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PostAuthor: choppin » Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:45 pm

Started my trike build. Followed a post from a member from the UK on his swing arm frame and much more. I made my swing arm frame using 1 1/4" DOM tubing with .065 wall. Found a rear differential from a 1967 Dodge Dart. Cut it down for a total width of 48" hub to hub. Attached are few photo's of the build. If anyone would like more info to build your own let me know. I will help if I can.
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PostAuthor: dinney » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:39 pm

Nice bit of work bud

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Re: Trike rear end

PostAuthor: choppin » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:45 pm

:VTF:
dinney wrote:Nice bit of work bud
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PostAuthor: bstig60 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:00 am

Looking good. More pics please
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Re: Trike rear end

PostAuthor: choppin » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:58 am

I have attached some photo's of the build process. Hope it helps.
I made a model of the frame using 1" PVC pipe. OD is 1 1/4". A few elbows and pipe less than $10.00
Picture of the drive shaft from the car. Cut it to length and machined a steel plug that fit in the ID and drilled a hole the same size as the Virago drive shaft.
I made a swing arm jig out of plywood to position the swing arm parts for welding.
The photo showing the swing arm with the axle tubes. I cut the differential down to the width that I was happy with. Found steel tubes that had the correct ID for sleeves that fit over the axle tubes. Holes in the tubes are for plug welding to the axle tubes. Also welded around the ends to seal them from leaking oil. The axle that you use will need to the flipped 180 degrees, (upside down), or you will have 5 gears in reverse since the rotation from the bike is opposite that of the car.
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PostAuthor: Vladymere gr » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:16 pm

Very nice work. I like your welding frame.

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Re: Trike rear end

PostAuthor: pedal4u00 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:23 am

the biggest pain in the back is having to roll the rear end over as the drive shaft at least on my 1100 turns the wrong way which meant i had to change the brakes to disc because the bleeder were on the bottom instead of on the top

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Re: Trike rear end

PostAuthor: Jake » Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:56 am

Choppin has been absent from the forum since May 2018.

He previously made and sold forward controls, but sold his business and he moved to a new location. Given his age is 75, anything can be the reason for his lack of participation.

So, as things stand, I doubt that this project has gone beyond what is shown in this thread.
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