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Tharrell
05-27-2005, 05:27 AM
I just got a scanner and wanted to share some of my trikes and bikes as well as some of my racing photos. This one is Gatorback, Gainesville Florida 1988 Triple Crown series.

Tharrell
05-27-2005, 05:31 AM
Here's a pic of my trike. It's a 1985 Honda ATC250r. My 1963 F100 Ford is in the background.

Tharrell
05-27-2005, 05:36 AM
Here's a night time flattrack race on my ATC250r. I smoked this guy on the Yamaha. He's about to get passed on the inside.

Tharrell
05-27-2005, 05:42 AM
Here's a moto-cross race in Pensacola, Fla. This is where a guy brake checked my before a double and I ended up casing it on the double. I went over the bars and did a major face plant. There's a pic somewhere of the aftermath and it's funny, if I can find it.

Tharrell
05-27-2005, 01:41 PM
Practice riding, a small jump.

LawnBoy89
05-27-2005, 03:18 PM
Sweet man, I never rode a trike in my life I hear they are dangerous. I like that little whip in the first pic too.

Glenn J
05-27-2005, 09:17 PM
I'm partial to the trike pics! I'll dig some of mine up and post em'. :cool2:

Amco Landscaping
05-27-2005, 11:33 PM
ill have to take some of my trike, it is a custom 200x frame w/350x suspension front and back and a bored out 200s motor on it with 10:1 piston.
Anybody can ride a quad but it takes skill to ride a 3 wheeler



Matt

Glenn J
05-28-2005, 09:08 AM
ill have to take some of my trike, it is a custom 200x frame w/350x suspension front and back and a bored out 200s motor on it with 10:1 piston.
Anybody can ride a quad but it takes skill to ride a 3 wheeler



Matt

That sounds like a nice machine. :cool:

Tharrell
05-28-2005, 04:42 PM
Skill, that's understated. It's like walking a tightrope over hell! That's what makes it so fun.
I test rode the 200x behind the dealer on the asphalt pad. Then I hopped on the 250r. I was holding the throttle wide open trying to warm it up (they blubber like a string trimmer till they warm up), then it was like a light switch. The front end stood up and the engine started screaming. I was heading straight for the dumpster with the engine screaming and the front wheel in the air.
It scared me so bad I bought it!
I eventually put some Pro Circuit and Paul Turner stuff on it and could do wheelies on these dirt roads around here about 70mph or better I guess.
The most fun I ever had on three wheels was an exhibition race on a 1/2 mile oval at night.
Speaking of bikes and such, I have a gnarly photo of David Bailey if anyone remembers him. I'll look for it and post it asap.

Tharrell
05-28-2005, 04:56 PM
Here's that picture of David Bailey, probably the greatest natural rider I've ever seen. He was on top of the world until a supercross in Paris where he crashed on a triple jump and is paralyzed from the waist down now.
This picture was at Lake Sugar Tree in Axton, Va. I think it was 1984, he's on a "production" 500cr-yeah right!

Glenn J
05-30-2005, 09:33 AM
I have a 1985 200X. I bought it just about a year ago. It's pretty much stock except for the front fender and fork boots. It came with a set of 20" Holeshot copies and I upgraded to 22" Kenda Klaw XCR tires on the rear. The extra ground clearance helps a lot around here.

Here's a shot after riding opening day up in Massachusetts:

http://img93.echo.cx/img93/950/tollandtrike11yx.jpg

http://img153.echo.cx/img153/1258/tollandtrike38nt.jpg

Installing a new swingarm skid plate:
http://img59.echo.cx/img59/828/prmplate67we.jpg

http://img59.echo.cx/img59/8181/prmplate18lf.jpg

Even after a good washing, it was still a bit dirty:
http://img65.echo.cx/img65/7767/dirtytrike0oh.jpg

Tharrell
05-30-2005, 04:19 PM
Sweet! I haven't seen mine in over 13 years. The Ford was traded for a boat 15 years ago. Brings back a lot of memories! It looks to have been well cared for. Get someone to take some action pics!

Glenn J
05-30-2005, 06:03 PM
Will do! My buddy has an 85 200X as well. We're currently rebiulding his engine. He and I were riding in the snow back in March and his connecting rod let go. Put a huge hole in the cases. He's got an XR200R 6 speed bottom end that we're in the process of swapping over. It should scoot pretty good.