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Old 03-29-2012, 10:47 AM
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Default 2008 flstsb cross bones crossbones trike

Here is my new project. 2008 FLSTSB Cross Bones trike. Heavily inspried by Pup's Cross Bones trike posted here last year.

I first built the "Can You Dig it" 70's styled 69 shovel trike previously posted on this forum.



Unfortunately, that trike was totalled in an accident.

I always ride with my dog and she got a little banged up as a result of the crash so I wanted to build something that offered her a little more protection.






I'll eventually be building a cage/box/bed for the rear that will offer her crash and rollover proctection in case of another accident. (Picture of Pups trike used for photochop)



My goal was to build a retro/vIntage looking trike remniscent of a customized servicar from back in the day.



Here it is so far.








Close up of Champion 2009 & up touring reverse to clear pipes:

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Sweet!!!
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Nice, I love the look.
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Hey wait.... Now I'm not unique anymore. LOL Sweet ride my friend.

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Looks good. I like the black turndown pipes better then the fishtails on the other photo.
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Thanks for all the positive comments! Pup, your trike was the inspiration for my build, down to the wheels. I was at a cafe racer party at Fuller Hot Rods a few weeks ago and Bryan Fuller turned me on to a local fabricator that is going to build me a Model A style metal truck bed for the back for a reasonable price. We are getting started next week. After that's done I'll put a shearling lined leather carrier for Dixie In the truck bed. I'll update with pics as the project progresses. I'm also going to have to get the Vulcan Works raked stem kit as this trike has the typical trike front end oscillation. Probably caused by the heavy wide rear wheels and tires and deraked springer front end. It's not as bad as my previous trikes low speed behavior but is definitely noticeable every time one of the rear wheels hits a bump or rut. I wish I had done more research and gone with a suitable independent rear section as it feels as though the solid axle is causing the oscillations more than anything else. I'll have to see if the raked stem helps and just keep a good grip on the bars at all times.

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Here's some pics of the plan:

Bed design found on web:


Photochopped pic of my trike with that bed:


Leather dog carrier:

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Most excelent Scott !!!
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Looks like a very cool project!!
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Outstanding stance, man. Trikes so often get built with their proportions waaay off, but you seem to have nailed it with this project!

What are your wheel and tire specs and brands?
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