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Old 11-04-2013, 02:52 PM
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There is a reason those things became outlawed. I saw 2 people get pretty messed up on a beach in Mexico 25 years ago on one of those. Very dangerous indeed.
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:15 PM
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There is a reason those things became outlawed. I saw 2 people get pretty messed up on a beach in Mexico 25 years ago on one of those. Very dangerous indeed.
Yes.....one of the problems was the machines rear wheel liked to grab the riders leg and shred it, then flip onto the rider.

Probably safer than Bull riding ?
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:21 PM
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I think safety has a lot to do with the rider... just sayin.
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:23 PM
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Yes.....one of the problems was the machines rear wheel liked to grab the riders leg and shred it, then flip onto the rider.

Probably safer than Bull riding ?
In addition, they tend to "flip" if you turn them at speed.
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:24 PM
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High speed stability was an issue. Way different making a hard right turn on a quad vs. a 3-wheeler. I do not know anyone who got hurt on one of these, but there are plenty of stories.
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:33 PM
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:15 PM
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In addition, they tend to "flip" if you turn them at speed.
Last weekend I was at my friends farm and he now has 3 of them. They are a blast.
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:58 AM
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That where you are with the restoration? Or are there more pixs? Looks awesome.
I put the body on an S10 truck frame , Ran a 4.3 vortech engine , solenoid remote doors with poppers,power windows,power steering,tilt wheel, power disc brakes. I finished it up and sold it then moved on to another project. Fun truck
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:15 AM
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I put the body on an S10 truck frame , Ran a 4.3 vortech engine , solenoid remote doors with poppers,power windows,power steering,tilt wheel, power disc brakes. I finished it up and sold it then moved on to another project. Fun truck
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:48 AM
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There is a reason those things became outlawed. I saw 2 people get pretty messed up on a beach in Mexico 25 years ago on one of those. Very dangerous indeed.
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Yes.....one of the problems was the machines rear wheel liked to grab the riders leg and shred it, then flip onto the rider.

Probably safer than Bull riding ?
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I think safety has a lot to do with the rider... just sayin.
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In addition, they tend to "flip" if you turn them at speed.
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High speed stability was an issue. Way different making a hard right turn on a quad vs. a 3-wheeler. I do not know anyone who got hurt on one of these, but there are plenty of stories.
I have a friend who's brother was killed riding one of those back when we were kids. We all had motocross bikes and one guy had a Yamaha 3 wheeler. I never got the hang of the 3 wheeler. Apparently neither did my friend's brother. Unfortunately he was just goofing around on the pavement in the street in front of his house and like H2O said, it flipped when he was making a turn. This was back in the 80's.
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