Hi Kelvin, The post notification doesn't work on my pc either for this forum Other forums work spot on so it's not your settings being off.
I'm very keen on driving the Exo later but I know patience gets rewarded
Thx for liking my Exo. From the phone chat we had only a few minor details which are questionable if it'll fail on this were adressed like having the windscreen,rear shock not shielded/open area behind the seat( reachable when driving??) and a personal note of the seat angle (which suits me fine but can be modified easely) was about all you could think of for this moment so I'm very pleased
Get well soon . i'm looking forward to see some pics later.
I see you have been keeping a low profile on the forum. I wanted to touch bases to see how you have been and to wish you a Happy New Year. May 2016 bring all good things your way. I am getting ready to do a change here and there to my Eco-Exo. Nothing terribly modifying, but a little tweak here and there. A big expense will be new front tires. I could probably pass my annual inspection on the ones on the trike, but don't want to do it during prime riding season, will do it in the early spring. Other stuff is on the planning board as well but will post as I get started and into the work.
The last pictures of your project looked great. Put up a few more if you made any changes. Until next time " HAPPY BUILDING"
I also hope you are having a great New year! Like Roger not too much new. I am adding a V-Band clamp to my exhaust and changing the rear tire but that is about it. The trike has been super reliable so hard to come up with anything new to say.
Erik's trike is over here in the UK at the moment awaiting me giving it a good checking over with one or two minor mods to satisfy the vehicle inspectors here for registration. Nothing major other than closing in a few panels here and there just to be sure the authorities are not going to have kittens over a minimalist floor and visions of another Isadora Duncan. It's best to be onside with vehicle inspectors no matter what their opinions rather than in conflict. UK registration is I'm lead to believe easier than the Dutch and it's not uncommon to find Dutch kit car fans getting UK registered vehicles rather than go through the ringer over there in Holland with them.
Unfortunately my workshop's not been cleared out of other projects causing a log jam so it's taking longer than expected but Erik's done a really nice job on his build and is keen to be seeing and using his trike for the warmer weather. As soon as I've got the log jam sorted he's my priority trike.
The Exo-R arrived at Bas's shop today. We are waiting for the documents to arrive by UK snail mail from Kelvin. Next fase is to have her converted from UK to Dutch plates.
Nice to see your project build! I guess this is Anne's former Exo? If you have the original manual you should be able to build the Exo for MVSA however, I made some changes which made the build cleaner. You should pay a visit to Bas to see the build this would be much easier rather than to write a building manual for you.
Because you just started the build, I'd highly recommend to have the chasis sand blasted. It hasn't been zink coated and rust under the coating is likely to occur within 1-2 seasons. Once blasted you can weld mounting points which is by far more durable versus rivet nuts. Bas will remove the rear bonnet soon for recharging which shows a better look at the internal build. Pics on this forum doesn't show a good impression.
If you are in need for some additional info I forgot to post on my thread I'm happy to help you.
Yes it was Anne's project, I agree best option would be to start from scratch but to keep cost down I will use it as it is. The challenge for me is also to use as much secondhand parts and keep it as "easy" as possible.
I have to decide on which rout for legislation I have to go, once Anne started the build he had the frame registered, approved and tagged with a VIN number by the RDW. As far as my knowledge reaches this would mean with this action there is no need for a map of forces o the frame, but not sure so need to give the RDW a call. If this route is not possible Kelvin offered to assist with a legislation in the UK.
How long did it take you to get the Dutch plates?
Ps. Opened a thread on the forum so if you're interested you can follow the building process.
Hi Erik, I apologise for the late reply...and thank you for your consieration on some of my sketches.
With reference to the Tercyclo MK1, we did design a new chassis and it's not related to the eco-exo or its suspensions....we eventually moved in to a new Tercyclo MK3 with a different design and a new suspension with a bespoke hub, that you can see the in these two videos, while we were testing the mule...the engine is a 150cc scooter engine.