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06-16-2013 02:26 AM
cobalt327
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Originally Posted by NEW INTERIORS View Post
Look's like one ruff ride...
According to them it's OK w/10 psi in those meats...
06-15-2013 09:22 PM
HemmiGremmie So 60 wide would be like 90-100 length at least? Thanks for the replys fellas. HG
06-15-2013 08:28 PM
Ironpony HG the best formula I have found for wheelbase to width is Wheelbase should be at least 1.2 times width from outside of tires. This is so that you always have steering authority. of course that depends on how much weight you carry on the front too. As you stretch the chassis the front wheel has more ability to help you change direction. But it is a balancing act. the closer the weight is to the front wheel the better it steers. But the more it will want to lay over in the turns. I would want to keep at least 60% of the weight on the back wheels. 70% would be even better but it would lift the front with only the slightest blip of the throttle. And that will probably happen way to much as it is, with your power to weight ratio. LOL. Hope this helps Bill
06-15-2013 02:39 PM
NEW INTERIORS
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Some useful axle ratio and length/width info (IMO) here, Q&A section.

Besides just the overall width, you need to determine where the pinion needs to be to have the correct setup for your drive system. In the trike below, the rearend is offset from the chassis c/l to match his drive.

Look's like one ruff ride...
06-15-2013 02:38 PM
NEW INTERIORS
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lol...
any rodding talk is good with me. not my thread but all of our thread.
got a guy who builds sweet leading link front ends for v8 trikes if yer interested ill give ya more info. hg
Yes Hg.. That info. would be nice to have,,, Thanks..
06-15-2013 11:10 AM
cobalt327 Some useful axle ratio and length/width info (IMO) here, Q&A section.

Besides just the overall width, you need to determine where the pinion needs to be to have the correct setup for your drive system. In the trike below, the rearend is offset from the chassis c/l to match his drive.

06-14-2013 07:05 PM
HemmiGremmie lol...
any rodding talk is good with me. not my thread but all of our thread.
got a guy who builds sweet leading link front ends for v8 trikes if yer interested ill give ya more info. hg
06-12-2013 07:12 PM
NEW INTERIORS
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Originally Posted by 69 widetrack View Post
Knowing you Randy, if you had a front end the trike would built right and be ready for paint next Friday...LOL

Ray
Well... if I didn't have so much ahead Of me,, You might be right..
I will do one... Just have to get things together, and get some things done first... C-cab has to get finish first.. Sorry HG for stealing your thread,, Didn't mean for that to happen... I guess I got carried away on another build...
06-12-2013 07:08 PM
69 widetrack Knowing you Randy, if you had a front end the trike would built right and be ready for paint next Friday...LOL

Ray
06-12-2013 07:04 PM
NEW INTERIORS
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Gotta say Randy, that would look awesome along side your C Cab. What a combination.

Ray
Trust me.. It's a **** good thing I don't already have a front end...
06-12-2013 07:00 PM
69 widetrack Gotta say Randy, that would look awesome along side your C Cab. What a combination.

Ray
06-12-2013 06:49 PM
NEW INTERIORS My plan's are more along these lines... A little more stretched out this this one... But it will give you the idea that's been in my head..

When I was around 10yrs old, I watched a guy build one just like this one and it's been in my head ever since..

06-12-2013 06:46 PM
Valkyrie5.7 FWIW, my dad's trike has the sportsman pro M/T's on the back on some slotted mags, so it's considerably wide overall. Total Axle length is ~40" and is ~69" from the center of the front wheel to the rear axle. I would trust what Randy has to say about it too. I don't think the rear axle length above should be taken as gospel as an ideal measurement although I do believe that when you dial in an ideal axle width, the idea that the overall length of the bike being almost 1.75 times the width will help making sure it's controllable. Just my $0.02
06-12-2013 06:31 PM
69 widetrack
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No rules when it comes to building one,, The harley trike's are going to be narrow.... If I was going to build one and one day I plan to do just that... I will be using some fatties on the back end... I would think keeping the outside of the tires with in 60'' would be about right,,, The rear end would be cut down to fit what ever wheel you would be running,,, Being a deep wheel or one that isn't deep,,That's what will decide what the rear end face to face will be... So before I cut a rear end down,, I would have the wheels and tires I want to use..... The only reason I never built one yet was I never had the front end to do so... But I'm thinking on building a matching C-cab trike to show with my c-cab when it's done..

HG.. If you look in my Journal.. You will see one I built some one off custom fenders for..
If anyone here could build one it would be Randy...and yes, check out his journal...lots of good information there.

Ray
06-12-2013 05:40 PM
NEW INTERIORS No rules when it comes to building one,, The harley trike's are going to be narrow.... If I was going to build one and one day I plan to do just that... I will be using some fatties on the back end... I would think keeping the outside of the tires with in 60'' would be about right,,, The rear end would be cut down to fit what ever wheel you would be running,,, Being a deep wheel or one that isn't deep,,That's what will decide what the rear end face to face will be... So before I cut a rear end down,, I would have the wheels and tires I want to use..... The only reason I never built one yet was I never had the front end to do so... But I'm thinking on building a matching C-cab trike to show with my c-cab when it's done..

HG.. If you look in my Journal.. You will see one I built some one off custom fenders for..
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