my for-real winter/show/hot-rod trike project

Discussion in 'Performance Mods' started by gone_fishin, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    this will be something for don and me to work on thru the winter...i'm not even gonna try to pretend it's my "commuter"...this will be for show or official runs only. i haven't measured the yamaha, it runs great, my research says approx 125cc. was asking for help to id the frame...found what i needed to know...looks like i got me a worksman!!!

    can you say "wild in the streets?" rock!!

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  2. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    that'll keep ya busy during the winter
    a cool project for sure !!!
  3. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    I was gonna say, "That'll keep ya...." But it's been said. I bet that trike has had some interesting history.
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  4. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    i've been dying to use one of the 4-stroke plants i have, this one just wrote itself...

    there must be a 1/4" of paint on this trike in some places :lol: :lol:

    it does have a history, was well-known around town for many years. big ol battery in the cart with a full-blown stereo. maybe wavy' can tell me more about the original owner. i understand that more than a few people will be tickled to see her brought back to life. i intend to do us all proud with this one :cool:
  5. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    dude.....what a score!!! Man, that looks sturdy!!
    Do I see a "stretch" in your future? (I am sooo fighting off the TALL jokes...:lol::lol::lol:)

    Can't wait for this to come together!!

    gawd, I dig trikes!!
  6. wavygravy

    wavygravy Guest

    the trike !!

    this is one of about 10 differnt trikes i built for my handicapped friend gary church. we rode trikes for many years here on the beach.gary had a parrot named tequila that rode on the bike with him everywhere we went as we tripped the light fandango in the days of a more innocent america & free times, can you say groovy man? the storys the trike could tell whould have to censored! i origionally installed complete 12 volt system , head lights, tail & turn signals, & car stero & speakers! it really rocked dudes! gary is still alive after a severe stroke in a assited liveing home. he will be so glad to hear it will be brought to life again. if i catch him on one of his good days! we used to go to beach during big storms, winds 50 to 80 or so & hold your coats open like a sail & get blown down the beach at warp speed! the bike was rolled one night as he tried to mount her as she started rolling down hill , he got going to fast before he got on & front brake cable snapped when he tried to slow down to make turn at bottom of hill & cranked wheel then she rolled! i thought id -ee myself laughin! id cuold go on with many more stories & history about the bike & owner & i cant think of anyone more deserveing of the old jewel than the dog man!!:D:lol::p;)
  7. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    was snickering at the antenna and duct tape when I saw the eagles on the rear fenders. WOW!:shock:
    What a true piece of work. Congrats Augi!
    Your're a good man Wavy, and I agree it couldn't have a better owner to add more stories to it's miles.
  8. I'm gonna watch this close for I'm dying to know how you're gonna stick that rear sprocket on there. The way that rear coaster is mounted is similar to the way my trike is mounted.
  9. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    too easy...centrifugal clutch/belt/pulley-on-axle

    (the axle has a long keyway in it, too easy, really)
  10. wavygravy

    wavygravy Guest

    now were rocking dude!!
  11. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    agreed...the sheriff will make it even more legendary :lol:
    and you rock for being so generous !!!
  12. wavygravy

    wavygravy Guest

    ah shucks! thanks guys! what a group!! ya meet the coolest people on a motoredbike!!
  13. Jim H

    Jim H Guest

    Oh boy! Gonna have some serious fun with this one Augi... and a worksman at that!! Must say, I'm envious but glad for you; Wavy, you rock man!!!!
  14. Typhoon

    Typhoon Guest

    Project Complete?

    I was wondering if this trike project was completed? I am starting a similiar project.

  15. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    yup, i saw...and i'm gonna be watching the drive-train evolve with a lot of interest :)

    the worksman's in the garage waiting for the right combo of people, parts, & time.

    the yamaha's sitting in the corner of the kitchen rarin' to go.

    the build's not even started yet...but still a reality :cool:
  16. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Admiral Bird is under way! :rolleyes:
  17. augidog

    augidog Banned

    at last...

    well, i got enuff grunge offa it to see a lot of wear & tear, including a clean break at the chainstays/seattube. a great repair was done, but with square tubing. since the originality of the trike's already out the window, i hacked the cargo-rack off today. here's a mock-up on the bench, i'm gonna stare at it a lot before i cut anything else...i'm thinkin' an 8" crank-forward stretch and a bit more rake. engine options abound :helmet:

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  18. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Like lookin' at a blank slate. Possibilities limited only by your imagination.:D
  19. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Augi great project. I may join the trike team after my current build. Im also diggin the bike bench. Four years ago I scrapped my bike stand and makeshift frame jig for my walk around bike table. We never have to bend over, everythings at eye level, tools rite there at the end of the table. You can set your tools and parts on the table in front of you. Welding while standing straight. Yes, yes bike and bench gooooood.

    I just have to find myself a recliner like yours. LOL

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  20. augidog

    augidog Banned

    you need a bigger table.