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#1:  XV750 TRIKE Author: XVTRIKE Post Posted: 28 Oct 2004 05:44 am

I have converted my wifes XV750 into a Trike and was wondering if anyone has done the same
Dean

#2:   Author: Matthew Post Posted: 28 Oct 2004 07:09 am

pics plz Laughing

#3:   Author: XVTRIKE Post Posted: 28 Oct 2004 08:02 am

don't know if this will work but i will try[/img]


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#4:   Author: makeityours Post Posted: 28 Oct 2004 02:44 pm

NNNNIIIIICCCCCCEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How did you do it?

#5:   Author: makeityours Post Posted: 28 Oct 2004 03:00 pm

I just had to come back and look again.That thing has potential for so much more custom work.I never really gave much thought to building a trike till I saw this one.I knew someday I would have to make that next step due to declining health but why not start on it now.I might even start it right off with all hand controls.As long as I can do anything about it I`ll NEVER stop riding!

#6:   Author: Matthew Post Posted: 29 Oct 2004 06:33 am

Ahhhh good. You need to take about 20 more pic and do a write up on how you did it. Parts n suppliers. The whole ball of wax.Beers

#7:   Author: Dresden Post Posted: 30 Oct 2004 04:42 am

That's crazy.

I love seeing stuff like this.

Neat.

#8:   Author: XVTRIKE Post Posted: 12 Nov 2004 07:49 am

Somemore pics of the trike while i was building it . The diff is out of a Australian Ford Falcon it has been shortened 6 inches one side and 10 inches the other, for a total width of 46 inches the tube i bent up myself and and i tried to keep the centre line of the rear axle in the same position as the standard rear wheels (length of swing arm) the drive shaft is a Gearbox input shaft bushed and with the cut off Yamaha driveshaft press in then welded
Hope this sheds some light on this for you
Dean



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#9:   Author: Matthew Post Posted: 12 Nov 2004 02:24 pm

So how does it handle???

Is that an open dif or a posi???

What about brakes, you didn't add any to the rear???

#10:   Author: makeityours Post Posted: 13 Nov 2004 12:50 am

Can you imagine the braking power you would have with the stock car brakes???? AWESOME!!!

#11:   Author: Matthew Post Posted: 13 Nov 2004 01:33 am

I think my Virago would be tits with a trike rear end. I already got the moster faring. Braking would be so nice, bad weather / even snow riding would be fun.

I just wonder if you could still pull a wheelie???

#12:   Author: XVTRIKE Post Posted: 13 Nov 2004 03:52 pm

guys,
It has the standard rear car brakes and handles quite well for a trike
the diff is a single wheeler wouldn't turn to well with a posi
Dean

#13:   Author: Matthew Post Posted: 13 Nov 2004 04:39 pm

what is the final gear ratio?

there is a new posi that only work when going straight, when you turn its a peg leg.

#14:   Author: Matthew Post Posted: 13 Nov 2004 05:26 pm

how did ya hook up the brakes confused

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Off the wall. I don't know about trucks. But wonder if you could flip the pumpkin on a 4x4 front "rear end" with lockers. Then just lock one for normal driving. Or lock em both for muddy mountain roads or snow to keep from getting stuck.

#15:   Author: makeityours Post Posted: 14 Nov 2004 03:11 pm

Early 70`s ford (some) had a 9 inch rear end with what they called limited slip differential (full posi only when one wheel begins to lose traction).I have one out of a 1971 Mercury Comet for my V-8 Ranger.It corners great then when you kick it in the @$$ going straight you have full posi trac. I think the flipped 4x4 rear end would be geared too low. Maybe?

#16:   Author: bykrmom Post Posted: 14 Nov 2004 08:27 pm

XVTRIKE,

I'm currently planning a trike build using an XS750 for the engine and shaft setup. Other than the fact I'll have no reverse gear, it's fun planning this thing out :) I may still abandon the XS idea in favor of a GL engine with Reverse...but that's only if I get some serious $$$ before I start the frame build.

Have you got a web page someplace where you detailed your build? (I hope?) If not, could you write something up? I'm doing a Virago 'FAQ' and I could include that too.

For you guys wanting to look into building trikes - give me a day or so - I have a few great leads on trike stuff I've added. I'm working on it now but probablt won't upload the changes right away. I'm still digging into the whole deal on trikes.

Check out this trike I found on a Swedish trike site - I love the lines, and want to do something similar to it. After all, I am into choppers... :grin:

#17:   Author: turtlspd Post Posted: 15 Nov 2004 03:14 am

wow... I like that one, except for the seat.

#18:   Author: makeityours Post Posted: 28 Jan 2005 02:34 am

How about an update on this(Virago) trike build?

#19:  Trike? Author: Oldviragobiker Post Posted: 28 Jan 2005 04:57 am

Your getting it, need to trick out the rear some what or you have made a great three wheeler. Keep up the great work, love to see it finished.

