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1Back to top Go down   unfortunate looking Trike Empty unfortunate looking Trike on Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:39 am

Waz

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2Back to top Go down   unfortunate looking Trike Empty Re: unfortunate looking Trike on Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:12 am

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It looks safe....on the trailer.


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3Back to top Go down   unfortunate looking Trike Empty Re: unfortunate looking Trike on Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:13 am

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I can see your cogs ticking over there Waz .


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1989 K100LT  Ol' Blue and "Kart" the Kamper trailer.  now KAPUT . 
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4Back to top Go down   unfortunate looking Trike Empty Re: unfortunate looking Trike on Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:37 am

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A well set up ( emphasis on "well") will corner quicker than a sidecar.
On the other hand... just because you can... doesn't mean you should! affraid

    

5Back to top Go down   unfortunate looking Trike Empty Re: unfortunate looking Trike on Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:39 am

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Ghastly!!!

    

6Back to top Go down   unfortunate looking Trike Empty Re: unfortunate looking Trike on Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:58 pm

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One has been listed on Craigslist in my area for a while.  I really don't understand the attraction to Trikes.  I can't think of any reason I would want to ride with three wheels (other than the old 3-wheelers that floated on water...those were neat).

Less atrocious - https://columbus.craigslist.org/mcy/d/bmw-k100-rt-sport-trike/6516565186.html

    

7Back to top Go down   unfortunate looking Trike Empty Re: unfortunate looking Trike on Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:14 pm

Dai

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Ohhh - they can be a lot of fun! I've worked on a couple and there's just something about hanging off the side when hacking round a sharp corner Twisted Evil Twisted Evil That one you've linked to is very well put together - the price is a bit steep though, even when you allow for the IRS.


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8Back to top Go down   unfortunate looking Trike Empty Re: unfortunate looking Trike on Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:11 pm

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@jalex19100 wrote:One has been listed on Craigslist in my area for a while.  I really don't understand the attraction to Trikes.  I can't think of any reason I would want to ride with three wheels (other than the old 3-wheelers that floated on water...those were neat).

Less atrocious - https://columbus.craigslist.org/mcy/d/bmw-k100-rt-sport-trike/6516565186.html
 I think you'll find most 3 wheeled options are a response to disability; trikes and sidecars and those silly Can Am things.
Better to have a sidecar than not ride at all.
Plus you can take your dogs.
And the beer.
And the Kräuterschnaps.

    

9Back to top Go down   unfortunate looking Trike Empty Re: unfortunate looking Trike on Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:03 pm

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His missus cracked up when she found out it was single seat so he sold it. What a cockhead. He should have sold her.


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10Back to top Go down   unfortunate looking Trike Empty Re: unfortunate looking Trike on Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:20 am

Dai

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Well... now you mention it...


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11Back to top Go down   unfortunate looking Trike Empty unfortunate looking Trike on Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:34 pm

Tom FKR

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Waz, you are not thinking of triking instead of biking are you???


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12Back to top Go down   unfortunate looking Trike Empty Re: unfortunate looking Trike on Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:48 pm

Waz

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No Tom, three wheels scare me.


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13Back to top Go down   unfortunate looking Trike Empty Re: unfortunate looking Trike on Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:54 pm

AL-58

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@Saxon7 wrote:
@jalex19100 wrote:One has been listed on Craigslist in my area for a while.  I really don't understand the attraction to Trikes.  I can't think of any reason I would want to ride with three wheels (other than the old 3-wheelers that floated on water...those were neat).

Less atrocious - https://columbus.craigslist.org/mcy/d/bmw-k100-rt-sport-trike/6516565186.html
 I think you'll find most 3 wheeled options are a response to disability; trikes and sidecars and those silly Can Am things.
Better to have a sidecar than not ride at all.
Plus you can take your dogs.
And the beer.
And the Kräuterschnaps.

Must be brain damage in my case Smile

I got my first sidecar in '94 (K100RT/HRD) as we heading out to Mt Dare in the Simpson Desert for a trip.  Never went in the end.  But the sidecar was so much fun that I've pretty well had one ever since.  It's taken me lots of places I wouldn't think of taking a big roadbike.  Room for extra fuel, extra food, canine company etc.

No it's not like a a bike anymore, but it's not worse.  Can't lane split or push it through traffic?  Doesn't matter, I don't do traffic anyway and if I was I'd use the slim, agile TDM900 Yamaha that's downstairs too.  Learn how to ride them properly and they aren't slow either.  When you hear the slow/dangerous arguments it's either: the person hasn't learnt how to ride it, inadequate or poor build/setup of the sidecar or it's a Ural(doesn't have any choice but to be slow).

I doubt I'd ever go a trike though, less carrying capacity than a sidecar, no place for the dog and i can't see a 3 track vehicle doing very well on rutted dirt roads.

Al


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14Back to top Go down   unfortunate looking Trike Empty Re: unfortunate looking Trike on Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:05 pm

Dai

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@AL-58 wrote:I doubt I'd ever go a trike though, less carrying capacity than a sidecar, no place for the dog and i can't see a 3 track vehicle doing very well on rutted dirt roads.
Now that's something that's always bugged me - piss-poor design on most trikes when it comes to carrying capacity. A complete lack of thought. IRS will sort out the ruts, but I can't help with the dog I'm afraid Laughing


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15Back to top Go down   unfortunate looking Trike Empty Re: unfortunate looking Trike on Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:05 am

AL-58

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@Dai wrote:
@AL-58 wrote:I doubt I'd ever go a trike though, less carrying capacity than a sidecar, no place for the dog and i can't see a 3 track vehicle doing very well on rutted dirt roads.
Now that's something that's always bugged me - piss-poor design on most trikes when it comes to carrying capacity. A complete lack of thought. IRS will sort out the ruts, but I can't help with the dog I'm afraid Laughing

Its not the rear suspension that's the problem it's the  3 tracks.  Most beaten outback roads end up as two worn ruts with a mound of loose crap in between, A sidecar runs in two tracks, not a problem.  A trike would have one of each rear wheels in a well worn rut and the front wheel in all the loose shit in between.  Steering wouldn't be all that pleasant.

Al


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'92 K100RS-16v (Paint it Black)

'87 K100RT with Paralever backend

"When I'm too old and too foolish to handle a sidecar I'll buy a Sportsbike"

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