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ProtoDie
01-23-2016, 08:48 AM
We have been working with a customer that is developing a reverse trike vehicle in Texas.
He is using our front suspension parts for this


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qls3pf8L2bE


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60gnEbsWiAU

Wheels
01-23-2016, 08:51 AM
Saweet! The remote 'leaning' is cool... any chance of seeing what's under the skins?

rgvkid
01-23-2016, 01:45 PM
Awesome!

I've always wondered how a long travel reverse trike would do in the dunes!
Big wide paddle in the rear and a ton of drift!

ProtoDie
01-26-2016, 02:38 PM
Wheels,
sorry I have no pics without the body, just seen the video and thought I would share.
I would guess it is just the back half of the bike coupled to a small frame and front suspension.

rgvkid,
ya that would be cool and different to see.
at that point,,,, maybe just throw a 4 stroke snowmobile and track on the rear :D

hmmmmmmmm snowmobile with a cockpit and roll cage and I live in Michigan
:eek:

Bullnerd
01-26-2016, 03:48 PM
"hmmmmmmmm snowmobile with a cockpit and roll cage and I live in Michigan"

Do it!

chrisMX-15
01-26-2016, 11:21 PM
This what your talking about BULL!!!!!!
http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz299/chrisMX-15/cid_015FE7CFEC8E414183D4DA76FF592FC0SAMMIEALIENWAR E.jpg

chrisMX-15
01-26-2016, 11:22 PM
now that's a race sled!!!!!

dain254
01-27-2016, 07:46 AM
As a builder of a functional trike, I'm always interested when I see someone going about making one - as I'm curious about their goals of the project and motivation behind it... so I decided to check out their website.

The purpose of a "leaning" trike in my mind is to allow it to be narrow and still be stable. Their prototype is not narrow, although some of the CAD models on the website are. Their patent pending technology (pending meaning they probably don't have anything patentable but still went through the process of applying) claims to answer an 80 year old question on how to make a leaning trike? Please.

If someone wants to kick me $80k I'd be happy to modify my CozE to lean... their PATENT PENDING!!!!!! lean control system could be programmed in a few hours and tuned with about a weeks worth of testing (could be done 1 of 2 ways, speed based, accelerometer bascd, or both with about $100 worth of arduino parts) - I'll also program in the functionality to know when you are in the drive-through at McDonalds so it doesn't lean and spill your coffee all over the place!

No mention of what powers it... just lots of mention of NASA

Bullnerd
01-27-2016, 09:30 AM
Sooo....Dain likes it too! LOL!

Engineers!

ProtoDie
01-27-2016, 07:44 PM
Lol, musta hit an engineering nerve

The guy wanted to build something and did.
Good for him.
Yes,,,,maybe he added to much hype
But from all the renditions you can tell it us his passion and dream.

Ok, back to snow machines,,
I need one of these :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm08zioMOdI

ProtoDie
01-27-2016, 07:46 PM
Can't get it to work right from my phone

edit, fixed video this morning on my puter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZfY7LdaRG0

Bullnerd
01-27-2016, 07:50 PM
Dude that thing is sweet! No puttin around it looks like. From stopped to pinned to stopped!

I don't know, Im picturing a protodie 2 seater front cage and suspension with skis and a track out back!

First one worked for me..

dain254
01-27-2016, 08:39 PM
Yeah... Someone saying "patent pending" on a technology that has been done before is one of my pet peeves... It's like trying to patent a step ladder or a 5 gallon bucket. The snowmobile thing is cool though!!!

dain254
03-06-2018, 06:15 PM
I forgot I posted such a rant on this! Still makes me laugh when someone says "patent pending" on anything.