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Old 02-17-2016, 08:33 PM
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Here's a little 20" trike that I'm building for a little old lady who goes to the Burning Man festival every year.
She said she needs help getting around there, so she asked if I could help here out. These pics are just the beginning, (I still have a lot to do on it).



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Old 02-17-2016, 09:02 PM
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Sweet build. Miles of smiles with the trike and Burning man as well. I'll bet she spend more time talking about the trike than she does seeing Burning Man.

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I'd have to guess she has some qualified disability of needing it to get around while at the event.

I know they only allow gas powered vehicles that are approved as Mutant Vehicles that must pass DMV before arriving there, Department of Mutant Vehicles.

They have many Mutant Vehicles turned down allowed in, since so many people apply and there is a limit allowed at the event.

Stand up gas vehicles (two wheels no seat) that are under some rated horsepower may also be allowed without need to have it considered a Mutant Vehicle.

I usually take the Subway while I'm there.... ha ha ha! There was a whole camp based on that. Nice try though.

Electric vehicles are another idea, but the motors and batteries I've looked at had high cost, had me not yet going that route. If I get something electric, I might try swapping out the Briggs 3hp 4stroke gas and still use the transmission gear down I already have.

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Old 02-18-2016, 09:12 AM
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I've sold lots of bikes to people to take there...
I've heard the stories of gas bikes being banned (or just frowned upon), but I've never had anyone tell me they couldn't get them in.
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Spiffy build no doubt, Kudos.

They do have power there, and electrics are welcomed with open arms.
I have made a couple electric trike builds that would have been great there.

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Something to consider for future events.
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I got a little more done today...
I re-installed all the engine parts, made a long throttle cable & installed a gas tank that I used on my old race bike.
As soon as it's all finished (& thoroughly tested), I'll take it all apart for painting & cleaning.

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That tank leaks and granny is gonna be toast.
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Nice build Norm, that bike needs a keg tank, half ipa beer half gas
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That is a nice trike to start with, nice and solid. Looks good, nice setup.............Curt
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Old 02-19-2016, 09:21 AM
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The tank is a real moto-X handle bar gas tank made in Italy... It won't leak.

I agree that a keg tank would look better, but I'm trying to keep the cost down for the old lady.
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