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builds going well and looking good .did you have to extend the prop-shaft?
and do you have to have trikes tested in the USA after there built to say they are safe and been converted to a trike from a bike?
keep up the good work
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Sounds great, I can't wait to see it completed.
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What I did on the drive shaft was took the original drive shaft and disasemble the gear part in the back rearend assembly. When you get it out it looks like a pinion gear on one end and a spline gear on the other with a spring. I measured the shaft going to the pinion side and cut that part off keeping the spline side with the spring. I then allined everything center and level and welded it to the end of a chevrolet drive shaft. It sounds more complicated than what it is but I take pictures of this and post what I did. I forgot to show this part.
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Also when finish I'll have to send a statement that I'm a certified machanic to the insurance company and thats all there is. Here in Florida you have to have a motocycle license besides your car license to operate a motocycle but that different in each state here in the US. You're not required to have a builders licens unless you are doing it for a living and selling alot of them. In the past alot of guys have taken Volkwagons and turn them into three wheelers.
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thanks for that cobra. for my shaft i have got 2 1500 shafts lying around in the garage .i thought if i cut 1 and use that for the front .then cut the other one for the rear because the 1500 rear is a tight fit inside the suzuki prop next to the uj.
i thought weld the end of the suzuki prop( butt up to the uj) to end of 1500 shaft then weld and sleeve the 2 shafts together what do you think?
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Here are some pictures I took today after I painted the shaft. In this photo I showed how I cut the base of a regular shaft off another vehicle and then welded the shaft from the oposite end to it. The spring holds pressure on the entire shaft and keeps it from slinging out from either end.
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Another picture of the spline end
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Here is the original shaft and how it all works.
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Here is another picture of the chevrolet rearend I'm using with a 273 gear. Just painted
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I took some more pictures from under view of the forks. Just above the plastic cover is where the turn signal cancel switch is located at. The wire I showed earlier that came from the top of the triple tree goes down the center shaft to a switch that is under that plastic cover.
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