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PostAuthor: XVTRIKE » Wed Oct 27, 2004 11:44 pm

I have converted my wifes XV750 into a Trike and was wondering if anyone has done the same
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PostAuthor: Matthew » Thu Oct 28, 2004 1:09 am

pics plz :lol:
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PostAuthor: XVTRIKE » Thu Oct 28, 2004 2:02 am

don't know if this will work but i will try[/img]
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PostAuthor: makeityours » Thu Oct 28, 2004 8:44 am

NNNNIIIIICCCCCCEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How did you do it?
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PostAuthor: makeityours » Thu Oct 28, 2004 9:00 am

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!
What used to be 81 xv750(only thing stock is mtr&frm)Did all work myself,welding,paint,&airbrush

2-86 xv1100`s

e-bay 82 xv750
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1967 Triumph Bonneville chopper

85 XV 1000
82 Maxim 650
82 XV920
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PostAuthor: Matthew » Fri Oct 29, 2004 12:33 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.:beer:
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PostAuthor: Dresden » Fri Oct 29, 2004 10:42 pm

That's crazy.

I love seeing stuff like this.

Neat.
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PostAuthor: XVTRIKE » Fri Nov 12, 2004 1:49 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
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PostAuthor: Matthew » Fri Nov 12, 2004 8:24 am

So how does it handle???

Is that an open dif or a posi???

What about brakes, you didn't add any to the rear???
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PostAuthor: makeityours » Fri Nov 12, 2004 6:50 pm

Can you imagine the braking power you would have with the stock car brakes???? AWESOME!!!
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2-86 xv1100`s

e-bay 82 xv750
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2 more XV 750`s

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PostAuthor: Matthew » Fri Nov 12, 2004 7:33 pm

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???
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PostAuthor: XVTRIKE » Sat Nov 13, 2004 9:52 am

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
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PostAuthor: Matthew » Sat Nov 13, 2004 10:39 am

what is the final gear ratio?

there is a new posi that only work when going straight, when you turn its a peg leg.
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PostAuthor: Matthew » Sat Nov 13, 2004 11:26 am

how did ya hook up the brakes :con:

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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.
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PostAuthor: makeityours » Sun Nov 14, 2004 9:11 am

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?
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e-bay 82 xv750
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PostAuthor: bykrmom » Sun Nov 14, 2004 2:27 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:
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PostAuthor: turtlspd » Sun Nov 14, 2004 9:14 pm

wow... I like that one, except for the seat.
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PostAuthor: makeityours » Thu Jan 27, 2005 8:34 pm

How about an update on this(Virago) trike build?
What used to be 81 xv750(only thing stock is mtr&frm)Did all work myself,welding,paint,&airbrush

2-86 xv1100`s

e-bay 82 xv750
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1967 Triumph Bonneville chopper

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PostAuthor: Oldviragobiker » Thu Jan 27, 2005 10:57 pm

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.

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PostAuthor: Matthew » Fri Jan 28, 2005 3:57 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.
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