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Old 01-17-2012, 12:52 AM
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Default Re: What would you build?

I think $1500 might just be enough (with some VERY careful spending) to build my design for an enclosed trike. I like the old Morgan three-wheelers, but my design would have the engine inside. I could used an appliance hand-cart for the light, heavy-duty frame. The rear section would be the back half of a scooter. The body could be an upturned aluminum canoe. The grill would have to be a custom job. Moped wheels for the front wheels. And I can make the leather seat, and the dash would be wood, and the windscreen could be from an old motorcycle fairing.

Hmmm...I have an income tax refund coming. How could I justify this expense to my wife without it sounding like a mid-life crisis???...

"There is nothing wrong with wanting a motorbike that is an extension of your personal taste and fashion sense; if you must ride somewhere, I say do it with style!"
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