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I have a set of your plans and am impressed
with the detail of your build/easy to follow instructions
and a standard to aim for. I had so many questions up front
but a lot are now answered and part of the journey is
actually figuring it out yourself. I like the idea of the
motor cycle fuel tank.
Jeff H. (Cairns, Queensland, Australia)
I bought this product and liked
it. A Serious Guide to Building a VW Trike. Thanks for the
great material. I liked very much. I'm still
translating for the Brazilian potuguÍs. My dream is to make
my own trike. And looking on YouTube, a trike produced by "trikelops"
that particularly is one of the most beautiful in the world.
Then he says your link....Big Yella.
Julio B. (Mondubin, Fortaleza, Brazil)
Received the guide section of the download and the album.
Thank you very much for your prompt response.
It is very refreshing and reassuring to receive
customer service in this day and age.
Pete Q. (Sale, Victoria, Australia)
I have to say to any inexperienced trike builders
out there; if you haven't already started, then
a big favour and stick to a well thought out,
instructed guide such as the Big Yella, because making it
up as you go along involves a lot of extra trial and error, time and
money and you will encounter plenty of "wrinkles", that
would otherwise have already been ironed out for you by
someone else....Phil in this case.
Aidan G. (Rep. of Ireland)
Great news, the CD arrived today, Tuesday.
It's Fabulous. I can only liken it to an old masterpiece. You
know what I mean. The more you look at it, the more detail is
revealed. I highly recommend this guide to anyone who is any way
interested in trikes or in building their own. They would be well
advised to sit down and study the guide in depth before they even
sweep out the garage in preparation. I have read and studied it
in depth and now feel perfectly able to tackle this project with
Thank you Phil for
an invaluable set of
Greatest regards, Terry P. (Knockavallig, Duagh,
Listowel, Co Kerry, None, Ireland)
I'm from Oklahoma, USA and just ordered the CD on how to build Big
Yella. I've looked at a lot of options on building a trike and came
across Phils and decided that it was
a well planned and built
trike. I like Phils fork concept and the frame.... I can
see from the basic frame design one can let their own imagination
go wild. I own a 2008 Harley Davidson and enjoy working on bikes
and this is a project that I've always wanted to do and
Phil I can make it happen.
Michael T. (McCloud, Oklahoma, USA)
I want to thank you for your support with the
guide. It was above any support that I have ever received.
This time it came through fine. Best to you.
Larry A. (Concord, Nebraska, USA)
Iím Alan from Malta.
Thanks to you and your good care to
show all the details on the CD off A Serious Guide to Build a VW
Itís just arrived and I spend a hole day watching the files up &
down. Every body now would like to buy a very good guide.
There is only 1, the BIG YELLA. Thanks to PHIL
(St Venera, Malta)
Thank you for the download link.
All went well as expected. From Monday I will be out in the
country for two weeks with my Laptop studying the detail in my
spare time. No work on the project though, but all in good time.
Thanks for the courtesy extended
to me as well as the speedily response to my initial e-mail.
It is much appreciated and recommendable.
Regards Sarel E. (Durban, Rep. South
Stuart here. Just got your email about the forum. Look
forward to talking to you and others. I think (I know)
done a fantastic job of the BIG YELLA story from design through
to the forum . You have helped me and probably many others to
make a dream become a reality and for this I thank you very
much. Would like to meet you personally one day........
Regards Stuart W. (Lindesfarne, Tas. Australia)
Downloaded the book and have
already bound it into a workshop folder. From what I have read so
far, you have done a good job. Thanks for the other
information and the news on the forum. We are planning to
collect all the bits first and then start on the project in late
Thanks Andrew W. (Portland,
Well done Phil,
I got my CD last week - looks great! I am
digesting what's involved. Kind regards from a rainy London
(actually I'm about 40 miles north of London!)
Steve C. (Stotfold, Hitchin, Herts, United Kingdom)
Thanks for the
excellent CD. It's got my
brain working overtime. Cheap at that price.
Chris C. (Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom)
Received the CD today and it looks great at first glance. I
have purchased a number of items to build the trike, including a
trike that is a write-off for the parts. It looks like I have made
the commitment to commence the build. As you have gone through this
process before ........as it is a bit hard to source the parts I
need in little old Tassy.
