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

This topic contains 15 replies, has 9 voices, and was last updated by  Mick 4 months, 3 weeks ago.

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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
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                      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 5 months, 1 week 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 months 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.

                              • #11282

                                peakrock
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                                  I did consider two small ones like the Morgan on mine initially, but mounting them with adequate bracing and reinforcement looked problematic. The single roll bar on mine is bolted to the rear bulkhead and to the transmission tunnel which are probably the strongest points on the chassis and because the mounts are close to the right angle join, the roll bar is braced in all directions.

                                • #11285

                                  Mick
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                                    Stainless steel tubing might be an easy way to go.

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