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Old 02-20-2021, 02:15 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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We used to use these on Cattle Drives moving the herd to a new pasture on the family farm in Nebraska in the late ‘70s, they weren’t that much easier to handle than riding a horse though.
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Old 02-20-2021, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Kaliforneea
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this is the automotive forum, so I will attempt to say somethiing about the physics of 3-wheeled vehicles.


1 in front with 2 in the back will always suck. It will always be prone to rollover in hard turns. You cannot escape the laws of physics.


I've ridden motorcycles and dirt bikes, I've ridden tadpole recumbent (2 in the front, and 1 in the back) bikes,
I've ridden skateboards, razor scooters, rollerblades and rollerskates, mtn bikes and road bikes.

Even standup paddleboards, kayaks, surfboards, waterskis, jetskis and skimboards.

So I LOVE vehicles, I love the sensation of motion.



You want narrow wheelbase from left to right on something that you ride on trails, between trees, but I want wide-ass wheels and a center of gravity low low low to the ground. The 3-wheeled ATV is just a flawed design.



Maybe in the future, when electric offroad vehicles can provide completely different centers of gravity and weight distribution, we'll see some different options. But I for one dont miss the ATV. I'd rather ride a horse.
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Old 05-12-2021, 12:10 PM
 
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I see 3-wheeled Harleys all over in summer. Why is there no issue with those?
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Old 05-12-2021, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo's North County
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I see 3-wheeled Harleys all over in summer. Why is there no issue with those?
Read post #10.
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Old 05-13-2021, 06:13 AM
 
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Read post #10.
The 3 wheeled Harleys I see are not all new.

Curious how a 3-wheeled vehicle is dangerous, but a 2-wheeled vehicle is not.
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Old 05-13-2021, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo's North County
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The 3 wheeled Harleys I see are not all new.

Curious how a 3-wheeled vehicle is dangerous, but a 2-wheeled vehicle is not.
Nobody said a 2-wheeled vehicle was "safe" as compared to a 4-wheeled vehicle. However, there's a certain misnomer that 3-wheel vehicles are as safe as 4-wheeled vehicles. This is simply not true. By a long shot. As I posted in post #10, I stated that "computers are being used, to control stability." This shold tell you something about the stability of 3-wheelers. (Either configuration. 2-1, or 1-2.)

A "2-1" config would be like a KTM Slingshot, or Spyder from Bombardier.

A "1-2" config would be a trike kit for Harley, Goldwing, or any other big road barge. (Harley no longer markets a sidecar, but they DO market their "Tri-Glide.") Btw, these are VERY hard to steer in the twistys. The rider WILL get an upper body/core work-out. Even if they get tired, the show must go on!
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Old 05-13-2021, 07:24 PM
 
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Your dad isn't hauling ass off road on his Harley trike. He's definitely not letting his grandkids bomb around on it.

Kinda dumb to compare the two.
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Old 05-20-2021, 08:42 AM
 
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And when a two stroke 250 isn't enough to get hurt on....someone is now building a 500 two stroke version.

https://youtu.be/qW_6bC1cULM
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Old 05-20-2021, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo's North County
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And when a two stroke 250 isn't enough to get hurt on....someone is now building a 500 two stroke version.

https://youtu.be/qW_6bC1cULM
LOL, just what a 3-wheeler needs. 65hp!
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Old 05-22-2021, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA USA
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Thos trikes were dangerous and prone to flipping. I did have a Honda 250 FourTrax tho. That was a lot of fun! I and some buds used to go to Glamis, CA to ride the dunes. Thanksgiving weekends were great times. I used to take metal-working equipment with me; a gas-driven generator/welder and an ox-acet torch with a crate of random hunks of flat bar, thin-wall square tube and angle iron, and do repairs on broken toys. I would work only one day, and made enough to pay for all the beer, food, bourbon, gas, fuel for the toys, and for the drive out and back. Got hassled once by park rangers for not having a vending permit. Fun times!
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