#20:   Author: Matthew Post Posted: 28 Jan 2005 09:57 pm

I want to do this mod but think Id want some more room and would need to exend the rear end a tad longer. Id like the have storage room and maybe carry a small spare. Have a nice steel bumper with lots of lights.

If the back ends weight to much, with not enough length. ill be doing wheelies, all the time.


but chosing a rear end gear ratio and tire size is making my head hurt.

Id like to keep the same Virago performance but maybe have a lower RPM in 5th for the long highway cruise.


If it didn't weight 900lbs id say one of them older truck rear ends wit h the vacuum switch to change final ratio's.


Or who knows, if I can afford it, maybe a racing quick change. drag ratio one side, highway the other.

#21:   Author: bikeworx Post Posted: 02 May 2005 08:03 pm

That is an EXCELLENT looking trike XVTRIKE has going together...........so much so, that i'm tinkering with the idear of doing my rago up in trike form!

But, like Matthew said, what gear ratio would you run in the rearend?

Personally, i'm leaning towards using like an S-10 rearend..........not to wide and easy to come by. Only question is, what gearing?

Anywhos, i PM'd XVTRIKE (tried to e-mail, but got the "user wishes not to receive e-mail at this time" error) and hopefully he'll get the PM and post an update. If not, i'll let you all know what he has to say, if anything confused

#22:   Author: Matthew Post Posted: 03 May 2005 12:04 pm

I am pretty much set on using a 5lug plymouth/dodge rear from a 70-80 truck or duster like. As I have a set of nice deep dish 15in rims from a 79 duster I had. Need some wide meats.

#23:   Author: bikeworx Post Posted: 10 May 2005 01:34 am

Hey Matt.........you start converting yours yet?

Waiting on a swingarm for mine, but once it's here i'll be starting mine Beers

Just curious if off-setting the rear dif is actually needed.......i know the driveshaft would be "cocked" without the offset, but thinking it should work...........should being the keyword here LOL Rolling Eyes

#24:   Author: Matthew Post Posted: 10 May 2005 08:57 am

Id sure like to get started. I dunno. I want the offset so I can run a belt or chain off of it for a decent car alternator. Bu it does raise the cost getting axles cut down and stuff.

#25:  Re: XV750 TRIKE Author: XVTRIKE1 Post Posted: 26 Aug 2005 02:24 pm

Hello Guys I'm back, forgot my password and change my email address so now i am XVTRIKE1 instead of XVTRIKE
I will indever to post some more pics of the trike soon
The final diff ratio I am using is 3.08:1 this gives me approx. 4500 rpm at 100 kph or 60 miles
I will be changing the rear fenders to steel and i have to install a fined cover for the diff centre
Dean

#26:   Author: SkUG Post Posted: 12 Mar 2006 06:58 pm

Hello
What about reverse?

#27:  Re: XV750 TRIKE Author: 84xv1000 Post Posted: 12 Mar 2006 07:38 pm

Strong legs??
Rolling Eyes

#28:  Re: XV750 TRIKE Author: SkUG Post Posted: 12 Mar 2006 09:59 pm

error
bit difficult when u have a floor in the way (my trike is gonna have 4 wheels - 750 racer Laughing - Bike Powered Car Rolling Eyes)


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#29:  Re: XV750 TRIKE Author: 84xv1000 Post Posted: 12 Mar 2006 10:01 pm

Wouldn't that be a Quad then???

#30:  Re: XV750 TRIKE Author: SkUG Post Posted: 12 Mar 2006 10:17 pm

not really no.... u sit on a quad - u sit in a car

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#31:  Re: XV750 TRIKE Author: 84xv1000 Post Posted: 12 Mar 2006 10:27 pm

I sit on a chair, I sit on the floor, I sit on a stool, I sit on a sofa, I sit on a motorcycle....... But still a trike has 3 wheels..... confused

#32:  Re: XV750 TRIKE Author: SkUG Post Posted: 12 Mar 2006 10:34 pm

have a cookie...

meanwhile -
Any ideas on how to get the reverse gearing?
I've seen a mod for the xv1100 but as per usual with so many stupid websites nowadays - no price - how useful (if i can find the link i'll update it).
Alot of the chain driven trikes fitted with reverse use a starter motor for short bursts or reverse (reverse mostly fitted on disabled trikers tricycles)
I'm considering fitting an inline gearbox (again what box?) - which would give me 5 reverse's BurnOut
Your thoughts are welcomed

#33:  Re: XV750 TRIKE Author: XVTRIKE1 Post Posted: 13 Mar 2006 03:25 am

G'day Guys
I didn't try and fit a reverse because it isn't really needed. The bike is approx. 100 kgs heavier than it was but because it is a three wheel there is no need to steady yourself you just push it backwards it is quite easy
Dean

#34:   Author: walston33 Post Posted: 13 Mar 2006 03:44 am

now i'm confused ,,is a trike or a quad with a roof???

#35:   Author: walston33 Post Posted: 13 Mar 2006 03:48 am

do you sit in it ,,or on it,,,i sit ,,i sat,, i think in my pants, i just shat,lol.

