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Old 06-07-2011, 03:04 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Just fit a tire from a car on the back and you should be good.

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Old 06-07-2011, 03:59 PM   #22 (permalink)
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here is the homepage, scroll down to "the quad"
K-Man Auto & Scooters

Quote:
Engine type: 150cc GY6 engine, fully automatic, single cylinder, 4-stroke, forced
air-cooled
Engine displacement (ml): 149.6
Bore x stroke (mm): 57.4 * 57.8
Max. power (Kw/r/min):8.0/8000
Max. toque (N.m/r/min):9.0/5500
Fuel tank capacity:7L
Fuel consumption (g/kWh): 367
Start mode: electric start
Tires (front/rear):12 x 3.5-10
Transmission mode: chain
Brake mode(front/rear): dual hydraulic disc / hydraulic disc
Shift speed type: CVT
Suspension(front/rear):independent double hydraulic shock/ hydraulic shock
Length x width x height (mm): 1710x700x750
Seat height (mm): 530
Top speed (km/h): 100
Colors: silver+plating black+plating
18)Max. load: 100kg
Packing:
Carton dimensions: 176x 50 x 68cm
N.W.:/G.W.: 125kg/135kg
I think "why" is a reasonable question

They call out the vehicle below it as street legal (The SuperTrike), but they didn't with the quad, go figure.
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Old 06-07-2011, 04:32 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I decided I liked the potential of the supertrike enough (mini t-rex!) that I called the guy and got some more info.

The quad is NOT street legal. He says it is just for fun, would make a good pit bike.

He was not able to get the quad registered in wisconsin (came back "unregisterable"), but he did say that someone made one into a three wheeler and was able to get it registered as a motorcycle.

He also said that sales for his little machines are awesome, seems to be directly linked to gas being above $4 or not.

P.S. The supertrike is no longer available The site is gearing up for some updates.
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Hey, I know that guy!

He's pretty cool. I haven't bought anything from him, but would be happy to support his business. I've had him out to my alternative car show a couple of times.
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This brings to mind the Piaggio Group 3-wheeled scooters.

Piaggio MP3:

Gilera Fuoco:


Let's not kid ourselves that the Gilera isn't ugly as hell, but the Piaggio comes with smaller engines, a hybrid and a wider front-track model that can be ridden on a car licence. I'm getting rid of my 250 soon so I might save up for one of these. Might make a really good base for a streamliner project - inability to fall over could facilitate the implication of more enveloping bodywork.
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I really liked the mini t-rex concept. A fair weather super economical two seater that can take a passenger, or hold your groceries? 150cc is plenty for cruising around town, too bad it wasn't a manual trans, and that it isn't available. Guy thinks the factories that are still standing are too busy making scooters to care about it.



Of course I much prefer 2 wheels for myself and small loads, but this is at least motorcycle-like and would entice more passengers than my bikes.
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I do not know how long this ad will last; it was on last night and today;
1946 ROCKET CAR~Belly Tank Trike Bonneville Lakester
150cc might be pushing it though.
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The tanker is nice, if it were near and if illinois werent a nazi state about anything that moves...

re: 150cc well, the trike is an aerodynamic mess, so 150cc might just be a good thing to keep the speeds down But I would still retrofit a gearbox and clutch to make the most of that 150.

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