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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Folk, I need a critique and suggestions on this trike design....

    OK, I have the prototype out for the worlds fastest power assist trike. One issue I'm having though is high speed stability. At about 330 MPH, the steering gets a little bit light. Any suggestions would be welcome! I thought about posting this in recumbents or Ebikes, but I thought y'all in Alt Bikes might have some better ideas since you think outside the box.



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    Max Speed: ? , It gets too squirrely above the mentioned speed.
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    A fairing, roll bar, lighter trike. I know! Ask Hotbike!!!

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    rub it down with blue star ointment.
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    The wheelbase is way too short, you need to look at something like the old Blue Flame for the configuration.

    And at 330 MPH, you definitely need a fairing to avoid that open-mouth-on-the-window look.

    A responsible rider at 330 MPH would have pads and full-face helmet rather than just jeans and sweater. Safety first!
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    You need a couple of small wings on the helmet to provide you with extra down force as you need it.

    Higher gearing might help you get to 400.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    OK, I have the prototype out for the worlds fastest power assist trike. One issue I'm having though is high speed stability. At about 330 MPH, the steering gets a little bit light. Any suggestions would be welcome! I thought about posting this in recumbents or Ebikes, but I thought y'all in Alt Bikes might have some better ideas since you think outside the box.



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    Trike base: Sun EZ-3 SX

    Assist: Ion Drive
    Power supply: Miniturized TOKAMAK Fusion unit
    Max range: 210 miles/ gram of Deuterium
    Max Speed: ? , It gets too squirrely above the mentioned speed.
    well, first off you need three arrospok wheels they cost 50 dorra each.

    second you need a pursuit style helmet, or just ditch the helmet alltogether, just make sure to gel and slick your hair back before the run for max efficiency.

    then you have to look at your downforce. I would go with a aluminum adjustable spoiler. They are easy to aquire if you have some allen wrenches and live near a highschool. You can remove the wing from the first Cavalier that you see, don't feel bad about it, you are actually doing them a favor.

    also, use a lighter-then-air gas in the tires and run a low psi to keep weight down. I prefer 5-6.6 psi of pure hydrogen.

    finally, speed holes. You need a good set of drill bits, but you can achieve almost 100% drag efficiency with the proper addition of speed holes to the frame. Proper speed holes will transate into 50% x 100 x pi x mph/ft/lb^2 efficiency betterment.

    also, I allmost forgots, make sure you wear earplugs because the pressure levels git high around the sound barrier. even better are some earbud headphones and some kenny logins.

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    I like the way y'all think!
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    Just draft me and Bailey.
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    a set of fuzzy dice

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    The fuzzy dice blew off!

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    Are you making Crazy Lady be the test pilot for this thing? Oh, and I like the idea of some decorative drillium.

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    My Step-Mother has a trike like that. My Dad's a retired rocket scientist. Hmmmm.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    The fuzzy dice blew off!
    I think I know why. I think she scraped the wall.


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    She is being drafted by the ghost of Dale Earnhardt! That is spooky!
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    She is being drafted by the ghost of Dale Earnhardt! That is spooky!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    She is being drafted by the ghost of Dale Earnhardt! That is spooky!
    Good old number 32.............

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    Um, the GM Goodwrench car has never carried a 32. It was the 3 car until Dale died, then it was the 29 car with Harvick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    29 + 3 = 32


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    29 + 3 = 32

    Genius!!!!!!!1
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    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

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    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

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    Personally, I think you should scrap the 3 wheel idea. 2 wheels are already proven to be faster. This guy doesn't even have a motor and he's smoking up the pavement.

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    Unfortunately, the wife has only one inner ear (Casualty of a removal of a cancerous tumor in her ear canal and temporal region of the skull), so a trike is the only option. She can't stay upright on 2 wheels.

    (That's a real world part of this post)

    Quote Originally Posted by lowracer1 View Post
    Personally, I think you should scrap the 3 wheel idea. 2 wheels are already proven to be faster. This guy doesn't even have a motor and he's smoking up the pavement.

    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    Cool videos, Tom- Be sure and note the proper Jet Bike riding stance from the 2nd one. But the 3rd one is the one for me. Ain't nobody gonna draft you with that, either!
    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

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