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Old 07-03-2007, 08:48 PM   #1
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Kawasaki Ninja 500 Trike

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Kawas...30478798QQrdZ1

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Old 07-03-2007, 10:43 PM   #2
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4500 buy it now?
The conversion alone usually costs upward of 10K.
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Old 07-05-2007, 09:21 AM   #3
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Why do that?

Those big ass tires would really sap the power of that motor.
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Old 07-06-2007, 06:07 AM   #4
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Definitely, whoever owns this thing has the only one like it on the block.

Of course, it just plain looks like an unholy matrimony.

Undoubtedly, it does "catch all eyes" when its going down the street, which obviously doesn't happen too much. 4000 miles on a 8 year old bike makes me wonder if the owner tires of being laughed at, while riding this thing.

Yet another example of poorly invested funds (the conversion).
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Old 07-06-2007, 06:50 AM   #5
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Trikes suck. I've never understood why, barring a physical handicap, anyone would chop a good bike like that (I'm talking mostly about the goldwings I see everywhere). Why not just get a miata?
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Old 07-06-2007, 07:15 AM   #6
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Q: Hello, What type of driveline does it have? readend, brakes etc? Thank you
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it has a 4 wheeler rear end with heavy duty wheel bearings & brake pads


"THE TRIKE HAS BEEN LOWERED HANDLES GREAT AND WILL CRUISE ALL DAY LONG AT 100 MILES AN HOUR THIS TRIKE IS ONE OF A KIND AND CATCHES ALL EYES WILL LOOK GOOD IN ANY MOTORCYCLE COLLECTION"

100 mph all day long? 4wheeler rear end? Can you say "lawsuit"?
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Old 07-07-2007, 04:52 AM   #7
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Well.. I've seen worse rube goldbergs..

If it were mine, I'd put motorcycle tires on the rear. 500cc ain't enough to pull that kinda rig. l like the rear fender treatment.. 100 all day long? ah, er,, -right.

Hope you get what you want for it, good luck.
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Old 07-07-2007, 09:35 AM   #8
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I think it's kinda cool. Lose the ghettofabulous wheels, though....
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Old 07-11-2013, 04:05 PM   #9
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My stock Ninja 500 would only reach 100mph on a good day with a tail wind and the under sprung and under damped suspension made it feel like it was on the edge of control at that speed. Can't imagine this trike would handle near as well as the stock bike. Nice color though ;)
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:50 PM   #10
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My stock Ninja 500 would only reach 100mph on a good day with a tail wind and the under sprung and under damped suspension made it feel like it was on the edge of control at that speed. Can't imagine this trike would handle near as well as the stock bike. Nice color though ;)
Sounds like your 500 was suffering from some ailment. Mine hauls my 250lb ass and saddle bags at an indicated 130MPH. Probably closer to 115-120 actual. And even still, that is with needing a valve adjustment and carb cleaning.
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