Wow, you must have worked ever night on it? Are you married? :-)
Excellent, `I presume you will be at Newark in June then? Do you fancy a partial convoy down? So far I have a guy in a rocket coming from Pontefract and I am sure we can get Paul in York to come, alternativly, we should meet up all 3 of us and go for a cruise around, what do you think?
Late 2010; Got interested, visited RTR & ordered a tR1ke February 2011; Purchased and dismantled a R1 April 2011; Started building June 2012; UK Approval by RTR July 2012; NL Approved and licensed! August 2012 and on: Driving & fine tuning.... August 2015; Sold my Tr1ke. Up for a new project.
HaHa you've sussed me nick, not married. Its been a bit of an obsession, in the garage every night and weekends. Yes i would like to do something for Newark if its licensed by then, that was my aim for my build but Paul at RTR is going to try and have it msva'd soon, mind you he hasn't seen it yet
you are right about me having your build pics to refer to Edwinwl, Anglais has also been a big help by inviting me to his to take some measurements I will be putting my build pics on this week now my garage is going to be empty. I have taken a different approach to my build,because i wanted it ready for summer i will be doing the detail work at a more leisurely pace once its on the road. Although having done a couple of miles testing it i can't wait and just want to get it down some country lanes chasing my mates on their bikes
from the little time I had with my old engine, my TR1KE goes like a bloody rocket up and down my road, my new engine is in now, just got to put the rest of the wiring in, and going to remake my Firewall as its looking dreadful now :-) I expect to have my trike fired up tomorrow and hopefully coolant bled into the system. Got some nice wishbone tube to make custom front seat mounts, so once they are done I can finally hopefully test and actually have a proper drive out in my TR1KE this week.
the first pic is the bike controls behind the steering wheel with the top cover off,they are close enough to use without taking my hand off the wheel. second pic is showing the the lights with the indicator flashing,i hope its good enough because iv'e taken it like this.
third pic will change when its legal,different steering wheel plus the clocks and controls will be moved.
forth pic is the mk4 golf handbrake,looks and works much better than the ford one and only cost £8.99 on ebay
I took my trike to rtr on Monday eve on a trailer and it poured with rain on the way there, their was about 5L of rain water in the passenger seat but i took it for a quick spin round into their workshop and it was like having my own water feature beside me ;D
Nice tR1ke!!! Yep, the handbrake looks like a winner. The headlights look really cool too! I understand why you intend to move the clocks and controls later. Perhaps you have to make some driving tests before you change the locations (and I am very interested in your point of view!) I thought the clocks lok pretty good in the center. You may reconsider to move both controls to the right.
I was planning to place a navigation screen on the steering column, on the place where usually the clocks are displayed. I always find a center mounted navigation a bit disorientating. Do you use the original choke lever?
hi erik,regarding the layout of the dash iv'e got a smaller steering wheel to put on so the switch gear will be a lot closer to the column behind the wheel but not so visible from the driving seat but still easy to reach without taking my hand off the wheel. I had to position the clocks a little low and to the left so the rev counter with the temp warning is not obscured by the big steering wheel. If you look closely at my pic looking forward from behind the seats you can see the universal choke to the left of the drivers seat next to the ignition switch to the side of the tunnel.
I don't think ill be fitting a sat nav,although i did use one to calibrate the speedo
Hi erik, ill be having some retro yamaha red and black speed block transfers designed to flow down the side of the nose and to finish up around the mirrors,and possibly on the seats and the hugger. as for the ignition switch,it might end up on the steering column where the original ford one is because that one will be removed after the msva,its only use is as an immobilizer. Or i might leave it were it is,i don't think its something you can improve the look of so tucked away almost out of sight might be ok.