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toni
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Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:47 am

So here's what I worked on tonight - skis for my trike. Only have the front one done so far. It's a bit goofier looking than I imagined, but I think it will work, I'm going to paint it black to match.

Anyone else have skis on their trike/quad?


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Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:45 pm

But do you have to unscrew what looks like ubolts to remove them?
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Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:08 pm

That seems like the would be a lot of leverage with the connection point being so high from the ski. Is there a reason you did that?
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Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:44 am

Yes, to maintain the same height from the ground as I am with the tires on. It's very close to exactly the same. The width of the tube the axle goes through is the same as the tire hub width. The distance from the ground to the axle is maintained (pretty close, within a half inch). I know what you're saying, it looks weird, but everything is the same so functionally it should perform the same, I hope.
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Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:08 am

Do you get deep snow wherever you live? That doesn't look like it would be good for deep snow. What kind of ski is that? Do you have the back done?
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Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:40 pm

ppgee wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:45 pm
But do you have to unscrew what looks like ubolts to remove them?
No, the axel goes through the aluminum tube held on by the u-bolts. The aluminum tube is tightened down by the u-bolts. I only have to pull the axle out and it falls. I then put the wheel in its place.

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megatron wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:08 am
Do you get deep snow wherever you live? That doesn't look like it would be good for deep snow. What kind of ski is that? Do you have the back done?
Yes, we get deep snow. My thinking is that if the snow is that deep, I don't want to go through it no matter what. I'll likely only be taking off from plowed grass runways (there's one near me) or frozen lakes. If the snow was so deep the ski couldn't go through it, it's going to get where I don't want it to (hitting the gas tank, prop, etc) so I shouldn't use it for an LZ.

I don't have the back done just yet, close. I need to paint them also. I'll have them done before the weekend most likely and will post more photos.

The skis are PowerMadd 55877 skis: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00 ... UTF8&psc=1
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