You would be better off looking for seats in AUS rather than importing from the UK, I assume you have shops with seats down under. If you care to look through our build threads you will see that some use the std grp seat that come as an option with the kit,some have padded and upholstered seats that vary in price and weight and you can also get carbon fibre seats if you want.
Hi guys, Happy New Year, Not much done over Christmas, just received steering column linkage from RTR and thought I would ask how you went with this part of the build as I personally think its as important as the brakes especially with the power the trike delivers (Not driven a trike nor motorcycle!!looking forward to it though)Just a couple of questions along with some pics of the small progress over the last few weeks. The dash is partly there, don't want to complicate it to much, going to add a couple of clocks and switches and maybe get the dash covered etc, but as I've gathered on the builds you guys have done you've added things on as time go's by! So my main objective is to get it road legal here in Oz, reason for saying this is they are so strict on kit cars here ( strange considering every bloody car and ute is more or less a V8 and is as road worthy as your local scrappy!!)Anyway a couple of questions for you? a. What would be my best, safest option for connecting the steering column to the rack (do I need the existing joints which came with the steering column which I've pictured?) or make something up... just seems strange there's not a package for this?? after all this is probably one of the most important parts of a kit project,(that's just my view) b. As you can see, I've pictured my steering housing which obviously not having to need for the window wiper stalk? I've put a standard switch there and guess what! haven't got a clue what to use it for?? Ha Any ideas guys (obviously only keeping this steering wheel for SVA). Anyway thanks a lot. Will
I relocated my steering column bracket 5cm rearwards and 5cm to the center. This is more comfortable location (no stretched arms) and the steering shaft only needed to shortened by 1.5cm. This made the column a drop in fit where others needed some mods on the linkage itself wich I was not too fond off. I think you might get similar relocation with a spacer. for clarity you can browse through my thread. mevowners.proboards.com/thread/2141/tr1ke-build-netherlands-erik-4?page=3
You may reconsider to move the rack forward a tad with spacers/bushings to get more lenght for the steering shaft.
Thanks Erik, had a good look at your threads which gave me some good ides to solve the problem, managed to alter the column bracket which gave me enough movement to slide all into place, so thanks for your help, just waiting for tie rod end extenders to finish the steering and that's another job done! Thanks Will
Hi Guys, next chapter in my build is, after purchasing expensive rear tyre some months ago, just been told from vehicle of transport association in Oz they will not allow car tyre on bike wheel as not safe enough and to many problems with popping of rim Shi-------- Guys you should see the rubbish on the roads over here, its like the 70's. Just have to put the old hand in the pocket again and purchase a new bike tyre, not easy over here with kits.....
Hi Seabee, na they know what the finished trike looks like along with the spec etc, but they just like to make things very hard for kit builders. Morgan have been trying to build a trike with a steering wheel for years hear, but have not had any luck, until now if you was building a trike in Oz you had to use the handle bars for steering and not a wheel, don't fancy that?
Not really sure yet mate, I'm hoping to get something fairly wide, not sure what tyres they do for bikes, will be going to local bike shop and see, when pass the test over here??? I may just change it back to the car tyre, strange you know, thinking about it the trike is heavier than the bike (not sure by how much)and makes sense to use a car tyre, don't here of many coming of the trike?? still there always be wallys around in this world Ha. Cheers, Will