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Old 03-20-2012, 11:03 AM   #1
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Custom from "Mad Max "

Took some pics a while ago of this sweet custom trike/hack. Looks to be CB750 powered. The one pic shows the guy reaching down/hitting switch to lower the bubble







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Old 03-20-2012, 11:15 AM   #2
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Was that in the movie, or were the actors visiting a bike show in costume to promote the movie?
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:25 AM   #3
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Was that in the movie, or were the actors visiting a bike show in costume to promote the movie?
That was in the movie. Very beginning if I remember.
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:40 PM   #4
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Wonder how far you get with a tank that size.
Then again, it's all about the looks for a movie...
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:50 PM   #5
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Is that a mobile hair dryer from a salon? Talk about a women not wanting helmet hair. I bet she get's voted "Best Hair" at any biker event.
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:40 PM   #6
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Actors shown in second pic: Mal Gibson speaking with rider, and Steve Bisley chatting to passenger. Steve plays the secondary character "Goose" who, after cracking-up on Police Pursuit Kawasaki KZ 1000 and leaving hospital care, gets aboard a Kawasaki Two-stroke Triple with one leg in cast.

Mad Max 1979 The Goose learns to fly



(While many performance machines were specially constructed for the movie, other 'bit-players' were existing customs roped in to set the future period that the movie is set in.)

Information on the three-wheeler:
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The trike was originally constructed by Lance Seadon of Cycle Gear in Collingwood. The scrolling on the body was done in 24ct gold leaf by John Leach - Lance and John were both members of the Barbarians Motorcycle Club at the time. Features of the trike included a tube running from the dome to the rider, so that you could enjoy a smoke...

And the good news is... the trike still lives! The trike is still in Australia, and the pictures below were taken by Scott Page at the Street Machine Mad Max / Mad Max 2 screening in Blacktown in late 2001.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:00 PM   #7
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Tail lights from a '65 Ford Falcon???
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:50 PM   #8
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I wonder how that thing handles with the side car wheel having no lead over the pusher wheel.

Love that movie!
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:21 AM   #9
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Hi Guys.

That's my old bike. I bought it back in 1992 and restored it back to close as possible original condition. Stripped it back to bare metal and replaced everything.
I was the 3rd owner and sold it through Sothebys Auction house in 1994. How you see it on the back of the truck is how I sold it.

It actually rode quite well considering the sidecar wheel is directly in line with the rear wheel and sounded really nice. The original carby tops and float bowls where actually gold plated but I didn't go that far in the resto.

I have some photo's that I'm trying to attach but my computer skills are hopeless. They are on my pictures file but I have no idea how to attach them to this thread.

I will keep trying.

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Old 03-22-2012, 01:48 AM   #10
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Yee Ha, I figured out how to attach the photo's to photobucket, so here they are. One shows how I found the bike (which is a story in itself) and it was in a pretty bad state and missing the whole original front end. The original front end was a girder but when I bought it it had the spinger front end on it. The other photo's are of a photo shoot at a quarry here in Adelaide not long after it was finished (yes that's a much younger me on the bike).







The last photo also shows the article from the local newspaper when it was sold. It was a great fun build and I really regret selling it but it was either sell the bike or lose my house. I'm actually seriously considering building a replica in the future.

Enjoy.

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Old 03-22-2012, 04:41 AM   #11
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I, and I'm sure others, would love to hear the story. That machine looks like someone spent a lot of time on it.
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:39 AM   #12
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Damn, wonderous story and photos. How cool is all that.

+1 ( for one of a kind! )

Did anyone say what the motor was based on?

If it's obvious and i missed it, apologies advanced.
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:54 AM   #13
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Damn, wonderous story and photos. How cool is all that.

+1 ( for one of a kind! )

Did anyone say what the motor was based on?

If it's obvious and i missed it, apologies advanced.
Clearly an old CB750 Honda
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:11 AM   #14
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Wow 3legs, that's a cool piece of history to have owned

Please share more pics and the story
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:43 AM   #15
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That is such a cool story!


This site reaches so many people! Instead of 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon it should be 6 degrees of ADVrider.
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