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Old 03-29-2008, 01:06 AM
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Hi, all! Just wanted to add another dimension to the DIU GK site... Has anyone ever messed with one of these? I used to have one back in '99. It was very comfortable and had an 8hp B/S on it... just a centrifugal clutch... Lots of fun; kicking myself for having to get rid of it. Thinking on recreating one from scratch.


...although this isn't too close... I'm thinking of building something like THIS as an improvement over the lowrider. (Using 16" wheels all around, live axle, band brake on rear.)

...sorry about the enormous image size.
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Old 03-29-2008, 06:55 AM
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dude were are you getting that program that use for your pictures you show there that is nice
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Hi, all! Just wanted to add another dimension to the DIU GK site...
LOL I saw this part and thought to myself DUI GK!
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how fast would it go? was it geared way down?
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hmm.. would this be the same one?

http://members.tripod.com/jleibovitch/id223.htm

psst.. while your on the site check out all the pics of mini bikes!http://members.tripod.com/jleibovitch/id32.htm
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The one I had was closer to the pix I posted, with the "mod" 60's look.... It did about 35mph wide open, and the engine was a real oil-burner.
I use "Bryce4" to render those graphics... it's pretty easy to use.
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check this vid out
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**** jerry they stoled you big wheel. you better get the patten down on it.those dirty dogs
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A friend came over today and we were talking about what projects we want to tackle, and he suggested a trike. I showed him Jerry's pics and he loved it.. Jerry, it might be a build-off!
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I'm gonna lose! I'm already seeing much cooler, better, faster, SAFER than what I've been generating! This is why this stuff is so addicting!!!
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Yeah I like the design like you have, because it makes it look like the old "Big Wheel" toys, but it seems like a LOT of stress on the frame.
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Believe it or not, the only thing that busted was the part of the fork, right where the front axle bolts up. I was chasing a friend down an unfamiliar trail, came flying up on him, wondering why he had stopped. Beacause there was a big ol' drainage ditch ahead! By accounts of my friend, he said I caught at least 2' of air for about 10 or 12' before I landed, doing about 30mph. Of course, the part he likes telling was that I was screaming like a little girl on fire the whole way!
The OTHER big wreck involved being way behind our housing project out in the desert. It got dark, and the only way home was to follow the lights from our neighborhood. I hit an 8" water pipe and blew all the spokes out of the front wheel, but everything else was fine. That's why you don't see the skinny 27" wheel in the later pix.
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Did I miss some pics somewhere?
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wowza and the frame still lives now thats a welder my friends
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i know this post is old but it is the first time i have ever sean a three wheeler like i have any info would be good thanks
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You want the biggest widest tires you can get ahold of on all wheels for sand use. 21x12-8 comes to mind.
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It's still alive! In it's present incarnation, I have the HF 6.5hp on it.
To Julopyman: It's 2" square tube, mated to a women's schwinn 10- speed. I braced the living daylights out of the joint(s) where the 2 parts meet. The rear wheels are 16" wheel barrow wheels, the chair is an old dinning-room chair with the legs cut off. On the level, a 3hp B/S moved it okay, but the 6.5hp makes it scoot.
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Old post, but that looks awesome... It seems simple enough to build...but I have a question about the brake.

How could you make a band brake work with that handlebar brake cable?

I tried cables on my band brake and they would just stretch or not hold tight enough. I switched it over to a rod setup and it's great. But it would be nicer to have a handle bar operated brake.
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hey im looking for a parts website that i can get parts for my dunecyle that im putting a 11hp motor on. so if any one can help me out that would be great
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