Mtntech's Reverse Trike

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    I've been waiting to see it finished! Good job on getting the patent.
     
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    Thanks! We will have to ride sometime this year. Patent number is 9,221,508.
     
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    Agreed. :)
     
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    I looked through the patent a bit, but didn't see what I was looking for - what's new and patentable here?
     
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    This looks like a really nice job. One question, any concern about having the gas tank in the front?
     
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    Wow! What a machine. But what would happen with that fuel tank in a front end collision? Any way to bag the fuel?
     
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    The positioning of the occupants in relation to the drivetrain components.
     
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    It doesn't concern me but could be placed in other places. It is where I placed it as a proof of concept vehicle.
     
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    IMG_2419.JPG Changing the intake air to the rad. IMG_2420.JPG
     
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    Look'n good for a quick fix. Was heat off the engine a problem for the rad? I would have thought there would be enough stray fresh air for the fan to pull through. You never know til you try it though. Keep on experimenting!
     
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    The old way (with the ram air scoop up top) was a quick way to get the trike on the road last season. Without the ram air scoop it would over heat on the highway because of the dead air zone back there. The top mounted ram air scoop would force cooling air down through the rad and hot air onto the engine. Not thr right way to do it, but it served its purpose. Now with the plenum box mounted below the rad, cool air enters under the rad and is directed up and out. It was interesting figuring out how to construct the side ducts out of fiberglas.
     
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    This works better. IMG_2447.JPG
     
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