#36:   Author: Roger Ramjet Post Posted: 13 Mar 2006 03:49 am

its a trick with a training wheel I guess

#37:  Re: XV750 TRIKE Author: Roger Ramjet Post Posted: 13 Mar 2006 03:51 am

whats this...I call it a quad but, for some reason its called a trike


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#38:   Author: Matthew Post Posted: 13 Mar 2006 03:54 am

thats a glorified lawn mower

#39:  Re: XV750 TRIKE Author: 84xv1000 Post Posted: 13 Mar 2006 04:39 am

It's a trike to those who don't know how to count.

#40:   Author: walston33 Post Posted: 13 Mar 2006 10:57 am

now i'm really confused,,does it or does it not have 3 wheels,,,we're just goofin with ya bud,,but a pic of something that ur talkin about would help,,,after all a pic says a thousand words and then some...
and ya we all know that a trike has 3 wheels,,but you mentioned it had 4 wheels?????

#41:   Author: walston33 Post Posted: 13 Mar 2006 11:08 am

hey rodgeramjet that pic is hilarious,,,id love to try and run that down the quarter mile,,,lol, i bet ur face would peel back from wind speed and g- force,lol...definatly gonna need a helmet and a really good life insurance policy....actually it aint much different from the old dragsters from the old archive footage days,,,remeber them suicide rides..
skug were just goofin ,,but seriously dude,,you gonna have a fork with 2 wheels on it,like that chrysler death bike,,it's got four wheels too,and 500 hp ,or something like that .
anyway from twisted minds come great ideas,,,more info please.....

#42:  Re: XV750 TRIKE Author: SkUG Post Posted: 13 Mar 2006 01:50 pm


but with a 750 bike engine instead - doubling the power output and giving about 160bhp per tonne

I'm just curious on how the disabled ppl get around on a trike - how the reverse works etc
i've seen the klicktronic gear shifter system - may take advantage of that myself...

#43:   Author: P.O.L. Mafia Post Posted: 13 Mar 2006 02:14 pm

http://www.jaxports.com/trike.htm

the answer to the million dollar question!

do i get a cookie to?

#44:  Re: XV750 TRIKE Author: SkUG Post Posted: 13 Mar 2006 02:31 pm

eek Thank you kindly :grin: Spot on! (in real £ money thats about £800)
from the looks of things its electronically controlled, as i cant see any levers sticking out etc
Should be able to make one for about £100 including materials
I'll be back when i've started buildin (i'll have a website etc)
for the moment i'm just planning things out to reduce problems at the plan stage of things
Spank ya later spank

heres your cookie


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#45:   Author: P.O.L. Mafia Post Posted: 13 Mar 2006 02:40 pm

HEY!!! what about my cookie? maybe some fish and chips? at least a pint!!!!!!!!

#46:  Re: XV750 TRIKE Author: SkUG Post Posted: 13 Mar 2006 02:46 pm

i had to buy one - clam down :p

Beers

#47:   Author: P.O.L. Mafia Post Posted: 13 Mar 2006 02:53 pm

ROFL, thanks m8, mighty tasty

#48:  Re: XV750 TRIKE Author: 84xv1000 Post Posted: 13 Mar 2006 03:20 pm

I can't believe you ate my cookie Mafia!!!! pissed

#49:   Author: P.O.L. Mafia Post Posted: 13 Mar 2006 03:28 pm

you snooze, you loose. But here, i saved you a bite!

#50:   Author: geo Post Posted: 14 Mar 2006 03:21 am

schweet ride! keep us infod!

#51:  Re: XV750 TRIKE Author: SkUG Post Posted: 14 Mar 2006 03:57 am

small update
http://www.quaife.co.uk/catalogue/page82.htm
found the uk version - cheaper too!
back to work.... ( zzz )

*throws a packet of cookies into the crowd*



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#52:   Author: Roger Ramjet Post Posted: 15 Mar 2006 01:56 am

thats cool

#53:  Re: XV750 TRIKE Author: makeityours Post Posted: 17 Mar 2006 04:08 am

Little concerned about that shield in front of the engine.It is an air cooled engine.Maybe the prop blasts enough back there.

#54:   Author: Roger Ramjet Post Posted: 17 Mar 2006 01:01 pm

I'll admit I don't know crap about planes, I would think that the prop would supply lots of airflow. Wonder if he speed shifts through the gears on the runway. ( probably not needed,just trying to picture it)

#55:   Author: notec Post Posted: 17 Mar 2006 01:26 pm

I think I see an oil cooler mounted under the engine.

#56:   Author: Matthew Post Posted: 17 Mar 2006 05:01 pm

forget that, what about the poor oilin system?
What about carbs n fuel?

I guess if you do just straight level flying...........
But know that these planes were built n sold by a real company. I know they had to pass some special FAA rules n wonder how they did it?

#57:  Re: XV750 TRIKE Author: XVTRIKE1 Post Posted: 03 Apr 2006 05:21 am

hey guys sorry havent been able to post new pics..... wife still cant make up her mind what color it is to be... will send pics soon .Dean.
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