forum Forums Technical youtube footage of a roll bar fitment to a Triking

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  • #11207
    DSU475
    DSU475
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    • #11208
      Claus
      Claus
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        Nice car, before :-((

      • #11209
        doverhay
        doverhay
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          I have to agree with Claus, if your going to fit a roll bar, make sure the design is more in keeping with the car.

        • #11210

          Gregm
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            To those in the USA undertaking the build of your Triking, please check with your state vehicle registration laws regarding 3 wheelers as they may have changed recently.. I used to live in Missouri and there the Triking was licensed as a 3 wheeled motorcycle. No problems. I recently moved to Arizona and the laws were changed recently to classify the Triking as an auto cycle. This classification is any 3 wheeled vehicle whereby the operator sits in an enclosed cabin and the vehicle has controls like a car. The requirement states that these vehicles must have a rollbar and seat belts. My understanding is that many states are using this new classification due the proliferation of 3 wheeelers such as the Polaris Slingshot, Morgan, Elio (if that evers gets into production). So if you are building your Triking incorporating a rollbar now will save you headaches later on. My Triking did pass the inspection by the way and I now have a nice big handle to back it out of the garage.:)
            Greg M.

          • #11212

            peakrock
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              Hmm – not a very elegant design and it’s way over complicated – guy obviously likes fabricating and welding ! I think my own roll bar is more in keeping and more efficiently fastened but of course I would say that…!

              • #11213

                Mick
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                  Do you have a picture of your roll bar peakrock ?

                  • #11214

                    peakrock
                    Member

                      Hi Mick – if you search under Norfolk Triking Build there are several photos as well as a drawing of the roll bar intermixed with the general build photos. Excuse me being lazy !

                      Regards

                      Dave

                      • #11221

                        Mick
                        Member

                          Hi Dave, I drew a blank……. Please let me know which thread to look in.

                          PS, A direct link wold be best of all if it’s not too difficult for you.

                          • This reply was modified 1 week, 5 days ago by  Mick.
                  • #11215
                    WestEndGuzzi
                    WestEndGuzzi
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                      This does prove that the search box on this forum works!
                      I’d forgotten how much I had said on the thread.
                      I do agree with the roll bar & seat belts principle. Being ejected from under the Tiking dash could be very difficult.
                      Pre powder coat and body fit is the ideal time to engineer the roll bar.

                    • #11216
                      doverhay
                      doverhay
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                        Suprisingly enough, the small hoop on the luggage rack did help me during my embarrassing roll😕

                      • #11223

                        eclecticeric
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                        • #11246

                          Mick
                          Member

                            Thanks, that worked perfect.

                            To be honest I don’t really like roll bars at all but that’s the neatest and the least obtrusive I have seen, 100% better than being pastried for sure.

                            PS, I love your wheels !

                            • This reply was modified 5 days, 14 hours ago by  Mick.
                          • #11273

                            phil whizzer
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                              Hi has anyone seen roll bars similar to a (sorry!) Morgan fitted on a Triking ? If you decide to go down the roll bar route I think two small stainless ones look better than one big one ?
                              “Vimps” might even still be able to use their hood !!

                              • #11276

                                Mick
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                                  I think one would work just as well, but it would be interesting to see how it’s done on a Morgan.

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