Trike, Cyclecars or 3 wheelers

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Trike, Cyclecars or 3 wheelers

Post by maxwaterline » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:10 am

Looking for a bit of clarification on this. In the old rules, 2006, Appendix D, page 42, Trike/Cyclecars were included as motorcycle types. In the 2012 rules, these classifications appear to have been dropped.

Was this an oversight?

Is anyone else interested in these things?

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Re: Trike, Cyclecars or 3 wheelers

Post by ROSS BROWN » Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:40 pm

Certainly am.....
Could start a build diary on one tommorow if ya like... :D
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Re: Trike, Cyclecars or 3 wheelers

Post by maxwaterline » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:50 pm

Ross, I saw a green cyclecar at the 2010 Lake Gairdner, dont recall who the gentleman was. Powered by a 650 Triumph engine in the rear driving a single rear wheel.

Not sure about the stability of 2 front wheel steer/single rear wheel drive versus single front wheel steer/2 rear wheel drive. Always had a fascination for the Morgan 3 wheelers.

Like what you are doing, just following quietly.

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Re: Trike, Cyclecars or 3 wheelers

Post by ROSS BROWN » Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:08 pm

Adrian
I do have a picture of that green cycle car somewhere ... mis placed for the moment :roll:
Will reopen the "fast fiberglass" diary when it comes time for the body to be built..
By the way the trike is progressing that looks to be about 3 months time...

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Re: Trike, Cyclecars or 3 wheelers

Post by RGV » Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:17 pm

This one, its the only one i have, thought i had one from the front. :(

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Re: Trike, Cyclecars or 3 wheelers

Post by maxwaterline » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:07 pm

Dave, yes, that's the machine, not sure how he went, maybe he might see this thread and let us know.

Ross, I'm amazed at how much work you get done, you're an inspiration.

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Re: Trike, Cyclecars or 3 wheelers

Post by David Leikvold » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:26 pm

You might like this one!

http://www.dieselstation.com/img/trirod ... ike-06.jpg

I know I do :)

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Re: Trike, Cyclecars or 3 wheelers

Post by ROSS BROWN » Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:01 pm

maxwaterline wrote:Ross, I'm amazed at how much work you get done, you're an inspiration.
ADRIAN : Inspiration ya recon::: Most people that wander in here have the cheek to ask me what I've done and swear that one day walk they'll walk in here and catch me working :shock: :roll:

........ somedays I wonder.........


DAVE : Thats one slick ride... but I recon this one is "slicker" and a weee bit faster

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computer nerds.... HELP.... That picture I've just uploaded .. on 486 here I can only see half of it :(
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Re: Trike, Cyclecars or 3 wheelers

Post by Lynchy » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:19 am

Ross

The picture is fine. Your computer deserves to go to the museum to rest in peace like it wants to. I've got a decent machine at home that doesn't get used any more and it's only a few years old. I'll get it to you at some stage once I get the family photos off it! Whack a sticker on your bike with my name on it as a sponsor!

BTW - Love those valve covers!!!

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Re: Trike, Cyclecars or 3 wheelers

Post by gazzas landy » Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:56 pm

Go to speed trials 2010 page 6 name is Terry Ings565,Triumph Trophy SG650.Looks a nice unit. Cheers F.G

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Re: Trike, Cyclecars or 3 wheelers

Post by Dreamliner 200 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:45 pm

Some of my pics of the trike...... I love it!
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Re: Trike, Cyclecars or 3 wheelers

Post by David Leikvold » Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:29 pm

That BRG Triumph sure is nice, isn't it? The silver three wheeler is another dream machine from our friends at Blastolene, the people who built Jay Leno's giant tank-engined roadster. There is a really good article on the trike in a back issue of TRIKE magazine, a really interesting Pommy quarterly that normally has more than it's fair share of strange and badly made trikes with either V8 engines and park benches or Reliant engines and sprung solo seats and solid rear ends. That supercharged Hemi is claimed to have 1,000 bhp and gets 3 mpg. The wings on the rocker covers normally have headlights underneath and blinkers on the tips for road use. Might be fun to ride!

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Re: Trike, Cyclecars or 3 wheelers

Post by Dr Goggles » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:47 am

David Leikvold wrote:That BRG Triumph sure is nice, isn't it? The silver three wheeler is another dream machine from our friends at Blastolene, the people who built Jay Leno's giant tank-engined roadster. There is a really good article on the trike in a back issue of TRIKE magazine, a really interesting Pommy quarterly that normally has more than it's fair share of strange and badly made trikes with either V8 engines and park benches or Reliant engines and sprung solo seats and solid rear ends.
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The worlds only 300mph roadster forgot to have suspension Dave....

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Re: Trike, Cyclecars or 3 wheelers

Post by grumm441 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:09 am

I seem to recall he retired it during the week. As it didn't have suspension, he was having some trouble with vibration and vision
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Re: Trike, Cyclecars or 3 wheelers

Post by Dr Goggles » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:46 am

grumm441 wrote:I seem to recall he retired it during the week. As it didn't have suspension, he was having some trouble with vibration and vision
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indeed, and he'd already burned 160 gallons of nitro....but , ya know, it ain't built for comfort, it's built for speed.

Actually , he "re-tired" it every third run............. the close look I got at it showed the big MT's on the back were threadbare on their second run, it was running a "lazy" tune at 4400hp.
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