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Old 02-25-2014, 09:19 AM   #221 (permalink)
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I've also been working on a diesel reverse trike on locostusa. I've got a link to it and some pics in the album in my profile. It is a single seat, kubota 3 cylinder diesel 1105cc, polaris cvt, and mostly vw bug everything else. I've compromised my aero by designing for 3 pieces of flat, laminated glass. Lots more to do, but it hasn't been my highest priority. Again, enjoying your build.

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Hi Steve, Excellent job - it is great to see projects like yours that are well underway. Please start a build thread so we can learn about your effort!

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Old 02-25-2014, 06:23 PM   #222 (permalink)
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Thank you.

I have a build thread but I have not posted here enough times to be allowed to add the link. I could start one here though with some details about it.

I guess under motorcycles/scooters?
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Old 03-15-2014, 10:15 AM   #223 (permalink)
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It's coming along fairly well. I changed the engine to a 2011 CBR250r. This gave me another 18 inches of space for the seats. I was going to change the steering system but that just would not give my 6 feet and 205 pounds enough room. This way the dimensions are as large or greater than those in the Fiesta. My head is behind the second roll bar and I have 4 inches of head room barely enough to wear a helmet.

Some detail of the front engine mount. We welded that together yesterday.
After a shower, sitting in my recliner, the phone rings. My buddy who owns a motorcycle salvage business calls me and offers me a whole CBR for $600. I told him I'd give him $600 and take what I wanted and he could keep the rest. He can make a better profit and I don't have to buy the parts separately.

He told me the radiator was smashed, so I had one spotted on ebay and grabbed that. Should be everything I need to get it moving on it's own power.
Next will be the brakes, so I can stop it and maybe something a little stronger than wire ties to hold the steering wheel in place.

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Old 03-15-2014, 10:20 AM   #224 (permalink)
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The perfectly flat floor is made out of old highway marker signs I got at Dominion recycling. I am using the scrap 1.5 inch tubing for brackets and mounts, that stuff costs a lot of money, maybe we should start making more in the USA!

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The difference between the position of the drivers and passengers seats is the furthest back they could go with the passengers seat showing where it would with the previous separate engine transmission combos.

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Tell your buddyIcould use a CBR600 for that price... lol

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