// Muscle Drifter \\ Reverse trike

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  1. Danssoslow

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    I left my tools on the job site today. I'll take them home with me tomorrow and unbolt one of the tie rods to get a solid measurement with them bottomed out.
     
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  2. OneHorsePower

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    steering bar done , ill mount both links on the same bolt , one on the bottom one on the top
    that was made with oval tubing and every holes have been capped
    bearrings have plenty of grease too
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    and intalled that aluminum/fiber composit mud guard i did not even remember i had
    threaded the dropouts and made sturdy mounting rods
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    can't think of anything else too do on this one for now
     
  3. LukeTheJoker

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    Still waiting to see what your trick is for the rear tire! :39:
    Hope the tie rods arrive there soon, I am looking forward to more!

    Luke.
     
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  4. OneHorsePower

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    won't have them till mid dec , could be mid january :(

    but you will be able to see a bit more
    cause i manage to test the steering with steel rods and realised i need stoppers to prevent the wheel from turning to far :doh:
    brainstorming at the moment on the best way to do this:39:
     
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  5. deven_science

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    Apologize if you know this, but make sure that those pictured tabs for the steering linkage/tie rods are not pointed straight back and parallel, but pointed towards the rear wheel. That's how the engineering of it works.
     
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  6. OneHorsePower

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    yep no worries , thats how we do ackerman steering :thumbsup: but i need less than normal for a drfit setup
     
  7. OneHorsePower

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    Made the steering stopper and used skateboard bushings as dampers
    Simple strong and effective :thumbsup:

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    ill have to get the steering links to see where to weld the front stoppers ,
    that way ill have them hit at the same time on both sides at full steering lock
     
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  8. OneHorsePower

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    the secrect sauce:cool2:
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    i use to cut pvc pipes in half /eat them to a curve and rivet them with a plate to form a ring , but last year , the idea of using a barell came to mind and i finally get to try it.
    its pvc , 1/4'' thick , 22.5'' diameter
    thats why i wanted a 24'' rim
    it hold by presure from the tire when inflated and still allow a smooth ride
     
  9. LukeTheJoker

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    Ah! Good thinking!
    :thumbsup:

    Luke.
     
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  10. kelvin hahnel

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    how did i only just find this build! im usually all over trike builds :( Awesome work 1hp love it!
     
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  11. OneHorsePower

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    well it went pretty quick , only 10progress posts, in 3 weeks time:wink1:
     
  12. OneHorsePower

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    ZzzzZZzzz still 1 weeks minimum before any hope of having my rodends :( iam dying to ride it!

    in the meantime i fabricated a higher seatpost that allow me to pedal this normally but still wont get in the way wen iam upright
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    and axel protection/extention in case it flips and slide , should protect the derailler and the threads
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  13. OneHorsePower

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    Oh yeah !:dance2:
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  14. OneHorsePower

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    tie rods are made and instaled
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    i had a chance to ride it tonight , it drift like crazy !
    but iam having issues with the steering :doh:


    1- i made so it steer more than the handle bar input, thought it would be better but it does not feel natural and steer way to quick
    2- ill have to adjust it to have less ackerman steering
    3- ill need less degree of turn in the wheels , it goes so far i can bearly turn it back straight again = modify the stoppers i just made
    4- i never tested the pvc drift tires in the snow , somehow it slipped out of the tire for the first time ever , cold ? ,the fact i have treads on this tire? , drifting harder than ever ? ill have to find out..

    camera batteries were dead , sorry no video yet
     
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  15. OneHorsePower

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    finally decided to only elongate the steering arms of the wheels ,
    that seem to have done the trick ...
    gives me more leverage , equal handle turn vs wheel turn , and a progressive ackerman
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    ill try to shoot a riding video tomorow if the the steering fix is conclusive , they predict a little snow too:)
     
  16. LukeTheJoker

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    Looks like it should work!

    Luke.
     
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  17. OneHorsePower

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    crossing fingers :bigsmile: i added a spring too, for return, just for good mesure
     
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  18. OneHorsePower

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    oh Yeah :dance2:
    Work so fine now !:113:
    the longer arms really was all that was needed ,
    sadly there was no snow, the ice ring was really too bumpy and my drift tire is not fixed yet ,so no video today
     
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  19. Danssoslow

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    The way that you have the steering set up it looks very predictable to steer. Great job! Is the learning curve pretty quick to pick up?
     
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  20. OneHorsePower

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    pretty ease i think , can't rememeber , i learned on v1 couple years ago .. i think the hardest thing is the cardio , really a full body workout leaning the body while steering and pedaling hard all at the same time
     
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