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dan8400

posted on 7/9/17 at 01:40 PM Reply With Quote
Reverse Trike Question

Hi

I am planning a reverse trike build. I need to tidy up and MOT my tiger to sell so I have a budget for this build.

The question I cannot find an answer for is: do I need reverse gear?

I looked on the DVLA website and looked at the MSVA manual. It didn't mention it anywhere I can see. This either means I don't need it or I missed it in the text.

Any help appreciated

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Dan





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loggyboy

posted on 7/9/17 at 01:57 PM Reply With Quote
Pretty sure its not required. Even road registered quads dont have them. Cars only.






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dan8400

posted on 7/9/17 at 02:02 PM Reply With Quote
Thank you





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nick205

posted on 7/9/17 at 02:02 PM Reply With Quote
What engine/transmission do you have planned for your reverse trike.

Presumably one from a motorbike?

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dan8400

posted on 7/9/17 at 03:07 PM Reply With Quote
Sports bike. 750 or bigger. Not really sure. I'm not a bike guy at all. So I have some homework to do.

I'll use commercially available front wishbones and geometry from the locost book.

There won't be much else to it. I want it simple and exciting

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nick205

posted on 7/9/17 at 03:32 PM Reply With Quote
Understood.

Past experience has shown me that a letter to the DVLA often works and gives you written clarification from them.

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Shooter63

posted on 7/9/17 at 03:34 PM Reply With Quote
I've been thinking along the same lines, but a more traditional type ala Morgan, I think the easiest engine to use is a moto guzzi, it's across the frame and shaft drive so very simple to set up, air cooled as well.

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dan8400

posted on 7/9/17 at 03:58 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks shooter. That's definitely worth considering

Nick205, good idea. If I have a peice of paper it will put my mind at ease. Something to show plod too

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bart

posted on 7/9/17 at 03:59 PM Reply With Quote
I am currently building a reverse leaning suspension trike and from my home work you do not need a reverse but it depends on finished weight. you will however need a parking brake !





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