RX7 Drift Trike Build - Steering and Custom Tube Frame!

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  • hydraulic steering maybe?

    Emil HanningEmil Hanning6 tuntia sitten
  • Hope yall end up painting the trike like a kids big wheel.. kinda opposite of the power-wheels process

    Alex HillAlex Hill19 tuntia sitten
    • Or just all orange like a Dorito, and to match the already orange block

      Alex HillAlex Hill19 tuntia sitten
  • I hope they go for the kids Big Wheels, that would be the coolest thing ever.

    stephen mejerstephen mejerPäivä sitten
  • 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻💪🏻💪🏻👍🏻👍🏻🇦🇷🇦🇷😀😀

    juan albornozjuan albornoz2 päivää sitten
  • What is the engine out of

    Brian LeachBrian Leach3 päivää sitten
  • Kreatif

    Ilham HulkIlham Hulk3 päivää sitten
  • You need to twist your pipe a few degrees on one side before you notch it

    william Gateswilliam Gates3 päivää sitten
  • Are you making this road legal?

    william Gateswilliam Gates3 päivää sitten
  • Привет из России Hello I from russia

    1grunit1grunit4 päivää sitten
  • I would have used dual steering rods. You get a push pull action that will give better steering uniformity

    Steve DeySteve Dey4 päivää sitten
  • Are you guys worried about bottoming out and stuffing that engine ?????

    Justin SmithJustin Smith4 päivää sitten
  • This could definitely be road legal

    D-Ran YatertotsD-Ran Yatertots4 päivää sitten
  • try having the bars flowing from the "nose" of it

    Connor SouterConnor Souter4 päivää sitten
  • Nice work and you are using the similar gloves as I do and I agree they don't handle well sparks but they feel great as a allround working gloves 👍.

    Ljubo's Car's AdventuresLjubo's Car's Adventures4 päivää sitten
  • Is that a cr front end you've butchered! How could you🥺 only joking. Great project boys!!👊✊💨💨💨

    andy bowyerandy bowyer5 päivää sitten
  • How freaking great is it to be able to go out to your shop and just make anything you want out of steel? It's a beautiful thing. I wish I still had access to a workshop like that.. I feel like I've lost my soul without it.

    ɑʟpʜɑ ɱɑсʜɪиɑɑʟpʜɑ ɱɑсʜɪиɑ5 päivää sitten
  • FIstart removes every single one of my comments with a link in it. Freaking ridiculous. Anyway, I posted Tower Trikes' Facebook page. They make trikes from big rig components and parts. The wheels/tires, engine, smoke stacks, brake system, etc. Freaking incredible. I bet you guys could build something like that.

    ɑʟpʜɑ ɱɑсʜɪиɑɑʟpʜɑ ɱɑсʜɪиɑ5 päivää sitten
  • Here's a thought: See about making it street-legal. I believe it's possible to do so, even with a home-made chassis.

    Handy HusbandHandy Husband5 päivää sitten
  • I can't wait to see more!

    Nick's BikesNick's Bikes5 päivää sitten
  • Sams killing it these days, nice work boys!

    joseph robertsonjoseph robertson5 päivää sitten
  • I understand people need sponsors but an ad for a credit card that's 20-30%... almost anything is better or similar.

    rydeen450rydeen4505 päivää sitten
  • Add sign sheet metal over the steering and frame to cover it up

    Jake McMahonJake McMahon5 päivää sitten
  • Cars and cameras X grind hard plumbing co. ?

    Josh HemphillJosh Hemphill5 päivää sitten
  • Take that engine to the vargas brothers !!! They will take care of it for sure 🇵🇷🙌🏼

    YezziyYezziy6 päivää sitten
  • Love the build but I'm gonna guess that front wheel breaks at some point. Might want a bigger wheel up there.

    Brandon McfellinBrandon Mcfellin6 päivää sitten
  • Mono tube shock per side along with double tie rod maybe? Concept you’ve got is fucking awesome

    Aaron SahibAaron Sahib6 päivää sitten
  • I love it guys I would think about boxing in those controls arm mounts.( pac man clips ). I have folded a bunch of them over the years.

    Adam SpencerAdam Spencer6 päivää sitten
  • I wonder how that dirt bike wheel is going to take all that weight

    very nicevery nice6 päivää sitten
  • For the upper steering you should look at a 01 Harley sportster clutch though out bearing and and make the housing out of steel for it to hold the bearing

    Jared HemenwayJared Hemenway6 päivää sitten
  • Im super excited to see this project beasting!!!!!

