Tri-Ped Microcar Head Count Thread

Let's do a Tri-Ped Microcar head count and see how many of these trikes are still on the road or in various states of misrepair.

Here's my 1977 #0291 work in progress currently troubleshooting a weak spark issue.

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This is the same style as my first one, is the VIN on the driver side of the headstock?

It might be better to have a page on the wiki, like the magnum LTD one

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The cranks have one, I don't have any pics or info on it... I rebuilt the v1 a couple years ago. Think it has a polini kit now?

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Congrats, you built a horseless carriage. I think Mercedes beat you to it.

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I have one that my kids and I ride, late model,with the huge plastic tank. I fixed up an earlier one for my uncle, he has that in Kansas City, MO. Traded another earlier one to Blake/Dos Cycles, that one may not be up and running, but I am sure it will be eventually.

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> Declan g Wrote:

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> I have one that my kids and I ride, late model,with the huge plastic

> tank. I fixed up an earlier one for my uncle, he has that in Kansas

> City, MO. Traded another earlier one to Blake/Dos Cycles, that one may

> not be up and running, but I am sure it will be eventually.

Post up pic, year, VIN.

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Check Declan’s profile for a wonderful family MicroCar pic !

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Old picture of the family all piled on the Microcar. ID number is 1066

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Has new tires, new headlight, and a polini kit now. (edited)

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And we always wear helmets when riding, that was just for a photo

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I sold this one to my uncle, I can't remember where it came from for the life of me.

Production number appears to be 03476

Manufacture Date appears to be 8/79

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I was HOPING to pick one up several weeks ago near Harrisburg, but I couldn't borrow anyone's pickup truck. A guy about 2 miles away in Middlefield has one.

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> Trent Anderson Wrote:

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> I was HOPING to pick one up several weeks ago near Harrisburg, but I

> couldn't borrow anyone's pickup truck. A guy about 2 miles away in

> Middlefield has one.

We've got 3 of them in central Ohio. Get one and we'll have to get an Ohio tri-ped ride together

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I keep threatening to put the Pryer rear end on one of my Motrons. Would a trike count for a tri-ped ride?

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I wouldn't let a lack of truck keep me from a tri-ped, I have strapped mine to the top of my Subaru Outback in a pinch

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> Trent Anderson Wrote:

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> I keep threatening to put the Pryer rear end on one of my Motrons.

> Would a trike count for a tri-ped ride?

I'm not opposed to a 3 wheeled ride, I know the Cleveland dudes have 2 tomos trikes too.

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I'd love to see a picture of that! (edited)

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> Trent Anderson Wrote:

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> I keep threatening to put the Pryer rear end on one of my Motrons.

> Would a trike count for a tri-ped ride?

That is my plan for my tomos rear. Going on my motron

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HOw many were total made? What years? All are pre '81 due to lack of 17 digit VIN's I take it. Also I see four and five digit serials; anyone care to explain that? (edited)

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> Declan g Wrote:

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> I sold this one to my uncle, I can't remember where it came from for the

> life of me.

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> Production number appears to be 03476

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> Manufacture Date appears to be 8/79

I don't think that VIN is correct. Mine is in the 0600's and it's the successor to your model. I don't think they made over 1500 of them

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A tri-ped smash-up derby would be cool

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> Nick Haber Wrote:

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> > I sold this one to my uncle, I can't remember where it came from for

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> > Production number appears to be 03476

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> > Manufacture Date appears to be 8/79

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> I don't think that VIN is correct. Mine is in the 0600's and it's the

> successor to your model. I don't think they made over 1500 of them

I think you are right, I will check.

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My bad, the number was 347, not sure where I grabbed that extra 6.

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A FB group may be a way to reach more Tri-Ped Microcar owners, build a connection between Triped owners who are not otherwise into mopeds.

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I went ahead and started one.

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> Declan g Wrote:

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> I went ahead and started one.

There already is one, https://www.facebook.com/groups/842731569457968

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I guess I will delete that, I had searched and never found one.

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I just realized I never posted info about my yellow one.

1981 frame number 1066.

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> Declan g Wrote:

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> I just realized I never posted info about my yellow one.

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> 1981 frame number 1066.

Nice! I see the boxy rear fenders, is that a Tomos powetrain?

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V1, polini, running 14.12 and pancake exhaust. Have a bigger carb and pipe going on sometime soon.

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Found another good picture.

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