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    Default motoconcho conversian kits

    Does anyone know where I can get a conversion kit to make a motorconcho into a trike. I will be using mountain bike for most of my transportation in the DR when I get there but I figure a MotorConcho set up as a trike with a substantial cargo basket would keep me from needing a car for 95% of my needs and then those rare times I need a car I can get a rental or hire one. If no one knows where down there I was thinking of building the kit myself up here and bringing it down when I come down.
    By the way I just got back from the DR the day after Christmas and I checked in at work and the Navy gave me my walking papers. I am official retired May 31 2005. Life is good.
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    does anyone know what models of bikes are used for motoconchos. I have seen mainly suzuki 100s and yamaha 100s with 2 cycle engines. Have I missed any others?
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    fantastic question John, my son would also like the answer, if you solve it let me know. Is the petrol expensive in DR? Congrats on yr retirement did u mean May 2004? Barbara

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    No I meant 2005. In the Navy you put in for transfer to the fleet reserve up to 18 months before your eligibility date. Basically as of today I have 520 days left.
    I wanted to get my confirmed date. Once you get it the Chain of command quits with the attempts at subtle blackmail. "Oh PO Sizemore being the Urinalysis coordinator would be career enhancing." Now career enhancement is my preparations for getting out.
    By the way even if I canít find a conversion kit in the DR I am thinking maybe there is one mail order. The motoconchos should be a pretty standard bike worldwide. I am looking online now and I hope to find something.
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    These kits would be brill for living in dr as I understand cars and petrol are expensive there. We're moving out 14 Jan. Mind you here in UK petrol is now $6.20 per gallon. YUK. Barby

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    I was thinking a person could make the front end of a motor cycle like one of those bycycle ice cream vendors. That woud let you have the grocery capicity. Just a thought
    John
    Oh by the way any of you mechanical engeneering types want to design and build the kits I am sure you could make a killing.
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    he BEST conversion kit for a motoconcho that I can think of (having lived here for 11 years) would be a JCB or CAT running over the thing!!!!!

    I don't mean to belittle your question John & I can quite see your desire to make such a conversion - I just have a HATE against motoconchos because of the lack of consideration they have for car drivers AND themselves!! Few (if any) have real lights, most have no front lights & they weave in front of cars & chase across crossroads without any thought for other traffic or traffic lights.

    Petrol is now 60 (plus - not sure exactly as it changes each week!!) peso for an American Gallon which is just under a IMPERIAL gallon. NOT expensive against British prices but a little more than USA prices I gather!

    There are several mechanics who will do the conversion you are looking for & a couple of these 'Motorised Trikes' running around Puerto Plata whom one could stop to enquire as to where they got their trikes from (or converted). Let me know if you want me to make further enquiries after your reseaches on Internet & I will get on to it!! - Grahame.

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    Last edited by Sandeep; 12-28-2003 at 09:30 PM.

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    I understand the hate for them. What I am looking at is literally a way to avoid having to get a car and also avoiding the balancing act of trying to carry groceries and forth on a scooter.
    Seriously a 125Yamaha trike with a large cargo basket would do about everything someone living in Sosua would really need. I would not want to take trips on the damned thing but to go the grocery store or deliver pizzas hell it work just fine. As far as myself needing it now I still have 17 months to go. So to look further for me is not needed but if you put up the info here I am sure it would help others.
    Hell I might even get Mike Cook to put me on a fiberglass shell so I am dry during the rainstorms.

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    I think I'll try a horse and buggy, much easier.

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