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GPracer2500
11-19-2006, 09:59 PM
Ran across these photos. I think it was called a Missile kit--or something like that. Sort of like a bad azzz Big Wheel or Fat Cat. Anyone know anything about these conversions?

I like having three wheels on my ATC just fine but I bet one of these would be a hoot in the dunes....

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/6001/dsc01897ct6.jpg

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/5963/dsc01898ey9.jpg

bigtloc
11-19-2006, 10:04 PM
Thats the coolest bike I,ve seen in a while.It would have to be fun to ride.thanks for sharing

random-strike
11-19-2006, 10:17 PM
i love fat cats and big wheels. that is pretty sweet too :)

Aussieduner
11-19-2006, 10:23 PM
Gundlegrabber is building one right now with a kit he purchased from a friend of mine,i had it fitted to an 85 R for a while but it didnt handle to well.

Aussie

Jason Hall
11-19-2006, 10:28 PM
I looked at a swingarm & rear hub set-up on Ebay a couple years back, I shoulda bought It. That thing would be so sweet at the dunes, I want one bad.

Bryan Raffa
11-19-2006, 11:20 PM
my old boss at the cycle shop has one,,We re-welded the swinger to take the jack shaft off and re-worked the rear rim so thats it now just like a dirt bike set up... way better LOTS OF FUN!!!!

Rex Karz
11-19-2006, 11:29 PM
What do they ride like? I've heard different stories. Some say fine, others say they handle like total crap, they won't go in a straight line.

GPracer2500
11-19-2006, 11:37 PM
I saw a pair of Yamaha Big Wheels at China Wall (ISDRA) several weeks ago. One was a 200. The other was a 350 but didn't sound like a normal Big Wheel. Closer inspection revealed a YZ426 engine mounted up. He had some oversized paddle on it similar to the above 250r. She was a runner!

Bryan Raffa
11-19-2006, 11:51 PM
they handel ok.. I guess for what they are,I was catchin some good air on it,the only thing that sucked for me is that my knees would hit the bars when i would turn cuz ya have to sit up on it like a dirt bike not like a trike..

hrc85250r
11-20-2006, 01:46 AM
are you kidding? they handle awesome...me and my friend busted his fatcat out after 10 years of sitting, i cleaned the carb and changed the oil cleaned the tank and we beat it around, it is MINT for real, looks brand new. you can lay them down so far in burms it is unreal almost horizontal.those stock tires have some nice lugs along the sidewall....i would love to see one pumped up with some nasty old school x parts on the motor...

Aussieduner
11-21-2006, 12:09 AM
Here's another one with Missile kit fitted.

Aussie

oldsking86
11-21-2006, 12:13 AM
Haha its unique but why? I like the atc the way it is

200x Basket
11-21-2006, 12:48 AM
i want one of those BAD to put on the 500r!!!!

PitboyJohn
11-21-2006, 03:13 PM
i remember seeing the missle kit on a atc 500r in dirt wheels mag a few years ago.pretty sweet machine

Rm250RF900R
11-21-2006, 04:16 PM
I want one :drool:

250r'en +TCB
11-21-2006, 06:31 PM
I know the guy that sells the kit....... I believe he wants $799 plus shipping for them. He's the former owner of missile engineering. He has them for 85/6 250R's and 350X's......

Aussieduner
11-21-2006, 06:37 PM
i remember seeing the missle kit on a atc 500r in dirt wheels mag a few years ago.pretty sweet machine


I still have that mag it was featured in Sand Sports mag,500R Missile.

