Interesting Trike. Know Anything About It?

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by stevemd, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. stevemd

    stevemd Adventurer

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2012
    Oddometer:
    84
    Location:
    Mid-Maryland
    Hope this isn't a repost Just saw it on a car forum. No info about it available.

    [​IMG]
    #1
  2. YOUNZ

    YOUNZ Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2011
    Oddometer:
    329
    Location:
    Around Pittsburgh
    Sure is ugly. Even worse than some of my projects!:puke1
    #2
  3. Gerg

    Gerg Cupcake

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2001
    Oddometer:
    8,524
    Location:
    Left Coast
    I'd bet that was built for/by someone with a handycap.

    I'd be worried about the cooling.

    Gerg
    #3
  4. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Oddometer:
    6,066
    Location:
    The Bluegrass
    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 ?
    #4
  5. stevemd

    stevemd Adventurer

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2012
    Oddometer:
    84
    Location:
    Mid-Maryland
    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).
    #5
  6. Railbender

    Railbender Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,050
    Location:
    NW PA
    I think it is an early prototype of the Mars rover. :D

    :freaky
    #6
  7. Leaf

    Leaf Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2012
    Oddometer:
    398
    Location:
    Brandywine, WV
    I would ride/drive something like that, if the seat was more in the middle! Ugly is groovy! The uglier, the better! :clap

    Well, ugly in a good way. That one has it! A lot of, um, "custom motorcycles" don't. :3
    #7
  8. YOUNZ

    YOUNZ Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2011
    Oddometer:
    329
    Location:
    Around Pittsburgh
    I don't think that's a counter weight, I think it's a traction issue.
    #8
  9. P B G

    P B G Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2008
    Oddometer:
    10,001
    Location:
    Greater Chicago
    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.
    #9
  10. Pugsley/Hobbfather

    Pugsley/Hobbfather Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Oddometer:
    415
    Location:
    Barnard, VT
    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?
    #10
  11. boxertwin

    boxertwin Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2003
    Oddometer:
    1,023
    Location:
    Idaho
    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.
    #11
  12. supermotosean

    supermotosean Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2010
    Oddometer:
    164
    Location:
    Central Florida
    +1 :evil
    #12
  13. Montague

    Montague UDF Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2008
    Oddometer:
    666
    Location:
    an alternate universe, much better than yours
    Mad Max is getting up there in years, guess he needed a trike for his outback adventures!:rofl

    That thing is so fugly, I would ride it, but then again, I like Rokons.
    #13