I also solved my headset problem. I had a Sennheiser PX 100 headset I bought a while ago that I plugged into the Ipod directly. It sounded great and for a extended ride I will just plug these in to listen to the music cruising at speed. In town I will use the amp and speakers. Problem solved.
Now at least we can see you coming and going. I know I am fighting urge to take mine out for a spin. I am nearly finished with all the modifications with one exception, perhaps after that. I have been tightening and rechecking nuts and bolts and assembling what I removed to complete my winter work on it.
It is good that you addressed your brake question. You have it out of your head and now there is absolutely nothing left to do on your Eco-Exo-R. You're done! Finished! Completed! Lock up the tool box and sweep the floors..... say what you will, you are only finished until the next mod Eddie..... :-)
Your trike is fantastic..... it is a unique work of art, you have done what very biker in the world has done... that is "YOU'VE MADE IT YOUR OWN"
Thanks for the kind words Roger. I am sweeping the floors as we speak. LOL
It was worth checking things out and getting the trike ready for spring. I enjoyed the test ride knowing everything works as intended and the trike rode smooth and stopped on a dime. The Leo Vince exhaust sounds great but with the Dynojet DFC fuel controller that is also needed ended up costing more than I thought. For me it was worth the cost as it also matched the style of my side hard cases and overall design of the trike.
There just are no words to describe the feeling of driving this trike yesterday. The handling is spot on and so is the braking. When I hit the throttle it just scoots down the road like a scared rabbit. The braking is perfectly controlled and I can lock the front wheels with the power I have now.
I think the best part is the ease to remove and install the bonnet, instrument housing and other body parts. The front radiator really cleaned up the engine compartment and makes it very easy to keep the trike maintained and clean. The Photon headlights are a great match for the size of the trike and works well at night.
I sure hope the manufacture and production of kits will start soon as this is too good of a trike to let rot away somewhere.
I have not been able to contact Anne. It is a comlete mystery what the status is of this -R. I did consider to buy this kit after finishing my -R. Hard to believe there is so little interest in trikes. On the other hand, a colleague of mine wants to build a Busa powered dune buggy but found out 4 wheeled cars are far from easy to get approval on with high expenses so I recon the Dutch kitcar community will change to trike building someday. Too bad my input in mt build had little effect at meetings and 2nd hand 4wheeled is the way our kitcar culture. The good thing for modern trike owners we are is our builds should stay highly valueable,rare AND self made. No one could take this experience from us!
Makes it even harder to sell if one would be open for it. If approval would be a smooth running session I'd consider to build them on order and make some bucks.
Yea, it is funny how Anne and Jimmy disappeared without a trace.
While Roger is romping around the countryside looking for places to eat I wanted to see if I could do anything else to sleeking up the trike. With the new Photon headlights I zeroed in on the antenna that was just too large for the scale of the trike. I was able to make some adapters and fit a antenna that fits a standard 6MM stud. If it works well I will keep it as I do not have to disconnect it every time I put it in the trailer. I can easily go between the two antennas if needed. This way the antenna will disappear instead of being a focal point. After driving for 3000 miles I found I did not need it for visibility.
Yes, just for the Ipod Nano. It helped reception a little while testing with and without the antenna whip screwed in. Plugging in the headphones works better but this is good enough for around town when using the speakers. I picked out that whip as it was about 1/2" shorter than the top frame tubing of the trailer. It fits nicely and almost disappears when looking at the whole trike. I got her all waxed and ready to go in spring.