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Old 06-12-2009, 01:03 PM   #31 (permalink)
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John,
Great job on the trike. I really like those side mirrors. I've been looking for some about that size to reduce drag. Can you tell me what kind of mirrors those are and where to get them?
BTW could you give us any details on the plug in hybrid replacement and when it will go on Ebay (LOL) so we can start saving our pennies.
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Old 08-07-2009, 10:42 PM   #32 (permalink)
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John - great vehicle. Have you considered/would you consider selling all information pertinent to the creation of the vehicle as a kit (part drawings, copies of sketches, notes, solid modeling, etc)? How much of this were you able to "frankenstein" together?

...looking forward to building something similar...
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:22 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Does anyone know what happened to this vehicle? I'm not sure if it sold on eBay. I wonder if John decided to keep it for the hybrid transplant?
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:05 PM   #34 (permalink)
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John - How much did it cost to fabricate? No disrespect, but why did you pick an engine that has no reverse? Is that part of the reason why you're selling it?? It seems really awkward to me to have such a sweet ride and be pushing it out of a parking spot while everybody watches (probably wondering what's wrong with a car that was clearly custom built).
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Old 08-29-2009, 11:35 AM   #35 (permalink)
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John - How much did it cost to fabricate? No disrespect, but why did you pick an engine that has no reverse? Is that part of the reason why you're selling it?? It seems really awkward to me to have such a sweet ride and be pushing it out of a parking spot while everybody watches (probably wondering what's wrong with a car that was clearly custom built).
With a vehicle that light who needs rev? beside using the engine to reverse would lower the mpg's
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Old 08-29-2009, 11:54 AM   #36 (permalink)
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No disrespect, but why did you pick an engine that has no reverse?
Most 4 stroke engines can only run in one direction
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:11 PM   #37 (permalink)
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I just noticed that he recently relisted it on ebay! Now $7500

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Old 10-27-2009, 08:29 AM   #38 (permalink)
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John,

I have a bike and have started to gather the other parts to start a similar project. I have everything worked out except for the spindles. What did you use for spindles on the motorcycle wheel configuration? Like many others who have posted to this thread I have a ton more questions and design ideas to share.

looking forward to see your next project.
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If I set out to build the most fuel-efficient daily driver possible on a budget of $20k (which I might well do in a few years), it would look very, very much like the HyperRocket.

I really doubt you could build your own for less than he's asking, but a vehicle like this has never been about saving money.

If it were mine, I'd add Aptera-style wheel fairings. Tires are an aerodynamic disaster.
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For $7500 it is a steal! Alot of work went into that. Wish I had the dough!

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