    Clockwork CalibrationsClockwork Calibrations6 päivää sitten
  • I think using a sprocket and chain set up for the steering would look so sick on this build

    Tary1233Tary12336 päivää sitten
  • I usually don't mind ads but please no credit card ads

    Nicholas GionetNicholas Gionet6 päivää sitten
  • Seeing you sit on the diff reminds me of a story my neighbor told me. While he was drag racing in the 70's there was a guy with a modified bucket that had the seat over the rear end. On the launch the drive shaft broke and the leaf u-bolts weren't enough to keep the rear from doing a rotation so the output shaft and yoke split the guy in half. He died right there in his car. Anyways, good luck.

    LikesBikes77 HoweLikesBikes77 Howe6 päivää sitten
  • yo creo que seria mejor la dirección con 2 piñones(engranajes) y una cadena para que sea mas facil el movimiento y no tenga posibilidad que una soldadura se rompa por las vibraciones

    Patricio Pérez costillaPatricio Pérez costilla6 päivää sitten
  • Have you considered hydraulic steering instead of a rod?

    Nathan UnknownNathan Unknown6 päivää sitten
  • Soooo... How many drones have youguys destroyed so far? 😂

    Remco van VlietRemco van Vliet6 päivää sitten
  • what song is at 1:33? ive been looking everywhere for it

    Nathan EsterkynNathan Esterkyn6 päivää sitten
  • Awesome project 🏆 can't wait to watching RX trike drift 😅

  • This is a million times better than junkyard wars for sure

    PAthot Draggin’PAthot Draggin’7 päivää sitten
  • You need to design a custom radiator that is more like a 4 inch tube that air could flow thru and you could mount along side of your projects like jet engine instead of the classic big rectangle radiators. Yes this random.

    Airn5475Airn54757 päivää sitten
  • Make it street legal!!

    Brandon RossBrandon Ross7 päivää sitten
  • Should’ve done skid steer steering, with like a pivot bar connecting the handles in the middle for rigidity.

    Rafael Bucio Jr.Rafael Bucio Jr.7 päivää sitten
  • whatever you do, please DO NOT put the radiator anywhere near the drivers seat. if you do, put a shielding of some sort between the radiator and the driver incase the radiator hose blows off and sends scolding water onto the driver, burning them

    Brys UngerBrys Unger7 päivää sitten
  • Wish these guys would finish projects rather than half doing them or pausing them to start another

    Charlie DanceCharlie Dance7 päivää sitten
  • Agree with the comments below that you don’t have nearly enough steering angle for drifting. You’ve set it up to steer like a dirt bike, not a drift trike. See drift cars and how they turn almost 90 degrees to the car. Also see Bikes N Beards channel, where they recently put PVC tires on a huge trike motorcycle and drifted around a parking lot. They ran out of steering angle real quick and really didn’t work out very well. Otherwise this thing looks awesome.

    Emerson BEmerson B7 päivää sitten
  • What gloves do you guys use? Or what ones flew across to Sam?

    B&P RepairB&P Repair7 päivää sitten
  • S O S Olá sou mecânico. Vi um risco para sua saúde a alavanca de macha em uma parada brusca pode causa uma perfuração abedominal

    Ademar AssunçãoAdemar Assunção7 päivää sitten
  • Wonder how often that oil pan will get cracked

    tmfstevetmfsteve7 päivää sitten
  • trikes....on the "lameness" scale?, right up there with man buns.

    T MT M7 päivää sitten
  • Maybe put big offroading tores on the back wheels or drifting tires

    Septic LemonSeptic Lemon7 päivää sitten
  • Make the mounting for the pushrod farther away from the steering column. Why not give it some crazy angle for big slides.

    Thomas BansbachThomas Bansbach7 päivää sitten
  • Whatttt!!! This a monster trike, great work

    KudahunchoKudahuncho7 päivää sitten
  • I see those forks lasting about one run with u guys lmao this thing is sweet!

    Todd GerhardtTodd Gerhardt7 päivää sitten
  • You're going to run out of steering angle REALLY quickly when sliding this. Also, That single push/pull rod isn't going to survive many bumps. When you're steering left (Putting the rod in compression) and hit a bump, the rods going to flex away from a straight line, then the compression load is going to try and force that bend further before it has chance to flex back. Strangely, a lot of things people call "Push rod" steering really should be called "Pull rod" steering instead, because long lightweight pushrods flex like hell in compression. They NEED to be in tension to work without bending under load. Apart from those two things the project seems to be coming along pretty well.

