September 25, 2019

I tend to see the same issues over and over again looking at used 1982/3 Honda BIG RED 200E’s. Below is a complied list in random order of what I have seen over many years that I wanted to share. I hope this list can help you if when you look at a used 200E or if you just bought one....

July 22, 2019

I woke up Friday with the warm sun shining through the window. I grabbed one of my favorite Hawaiian shirts and started getting ready for work. After getting dressed I stepped outside and felt the warm temperatures. Checked the weather - yep no rain going to ride the bike to work tod...

June 17, 2019

I tend to get some of the same questions when someone finds out I work on BIG REDS or show someone around my shop. "Why do you still work on these things?”.  “Why do you have so many of these old three wheelers?" The typical follow up questions are "aren't they illegal and dangerous?...

January 31, 2019

I know we are the minority. The few who are still building, fixing, restoring and riding those "death machines" that the US of A government banned back in 1987. Social media (I found) has brought the minority together and I think that is awesome. The number of people posting on insta...

December 26, 2018

Sometimes you have to stop and evaluate your shop efficiency. Now that winter is here I spent some time thinking about heating my shop. Currently I have a Kerosene torpedo heater and a small woodstove. The torpedo heater is for initial warm up and for heating on the weekdays where I...

October 25, 2018

Short blog post and pics on the Hershey Swap Meet.

August 28, 2018

As I get older I think about things differently. Lately I was thinking about optimization in the shop. Yes the lifts are nice but there is always room for improvement. I’m a big believer that a comfort and organization will lead to a more productive shop with less mental and physical...

July 1, 2018

Some interesting content I found reading Honda BIG RED owners manuals.

June 24, 2018

Here are some load ratings for the BIG REDS. This information came from the original owners manuals. Many of the BIG REDS have missing warning stickers that were placed on the racks and trailer hitch. The rack capacity remained the same throughout the years but the overall and traile...

June 8, 2018

One of my recent projects is fitting a 200M front end on a 1984 200ES BIG RED. Working on this project spiked my interest. I really like how the BIG REDS were designed but like almost everything it has some flaws. In my opinion the early BIG REDS had a terrible front fork design. The...

April 8, 2018

My opinion on plowing snow using a Honda BIG RED three wheeler

March 25, 2018

It's a tough decision. Break down a complete and running BIG RED for parts or sell it as a whole ATC. For a recent 1984 Honda BIG RED 200ES I got mechanically set the decision will be to break it down for parts. This is mostly due to my location. I have found selling a complete unres...

March 4, 2018

Article on replacing a timing cam chain while the engine is still in the frame on a 1984 Honda Big Red 200ES.

February 22, 2018

I recently did an interview on the B Squad Hot Rod podcast. This is a podcast that is mostly about cars and trucks but we did talk about BIG RED three wheelers. The interview goes into some of my background and some of my experiences in the shop. Take a listen to episode number 69. A...

February 20, 2018

Recently I installed a Cycle Country plow on a 1984 Honda Big Red 200ES. I bought this plow as a package deal with the BIG RED. This plow mounts to the footpegs and frame. It is manually raised and lowered using a hand lever on the left side of the three wheeler. Cycle country was a...

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