07 Bandit 1250 Reverse trike design?

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by B-T, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. B-T

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    So I think my heart is just not really into this project. I'm kind of ADHD when it comes to vehicles. I am looking to sell the trike project (and the Bandit) seperately and I am just going to get a pair of smallish trail bikes (like the XT250). I just don't have the space to finish the trike project, and you guys convinced me not to hack it up. If you want to see more pics of the trike fabrication start here:
    http://s186.photobucket.com/user/po...page=90&_suid=1366296336513010487267359036628
    If anyone wants the project shoot me an offer, I can tell you it will certainly be one of a kind when it is on the road! I have about $14k in it, but I would probably sell it for half that in this moment of weakness. My guess is about $3-5k in parts and materials to get the project completed. I will probably put it on Ebay in a week or so if nobody wants it here. The trike is located in Canton, GA.
    My email is billtracy4_at_comcast_dot_net.
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  2. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Find an auto X forum and that'll sell fast !
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  3. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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    Looks a lot like a T-Rex. They used to use R1 engines but now it looks like they've gone to a Kawa 1400. They are based in Montreal and I've seen a number of them over the years

    http://www.campagnamotors.com/

    Check the prices, (checked the website and didn't see any prices but they are over $50k, yours is a bargain, wish I had fabbing skills :deal
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  4. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    I've been to the builder's shop. Danny or "Pook" as he goes by on the locost forum is supremely talented in design and consturuction .
    The day I was there he had a Lamborgini, a Maserati ,a couple of Porshe and Factory 4 kit car he was building for someone as well as a couple of his own design exo-skeleton cars.
    The work on his own chassis was far better than the Factory 4 car, better even than the Italian cars.
    Here are the exo- skeleton cars.

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    Both of these are slated to be Subaru powered.
    I hope someone finishes the trike, it's one of a kind and special because of it. I wish I had the $ and a place to work on it.
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  5. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    For what it's worht here ar emy thoughts. You hav ea nice chassis there. It has worth to it and you have invested money in it. Keep as is and either plan on selling it or doing it up right in the futire. If you want to bring it here we can use it for patterns to fab new parts for your reverse trike. Possibly downsizing some while keeping the same geometry profile. Just a thought that may be worthy of discussion. Feel free to call me at the shop 570 837 5120.
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  6. B-T

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    Yes, I am going to clean up the chassis and start the final assembly. I am not going to hack up the chassis and try to stuff the Bandit in there. I doubt I will finish the project, but by the time I fully give up (maybe mid summer?), it will look like much more of a finished product and I will just probably Ebay it to see what I might get dollar wise. Some things have come up in the last month or so that have led me to belive I won't finish this due to dollar constraints, so I will do what I can and see what happens!

    Pook is indeed very talented, and a really nice guy to boot. It is unfortunate that the market doesn't really exist for what he can do.

    :)
    BT
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  7. slowpoke69

    slowpoke69 Been here awhile

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    It's rolling art, if you can't or won't, please sell it. It's sexy as hell!:evil
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  8. B-T

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    So, I have taken the build as far as I am going to. I have sandblasted the frame and had it epoxy painted in flat black, installed new shocks all around, got a nice seat for the bike, and assembled the suspension, steering, pedals, engine mounted, shifter linkages, etc... to make sure everything fits. I thought I would post it up here prior to listing it on Ebay. I have a bit over $15k in it at this point, and will let it go as is for $5k. If you are interested let me know in the next 5 days or so. After that I am going to Ebay it. 770-364-1554. It would be a great spring project for someone, just not me...

    BT
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  9. jphii

    jphii OK, now what?

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    Any current pics, and where are you located?
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  10. B-T

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    Thanks for your interest. I am in Canton, GA, about an hour north of Atlanta. I will take some current pictures this afternoon and post them up.

    BT
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  11. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Post them up when you get em
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  12. B-T

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    Sorry for the delay, I had a few work things to get to earlier this week, and today I went to roll it outside to get some good pics and it started raining. I promise to take the pics and post them up tomorrow. For the build thread you can go here to see how the chassis was built, etc...

    http://www.locostusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6914

    :)
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  13. B-T

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    Here are some pics. It was still misting lightly, so I just rolled it out into the muted sunlight and took some pics both with the body panels off and with them resting on the chassis.
    Any questions please call me at 770-364-1554.

    BT

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  14. B-T

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    The window says I can only attach 1 file?

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    8 messages to go!

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  18. B-T

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    Five! BTW, there are two aluminum front fenders and a radiator, radiused coolant pipes, fans, an assortment of nuts and bolts, adapter plate for the rear hub, rear caliper, lights, mirrors, etc... sitting in a box.

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