Picked the trike up from PDQ earlier, where it has had a leetle bit of work done. Major service ( valve clearances, tappits, shims and all that mysterious stuff), Keihin 35mm CV carbs / airbox / air filter junked and Mikuni 40mm open carbs fitted, oil breather scavenger as well, dyno and tune.
And what’s it like now? Absolutely fecking insane :w00t::D:w00t:
You gotta hear this thing on the throttle, it sounds bonkers lol. That Larry Webb, he just leads sensible people like me astray.
I was very tempted, but I think I have to sort a petrol tank selector prob out first - PDQ put a nice new switch in, but I’m not sure that the actuator is working. So tomorrow is local testing and running out of fuel in a cultural desert, no doubt. Have fun though, I will be back
@Ratty - the induction noise off those carbs is crazy (no airbox, no filter, just trumpets lol) and when I wind the throttle on at 5,000 rpm and it goes up through the V-Boost at 6, it just sounds mental and takes off like a rocket. 3rd or 4th gear roll-ons… uh, me y-fronts.
That was me then, getting acquainted with the new kit
Built by Trike Design, Caerphilly (aka Hank’s Chop Shop), if you sis wants to look further. They do nice conversions on old FZX750 Yammys too (and Harleys by the shedload) - the FZX is a nice job, a lot more compact than my big old beast.
I can too, after seeing it in action
I did wave (gotta get out of the habit, but I’ve only been driving cars for 4 months versus 25 years on bikes and I nod at every bike that passes) and then we were into the 50mph zone at J6…