Aussie

Jason Hall
11-21-2006, 08:29 PM
Hey Aussie, You think you could build that rear plastic? It probly would'nt be real hard to build a swinger like that. The drive hub might be a challange. I printed out a close up of the set-up I saw on ebay cause I was real Interested In having one. That ting just looks so cool. Especially with that 10 paddle on Er.

tyman
11-21-2006, 08:32 PM
got a few questions bout these.... firstttt... were they made for 200x's perhaps??? and was the fatcat nearly identical (in regards to the frame and engine) to a 200x??? if so could you take the swinger and drivehub and put it on a 200x????

and.... with a paddle and running in the sand, wouldn't that kick ALOT of sand up across the engine causing somewhat of a sandblaster effect?

idn maybe i have no idea what i'm talking about.. but i try :)

cr480r
04-23-2007, 01:27 AM
my old boss at the cycle shop has one,,We re-welded the swinger to take the jack shaft off and re-worked the rear rim so thats it now just like a dirt bike set up... way better LOTS OF FUN!!!!

Does it still have a fat tire? Got pics?

G-Ram
04-29-2007, 12:08 PM
that's pretty kool, but i'll stick to 3 wheels, thank you very much :P

fatcat
05-06-2007, 03:06 PM
Honda fatcats suck in the handling and supinsion the yamaha bigwheel is WAY better than the honda more power and better handling. the honda likes to slide out alot and doesent hook up well. Go YAMAHA.

proformancecycl
12-04-2007, 04:39 PM
I know the guy that sells the kit....... I believe he wants $799 plus shipping for them. He's the former owner of missile engineering. He has them for 85/6 250R's and 350X's......

Hello:

Gotta website or address for him?

MOto tiLl yA dIe thEn mOto MorE:eek:

atcman77
12-05-2007, 06:30 PM
Hello:

Gotta website or address for him?

MOto tiLl yA dIe thEn mOto MorE:eek:



Just saw this got kicked back up as well so I will post what I know concerning your question.

First of all Missile Engineering is still in business. The owners name is John Kite and I actually spoke with him a couple of weeks ago concerning parts for a 250r kit. Very nice gentleman to deal with and he still produces kits for the 85-86 250r and 350x. He does not sell kits for the 81-84 250r, the 200x, or the TRI-Z because of frame/suspension issues. The 85-86 250r and 350x kits however are going for $995.00 plus shipping. This includes all parts such as swingarm, jackshaft, hub, fender, etc........ Everything you need to install the kit but a new drive chain. For the 350x owners you even have a choice of colors for the rear fender, red or white.

The link to a previously posted thread is listed below. It has all of his contact information listed for those interested in parts or a complete kit. He does not widely advertise the business anymore due to other priorities but is more than willing to help with parts, problems, questions, or complete kits.

http://www.3wheelerworldforums.com/showthread.php?t=64747&highlight=missle

Here are some photos of the original kits I found from back in the day:

proformancecycl
12-05-2007, 07:30 PM
Thanks for the info about Missle, but the link doesn't work.

Do you have a phone number for him?:beer

cr480r
12-05-2007, 08:12 PM
That is some very sweet info.. thanks for sharing

atcman77
12-05-2007, 08:22 PM
Sorry about the invalid link. I edited my original post to correct it so the above link now works.

It is an old thread but his contact info is on the first page in a reply by Aussieduner. Hope this helps all of you interested in the kits or parts.

Aka_am
12-06-2007, 11:40 PM
I personally don't understand why someone would want to do this..I mean why not get a cr250 then? I know I couldn't ride a missle kit, I have enough hard times with most dirtbikes lol

Rustytinhorn
12-07-2007, 12:23 AM
I'm gonna put the missle kit on the rear of a Trx250r....j/k It would be sweet though. lol, convert the 4 wheels to 3.

atcman77
12-07-2007, 12:24 AM
I personally don't understand why someone would want to do this..I mean why not get a cr250 then? I know I couldn't ride a missle kit, I have enough hard times with most dirtbikes lol

I guess itís just personal preference in my own opinion. I mainly like them for nostalgia purposes but thatís just me.

250rfreak
12-07-2007, 09:33 PM
anyone here interested in a yamaha big wheel 200 i have one thats for sale but it needs some tlc

Rustytinhorn
12-10-2007, 12:01 AM
anyone here interested in a yamaha big wheel 200 i have one thats for sale but it needs some tlc

pm sent, as to not hi-jack the thread.

