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Old 07-21-2008, 04:04 PM   #1
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"3 wheeled cars"

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...284986028&rd=1

So I found that link..

I can see it now, those chinese made (I highly suppose) "cars" having 3 wheels to be registred as a motorcycle thus evading any crash laws...invading us slowly and slowly....now that oil prices are a hot topic!

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Old 07-21-2008, 05:59 PM   #2
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AHH!!!

It gets me everytime!! Why do they always use that design when it pretty much sucks!!!

Put two wheels in front and on in the back!!!! not the other way around!!!
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:20 AM   #3
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Yes the aerodynamics will be better with a tadpole trike, but for carrying/accessing a load two in the back seems to work better.
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:38 AM   #4
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I think you only need about a third the components on the front end for single wheel steering vs 2 wheel.
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Old 07-22-2008, 06:00 AM   #5
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I actually started a thread about these things. here is a link to the web site.

http://www.wildfirevehicles.com/What...ew_models.html

I talked to a guy from the web and he said they started around 7K. he also pointed out that you could flip them over if you take a hard corner and the weight is distributed wrong.

I have all but talked myself out of these for a lot of reasons. A/C is not an option and with 26hp, I don't think you could put one on it period.

it is still a neat idea.
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:30 AM   #6
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Speaking of 3 wheelers- I would like to take a small old motorcycle (like my 305 Kawasaki) and put a log sidecar on it and then move all the controls into the sidecar so the driver and passenger could ride recumbent, bobsled style- then cover the whole thing with an aerodynamic skin.

The biggest worry would be a side impact... Statistically, I wonder which side is more likely to be hit in a side impact that is not the struck driver's fault?
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Statistically, I wonder which side is more likely to be hit in a side impact that is not the struck driver's fault?
I've heard that the driver instinctively tries to protect himself, so the passenger side is more likely to be sacrificed.
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I gotta have 4 wheels under me.

Just my opinion, of course.
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I'm thinkin' that over-revving it could be a seriously disturbing event. I hope that driver seat cushion is shielded with Kevlar!
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Speaking of 3 wheelers- I would like to take a small old motorcycle (like my 305 Kawasaki) and put a log sidecar on it and then move all the controls into the sidecar so the driver and passenger could ride recumbent, bobsled style- then cover the whole thing with an aerodynamic skin.
Personally, I like this idea.

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