 PM   #1
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3-wheel bike conversion to adv bike?

I assume this has been done, but does anyone know of a conversion of a 3-wheel bike (like the can-am, and now Yamaha is introducing a small one) to an adv bike?

Seems costly, but I wonder if it would be some advantages.
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Old Yesterday, 03:19 PM   #2
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Install TKC's, a rondel, a beak under the headlight, and Jesse's on it and the BMW crowd will swarm to it.
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Old Yesterday, 03:47 PM   #3
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What's wrong with a 2wd hack?

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Old Yesterday, 04:05 PM   #4
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For years I have wanted to do a recumbent two wheels up front trike with standard suspension and long travel. Jeep trails could be difficult but it could be a blast.
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Old Yesterday, 08:01 PM   #5
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When I first read the thread I was thinking that the OP wanted to convert a can am spyder to a 2 wheeler OOps, reading are hard.

Now as a 3wheel ADV bike, ya know, that's not a bad idea. I would think it would be quite similar to riding an ATV but street legal everywhere.

Advantages-
Deep gravel no longer an issue
Load the thing down without worrying about balance issues
Slippery roads not as much a concern
Disabled persons have a way to adv ride
Cheap car tires

Disadvantages
You hit everything in your lane
If you do tip over you are gonna need help righting something that big
Narrow trails are a no no as well as steep sidehills.

Could be done...but at that point does it really have any advantage over a street legal ATV or SxS? I don't know.
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Old Yesterday, 08:28 PM   #6
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Ruts would be difficult
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Old Yesterday, 09:08 PM   #7
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I think they made those a long time ago............










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Old Today, 10:00 AM   #8
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Maybe this is one of the options as of now.....


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Old Today, 12:22 PM   #9
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From the Big Wheel thread. I believe this was done by Dirt Wheels in the Mid 80's on a BW200. Something like this, only on steroids??

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