    Reman1975Reman19757 päivää sitten
  • 💪🔥🔥🔥❤️ось також зробив fistart.info/tv/videot/u42qyXuKi8OestE.html&feature=share

    Мандри КарпатМандри Карпат7 päivää sitten
  • The insanity continues! The most artistic {maybe it's autistic? Lol 😂}builds on FIstart! The fabrication skills are just insane!! You guys are still #1

    Kurt SumthinorotherKurt Sumthinorother7 päivää sitten
  • I have a ton of parts you guys could use for most of your builds, many parted out bikes and parts all boxed, and a ton of rims and tires all holding air mostly new from yz bikes. If you all want to hit me up Im over in Oregon and can cut a good deal! Would love to see them used by some smarty pantses like yourselves!

    xxIONBOMBxxxxIONBOMBxx7 päivää sitten
    • A set of quad tires and rims holding air, tons of carbs and all etc, bunch of subframes and seats, etc the list goes on.

      xxIONBOMBxxxxIONBOMBxx7 päivää sitten
  • Why don't change gear lever position bending it to the front? better for handling and..... family jewels!! Ciao!

    NANNI RCNANNI RC7 päivää sitten
  • Aloha bradahz I’ve been watching your builds and it inspires me to build my own but I have to learn a lot thanks for the vids , by the way I’m in Hawaii do you guys build and sell any go karts? I wanna represent your rides here in Hawaii 🤙🏽🤙🏽🤙🏽aloha ❤️

    robert kaukanirobert kaukani7 päivää sitten
  • Make your shift handle out to the side on your right side it would be a perfect shift

    River SharpRiver Sharp7 päivää sitten
  • 😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮

    Yongyut SailunYongyut Sailun7 päivää sitten
  • When are you guys going to work on the fire truck?

    Adam WencelAdam Wencel7 päivää sitten
  • what song?

    Yuriy SergeyevYuriy Sergeyev7 päivää sitten
  • I love it but I just wish the seating position was over the bellhousing so that you could run a handlebar off of the forks, I just think it looks weird having the bars so far back!

    Tanner PoirierTanner Poirier7 päivää sitten
  • Do your signature snowmobile engine builds but put one on a Power Wheels

    Jack TaylorJack Taylor7 päivää sitten
  • Wow I forgot why I started watching you guys till I seen this this is f****** awesome can I get one

    jbyrd 420 Michiganjbyrd 420 Michigan7 päivää sitten
    • Burn them tires off at cleaters

      jbyrd 420 Michiganjbyrd 420 Michigan7 päivää sitten
  • This thing gone kill somebody

    Nemanja DracaNemanja Draca7 päivää sitten
  • I would pay money to fly your yard 😆 great flying man. Great video too I'm just saying 😆

    Kwadfather FpvKwadfather Fpv8 päivää sitten
  • For the steering I would use 2 cables to pull it from each side instead of a metal leakage might be a bit les ugly

    Create 3DCreate 3D8 päivää sitten
  • Rotary engine exhaust headers get extremely hot to the point that their glow red do not use thin pipes I repeat do not use thin wall piping for the exhaust

    Raidar ARaidar A8 päivää sitten
  • You should put in additional rod on the other side for the steering so that it pushes and pulls at the same time reducing the load on just that one rod and it will help reduce play in the steering

    Raidar ARaidar A8 päivää sitten
  • The rc cars that can drive upside down and ride side up like you can roll it over and the bottom looks the same as the top.

    Wiley pageWiley page8 päivää sitten
  • Man i love this mazda rx7 engine and transmissin, audi rear end, dirt bike front end and custom frame, these guys are nuts

    NiklasNiklas8 päivää sitten
  • 🤘😊👍💯💯💯

    Alejandro AlvarengaAlejandro Alvarenga8 päivää sitten
  • I wonder what it would look like if the steering was flipping like a u shape instead of a n

    SlushieSlushie8 päivää sitten
  • Cool.

    Lesley ClarkLesley Clark8 päivää sitten
  • A motorcycle steering damper might help with the jerkiness over bumps

    Jeffery GreeneJeffery Greene8 päivää sitten
  • You definitely need something like this: fistart.info/tv/videot/tWaSrYOMh7OTxpY.html ;)

    BakoderBakoder8 päivää sitten
  • I think the steering should be completely changed to something like the antique tractors that had the steering shaft across the top horizontally. Then make a big butterfly style steering wheel. Just my thoughts 🤷‍♂️

    Kurt LKurt L8 päivää sitten
    • Hmm... Interesting idea! We are definately changing it to something different.

