My ""Back to the 70's"" Chopper Trike

Discussion in 'Motorized Trikes' started by Haggard, Dec 13, 2007.

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  1. Haggard

    Haggard Guest


    *~~~ " NAIL THAT FRAME"~~~*

    Well , that's what I was trying for anyways A 70'S CHOPPER! . Still a few adjustments to make but I feel I'm getting close.
    I remember back in the seventies, where I was anyways, a good portion of the bikers wer opting for hard tails , raking them to the degree of insanity and using forks that doubled the length of the bike.
    I had a couple sportsters through the 80's and bought a new Harley Evolution Heritage Classic in '91.
    Always planned on building a chopper but never did for some reason.
    Well heres my chopper.
    I tryed to remember the look , attitude and demeanor that these bikes had and this is what I came up with.
    It has a Honda 49 cc 2stroke off an 80's Honda Express.
    These engines have a spring starter which I haven't seen before.
    It looks kinda like a kick start but you just tap it repeatedly with your foot. Has maybe 4 inches of travel .As your tapping it up and down , what it does is wind up a spring. Once you get it wound up , you press a start button which releases the spring ,which in turn cranks over the engine.
    Anyways, whatcha think of "Back to the 70's" ???!???

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  2. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    looks cool !
    how's it handle ?
    could we get a close-up of the rear ?
  3. ibdennyak

    ibdennyak Guest


    Yeah, gotta see how you did the drive train on it. Too cool

  4. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Cool. I'm hoping to get a couple of Delta trikes to play with next spring. It's inspiring to see what you've done with yours.
  5. Proboscis

    Proboscis Guest

    Dats som good 3 wheelin! Looks like a GT iDrive frame??? Engine ???????????????????
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  6. Haggard

    Haggard Guest

    This build was totaly 100% inspired by Azvinies Custom Stingray Trike probably close to a yr ago.
    amd it still isnt finished . goes to show how nice his is!!
  7. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    Is it some kind of Trek Mtn. bike frame?
  8. Abeagle

    Abeagle Guest

    Nice looking trike, I would expect that with long fork set it should handle very nice.
  9. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    Wow! that's awesome. Great work.
  10. hellbilly

    hellbilly Guest

    Very nice. I bet you get alot of thumbs up with that one. Very cool!!
  11. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    very sweet trike!!
  12. Frame

    Looks great.

    Is it an exercise bike frame? maybe a Schwinn?? :eek:
  13. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Need more distinct pictures. Those are a little blurry but nice.
  14. Haggard

    Haggard Guest

    K guys. I gotta be Honest here and Admit that I've had the frame for a while.
    bought it for $10 dollars of a pal. Had it motorized for a month or two , then put the engine on different frame. This was about a year and a half ago at which time it was painted.
    Now please understand that when I posted the question, I ddn't realise that I didn't know what frame it was. lol. Actually I've gots some pics of it somewheres from before the I painted it so I so will find .

    What I was getting at by askng if anyone recognised it was to see if anyone snapped that it was a full suspension frame with the the rear shock removed..

    This let it fold into to its self and gaveme an instant rake to handle those 40'' forks which by the way are a hybrid I built from the upper forks of a an old dirtbike riding in a bicycle set iif lowers. . Thanks for the guesses guys but i gotta let this one go till I can figure it out myself.