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post #1 of 7 Old 11-18-2019, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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My training wheels for my 450

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It has been awhile sense I have posted anything. My balance has gone to hell, so to ride I had to make training wheels for my 450. Could not find a set that would work on my bike so I built a set for myself.
I first checked out all the trike sights on utube I could find. I found "Bic trikes". The way they attach their trikes to any bike
looked like the the simplest way for me to make my trike frame.
The frame is at the powder coaters and should be ready to pick next week.
Here are some pictures I took after I got it mounted to the bike so I could try it out.
I tracked true and was very stable. No problem at all.
Will get it mounted after powder coating with new pictures.
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post #2 of 7 Old 11-18-2019, 05:34 PM
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from the angle I can't see how it's mounted.. interesting setup

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post #3 of 7 Old 11-18-2019, 07:31 PM
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I ask out of curiosity and not to be insulting.
I enjoy engineering and building stuff myself also.
You did a great job fabricating.

Why a build a trike and not just get a sidecar?
Advantages? disadvantages?
Would a sidecar solve the balance issue?
Is one harder to ride/drive than the other?

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Looking forward to more pics!

Keepin' all the left over parts. Gonna use 'em to build another bike!

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post #5 of 7 Old 11-19-2019, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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I had a sidecar on one of my 450's. They are quite different to ride with only one wheel on one side. OK turning left slowly, but on the road either way is a scary thing. I have had a couple of Harley trikes, easy to ride. With 2 wheels in the back no problem.
Could not find one to fit the 450 so I built my own.
The picture is one I took before I got the brackets mounted.
When I get the frame back from the powder coaters I will mount it up and take more pictures.

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post #6 of 7 Old 11-28-2019, 12:58 AM
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I understand the balance problem as getting older I have had problems walking and shifting my bike because my left leg was part of my back problem and now it is weaker than the right. It's hell getting old. I have to turn my foot to shift but I can't stop riding. Shoot, I may end up tying a string to the shiftier. As my legs are weaker than they were a few years ago, I have to get rid if my Kawasaki Vulcan 900. I don't want to fall on it and mess up a cream puff of a bike. Maybe I should get training wheels for it as well.

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I really admire your skill in designing and building the very nice looking frame....
I have gotten to the point that I would likely profit from triking my Rebel (age 83). I will first check on ready-made ones such as Voyager to see if one is available for my 07 Rebel 250.

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