Post Sale Update: After 13 bids on eBay, this Pak-Jak sold for $2,949.
Built by the Right Way Manufacturing Corporation of Owen, Wisconsin, the Pak-Jak was an in-line 3 wheel trail bike that was advertised as an all-terrain climber of hills. From what I’ve been able to find online, approximately 125 examples were built before the company went bankrupt. Here’s a rare example for sale and it’s more interesting than usual because it’s being offered up at no reserve.
The most interesting aspect of the Pak-Jak has to be the full-floater rear suspension that encompasses two drive wheels in tandem. The motor is a 7 horsepower Tecumseh unit which was apparently good enough for a top speed of 32 miles per hour. But top speed isn’t what this bike is about – marketing materials claimed that the 250 pound Pak-Jak could carry a rider plus 400 pounds over all sorts of terrain. The handlebars fold down to reduce height to 28″ for easier transport. Another interesting feature about the suspension is that the rider can lock off the middle tire to ensure the front end stays on the ground when climbing steep hills. For more information, check out the US Scooter Museum, where you’ll find plenty of images and old marketing materials like this:
As this example has lights, it is either the middle of the line Model 200 or the top of the line Model 300. Either way, it has a new battery and the seller says it runs great. There’s a few spots of wear in the paint but everything is understandable considering the age.
Find this Pak-Jak for sale in Clinton, Missouri with bidding up to $1,926