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    The Bent Zombie Tribrid Tadpole Trike

    Re: The Bent Zombie Tribrid Tadpole Trike (build phase) I totally understand the idea that you can either build, or ride. But 2 years?
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    The Bent Zombie Tribrid Tadpole Trike

    Re: The Bent Zombie Tribrid Tadpole Trike (build phase) Mine are under the front "axle". If I were to redo the lights, I think I'd make a rollbar and mount them up there. Or maybe mount them on some kind of "stalks" off the handlebars.
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    The Bent Zombie Tribrid Tadpole Trike

    Re: The Bent Zombie Tribrid Tadpole Trike (build phase) You might want to consider mounting your headlight higher up. On my trike, the present lights only show me things that stick up in the roadway (important for avoiding sticks, rocks, parked cars, etc.), but even the slightest depression in...
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    Nobody seams to know what I'm talking about

    A 50cc Honda (or clone) should have about 4hp (or it can be made to have it). I highly recomend motors that were designed to move light vehicles down the road. If you're concerned about legal restrictions on shifting, they make them automatic. Check out Hooper Imports. Hooper Imports Experts on...
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    The Bent Zombie Tribrid Tadpole Trike

    Re: The Bent Zombie Tribrid Tadpole Trike (build phase) Your chain run looks good. She's really shaping up. How's the lectric for the engine comming along?
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    The Bent Zombie Tribrid Tadpole Trike

    Re: The Bent Zombie Tribrid Tadpole Trike (build phase) I just went out and looked at the wires on my Lifan. I think you've got it right.
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    Lifan Powered Zoomer Trike

    She'll still do about 50, with a daring young lady on the back. I've been fortunate to find young ladies that fit that discription.
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    The Bent Zombie Tribrid Tadpole Trike

    Re: The Bent Zombie Tribrid Tadpole Trike (build phase) If the Honda manual doesn't clarify the wiring, I could probly sort through my wiring and draw up how it goes. Since mine has a CVT, I won't be able to help with the wiring for the transmission.
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    The Bent Zombie Tribrid Tadpole Trike

    Re: The Bent Zombie Tribrid Tadpole Trike (build phase) Here ya go, just ignore the colors and go for : "From - To": There are other pages for other systems. Hooper Imports Experts on Chinese Motorcycles and Parts, Engines
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    The Bent Zombie Tribrid Tadpole Trike

    Re: The Bent Zombie Tribrid Tadpole Trike (build phase) Dan. given a seat height requirement as you say, then tilting might be an advantage. BA, let's see if I can find something that shows the bars. Ok. They are just extenssions like you would use on any mountainbike.
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    Lifan Powered Zoomer Trike

    Thanks guys. Rode her to town and back today. She still humms right along.
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    Lifan Powered Zoomer Trike

    Here's the trike I motorized in '08. It's still my favorite ride: Here's what I started with: Here's what I added: Here's how it turned out:
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    The Bent Zombie Tribrid Tadpole Trike

    Re: The Bent Zombie Tribrid Tadpole Trike (build phase) Ah, yes. I forgot. My steering is: Handlebars conected directly to the top of kingpins, with a tierod connecting the kingpins. Your's may well not have the "twitchy" feel mine had originally. Also I forgot that at the same time as I added...
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    The Bent Zombie Tribrid Tadpole Trike

    Re: The Bent Zombie Tribrid Tadpole Trike (build phase) Oh, and: If you need more power, the smallest Mikuni carbs will bolt right on to the Lifan. It will increase your power impressivly. It will also decrease your mileage impressivley. And, Hooper Imports is a good source for parts for these...
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    The Bent Zombie Tribrid Tadpole Trike

    Re: The Bent Zombie Tribrid Tadpole Trike (build phase) A couple of observations: First - Mine might have been the first, but your Lifan Tadpole seems to me to be far superior. The advantages of suspension are more important for a trike than for a bike - A. It can be tough to maintain control...