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Old 02-13-2021, 08:28 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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Good ole three wheelers, anyone have one of these in the 80's ? They were so much fun!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_C8z0rFnjk
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Old 02-16-2021, 08:58 AM
 
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Good ole three wheelers, anyone have one of these in the 80's ? They were so much fun!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_C8z0rFnjk
Yup. My brother and I went in the the local Honda dealer in 1979 and bought a pair of Honda 110’s for the summer. It was a blast! Rode all over the sand dunes and up in the mountains. Later on they came out with the 185’s which a friend had. Another buddy got the Honda 250, which screamed and was dangerous as hell. But...... nobody died. Great memories were made. These days, to many cowards and wimps run to lawyers and want to sue manufacturers, fun is illegal these days.
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Old 02-16-2021, 09:24 AM
 
Location: IN>Germany>ND>OH>TX>CA>N/VA
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My Dad had two that we rode all over the place near our rural house. We also had these:



Somehow, we survived.
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Old 02-16-2021, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Kaliforneea
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its all fun and games until you run over your own leg
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Old 02-17-2021, 05:40 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Yes I remember them. What a hoot!


Still have pictures of my son zooming around on one at deer camp. 10 years old, in camo, with his .22 rifle strapped across his back. Ready to take on the big game.
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Old 02-17-2021, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Kirkland, WA (Metro Seattle)
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Growing up in suburbia, then choosing voluntarily to be both urban and suburban to this day (age 53), I came to dirtbikes late in life. The being my mid-30s here in PacNW which is mostly about woods riding.

Never rode a three wheeler. Learned on 4 wheelers as part of my job(!) right out of college. Didn't impress me though ours were utilitarian: they're great for mining camps.

Some of us are more about two wheels vs. 3 or 4, oddly enough. I raced (road courses) on two wheels for a couple years in the 1990s. Pavement, not dirt, dunno why exactly that appeals more. Can't keep a straight face and suggest "safety first" for any such vehicle, given how I've lived my life. If 4 is more stable than 3, hey great. Won't stop those few three wheelers still out there from running on private land though. Nor should it, if the owners so-desire.
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Old 02-17-2021, 09:23 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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Here is what one website suggests they might look like today if they were still in production. This time with shocks.
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Old 02-17-2021, 09:37 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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They were great fun on snow and ice. Frozen lakes and frozen streets.
Perfect winter fun for this 'Flat-tracker'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df-FPv3rZBg

Our city had a "Loop" (one-way streets through town with a curve at each end.)

We would ride the loop on 3-wheelers until the cops would chase us, then we could escape through the cemetery (far end of the loop) and onto the railroad tracks. Poof, GONE...

Great fun was had by all (including the cops I am sure)

They were good in pastures, herding cows and sheep, but .. any rough terrain, I always prefer 2 wheels (Very fast way to explore a lot of territory), Too rough for bikes..., (or restricted) I use a horse.

This is a great Honda Commercial for ATV 3Wheel. You really need to ride radical to get the biggest bang (but I hear that is dangerous... )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD5Jf2fhZn8
Kawasaki - green machine! (excellent short video demonstrating performance)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D46ghyiA6TQ

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Old 02-19-2021, 06:58 PM
 
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Rode one once, directly into a barbed wire fence. Good times.
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Old 02-20-2021, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo's North County
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Yup, those 3-wheelers were fun, until they started to "tumble" with the rider underneath. Back breakers, they became.

The "new gen" of 3-wheelers on the street, have computer controls to aid stability. And it's needed...
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