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The mighty Micra Trike automatic is having a test run soon.

After more hours and money than I wanted to spend on it the automatic conversion of my Trike is nearly complete.
The original K11 1.0 engine was packed off to do some racing somewhere and the low mileage 1.3 automatic has been fitted. This is along with a complete front end rebuild to allow 2 to be comfortable and new controls. Marrying bike and car controls was a big learning curve with many issues overcome by ingenuity and ignorance rather than knowledge.
Working on a wiring loom that was fitted just to get it running by someone that didn’t have a clue hasn’t helped as it has been chopped around a bit ( both original front end loom and car loom) and NOTHING has been labelled.
This is what it looked like.
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And here are a couple of shots from in the garage this morning. Note the idiot light cluster between the gauges, one of the original warning lights on the speedo acts as the low fuel warning light.
Unlike all of your Micra’s the aircon works off the right hand, the moe you wind it open the cooler it gets 😄.
Anyone else think there micra is only worth a couple of hundred pounds, think again. Get the welder out and turn it into a £4000 cruiser.
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Bloody thing is fighting me all the way. Advice to all, get someone to do it start to finish or do all of it yourself. Wiring, wanting to fit battery lights to it.
At least the tow bar electrics work.
 
i'm still really interested on how this turns out

Post a 0-60 when you get it running nice, I bet the thing flys. That's quite a big engine for a bike, My dad used to have a gsx 1400 which flew, but struggled to put the power down and I doubt he ever got a chance to go wide open throttle. Spent most of it's life anchored to a hook sunk in concrete in the back garden tbh. But no such issues with this, still fairly light, won't rev as high but will make up for it in grunt
 
It’s on 14” wheels at the moment, going to go back to 13” ones as we are towing with it.
When I rode it back to mine it kept up with my wife’s car going up hill from a roundabout without breaking a sweat, it didn’t have a speedo then so she was only going at 70 and driving at legal speeds.
Don’t know what the acceleration is going to be like with the cvt gearbox but it surprised a few people with the 1L manual in it.
 
It’s on 14” wheels at the moment, going to go back to 13” ones as we are towing with it.
When I rode it back to mine it kept up with my wife’s car going up hill from a roundabout without breaking a sweat, it didn’t have a speedo then so she was only going at 70 and driving at legal speeds.
Don’t know what the acceleration is going to be like with the cvt gearbox but it surprised a few people with the 1L manual in it.
Is it one of those with the go-faster button on the side of the gear lever? They're not too bad - probably easier than trying to shift it manually anyway, need all your focus on keeping it in a straight line lol
 
Is it one of those with the go-faster button on the side of the gear lever? They're not too bad - probably easier than trying to shift it manually anyway, need all your focus on keeping it in a straight line lol
No, it’s a standard cvt box. Gearchange is adapted to come up through the dummy tank at the front using a couple of jag auto cables at the moment, going to get a single run cable made up are some point.
The only reason I have persevered is that it’s a good stable chassis, it oversteers instead of under steers which is unusual for a trike. Yes I did drift it with the manual 😇
 
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