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Old 11-09-2013, 11:23 AM
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finally got to see pics of your vw trike. big fan of the v-dbs & if thats your first build well done that man. lovely looking trike.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:45 PM
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Finally got to view your pictures Bobm, very nice job.

In my opinion, with VW Trike builds, it's difficult to get the front end looking right.
The Boom Trike Leading-Links are one of the best-looking ones (I reckon), second only to the Phoenix Trike Works models.
Hi doc, thanks for the kind comment, you are right about the vw front end, when i first started planning my build i started with bike telescopics, but could not get the "look" right. I wanted boom type leading link, but building on a tight budget, could,nt afford them, so decided to make my own in s/s, inc yokes, Setting up rake and trail took some complicated geometry setting out, but I think I got it right and it handles well, once again, thanks for your kind comment.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:53 PM
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Just had a look at your pics, that is one nice VW trike!

I've got to admit I had my reservations about a Virago, what with their girly image, but it sounds awesome on after market pipes and pulls like a tank even with 3 on.

We'll have to meet up for a ride one of the days.

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thats a yes, Sy, do you know to any rallys or meets local to us? (pubs inc !!)
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:04 PM
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finally got to see pics of your vw trike. big fan of the v-dbs & if thats your first build well done that man. lovely looking trike.
Thanks for your comments grumpygramps, these comments on here enspire me to go on building trikes. My only claim to fame befor building my very first trike, (the vw) was I used to build live steam models, locomotives and traction engines mostly, but now to expensive for castings and so on, and to much fine detail machining work, (eys not as good as they used to be)
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:20 PM
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I have just viewed your pics and all i can say is you are a very clever and talented man,AND i wish i had a fraction of your skills.
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:43 PM
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I have just viewed your pics and all i can say is you are a very clever and talented man,AND i wish i had a fraction of your skills.
thanks for your comments shadowryder, i,ve always thought myself to be a "busy fool".
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:09 PM
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Just had a look at your pics, that is one nice VW trike!

I've got to admit I had my reservations about a Virago, what with their girly image, but it sounds awesome on after market pipes and pulls like a tank even with 3 on.

We'll have to meet up for a ride one of the days.

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There is nothing girly about virogo's the only reason girlys like them is the low seating position and thoes girlies with short legs can reach the floor stumpy's good lady rides a bmw but just becuse shes female dont make it a girly bike

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Old 12-09-2013, 05:17 PM
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Great looking trike

Hey up Bob,

Congratulations that's a great looking machine and I love the leading link forks (mine are very similar on Blue). I looked at getting the skirt for mine made in stainless but lack of funds prevented me from doing it. Cheapskate me where I can be by need though not by want, if I did everything I wanted it would cost me a small fortune.

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Old 12-09-2013, 05:45 PM
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Hey up Bob,

Congratulations that's a great looking machine and I love the leading link forks (mine are very similar on Blue). I looked at getting the skirt for mine made in stainless but lack of funds prevented me from doing it. Cheapskate me where I can be by need though not by want, if I did everything I wanted it would cost me a small fortune.

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Hi dave, thanks for your kind words,the leading link forks took some building, but well worth it. The stainless steel material for the skirt/leg gaurds cost me 200, and more hours setting up on a jig,making, tig welding and mirror polishing than I care to remember !!
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Old 12-09-2013, 05:52 PM
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. . . decided to make my own in s/s, inc yokes, Setting up rake and trail took some complicated geometry setting out, but I think I got it right and it handles well . . .
In which case, I'm even more impressed
I nearly asked if you made them yourself, then I looked again and thought "Nah, they're definitely 'Factory' items."
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Anything in the shape of a knuckle-duster,
Maltese Cross, flame, chain or Skull.
Alloy tread/chequer plate.
Tassels.
Fur.
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