Chassis 7
Pictured here is the upper rear shockie mounts that i've made up out of a mixture of 3mm box tubing and 4mm plate, currently tacked in place ready for Charlie to TIG weld.

Chassis 7

I've cut up some 3mm plate to fit between the seat framing and the lower pipes so that both items are locked solid together, i've cut ( and yet to…

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Chassis 6
Here we have a close up of the steering neck and i got to say that notching these pipes to meet up with the neck was a complete pain just because there are like 3 or so different angles to take into acount, anyway its all done now so i'm happy again.

Chassis 6

Here we have a close up of the steering neck and i got to say that notching these pipes to meet up with the neck was a complete pain just…

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Chassis 5
Now that the steering neck is mounted in place i temporarly mounted the front forks and wheels just so i can visualise the overall shape of the trike, so i took a photo and photoshopped a couple bits and peices just to get a general idea.

Chassis 5

Now that the steering neck is mounted in place i temporarly mounted the front forks and wheels just so i can visualise the overall shape of the trike, so i…

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Chassis 4
I drew a centre line down the middle of the frame jig and used a laser level, plumbob, bubble level, angle meter and a tape measure to align the neck into position. I welded an old RN250 lower triple tree that i picked up for $1 into position on the box section that i'm using for supporting the steering neck that way i dont have to make up bolts and spacers etc to hold the neck all i have to do is slip the neck over the triple tree.

Chassis 4

The steering neck is all made up and ready to be fitted so i sat in the drivers seat and worked out how high i want the steering so that…

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Chassis 3
I bought a complete front end off a CBX 750 which comes with handlebars, light switches and ignition etc and the front forks but best of all a 16inch front wheel with twin disc brakes. I will be eventually removing the forks and making up a leading link front end with extended forks but for now i have it sitting in place on approximately a 45 degree angle so i can geta visual of things

Chassis 3

I bought a complete front end off a CBX 750 which comes with handlebars, light switches and ignition etc and the front forks but best of all a 16inch front…

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Chassis 2
The main pipe on either side of the trike that goes from the rear of the trike to the front has now been bent and welded up. I've also made the side plates that support the top suspension arms have currently bolted them in place so that i can take them on and off as needed, eventually they will be welded on permantely. Now that the plate is attached i have mounted the top suspension arms and as you can tell from this photo the wheels are sitting pretty damn good :-)

Chassis 2

Ok so here i'm making a template up for the panel that the top arm and top shockie mount will mount to. Once the templates are made i will be…

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Chassis 1
Now that the motor is sitting on the frame jig perfectly straight i have started to make up the the actual frame using 1 1/4 inch mild steel tubing with a wall thickness of 3.2mm. I am using a 12 tonne pipe bender and it's working a treat. The actual frame design is constantly getting tweaked as i go along and has already changed in design from the above CAD concept. Clicking this picture will open a larger picture of a side view of the the partial frame and i have photoshopped a couple of extra's to the picture just to outline what direction i'm going with it. (The two black dots in the enlarged photo are bolts holes for the top suspension arms)

Chassis 1

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Whilst i had the engine on the jig i decided to play with some exhaust tubing and mock up the frame just so i can get a visual idea of…

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