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Hey everyone.      NEW to the site, as I JUST found out about it, from Lady. But have been a BTW member for YEARS !! Just thought it might be cool to pass on a few pics of stuff we have here... Just NOT all that great on computers, and hopefully this will contribute to sharing what everybody rides with others.. Open to suggestions, help. THANKS !! Bill Fidler, Reading, Pa.



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I was trying to add these to the pics in classifieds.. this is a 1980 Travenator built in New Mexico. I have owned it about 7 years or so..

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Thanks for the reply !!!           Yes, Yours is one of about 4 , possibly 5, that I have located over the years.... I think we have spoken before, but my memory is getting WORSE, every year I get older... MIGHT have been the previous owner, as I 'think' I remember someone telling me that it was for sale.  Please mail me, or send me a number to call you, as I would like to talk more on it... IF I remember correctly, that trike had BOTH windshields to it. There was a shorter, cut off windshield, they called a 'summer' windshield, that could be changed out to keep it a bit cooler on the hot days. I HAVE photos of it here, somewhere, on an older disc......I have been in touch with Kyle ( they guy who invented the trike), and we have had numerous cool conversations together about the trike. Seems he built it after seeing Star Wars, and liking the shapes of the craft in it. He called it TriVader at first, but quickly changed his mind, Due to the fact that it was TOOO close to the Darth Vader name in the movie. I HAVE pics of the FIRST trike built, as well as photos of the BUCK (He called it) used to build the bodies. In its first show, it was called TRiVader... I don't recall exactly when, but he changed it to Trivator a bit later, and that stuck.  Trivator is what is advertised on the company brochures.  I DO have a couple of them, if you would like one.... I THINK he said the picture of the trike at the round house on the top cover page,  was his sister's house.... He now resides in Alamagordo, where they eventually moved to, after he sold the company. My understanding was, he sold it to brothers(?), or something, and they moved it out to a 2 car gas station where they started building the trikes. Was told that the one guy came in one morning & asked for the keys to a completed trike (to TEST it, I was told), and took the trike and left.  After being missing for three days, they supposedly found him, (somehow) in Vegas gambling all the company money away. That's my story, as I heard it.....  Facts or not ?  I'm not sure.... But, I DO hope to make a visit out there this summer, to finally get to talk to Kyle and record his story so each fact is correct !!!  I am usually at 484-794-5549 which is my cell phone. Thanks for the reply....... SOO glad to see a few are still around. Kyle told me that HE originally made SEVEN of them, before quitting and selling out. How many ever got completed after that, I have NO clue.... That's more documentation to still be completed.... Bill. 



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