Last days went pretty well. The brakes are working fine,front light stalks are being painted now and the screen is sawn (2hr session, tedious job!). Today I bolted on the front area. Tomorrow I'll paint the muffler and get me some small hardware. Ordered suction hose to relocate the intake filter.
In this pace it's only a few days of work to complete if I can get me the needed parts.
Youtube tought me how to set the proper windscreen height so here it is in random order.
Oh, I'm 1.76m which is average in europe. When I look at other exo builds the windscreens are quite a bit lower! Last posted pic shows the Exo is a tight design. Clearly the intake filter needs to be relocated too! Now I see I need to raise up the upper seatbelt harness for safety reasons.
The original Exo concept could be more convenient for larger people or 2 seater.
Erik.. the pictures are great. I enjoyed the videos as well.my intake is similar to yours. Mine incoperates a 90 degree elbow that is pointed down. The elbow is from the the factory airbox. Have you taken any road tests yet? The engine sounds strong.
Good to see it outside on that green stuff. What do they call that stuff anyway?.... oh yea... grass!! Over here it 6 feet of snow...?
Hi Roger, A very short trip 2.januari showed great light handling and superb windprotection. I went only 60mph in the street but no eye protection needed at all. It suprised me quite a bit. The new tires did give me a side spin tough! The bark behind me could have been a bit less but earplugs will be used anyway No buffeting!
Don't get amused by the green. Salt is sprayed every night on the streets so no bikes or trikes outside until end of april for me. Still winter over here too without snow.
I have been fighting transport solutions to date. A motortrailer doesn't fit, car trailer too heavy for the car, Van rear door just too narrow, mini truck too expensive, trouble finding a dock/ fork lift truck to put her on a big trailer and last issue is RTR is a bit in trouble for this moment so not sure they will be able to take her out a big trailer later. I am on the cough of patience again...
So now I am picking up my old hobbys Bit hard to enjoy having unfinished projects like this.
I've been revisiting your page build to take a closer look at all the progress. I especially like the shape of your windscreen and how it is mounted. The front trim for it floats nicely "just" above the bonnet. One of the things I didn't pick up on in previous visits was the way you employed the original ignition switch. I knew you used it, but you also use the column switch as well. I assume the original ignition works in tandem with the column switch, Like a "Master" switch in a fighter jet.
Your Eco-Exo-R looks completed and ready to drive. I will be looking for some clear sky and a dry day to take mine out for a long drive. The snows are all behind us hopefully and all that remains is for the ground to thaw and warm up a bit.
Post more photos and bring us up to date on your progress. Your trike looks great.
The original starter button is the one for starting only. The column key switch is in series with the engine kill switch and is an additional engine stop tool and anti theft device along with steering lock.
RTR will be ready to offer MVSA in May2015 after Stoneleigh show. My Exo it put to sleep in my other garage.
Exo-R is shipped to Kelvin last wednesday The trip took us 28hrs in total to get there and I felt pretty discharged
It was great to meet Kelvin and received a warm welcome. Had to catch the Eurotunnel but I wouldn't mind spending an other 2.5hrs sipping tea the britisch way. It's nice to see my Exo next to Scott's former demo version. They appear to be build in high quantitys already!
Pic of inside Eurotunnel train. Yes I've seen a couple of dozens immigrants crossing the highway and walking through the fields in France which was quite confronting knowing they lost everything , attempting to find a safe home risking their lives traveling half the globe...It's good to withniss this in real life.
For several reasons, Costs to get it approved over here is +6k euros and Kelvin needs to know how to get his product approved being the new manufacturor so it is a win-win situation for the both of us.
Well good for you! I have over 2700 trouble free miles on it now so you will end up with a highly reliable machine. I went on another 100+ mile trip to get some barbeque chicken in a small town. I seem to do a lot of those lately:)
The LED headlights are staying cool and working well. I think you are really going to like yours when you get it all approved.
All I know is 3.5 days to go next week and I will start a new life as a retiree. That is going to be a big change for me.
Been pretty busy with a lot going on over here though very little has been to do with the Eco-Exo trikes, well not directly anyway. As well as a number of industry meetings and a few things to do with some of the other vehicles I'm involved with I've had a family wedding to attend and all that surrounds that. So there's been very little time to get along with trikes. And then to top that off I've had to take a few days off sick too.
Not too sure why my PC hasn't been notifying me of all your posts in the forum as I've got some software I use to monitor the various forums I'm on so I was under the illusion that not much was happening in here and that everyone was away on vacations.
Yes Erik's trike is at my storage barn awaiting a slot free at the workshop to give it a good look over before presenting it to the authorities to be given the nod or otherwise regards it's suitability for use on the public roads. It's always good to see people's builds but you can't beat a good old fashioned prod and a poke in the real world rather than looking at photos. As always there's bits and pieces one might do differently but I have to say Erik's done a great job and has keep things very tidy, clean and simple with some nice personal modifications too. I really like the way he's used the switchgear from the donor bike and mounted it to the trike.
Hopefully I'll get to do some photos to share shortly when things quieten down a bit with various things going on outside of the trike world. Hope you're not missing it too much Erik.