CX500 Trike building

By Andy the stuff doer

I’ve not posted much on this (yet), its one of those “hobby” iDoStuff projects, something that’s just happening in my spare time. One one those projects with very little ~(only £20 pound 30$ ish / euro pressure)~ and of course an immeasureable amount of a sportsman’s bet. Is there any better motivation?

As of November 2012 its a runner! Ready to face all the officialdom, all the testing (MSVA) paper work (DVLA) so I get it registered, MOT’d and taxed.  This has proved a bit of sticking point as I can’t do all this in the odd few hours in an evening. But I’m pushing it now and have made the first step to get a VIN number (required because it’s a new vehicle). This involved visiting the local DVLA office,filling out some forms that wern’t really fit for the job, then getting an appointment for another visit when the inspector was there.

A week later I made the second trip this time with the trike in tow, on the reconfigured trailer tent chassis. After a short wait the inspector called me out to have a look. A very sensible chap he was, not worrying about the engine number matching the donner bike v5, not asking to see recipts for all new /reused parts. He took notes on serial numbers he could see, took a few photos had a pleasant chat and told me the new VIN number would be in the post.

Trike on trike trailer

Trike on the trailer ready for the first trip to the DVLA

The rest of the write up and details will be on the iDoStuff site, when I’ve got minute, CX500 Trike build pages starts here, but in the mean time: Please leave any questions, comments or suggestions here. Cheers.

One Response to “CX500 Trike building”

  1. As Promised the New VIN Number arrived in the post. It’s now stamped on the headstock ready for step 2 of the legal stuff THE MSVA..

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