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Saw this at a bike meet at Stanford Hall near Lutterworth today. Prototype for a new Jaguar perhaps.
The owner was saying prayers before climbing on board for take off.

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That's got to be the coolest custom built trike ever! How does that tiny radiator handle all the heat from that V12?

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I didn't get a chance to have a good look round it, barely had time to get three pictures before the bloke rode off. I can see the coolant header tank at the back do there must be another, much larger, radiator back there. It sounded great when he rode off.

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That has to be an oil cooler up front.
An engine that size would have a BIG radiator.
And I don't care how fast you are riding. You would
be ROASTING behind that big engine.
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It would keep your knees warm in winter though. :D

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Ive seen trikes like that several times in the past. Engine aside, I think they look terrible. Like a death trap. It's just scary what some people will hack together and call "custom". Especially with trikes. The worst one that I've seen had the frame welded to the top of the rear end. I told the guy that there was absolutely no way that I would even sit on that thing.

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There's a club down here in South East England called the SLUTS (South London Union of Trikers). Some of their Trikes look similar to the above, but even more unsafe and 'ratty'! Most of them are adorned with skulls and the like. I give them a VERY wide berth!

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I've seen some really ratty (unsafe?) trikes myself but this seems very well built. Robust looking frame, Jag back axle, disc brakes all round with three pot callipers on the front and servo assisted to boot (you can just see the servo peeking out from in front of the r/h rear wheel) and hefty leading link forks. Not much in the way of exhaust muffling though.
The above doesn't mean I'd like to be the passenger when he snaps the throttle open wide.

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Good Hondog wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:49 pm
That's got to be the coolest custom built trike ever! How does that tiny radiator handle all the heat from that V12?
It's an oil cooler at the front... Look at the close-up shot of the engine from the left hand side, and you can see it's pipes running back to the oil filter housing.

Looking at the other two photos, I can see I think a water header tank on the rear right. The checker-plate on the sides only looks like it's covering the transmission housing, so my guess is the rad must be right at the back, maybe even outboard of the diff... Would have been nice to see a rear view.


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