My journey into trike building

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Test Day

Well, that was interesting. I took the trike to the Exeter VOSA station for its MSVA test, and which I have been stressing about for the last 3 months, and which didn’t quite go to plan.

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That Final Push – Days 5 6 and 7

As the days countdown I now have only 2 build days to go till the trike goes for MSVA. This deadline has started a bit of a panic and I am getting worried. But I have a great team helping me and I know it will be ready for test!

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That Final Push – Day 4

Today I managed to¬†finish one of the jobs that I started last week, and that was the mudguards. I made a decision 2 weeks ago to postpone the test till 26th July. this is due to the fact that progress was to slow and the outstanding jobs where to great to make it to test […]

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That Final Push – Day 3

Day three commenced with the usual circle of the trike to work out what needs to be done and develop a plan of action. We looked at the list, and it was suggested I started with the front marker lights and mount them on the rear mudguard.

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That Final Push

As you can guess there is still a lot to do and very little time to do it! With just 4 build days left I still have a very long list of things to finish off.

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Go Go Juice Required! (part 2)

With the forward half of the fuel lines laid in it is time to start on the rear half of the pipework. As the whole run is in stainless steel armoured flexible piping I worked out how I wanted the run to go by zip tieing temporarily in place and then drilling a hole for […]

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Go Go Juice Required!

With the electrics on hiatus until the rear mudguards are complete I moved onto another important step and that was to fit the fuel line from the tank all the way to the engine.

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Just Keep Swimming (part 3)

Just a quick update. With the majority of the wiring laid in, it’s time to start neatening everything up and to make it all presentable for the MSVA. One of these steps is mounting all the fuse boxes.

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Tanks for the Memories

“What the trike needs is something eye catching on the tank” This statement by the wife has led to some interesting discussions with Jamie, the owner of the workshop where I am building the trike. We started with wrapping the tank, then moved to hydro dipping, then on to paint techniques such as lacework and […]

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Just Keep Swimming (part 2)

Having left the main start power installed in the previous part, I moved on to the next step by installing the start relay and engine wiring. This means that these will be some of the longest running wires on the trike.

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