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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-31-2001, 08:22 PM
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3 Wheelers, what was the deal?

I want to know, what exactly was the deal with three wheelers being banned in the late 80's? I know it was about them tipping too much and stupid, non-talented riders. But I want to know the specifics. There is never any chance of three wheelers coming back right? It just makes you wonder where they would be right now. You look back, and they were great machines, but I always wonder where they would be now. I want your insight on this, mostly because I was merely 4 or so when this stupid-a$$ decision was made.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-31-2001, 09:52 PM
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Re: 3 Wheelers, what was the deal?

Like you said, it was too expensive to make them i think...restrictions were too much i am pretty sure. I am with you, we would have some sweet asss trikes right now. Dave and his brother of MP racing made a banshee engine/three wheeler frame, i will see if i can go dig up the picture somewhere.

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Re: 3 Wheelers, what was the deal?

it is actually leagal to make them now...i believe it was a 10 year "agreement" that they would not be made....it was made in 86 so as of 96 they could be made(correct me if the numbers are wrong)...but quads are better so no one does....also n a side note...ITS NOT THE FRICKING GOVERNMETS BUISINESS TO BAN ANYTHING!!! AHHHH!!!! anyway...

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Re: 3 Wheelers, what was the deal?

I am with you on that 98warrior. Whatever happend to our freedom? The government comes and tells us what we can and cannot do, and that is B.S. I was never aware that it was banned for only ten years. I also thought it was banned in the late '80's, but it was only in '86? I was only 1 year old then. So if the manufacturers desired, they could make them again? And the LT500 ban was stupid as hell to. We should all get together against the government and stand up for our rights to ride and ride what we want. Am I the only one that is sick of this lawsuit sh*t? They won't make them again because quads are better, or is that they are afraid of another lawsuit and this happening again? Just think, '02 Honda ATC 400ex, '02 Yamaha Tri-moto raptor, '02 Ski-Doo DS650 Three wheeler, '02 Yamaha Tri-moto raptor. Would these machines be a reality, would three wheelers still be manufactured if the government hadn't intervened?

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what ban on the LT500? i wasnt aware of one....

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Quads are so so much beter the 3 wheelers. I had riden one and man is it every ruff with only the one tire in the front. I don't think anyone one would buy them if they could make them!

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i think 3 wheelers would have benn phased out on their own by the FREE market due to the fact that the quads hadnled better so the 3 wheelers would have sold...so if the government left their hands off it would have probably happend anyway and we wouldnt have lost any freedom.....on a side note...know how the governmant has benn working to ban SUVs cuz they suck gas and are "dnagerous"? well guess what it happening now? SUV sales are dropping very rapidly due to the high gas prices...amazing how things happen on their own in a free market....just imagine living in the united states of america as it should be a real FREE nation...think of our economy, it would be great with no government interference...just think if federal income tax was at 7% like it was in 1913...know how much extra money buisinesses would have to invest in new things?? it would be amazing...our nation would be an incredible place...just makes you see how socialist or nation is...sad...and i dont know if we can turn around either...we are many years behind....

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i agree 1000% man!!!

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less govt intrusion

yeah,let's go back to the Articles of Confederation :-)

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Re: 3 Wheelers, what was the deal?

yeah, anyone got any insight on the LT500 ban, id like to know more about that also



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