As structured, cargo can be supported on the rear axle and immediately behind the seat, maybe with a seat bag of some type. For the purpose I have in mind, I’m thinking additional weight-bearing surfaces will be good for touring. Will a floorboard of sorts work here? For several days now, I have envisioned a surface parallel to the ground between the cross arm and the rear axle with cutout for the turning radius of the front wheels & fender, the main tube, and the drive train.
Such a board will give additional space to haul “stuff” [boxes, bags, equipment as well as a place to sit a coke, sandwich, fruit, etc.]. It would keep road spray & splatter down; give me a way of routing wiring that would be hidden from the top; and, give me a surface to hook side-curtains [if desired]. For my quad, it may even give a mounting base for rear fenders.
Off to Ashley…
That would be easy to do.
A lightweight aluminum or fiberglass floor plate would be easy to implement.
I’ll be able to dedicate some time to this over the New Years weekend and will put together some renderings.
Your response is a relief. Will it be strong enough for me to stand [not a requirement] on at 195 lbs and lighter to be?
really depends on if you want it to be or not.
a framed aluminum assembly could be.
a lightweight fiberglass plate would not.
…and I say:
I think to safe-side it, I should have it as strong as possible, providing, I’m not adding to much weight. Also, cost may be a factor. In terms of rendering, go strongest and let me know the cost. Thanks!!! –jim
I guess this is: Quad ~ Special Requirement #3
Earlier request of Ashley Guy, Utah Trikes: