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    Quote Originally Posted by suffolk View Post
    what rear tyre have you got on the bike?
    Its a Mitas E-09 110/80 18

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    Photo Blog

    As promised, here are some photos of the transition from a Broken Tricker into the bike that my wife is really happy with...





    New 'all in one' guage from Motogadget in Germany.


    Custom dashboard made from aluminium. Will be powder coated later in the year.


    2nd hand fuel tank off an American XT250 from after 2006. This increases the fuel capacity from 6 litres to 9.8 litres. Not available in Europe so had to be imported from a breaker in the USA:


    Issue no 1, while the XT250 uses the same frame as the Tricker, there are differences. Here is the Tricker seat positioned with the new tank.


    Bike with the Aprilia SX (maybe ETX) 125 triple, forks, brakes and wheel fitted. We (by that I mean David at Hyperpro) had to custom make the steering stem in order to make it fit.


    The rear side cover fits ok, it was the front side panels that were the problem with this tank.


    Looks OK....but !




    First fitting of the BMW G450x front fender and headlight unit.


    Now you can see the dash taking shape. The new ignition switch is actually the original switch from my BMW G650X Country. We re-used that so actually my fuel filler cap key doubles as a spare ignition key for this bike. And visa-versa of course.


    View from the front


    Fitting the Speedo sensor for the new gauge. I decided not to use a magnetic pick-up sensor, this is a proximity sensor that reads the 6 brake disc bolts rotating. All programmable into the unit along with wheel size. Later, Against my GPS, reads exact at 40, 60 and 80 KPH.


    General shot before starting to play with the looks...


    More importing, unfortunately. This shot shows the XT250 seat unit ($98 + shipping), the Front Air scoops (new around $200) and rear side panels (2nd hand $30). All these had to be fitted to properly fit the new tank. It was a little costly but I hope you agree, from a looks perspective, it was very worth it. My wife is delighted....so its priceless


    Undressed...


    That's about it. Interesting project. I am going to have the front rim replaced with an Excel rim from Haan here in the Netherlands. We will also look at a better set of forks. Not urgent at the moment as it rides well, but these ones are not really customisable. Its not even possible to change the springs. They have to go....eventually.

    This....


    From this


    Via this (as it turned out, bent forks and triple along with visible damage)

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    Found some more photos

    This shows the bend in the forks as a result of the accident in Iceland. Was still ridden for a week after this happened.




    Stripping it.







    Completely shot head bearing...off the new front end




    Dash making












    Tight fit







    That's all I can find at the moment. I hope are useful to someone.

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    Hello just picked up a tricker and was curious if all the XT250 plastics and tank fit on the frame without any modifications? And if so what did you have to do to make the seat tank and panels fit? Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blakster51 View Post
    Hello just picked up a tricker and was curious if all the XT250 plastics and tank fit on the frame without any modifications? And if so what did you have to do to make the seat tank and panels fit? Thank you!
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    Firstly, remember that I got parts from a modern xt250 that never shipped to Europe... only America I thing.

    Then yes, they fit but you need the set to make it work. Tank, front and side panels and the seat.

    However, when i get around to it, I do need to tag a couple of mounts on the front to stabalise the front fairing a bit.

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    A few questions

    Hi Mike,

    This thread is awesome, and gives me great hope to modify my Tricker. thanks a lot for sharing your experience.

    I have several questions, hoping you will have time to answer me.

    First I have to say that I love my Tricker. I am 170cm and 60 kgs, and I live in town (Hanoi, Vietnam), so the Tricker is perfect for my daily use. I also enjoy a lot riding the mountains, and after several trips in Northern Vietnam, I acknowledge that the Tricker is perfect for the numerous small pedestrian pathes. However, I have several problems:

    - First of all, is the rear tire/wheel. I have the original wheel and a mixte tire 120/90 16, which is awful. Not stable, and very dangerous as soon as the road becomes slippery (which happens often here). I'd like to change the wheel for 17" and then mount a Continental TKC 80 150/70 B17. Do you think it would fit in the Tricker Swingarm? Do you have any advises when replacing the wheel of a bike, especially a Tricker?

    - Second, I would like to change the front fork. The original is nice because light, but definitely not robust enough for the roads I drive everydays (hundreds of potholes in Hanoi) and the weekends' dirt roads. I saw that you changed the front fork for an inverted fork. What fork did you mount? Is your wife happy with it?

    - Third, but not least, my rear shock absorber is not great, and when I happen to have a passenger, it is a nightmare for them (also because of the hard seat I guess...). I am not sure whether I should change it, or try to fix it. But I have no idea on how to proceed. What would you recommend? I saw you put a Hyperpro shock. Did it make a big difference compared to the original one?

    That is all for now. Thanks for reading me and hoping to hear from you.

    Cheers, Brice

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    the TKC 80

    And here is the rear tire I would like to mount on the Tricker:



    TKC 80 150/70 B17
    Last edited by briiick; 06-04-18 at 03:37. Reason: forgot the reference of the tire

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    Hi.

    There shouldn't be any issues in re-stitching the 16 rear with a 17 rim. Maybe get an Excel one while you are doing the job. Much stronger than any standard rim. However, i would suggest a Mitas E07 or E09 rather than the tkc if they are available in Hanoi.

    Doing the change will upset the geometry of the bike a little. Maybe. You will need to try it. If it does become unstable then you may need to lengthen the front forks too. Can't remember if there is any spare length that can be pushed through the triple. Maybe even upgrading the fork springs could help.

    The front end i used was from an Aprillia RX125. But that took the front up to a 21 inch wheel. You could do it by re- stitching the rim to 19 and also going to an excel rim. However, it wasn't a simple change. New steering stem that needed to be machined to fit, new speedo and all new dash. May be going a little to far for you?

    I would really recommend upgrading the rear shock. Not sure what options you have there though. You could contact Bas at Hyperpro service centre in Alphen aan de Rijn here in the Netherlands. He may be able to build you one remotely. I think he has the measurements for the tricker rear but you would need to specify the wheel size its for....leg length, use, that sort of thing. You can find the contact for Hyperpro Alphen online. Bas built the one for us. He is also a really good source for fork upgrade options.

    I hope this helps you and good luck.

    Mike

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    Hi Mike,

    Thanks a bunch for your quick and detailed reply, definitely useful. I will try to find an Excel rim in Hanoi. The shop I used to go proposed me two different rims already. One is a Japanese second hand (I do not know the brand though), but it still looks very straight, and the other one is new but made in China. The owner advised to go for the Japanese one. I think I'll go for the Japanese one, although I am bit afraid of buying a second hand rim.

    For the rear tyre, I'll probably stick to the TKC 80 150/70 B17. I like the design better, and according to the review I found on the Internet, it behaves very well on tarmac roads, which is my daily bread...

    I have contacted Bas at Hyperpro for the rear shock. Let's see if he can come up with a proposition. The tricky thing is that sometimes I am driving with a passenger, and I want the seat to be comfortable for her too, so might not be easy to properly define the specs and use I need for the rear shock. Anyway, I'll keep you updated, thanks again for the advises.

    Cheers,
    Brice

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    Hi Mike,

    I finally changed the rear wheel and tyre. I chose the Excel wheel and a Pirelli Scorpion Rallye for the tyre, and I am pretty satisfied. A lot of grip even on wet roads, and it even improves the stability of the bike when braking abruptely. I enjoy a lot actually...





    The space between the side of the tyre and the chain is super small, but so far it sems to be OK.



    And I contacted Bas at Hyperpro, but he did not reply so far.

    Thanks again for your advices.
    Cheers, Brice

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    Quote Originally Posted by briiick View Post

    And I contacted Bas at Hyperpro, but he did not reply so far.

    Thanks again for your advices.
    Cheers, Brice
    I mentioned your contact to him yesterday. As you can imagine, he gets alot of emails. He said he would contact you.

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