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Big Yella: How to build a trike

Post by Ricoffy » Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:47 pm

Hi Guys,

Anyone know if this site is reliable?

It seems like a project I could do, but I am weary of unknown internet sites. It would be awesome to be able to replicate that trike and have a building manual for the get-go.

Does anyone know this site or used it before?

http://www.bigyella.com/index.htm

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Re: Big Yella: How to build a trike

Post by Haans » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:26 pm

It's your poison !!,,...my neighbour is embarking on this trail as well!! Not from sthis site though!!
He's purchased a 80% complete trike and a frame!!

Hope you are not going to cut a beetle for this!!

Trikes don't do well off road!!!🤣😄🤔

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Re: Big Yella: How to build a trike

Post by AlanH » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:39 pm

Trikes are designed to hit every pothole. :wink: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Big Yella: How to build a trike

Post by Ricoffy » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:26 am

Haans wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:26 pm
It's your poison !!,,...my neighbour is embarking on this trail as well!! Not from sthis site though!!
He's purchased a 80% complete trike and a frame!!

Hope you are not going to cut a beetle for this!!

Trikes don't do well off road!!!🤣😄🤔

Haans
I hope not to cut a beetle. The search for an old beach buggy has already begun.

I am excited. It seem like a fun project!
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Re: Big Yella: How to build a trike

Post by Ricoffy » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:28 am

If you fit a D/P 1600 motor, what are the chances of the front wheel lifting when accelerating hard in first gear? I've heard nightmare stories about that happening - some guys say these trikes are undriveable for just that reason.

Is there any way, apart from adding weight to the fork, to compensate for this?
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Re: Big Yella: How to build a trike

Post by LesbleuBuggy » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:34 am

Wheelie Bar !

Unless you really weight the front down, which is near impossible on a trike, it will always lift on hard acceleration. You will have to get used to it and ease of from a standing start.

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Re: Big Yella: How to build a trike

Post by Terry Phillips » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:39 pm

I have been to plenty bike rallys and seen some real nice trikes but have seen some death traps along with a few off road incidents where they have left the road and ended up in the farmers fence, going to fast. Make sure you are a good welder. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Big Yella: How to build a trike

Post by retrovan » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:45 pm

The most important part on a trike build is the steering damper

Make sure its a strong one, this will stop tank slap.

Biggest reason for trike road departures.

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Re: Big Yella: How to build a trike

Post by dixtoy » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:10 am

This is something on my bucket list as well, but I want to build a Swedish style trike


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Re: Big Yella: How to build a trike

Post by Ricoffy » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:44 am

retrovan wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:45 pm
The most important part on a trike build is the steering damper

Make sure its a strong one, this will stop tank slap.

Biggest reason for trike road departures.

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OMW, I just googled "tank slap"...

I knew it as death wobble.

Thanks for the head-up!
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Re: Big Yella: How to build a trike

Post by dixtoy » Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:47 am

For advice you could also speak to Clive of Beetle Engineering in Alrode, he builds them and also rides one himself


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