Turbine powered trike

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Davey the punk
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Re: Turbine powered trike

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Hope u got good. Brakes sounds good
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jet toy maker
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Davey the punk wrote: Sat May 01, 2021 8:28 pm Hope u got good. Brakes sounds good
I'm using the twin goldwing disc brakes and drum brakes at the rear.
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jet toy maker wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 12:42 am
Davey the punk wrote: Sat May 01, 2021 8:28 pm Hope u got good. Brakes sounds good
I'm using the twin goldwing disc brakes and drum brakes at the rear.
You may need something better! Although the Goldie is a heavy bike it carries its weight low and shifts a fair proportion of its CG forward on heavy braking allowing good force from the brakes to be fed into the road. Trikes on the other hand tend to be more weight biased to rear of centre with less weight / CG transfer, so having strong brakes up front have less effect and can lock earlier. A better back brake set-up would also give more stable braking when used with force.
We all hope that we'll never HAVE to brake that hard but its always a posibility so I'd tend to overkill on brakes especially as this installation has no engine braking at all!
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Kawazuki wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 12:41 pm
jet toy maker wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 12:42 am
Davey the punk wrote: Sat May 01, 2021 8:28 pm Hope u got good. Brakes sounds good
I'm using the twin goldwing disc brakes and drum brakes at the rear.
You may need something better! Although the Goldie is a heavy bike it carries its weight low and shifts a fair proportion of its CG forward on heavy braking allowing good force from the brakes to be fed into the road. Trikes on the other hand tend to be more weight biased to rear of centre with less weight / CG transfer, so having strong brakes up front have less effect and can lock earlier. A better back brake set-up would also give more stable braking when used with force.
We all hope that we'll never HAVE to brake that hard but its always a posibility so I'd tend to overkill on brakes especially as this installation has no engine braking at all!
I can fit a disc brake on the out put shaft of the gearbox if needed.
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