Because THIS is actually the "Honda three-wheeler" he was talking about...So the Witworth is an expert on bicycles AND tricycles :|
… but has never flipped a Honda trike backwards going up a moderately steep hill, or had the thing forward tilt on 2 wheels going down a hill,
never had one air-borne or he would know the wheelbase is too @#$% short and the tires are too @#$%^ bouncy.
A solid rear axle with a diff in it maybe? Like a Servicar has? H- D might be dumb, but they're not stupid.Yes, my paraplegic friend has one :|
danger is his business <- he rides trikes and thinks they handle good !
… how are you going to steer a three wheeler with a solid rear axle and you Can't break traction easy ? sand person
Ural sidecars actually work pretty well. They are great on dirt roads and city streets. Don't plan on winning the Cannonball Run or Blitzing Bonneville.The thing is, the low performing engine of a servicar is part of the charm. Where I am at, the powerplant is more than ample. Would i take it into Atlanta? Nope. But out here in the country, its perfectly fine.
On an unrelated note (kinda). I have long wanted a chain gang frazier nash replica. These cars originally had a solid rear axle. I got back and forth considering whether, when running a 4.75-19 tire, if the contact patch is actually large enough to cause real problems with a solid axle on asphalt. Alot depends on track width.
speaking of sidecars, I want this real bad like: Ural motorcycle with sidecar
good lord man, haven't you been listening, you sidestep every question like a child.A solid rear axle with a diff in it maybe? Like a Servicar has? H- D might be dumb, but they're not stupid.
Very narrow - track trikes don't really need diffs.
Go ride a trike, and report back.
Danger, is my business."
A front wheel drive trike is not a bad idea. But you don't really need, or want much horsepower. The vehicles are so light you can't get the power to the ground. Wide car tires are a bit of an issue too. They are very hard to get any heat into for traction, even when running very low pressures like 5 to 10 PSI.It looks like a wonderful time!!!
I think I will build mine with a differential. Maybe with an adjustable clutch so i can crank it down to experience the above.
Yep, the Japanese manufactured B&S Vanguard motor is an awesome unit. Someone should make an adaptor to slot one into a CX500.To clarify, the previous post was for a rwd FN replica.
WW, I have long suspected a v twin lawn tractor engine would be sufficient for an around town trike. Something like this tweaked a little: Briggs & Stratton Horizontal Engine - 356447-3077-G1
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It depends on how you set up the CVT. I'd ridden and worked on Suzuki Burgman scooters and Honda Helix's CVT's. There is nothing wrong with how the CVT operates as far as performance is concerned. You can change weights and things to change ' the gearing ' and how soon or savage they lock up. I swear a Burgman accelerates faster with the CVT, than it would with a gear box. Once moving faster than 30MPH, Burgmans get to 85 - 90MPH pretty damn quick.But then I get to thinking "how can I simplify and make cheaper"
So I came up with a v-twin industrial engine + CVT like a snowmobile or golf cart + atv differential with extended axles and knuckles. Too many projects. It wouldn't be terribly sporting with that CVT either.