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by frederick
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Is it sacrilege...BMW K1200 RS 130hp?
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: Is it sacrilege...BMW K1200 RS 130hp?

Curious...did you consider the 1400 from a MG California? Less a bit hp than the beemer but several more ftlbs torque at HALF the rpm. Torque is the fun part anyway. Plus you’d retain the visual spirit of the original. And I’d bet anything it’d be an easier swap fabrication-wise.
by frederick
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Type 4
Topic: Cheap cover
Replies: 0
Views: 577

Cheap cover

Dust covers for garaged trikes are hard to come by, when I first asked about one, someone suggested tossing a couple sheets over it. Going one better I (with significant other's skillset) came up with the attached, combining 2 "King" (60 in. x 78 in. / 152 cm x 198 cm) fitted elastic bottom sheets. ...
by frederick
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hopefully others (and myself) can learn (again) from my Stupidity
Replies: 7
Views: 1193

Re: Hopefully others (and myself) can learn (again) from my Stupidity

One good thing...you missed the calling to become a surgeon :-)
by frederick
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Front tyres
Replies: 5
Views: 933

Re: Front tyres

Metzeler makes a sidecar tire a bit less pricey that heidenau, Nice vintage looking tread. I’ve no experience their road ability yet, my project is still on the build cradle so ymmv. https://www.bikebandit.com/tires-tubes/motorcycle-tires/metzeler-block-k-sidecar-tire/p/13820?b=174630&gclid=EAIaIQob...
by frederick
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Build tread (kind of)
Replies: 67
Views: 9397

Re: Build tread (kind of)

I was never sure about the reasoning of running round profile motorcycle tires since the trike doesn’t lean. So to have maximum contact patch it made sense to me to go with metzler’s (there are others more pricey) 4.00 x 18” sidecar tires: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/MTZ-0109700?seid=srese1&g...
by frederick
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Old TopGear - Triking
Replies: 8
Views: 1300

Re: Old TopGear - Triking

it got even worse when they exported it to the US with 3 new clowns
by frederick
Tue May 26, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Car cover
Replies: 5
Views: 904

Re: Car cover

Please! I can formalize them (and any construction tips) into a scale drawing pdf for any one interested.
by frederick
Sun May 24, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Build tread (kind of)
Replies: 67
Views: 9397

Re: Build tread (kind of)

For footwell battery access I made a fixed “frame” and removable panel to keep the breeze out...Velcro holds it in place. Material is .25” pvc sign board.
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by frederick
Mon May 18, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Car cover
Replies: 5
Views: 904

Car cover

Anyone have a dimensioned pattern or template for a Triking car cover?
Of course an old flannel sheet will work just fine but can’t hurt to ask.
by frederick
Fri May 08, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New build
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Re: New build

you're in luck ...Triking has a distributer in the US:
Johann Keyser — veloce@nc.rr.com
www.motomotivo.com
www.trikingsportscarsusa.com