CRsambo250r
03-04-2009, 01:07 AM
I say leave the trike as a trike. And get a CR250r if you want two wheels.

sand slinger
03-06-2009, 08:49 PM
I just saw a completely custom kx 500 on craigslist that had a dirtbike front rim and the scat track hauler in the back. It is not on there any more so no pic but it was so sick I wanted it. This bike made the missile kit look dated. They wanted 5000 and said it was a prototype for production of both KX500's and CR500's.

JSchemers
07-18-2009, 02:14 AM
Heres a pic of my 1985 250r ATC

dcreel
07-18-2009, 09:13 AM
Looks good. I wouldn't mind having one myself.

JSchemers
07-18-2009, 06:10 PM
Its Scary fast and has no Control...... they call It the "Widow Maker"

FATTYFIVE
07-18-2009, 09:14 PM
Looks like a fun ride. I think my FattyFive might take it!!:beer

JSchemers
07-19-2009, 01:38 AM
It kept up with a 750 Raptor. The guy looked over at me like he had seen a ghost.

FATTYFIVE
07-19-2009, 02:44 AM
Sweet...My 500 fatcat will eat that raptor;) ;)

JSchemers
07-20-2009, 02:16 AM
That is Scary lookin...:TrikesOwn

Mr Bracket
07-21-2009, 12:41 AM
I did a bunch of research before I built my Fatcat 450R and from what I can see, the missle kits and others that use a 3wheeler to start with suffer from improper head tube angle and trail. This is what made them handle poorly. Fat tire two wheelers got a bad rap due to this and the fact that the factory built ones didn't have enough power to get out of their own way!

I love my 450R based FatCat it handles like a dream!

trikerooster
10-13-2009, 10:23 AM
I want one too! I wonder how it jumps?trailpro

harryredtrike
10-16-2009, 10:49 AM
I say leave the trike as a trike. And get a CR250r if you want two wheels.

i agree.not the 250r.stop it

300rman
10-16-2009, 11:23 AM
i agree.not the 250r.stop it

i agree, simply because the CR puts out more power :P

krazykarl454
12-18-2010, 02:22 PM
hey guys i found one of these local, super clean for 2 grand. think its worth it? it would mostly be a trail bike. im more of a 3 & 4 wheeler guy.

Mr braket- did u build trailprotrailpro BW useing the dirt bike frame, or modify a BW/trike frame?

i figured if it handled poorly i'll V-notch the frame behind the head tube and rake it out afew more degrees. backin the 80's my dad converted a xr600 into a trike with sum kit, and he said it was a beast to turn b/c of to much rake, so he notched the frame n pulled the front end in abit , and it made a world of a difference. so think it mite work. well thanks for any help u can offer.

karl

cr480r
12-18-2010, 06:19 PM
Heres a cool build i found last night..

http://www.3wheelerworld.com/showthread.php?113295-Two-many-wheels&highlight=

audioworks04
12-18-2010, 06:22 PM
Is it a missile conversion? If so then yes it is well worth 2g's. If so then it should be the 85-86 atc250r based with missile swinger jackshaft rear fender and shock linkage.

krazykarl454
12-18-2010, 07:22 PM
yes it is the missile conversion. glad its worth the money. im lookin to trade him my 88' trx250r. yes its got the jack shaft, fiberglass rear fender, and the different shock linkage. its an 85' 250r. well ill let u guys know how it goes.

bcredneck
01-05-2011, 04:01 AM
please for the love of god stop this maddness we are supost to be making more three wheelers not less i admit there kida cool
but make them out of dirtbikes they still make thouse and they will handle better since they where made to ride on two wheels
just remember there are only so many trikes and every time someone bolts this kit up theres 1 less 250r or 350x out there

350XJEDI
01-07-2011, 01:17 PM
relax man you can always change it back later just save all the oe parts. make them out of anything, long as you paid for it . but lets make more 3 wheelers out of quads!!! theres to many Quads !!! 3 wheelers rule

Hondarider34
07-03-2011, 06:43 PM
That looks amazing I want one! lol