      Grind Hard Plumbing CoGrind Hard Plumbing Co8 päivää sitten
  • The link for the sponsor isnt working

    Shane GriffinShane Griffin8 päivää sitten
  • Maybe should’ve started out with a big old heavy crotch rocket, The front wheel and forks would’ve possibly been better for a drift trike? Unless your gonna off-road ride then the more travel the better but probably gonna need a bit more ride height! I’m sure it will have tracks and a ski on it next winter! Lol.

    WadeWoodsWadeWoods8 päivää sitten
    • Yeah, we thought about using a street bike front end, but we had this one already, so we just went with it.

      Grind Hard Plumbing CoGrind Hard Plumbing Co8 päivää sitten
  • The flying bag of gloves sent me 😂😂

    gjgfrombigdgjgfrombigd8 päivää sitten
    • Haha! Glad you appreciated that!

      Grind Hard Plumbing CoGrind Hard Plumbing Co8 päivää sitten
  • lk5lklkn/@nxw m

    栗林努栗林努8 päivää sitten
  • For whatever reason, I keep envisioning a huge pair of ape hanger handle bars on this thing

    Brian OBrian O8 päivää sitten
    • That would be appropriate for the ridiculousness of this thing.

      Grind Hard Plumbing CoGrind Hard Plumbing Co8 päivää sitten
  • Just wanna point out that what Sam has been calling a "trailing link" is most likely actually the toe link so you may want to check that the alignment isnt way off before you burn the welds in for good.

    Rowan WillsRowan Wills8 päivää sitten
    • Yeah, we know that. We are planning on making those links adjustable.

      Grind Hard Plumbing CoGrind Hard Plumbing Co8 päivää sitten
  • hey im sure you need to use two push rod i think that will bent if its only one dont say i dont worn you about that

    bucket listbucket list8 päivää sitten
    • Don't worry, it's not finished yet!

      Grind Hard Plumbing CoGrind Hard Plumbing Co8 päivää sitten
  • You need to see a man called collin furze

    loading _loading _8 päivää sitten
    • We've been talking to him aboit a Collab some day!

      Grind Hard Plumbing CoGrind Hard Plumbing Co8 päivää sitten
  • hi you say sterng is a bit jumpy when at low speed try fitting a motobike steering dampener

    Paul EkinsPaul Ekins8 päivää sitten
    • Was thinking about that!

      Grind Hard Plumbing CoGrind Hard Plumbing Co8 päivää sitten
  • Make the steering long chopper arms from the forks to the back would be sickk

    Fred AshFred Ash8 päivää sitten
    • That would look cool, but would be nearly impossible to steer...

      Grind Hard Plumbing CoGrind Hard Plumbing Co8 päivää sitten
  • locating the seat position so it feels good when you slide sideways, now that's designing for people who love driving! 👍 very cool 😎

    dave williamsondave williamson8 päivää sitten
  • Push pull cables. 2 cables and you could hide them very good.

    DSRDSR8 päivää sitten
  • Add another Tie rod to make it symmetrical, will complete the look and make it solid

    C MoorC Moor8 päivää sitten
  • Great idea on the steering. I was hoping for some ridiculously long ape hanger handlebars pulled back. It would be a cool feature and add to the bike.

    adrockeyadrockey8 päivää sitten
  • how do you shift that

    Grady lane everythingGrady lane everything8 päivää sitten
  • don't ever crash why with the gear lever where is it goodbye eggs

    budokaybudokay8 päivää sitten
  • Please don't put the radiator in a position that could cause burns.

    TJHookerTJHooker8 päivää sitten
  • You guys would fit right in if the time was 1930

    Subaru TimeSubaru Time8 päivää sitten
  • I can imagine a big tear drop gas tank between the bars and engine. vroom vroom

    falstar2020falstar20208 päivää sitten
  • I think the pushrod steerings cool maybe just make it a little beefier for safety

    Anonymous GuyAnonymous Guy8 päivää sitten
  • Use a marker or spray paint and tape and give the tips a bit of paint when making the tubes ends rounded and then you’ll be able to keep better track of where your line is

    Anonymous GuyAnonymous Guy8 päivää sitten