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Old 03-06-2013, 01:38 PM   #73 (permalink)
HHOTDI
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Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Northern Idaho...way up north!
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Kid Hauler - '01 Ford Excursion Power Stroke, Limited
90 day: 22.86 mpg (US)

Stink Bug - '04 VW Beetle TDI
90 day: 45.98 mpg (US)

2012 NC700x - '12 Honda NC700X
90 day: 72 mpg (US)

Kid Car - '01 Chevy Impala
90 day: 31.68 mpg (US)

Mom's taxi - '05 Toyota Sienna LE
90 day: 25.98 mpg (US)
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I was looking for a Tadpole project to make something similar. I wanted it to run on the freeway around here to commute with to a new job i may be starting the first of April. I can easily drive my TDI Beetle but once the weather turns nice around here I wanted to get this going. I figured if Sendler can get 95mpg with his CBR then I could get that or more with a Tadpole project using the CBR as a power plant and the front half of an ATV for the front end/suspension. Then use some coroplast and make a Vetter fairing for it. I came across this one from western Oregon and thought it was pretty neat. The guy somehow used motorcycle wheels. I just can't figure out how he managed the front hubs to make it all work strong enough for hwy use... any ideas? Bumble Bee Recumbent Tadpole 49cc Motor Assisted Bicycle Human Hybrid Trike | eBay
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