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    If I find myself with another volkswagen that is too rusty to save, I'll be building a trike.
    You can use the entire drivetrain and rear suspension, and the front of just about any motorcycle you don't mind cutting up, haha.
    It ain't easy bein' fat and greasy.

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    You don't need to pay a bunch of money for a servi-car axle. Just start with a shaft-drive bike and make a new swingarm with the rear end out of a RWD, live axle car. For some reason, this seems to be more a "thing" in the UK. Oh, yeah — limey bikers be crazy.

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    You need a solid rear axle for really good trike handling. Regardless of it having suspension or being rigid. Independent can work on tourers like GoldWings when setup right, but Honda used rigid axles for Motocross trikes, so that tells you what works the best.

    Danger, is my business."

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    If you have shaft drive bike you just use a Legend car coupler/driveshaft and narrowed Toyota rear end.
    Didn't see Tanshanomi's post, but that's basically what the set up looks like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Witworth View Post
    You need a solid rear axle for really good trike handling. Regardless of it having suspension or being rigid. Independent can work on tourers like GoldWings when setup right, but Honda used rigid axles for Motocross trikes, so that tells you what works the best.

    Danger, is my business."
    First off: "really good trike handling" is an oxymoron


    Honda Trikes were [email protected]#%^ dangerous, I traded one for a hydro pole.
    Everybody who dared to ride it fast got hurt fast.
    … I got the better deal, I still use the hydro pole.



    Consider this;
    when you get a trike up on 2 wheels, which really can happen on occasion in the real world.
    How do you counter-steer a 2 wheeled vehicle that has a huge wheel offset ?:I
    … or for that matter how do you steer it at all?


    Go for the street legal kneeler sidecar, that will steer like a motorcycle with a hack attached.
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    Been there, done that, some trikes handle great.

    Like these Honda ATC 250's, which I have ridden :

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    Nobody I knew ever got hurt on any kind of dirt trike, me, my friends, motocross racers and sprintcar drivers I knew, and my mom. Fools will find a way to hurt themselves, regardless of the technology employed.

    Danger, is my business."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Witworth View Post
    Been there, done that, some trikes handle great.

    Like these Honda ATC 250's, which I have ridden :

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    Nobody I knew ever got hurt on any kind of dirt trike, me, my friends, motocross racers and sprintcar drivers I knew, and my mom. Fools will find a way too hurt themselves, regardless of the technology employed.

    Danger, is my business."
    No they don't. There were more accidents and injuries from those things that they were outlawed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by o1marc View Post
    No they don't. There were more accidents and injuries from those things that they were outlawed.
    Because idiots or drunken fools, who did not respect them, or had no real riding ability, rode them. Then they blamed the trike. Litigation for the lame of brain and body. And that is before they got hurt.

    This is why they don't have sprint car tracks at mental homes, or retirement villages. Some folks should stay on the sofa.

    Danger, is my business."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witworth View Post

    Nobody I knew ever got hurt on any kind of dirt trike, me, my friends, motocross racers and sprintcar drivers I knew, and my mom.
    Sounds like you just don't know that many people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillsy View Post
    Sounds like you just don't know that many people.
    I don't know any fools. Just lucky I guess.

    Danger, is my business."

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