Trikes and bikes

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Tharrell, May 27, 2005.

  1. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    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.

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  2. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    Here's a pic of my trike. It's a 1985 Honda ATC250r. My 1963 F100 Ford is in the background.

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  3. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    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.

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  4. Tharrell

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    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.

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  5. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    Practice riding, a small jump.

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  6. LawnBoy89

    LawnBoy89 LawnSite Senior Member
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    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.
     
  7. Glenn J

    Glenn J LawnSite Member
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    I'm partial to the trike pics! I'll dig some of mine up and post em'. :cool2:
     
  8. Amco Landscaping

    Amco Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    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
     
  9. Glenn J

    Glenn J LawnSite Member
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    That sounds like a nice machine. :cool:
     
  10. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    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.
     

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