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Old 07-24-2013, 02:01 AM
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Default Stiletto 79cc Predator trike truck beta

I picked up a rusty chrome Giant Stiletto for $30 a couple years ago and had always planned to make it a shifter but for some reason I triked it instead. I had also planned to take my time and do it right but thanks to the impending demise of my current and first bike that's not happening either. I'm to lazy to go into build details pictures will do that for me. I will tell you major mistakes were made and this thing has five chains with four different sizes lol. Current top speed with governor 20mph.

Near future plans.
A 12v lighting system with a 30-40watt solar panel as a bed cover.
Reenforce frame and rear-end.
Non stock gas tank. Homemade one buddy gave me, Harley tank or mini keg in bed.
Change gear ratio from 11.56:1 to 12.44:1 and remove governor once I know the local cops are ok with the trike.

Future plans but probably not soon.
20x4in rims with motorcycle tires on the back, 24x3in front with disk hub, and disk for each back wheel.
Clean up welds, sandblast and paint.
Probably more but I'm tired.

And yes, it has an aerosol can muffler.

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Old 07-24-2013, 05:15 PM
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Default Re: Stiletto 79cc Predator trike truck beta

Not sure about the homemade tank my friend gave me. there is a piece of slag bouncing around in it, no vent, cap is 1/4in stainless and will be a pain to add a vent, no mounts, and it keeps from doing a u turn. hopefully I get to go check out the supposed Harley tank on old snapper rider today lol.
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:19 PM
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Default Re: Stiletto 79cc Predator trike truck beta

The Harley tank was actually a Harley oil tank. Lol just imagine a shiny chrome oil tank bolted to a rusty red and whitish snapper rider as a gas tank. Sadly mom's crazy and the guy wasn't willing to sell or trade it for anything.

The picks below are the same style as the one he has on the snapper.
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:58 PM
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Default Re: Stiletto 79cc Predator trike truck beta

I like it and with it being a trike 20mph might be more then enough lol
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:20 PM
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Disconnected the governor today. It's weird, all vibes vanish somewhere between 20mph and 25mph. I'm not sure if its the cheap max torque clutch or the rpm range the engine is balanced in. Probably a bit of both though.

Also debating flipping the shaft to make the right wheel the drive side. It's currently on the left and the crown of the roads around here make it pull right. I'm hoping this will help counter that a bit. If not I'll have to move the left wheel 1/8" out or the right in but will probably have to move both 1/16" to keep the chain from being too tight or loose.

The coffin tank still needs mounts and a vent. I haven't seen my buddy who gave it to me and he's the one that can weld. Sadly a keg would have to be the size of a 2liter or the carb intake nipple would be higher than the tank outlet. So I may end up using foam and/or bondo to turn a stock tank into something, just haven't decided between a nice teardrop or something like the oil tank.

And yes I need more bolts for the bed they don't all match at the moment.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:01 PM
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Didn't think to take pictures yet but disk brake and the coffin tank are now mounted. Wile I was out there helping him build stuff at his house he got bored and decided to see what he could do with a hammer and piece of aluminum.

I'll take pictures of the tank and disk when the sun is out. The camera on my phone doesn't like artificial light to much. I end up with really grainy pictures.

I used the locking lever from the 2stroke so I now have a parking break and I had already made a break light switch on it. That big disk and caliper from the stiletto has more stopping power than I thought, its kinda hard to find a sweet spot and not lock it up.
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:27 PM
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Sweet trike! Build with whatcha got huh.
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:29 AM
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Certainly a thing of beauty ,well done indeed Storm
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:33 PM
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Default Re: Stiletto 79cc Predator trike truck beta

I like the coffin tank, and if it gets in the way, what about sliding it back a little bit?

Failing that, why not get hold of a fairly ordinary mower etc tank, and mount it just in front of the body and off to one side of the saddle?
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:45 PM
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I have been rockin the coffin tank and added lights. Sadly the the disk brake on the jackshaft was too much for the drive shaft and will have to be mounted to a wheel. The front forks on a Giant Stiletto are for 14mm hubs and that means building a wheel myself, which I have never done before and using a 14mm to 3/8 adapter of some kind.

After an oncoming car decided to turn into a driveway without using a turn signal and cut it pretty close even if they had signaled, the key slot is so twisted that I will have to cut the shaft to get it out.

There's also a few mistakes that need corrected that I'm just to lazy to write out, so version 2 sometime in the next few months. Tell then I'm going to have a buddy weld mounts to the frame and throw my new 2stroke on the old Delmar. I also have a 62 Schwinn 5spd Corvette frame that I just cant make up my mind on what to use.
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