Anyway thanks for the CD it will be a great help. I will keep
you up to date with my progress, but until then all the best.
M. (Devonport, Tasmania, Australia)
My guide arrived today. Checked it out on the
computer and I just have to tell you that it is
Fantastic, Awesome, Great. You name it and that'll be it.
pleased and look forward to building the
American version of
Evil Ernie (Sellersburg, Indiana, USA)
Your CD is terrific.
Would not have been
able to start
the trike without it.
Progressing well. Dismantled a VW, engine now working on frame
and brakes, etc. Would recommend this for anyone
contemplating building a trike.
Very good insight and
Darren F. (Stroud NSW
I have viewed your CD and
great! Everything you said and more. I can't
wait to build one!
Dean S. (Bountiful, Utah, USA)
Received the CD and printed it out ! I have taken
some of the prints with me to work and cut some metal pieces out in
my free time or after work!!! The info is great make things
easier & cuts time immensely. Very well put together will recommend
it to anyone. Its easy to follow with no dramas involved.
Regards Joseph X. (Greystanes, NSW, Australia)
The CD got to Bahrain, and it's a good one. The CD is nicely put
together, pictures are clear as well as the instructions and I
really appreciate the plans at the end. In summary, a very nice
CD indeed, I am glad I have it. The project should be on its way
in a couple of months, to get it on the road for summer 2008. I'll
keep you updated, if you wish. Many thanks and very best regards.
Imre B. (Muharraq, Kingdom of Bahrain)
I received the CD and everything
looks great! All the information, diagrams, and pictures
will be very helpful with this project. I am wondering how
the finished project rides/drives...we have a lot of curvy,
mountain roads here, and ......I am in the
process of trying to find a VW to convert and can't wait to get
started! Thanks for making your experience and expertise
David H. (Parrotsville, Tennessee,
Your answers are extremely helpful, and have opened the
door much wider for me to start this
ďGreat! Big YellaĒ
Thank you again for taking the time to listen and reply to
Pastor Dean F. (Toongabbie, NSW. Australia)
Thank you very much for the
of the CD. I have had a look through it and
I am very impressed, although
I am not building at the moment this CD is going to be an
enormous help if I ever decide to build. Once again thank you
George A. (Kells, Ballymena, N. Ireland )
Have only just had the time to look
at CD, Looks good so far
and simple to follow. I
have started the process of looking for a VW to destroy which is
hard in Tassie. Congratulations on producing an easy to
follow instruction manual.
Colin R. (Primrose Sands, Tas.
I have received your CD Thankyou.
You have really done a great
job on putting this together. I just have a question in regards
to the front forks. What are the front shocks off; they look....
Mc. (Corrimal, NSW, Australia)
I received the CD 2 days after ordering it. I got it for my
dad for Fathers Day, and he is VERY happy with it. Thank you!
Rebecca B. (Mt. Tarampa, Qld. Australia)
I received your disc yesterday,
fast delivery to good old Wales.
What can I say, fabulous disc, full of all the information
you could ever want, you have just reinforced my plans to
complete this project which started 2 years ago but just faded
away. The cutting and grinding discs were busy yesterday. Thank
you, and I look forward to sending you some pics when completed.
Regards Mark S. (South Wales, United Kingdom)
I ordered my CD on (4-21-2007) received the CD
today (4-29-2007). Lots of good info.
It will show me how
to get started. I think it will be cool when I get this project
Brad H (Greenfield, Indiana, USA)
Received your CD and was buzzin' with
anticipation of the contents. I have to say
that one can not be
disappointed with the info and photos that you can zoom right in
on, top job. I have been working on a VW motor, box , irs
rear, etc. to start my own trike to join on rides with mates.
I've been searchin' the web for a bloody long time looking at
trikes with a lot of head scratching.
Upon finding your site and
getting the cd, I have found many questions being answered
(YAHOO!). Just a question - where did you get the 2 front
shocks from 'cause the ones I've sourced look too heavy (spring) and
longer, your's are nice and compact?
Thanks....Mike (Pukekohe, New Zealand)
I replied too
soon. When I got home from work it was waiting in my mailbox.
I've just done a quick run through and it looks great.
