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Author Topic: CB350 Trike  (Read 3221 times)

Offline dynamitedave

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CB350 Trike
« on: Nov 06, 2017, 12:21:44 »
I've wanted to build a CB350 trike for awhile and recently bought a lot of parts which cost more money than I thought they would.

I started with a stock CL350 frame. I cut the neck off and angled it 10 more degrees than it was stock and welded it back on. I cut the top of the frame out and put a DOM tube in there I got from a friend. He even bent it for me. I cut the rear of the frame off and made it a hard tail. I kept the swing arm in place and cut the ends off to weld bearing plates to them.

I'm running four bearings and a 36"x1.25" go kart axle which I plan to cut in half at the end of the project so the trike can turn. I think it will work enough so I can ride it. I'm not sure, we'll see. The tires are 22x8.5-12 and the rims are 12"x8.5. Both DOT approved golf kart wheels/tires. These were expensive at $260 for the pair. The wheel base is about 57" I think and the width at the rear is just under 48". I'm using hydraulic go kart brakes on the rear axles.

I have plans for some type of fiberglass cover that hides the rear axle. I want to do a tall one like the old Ed Roth trikes but I might do a shorter one to start. Maybe I'll do a couple that I can swap out. Tall, short, and truck bed maybe?

I hope to be done with the fabrication in a couple weeks as long as I can stay motivated.

I got most of the go kart parts from http://out2win.com.
I got the tires and wheels from atvmaster on ebay.

Offline coyote13

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Re: CB350 Trike
« Reply #1 on: Nov 06, 2017, 16:50:46 »
Dude wtf.  Yes.
Half the fun's in the get there...

Offline SONIC.

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Re: CB350 Trike
« Reply #2 on: Nov 06, 2017, 17:36:08 »
This is completely ridiculous.

In a good way.

Proceed sir.


Offline The Limey

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Re: CB350 Trike
« Reply #4 on: Nov 06, 2017, 18:53:47 »
Goodness gracious me!  Show me more!


Offline WhyNot

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Re: CB350 Trike
« Reply #5 on: Nov 06, 2017, 20:19:41 »
Wow........just..........Wow...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Offline JustinLonghorn

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Re: CB350 Trike
« Reply #6 on: Nov 07, 2017, 07:16:38 »
Hell yeah, my man. Hope to see this beast in person in the near future.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Offline Popeye SXM

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Re: CB350 Trike
« Reply #7 on: Nov 07, 2017, 09:58:32 »
Completely bonkers. I love it. Great project

Offline dynamitedave

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Re: CB350 Trike
« Reply #8 on: Nov 07, 2017, 11:00:00 »
Thanks pimps. I hope to have it done by the York PA show and swap in late January.

Offline Maritime

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Re: CB350 Trike
« Reply #9 on: Nov 07, 2017, 11:31:29 »
Sign me up for the crazyness!
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