View Full Version : New here, and initial questions

08-06-2017, 09:57 AM
Hello everyone, I am new here and probably like everyone here, a big fan of differentiated bikes, especially the "Recumbent Trikes" ... I have been informing me a lot about the Trikes itself and about specific models and one of the ones I liked the most Was the Warrior design .... I would like to know what is the difficulty of building these trikes if the plans that are for sale on the website have clear and accurate information about the assembly from the beginning to the end of the Tricycle along with all its parts , And if, because of this, it is more feasible to build one's own or buy one ready.One more thing, I really like 3D modeling and I did a Warrior model with Elastomer suspension, so a model would be a more interesting option than the traditional spring suspension?Thank you for your attention and sorry if English is not very good ... >> Google Translate


08-06-2017, 10:44 AM
The plans are clearly written and well illustrated , and can be built by anyone with welding experience ( or someone willing to learn ) a gas mig is the best welder for the job but many have been built with stick welder ( an experience welder )For the beginner the most daulting part is getting everything square and fitting well before welding . Once you have built one the rest are easy .

Regards from the UK


08-06-2017, 12:32 PM
Welcome to the fun. The price verse purchasing is really up to up the the individual and what you will spend on parts verse what you can scrounge. The plans are a great guideline to built a trike that fits you. There are no blue prints or precise measurements as every person is of a different shape and weight. Parts can come from used parts or new it is up to each builder as to what they want. Brad gives the basics of how and why he did the things he did. The rest is up to us the builders to incorporate then into the build.

If you have never welded or built such a vehicle I would consider making this trike 2.0 and build the Warrior as laid out in the plans as 1.0. Once you have built it and rode it build a 2nd trike to your ideas as you then know how. No many build just one Bike or trike. I would also suggest a 6 pack of plans of your desires. While you may never build them it makes great learning materials to see the whys and hows Brad built them. Welding has been a challenge for me. I have a hard time seeing my weld puddles. However I am considered a Electronic Tech. And do a lot of electro mechanical work for my job.

One last bit of advice Read the plans at least 3 times. once as a novel straight through. Don't stop to measure or take notes. Do that the 2nd time. And the third is to review as your building. It will make sense when you do it.

08-07-2017, 04:54 PM
Welcome, and +1 oneverything said about the very good plans!

Nice 3D modeling!