My 3rd Chopper Trike Project

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My 3rd Chopper Trike Project
This time I'm going to attempt a rear mono shock.
 
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This is the bike that would tempt me to break out the welder ?



never found any more pictures of it ?

Mono front and rear and suicide brake ?
 
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Brad

I think the challenge will be the front fork ?

How to make it strong enough for the loads ?

I though of a 3mm wide central spine welded in place through holes in the outer tube ? or a inner tube ripped up it's length and hammer into the outer and plug welded through holes in the outer ?

However how to deal with the bend ?

regards Paul
 

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Great progress! Its really taking shape. You can see the finished bike in your head now can't you.
 
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Most loading is over the rear wheel, so even a single 2" EMT conduit tube or similar should hold up.

Brad
However the original seems to be the same diameter as a normal fork legs looking at the top ? so 1" or 11/4" ?

My chopper with 2 x 1" legs flex considerable giving a nice suspension effect ?
 
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