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Motorized Tandems, Trikes and Recumbent Bicycles Trikes (tricycle) and recumbent bicycles can give the ultimate in comfort for cruising on long trips or just around town. Ad an engine and they will really turn some heads.

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Old 06-22-2014, 07:55 PM
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Default Re: How do you like this trike?

It gets a lot of attention. I parked it in the lot @ Viva 2 years ago, and a week later there were pics all over the internet. Never even took it inside the show.

I may clean it up a little & let JB use it in a photo shoot later this year. He wants to do a post - apocalypse theme sometime soon in the desert.

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Old 07-11-2014, 04:18 PM
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Default Re: How do you like this trike?

hey can you take a picture of the underside really like to see the that drive train thinking of making something like that from my wife
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:35 PM
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I like that first trike. I would run it in the ground doing parking lot repairs at my work.
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Old 12-26-2014, 05:16 PM
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What up guys. I was surfing this site and saw my trike at the beginning of this thread. Very cool, yes I was at Windansea beach that day.

At first the thought of an electric trike with a battery did not appeal to me in the least but since I built this trike I have a total change of heart and have since built another.

I built them strong enough to never peddle unless going up very steep hills. It tows a matching trailer with lights that connect at the back with a lighter outlet that doubles as in iPhone charger.

The spec are

Motor - 1000W electric motor kit purchased for $249 off eBay from China

Battery - 48V 20amp hours

Top Speed - 30mph on a flat road with no wind

Distance - around 20 mils of flat road no peddling
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Old 12-26-2014, 05:25 PM
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With regards to the frame breaking, thats not going to happen if it hasnt already. We took our trikes to Burningman and rode about 300 miles on very bumpy desert terrain while towing a small trailer and my girl standing on the back.

The reason I went with electric vs gas. We live in San Diego and they are classified as bicycles. We ride on the beach at low tide for miles, we ride on the boardwalk in Pacific and Mission beach, we bar hop down town San Diego without the cops hassling us. Its just more simple and we've never run out of battery yet. On this smaller trike I mounted the battery under the rear platform so its kind of stealth however in California there's no real need to be stealth.

Here are some images of my kind of matching smaller etrike.

Torker Trike

750W motor

36V - 10am hour battery

Top Speed - 25mph on flat

Distance 12-15 miles no peddling on flat
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Old 12-26-2014, 05:37 PM
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Below are photos of my larger trike. I have to tell you this is the most fun I've ever had with $1200.

We take it out almost every weekend. The most we've carried is me driving, my girl standing on the back platform and our two 12yr old girls in the trailer and the trike pulls no problem.

Me and my girl love dressing up in steampunk / goth style so this trike was perfect for Burningman Mad Max style plus we rode around downtown San Diego during Comicon and were swarmed by Japanese tourists wanting to get a photo of us ha ha we felt like celebrities.

I own a furniture warehouse and often I use the trikes to carry heavy furniture to customers cars or carrying large heavy tool boxes around the business.
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Old 12-26-2014, 07:02 PM
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Default Re: How do you like this trike?

What fine looking trikes! They are really nice clean builds and I like them a lot. Thanks so much for sharing the build details and the extra photos
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pretty cool. I got a little more done today...
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