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"And I thought his name was Johnny?"
Right. So yes, this is Johnny1996 who posted this. I go by Johnny on here because literally so many people call me that, that it might as well be my real name rather than just John. And no, three wheelers aren't illegal... anymore. In 1987, a ban on the sale and manufacture of three wheeled ATVs was put in place by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and expired 10 years later. This ban would grow to be THE single most controversial thing related to these unique machines, and even still to this day. Anyway, moving on (mainly because there's a whole other forum out there that can teach you anything and everything you want and/or need to know about three wheelers, which will remain nameless), this red, white and blue, 282.2 pound, three wheeled piece of awesomeness is my three wheeler. Want more info? Keep reading!
It's a Honda ATC200X, a 200cc four stroke powered sports ATV produced by Honda from 1983 to 1987. This one in particular that I own, as I'm sure you've seen by now, is a 1985 model. I picked her up earlier this year, on April 6th, for $1400 including the original owners manual a full title, registration and license plate; I also got a Clymer shop manual. The bag by the handlebars was added by me a few weeks later, which will be ditched in favor of a new rear rack and toolbox sometime in the future. I just have some basic tools in it, like a screwdriver, ratchets, etc that I may need while out on the trails. There's also a tow strap in there, which led me to find out that taking a tow hook to the gentleman sausage hurts like a 🤬 after I dropped it while checking for damage (as I stupidly tried to yank the strap up to catch it from falling, the hook hit a footpeg and flew up right into my man area).
I've actually named her Anastasia after this song. And speaking of a man named Slash, GTPlanet's own @Slash is the guy who got me absolutely hooked on these things a few years ago and without him, I most likely never would've acquired Anastasia or even thought about getting any three wheeler. He himself actually has pretty much the same thing I do, but it's his job to tell you guys about that, should he ever want to.
This trike has been all over my Instagram page and Snapchat story, as well as my Google+ page. The G+ page up until now us where I've been documenting all the work that's gone into her, which isn't a lot since the thing ran perfectly when I picked it up. Now, GTP joins that party, so now both here and Google+ get to see what I'm up to with Anastasia. In fact, I don't think that other forum I've mentioned has even seen this trike yet. Recently I've been in the process of repainting the once rusty as hell exhaust to help clean up the looks of it while I'm waiting for parts to come in to finish a brake job.
So all in all, this trike is a pretty badass machine, at least in my book. By far the best amount of money I've ever spent, and my 2nd greatest purchase I've ever made. My first greatest purchase is my truck, which I don't even have yet as crazy as that may sound. And that reminds me, I had to either have this thing delivered or hauled home in the back of the family minivan, but I elected to have it delivered. And it was in the back of an '02 Ford, which only made the three wheeler look better (don't kill me ). And finally, yes I have more pictures and even a video of it running. If you want those you can either wait or claw and dig your way through my Instagram account. Nothings on YouTube just yet, as I'm waiting until I can take the trike somewhere to ride it (for the first actual time since I've only gone less than 100 yards in my backyard).
Hope you enjoyed Anastasia and will continue to do so. I know I will. And you know something? If they ever ban these things again only the outlaws will have them.