I really like all the photos. Definitely worth the
money. Thanks. I do have one question, what type
of welder do you have? I need to buy one and ......
again it looks great.
Larry S. (Bismarck, North
Stuart here from TAS. Got your CD ok.
It looks great and very
informative. At first I thought what the bloody hell am I taking
on, but the more I studied it the more it sank in and the more it
became clearer. Took me ages to find the check lists (I was
looking in the wrong place). Look forward to hearing from you .
Stuart W. (Lindesfarne, Tas. Australia)
I received the CD and I'm just now getting a chance to go through
it. Pretty good!
I really like what I've seen so far.
I have a question about the steering head. Do you have any bushings
or bushing washers between the steering head and the....
appreciate you giving both metric and inches on the machining
stuff. I'll keep in touch and again I thank you for all of the
work you've put into this CD.
Lee R. (Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA)
Hi Mate...CD turned up this morning (poor bugger
forgot it on his deliveries yesterday)...excellent detail, well
presented and great pics. Well worth 50 bucks.
After looking thru it is there any reason why I wouldn't be able to
use a VW disc brake conversion ....
Thanks again Phil
Gene G. (Parkes, NSW. Australia)
Good Evening Phil,
I received the CD, in perfect condition. I have
been through the complete assembly, I have found the CD to be of
professional quality, well detailed and very informative, I will
present my recommendations on the BTW site this evening.
Dominic V. (Pincourt, Quebec, Canada)
arrived here faster than the space shuttle.
Absolutely brilliant! You have covered
great detail and if I canít understand anything I will be
sure to contact you. It is by far the best looking frame out
as I have been looking around and seen some shockers. Some of the
earlier style bodied ones look like soap dishes gone wrong.
...might I add it is great to see someone who is eager to help
others with the same interests instead of otherís who would
treat any information as a national security secret. [you know
what I mean]
your fiberglass section is excellent.
For those with no fiberglass experience this is great as all the
information you need to tackle this project is included.
matter of fact, all sections were excellently resourced even
down to the ADRíS for Australia. No doubt I will be talking with
Graeme M. (One Mile, Qld., Australia)
Hi there Phil,
My Mother purchased the CD for me because she
knew I wanted to build a trike and I need help with all aspects
of it. I know this CD will be of great help. It is of
professional quality and content. Lots of pictures, which is a
good thing. The transaction was smooth and quick. Phil is
a great help and he replies to all my e-mails in a
professional and timely manner.
We are happy with the CD and would recommend it
anyone taking on a trike building project.
Thank you again Phil, great work!
Joe (Cotati, California, USA)
(Extract from BTW site)
Good evening Folks,
I have come to the conclusion that trike building requires a lot of
information, and technical assistance from a whole bunch of people,
like the guys we find here. And we seem to always look for
information on frame building and motor assembly etc.
Well I came across a web site a couple of weeks ago... I have
purchased the CD, from Australia, and received it today.
The CD is of professional quality, it is very well presented,
with tons of pictures, each step is well documented with
pictures to assist. One section I found very interesting is the
fiberglass fender making, great information, from the
mock-up, to the plug, to the mold to the final product.
I recommend this product to anyone, from the beginner to the
intermediate, or for someone wondering if trike building was for
I did pay for this CD, I am not affiliated, in any way, shape or
form to Phil Parry, or the Big Yella project, but figured that since
this type of information is hard to come by in this format,
that it was worthwhile bringing it to the BTW members and
Dominic V. (Pincourt, Quebec, Canada)
The cd arrived on Monday a.m.
Only got to check it out Wednesday evening as I've had to do an out
of hours work. You've done a great job producing the
disc, congratulations and thanks heaps it is gonna help me out
immensely. I intend to go through it in more detail on the
weekend, but on first glance it's great!
John B (Salisbury Park, S.
I received the extra info
Thank you. A quick browse through the CD shows it to be
well written for someone like myself looking
at building a trike I currently own a 2002 xxxxx Highway model.
I am looking at building one so that I can reduce the height at
which the rear passenger sits. My wife finds it cold sitting so
high in the winter. I have been a mechanic for nearly 46 years.......
John C. (Young, NSW. Australia)
Last updated June 2021