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FREDMAN
01-25-2010, 09:05 PM
Can I mount an engine to my 3 wheeled bike? Will they fit most antique Murray/Huffy/Sears? Do I need to know an Astrophysicist to help me install? thank you Fred

GearNut
01-25-2010, 09:51 PM
What type of engine? Rack mount or frame mount? Chain or friction?

Finfan
01-26-2010, 12:09 AM
No Astrophysics or Brain Surgery required but having a variety of tools and some mechanical ability is helpful.

bairdco
01-26-2010, 12:54 AM
an astrophysicist would be totally stumped. you'd have better luck with a monkey who knows how to hold a hammer...

2door
01-26-2010, 01:34 PM
Fredman,
Sorry that link I put up for you was bad. Try using the search feature at the top of the page. Type in 'trike' and click on the 'search titles only' box. You'll find plenty of trike information to read..
Tom

NEAT TIMES
01-26-2010, 09:28 PM
Fred, I Threw A Friction Drive Trike Together In A Hurry. I Started With Friction Drives. They Have Their Advantages And Are Mostly Trouble Free. I Never Had A Flat, But Did Not Ride A Lot Of Miles. I Made My Own Mounts Back Then. "bikemotorparts.com" Has A Scratch And Dent Sale. I Would Use 49cc Engine. A Titan 4 Stroke Would Bolt Up. I just clamped a 1/2" dura rod to seat post`s and used a coupe shaft collars to hold mount in place. it worked very well. hope this helps. i don`t think you lose much top speed with a friction drive. Ron .cvlt1

hiker472
01-27-2010, 03:43 AM
Nice setup Ron, I like it!! I like that seat too!

.trk

NEAT TIMES
01-27-2010, 03:53 AM
hi buddy, glad your back. my avatar is still running great, no repairs. lol bed time, later hiker. ron

bigben77
01-27-2010, 03:28 PM
I too have thought about motorizing a trike, I think I found the one I would like to start with... Maybe dual electric hub motors?!

2door
01-27-2010, 05:13 PM
I too have thought about motorizing a trike, I think I found the one I would like to start with... Maybe dual electric hub motors?!
Those make my arms sore just looking at them...but what a cool motortrike any of them would make. I'd bet those are some high dollar machines. Keep us posted, please.
Tom

warrior
01-30-2010, 08:37 PM
Can I mount an engine to my 3 wheeled bike? Will they fit most antique Murray/Huffy/Sears? Do I need to know an Astrophysicist to help me install? thank you Fred

im sorry i dont know the answer but i have the mounts available for the schwinn meredian that allows you to just bolt engine to frame without any changes or fabrication cliff

corgi1
01-30-2010, 09:05 PM
If you put a bob style push trailer(powered)would it then be a 4 wheel bike?

kevyleven007
02-07-2010, 12:27 AM
I too have thought about motorizing a trike, I think I found the one I would like to start with... Maybe dual electric hub motors?!
I think what you would have to do on this bike is put a rear wheel hub motor on the front.A lot of trikes use hollow hub wheels.I dont think they make hollow hub wheel motor kits.that is one crazy bike.I have seen a lot of recumbant/and/or,"tadpole"trikes but never this one.most are out of my price range.I'm a budget shopper!lol ps.cyclone tw. just a hint

Large Filipino
02-07-2010, 12:48 AM
I keep my engine up front so I have room in back. I've taken this trike FAR.
This is an older pic. I thought my pics were gone when my 8 year old Mac gave up but I found an album in my facebook account!
It's a Worksman trike,BTW.

kevyleven007
02-07-2010, 01:08 AM
I keep my engine up front so I have room in back. I've taken this trike FAR.
This is an older pic. I thought my pics were gone when my 8 year old Mac gave up but I found an album in my facebook account!
It's a Worksman trike,BTW.
nice trike.I have a greenline cruiser I just put a lowrider trike conversion kit on.just got the chains on it but its still not finished yet.trying to hook up a light with a keyswitch that I got off e bay to my old golden motors kit.tricky.it has regen braking,cruise control,pedal assist,and reverse!and an alarm system.but,for 48v1000w its not to fast.tops out at 23mph.lots of torque though.very strong!

NEAT TIMES
06-08-2011, 12:51 PM
Any new motortrike`s out there?