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Old 04-24-2017, 08:22 PM
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Default Weird trike and a cb350 engine

I went around the garage sales this weekend and picked up this weird trike and a cb350 motorcycle in pieces. I'm going to try and use the rear sprocket from the bike. So now I need to figure out what diamimeter axle to replace the one that's on there that will hold up to street and yard use and what would be a good tire size. I'm not looking to go over 40mph but I do like to do wheelies. This is my first attempt to make a cart any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 04-24-2017, 10:47 PM
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Is the CB a 5 or 6 speed?
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Old 04-25-2017, 06:10 AM
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It's a 5 speed
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Is it the 4cylinder or two cylinder?
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That's gotta be an old trike, it would be cool to find out what engine came on it originally, and restore it to original specs.
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Ditto. That's a cool old trike/servi-car type of thing.

Any hope in ID'ing the manufacturer?
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Very cool!
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Old 06-14-2017, 03:23 AM
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oh.. that cascade and the front fender very much remind me of a Lambretta LD..
(57' lambretta LD)
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the frame itself looks more to be from a cushman eagle or something..
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late fifties seems to be settled

(btw if that is a lambretta.. it'd be worth 2 grand at the very least around here as it sits)

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Old 06-21-2017, 02:45 PM
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I was able to dig up some more info on the trike frame. I was told it was home built back in the 1950's with a scooter front end. It does have a name stamp on the front wheel spring bracket, I'll check when I get home. Right now it has a 2 speed gear box. I bought the trike with no motor but I was told it had a 5 horse on it. I went throught the honda motor and found too much wrong with it to continue the rebuild. I picked up a liquid cooled 1989 Kawasaki kdx200 2 stroke which should make 37 hp with a 6 speed trans. I'm probably going to use a rear axle and tires off a banshee and I have a friend who is making me some fiberglass fenders like the ones on the trike now but bigger to fit the new axle and tires. Also I just got 1959 Cadillac rear bullet tail lights to put the back. I was planning on using the front and rear sprocket off the dirt bike but if anyone can recommend a better rear tooth count. (I have a buddy that makes gears). As soon as I get so time away from work I'll post more pics. Thanks
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The front end is off a Piaggio.
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The front end is off a Piaggio.
the fork maybe.. fender and cascade is NOT

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