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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 09-03-2016, 10:59 PM
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I want to use the DAX front wheel friction drive. Not really wanting speed, but should I use a larger 4 stroke motor or the 38cc enough. This beast is heavy.

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Old 09-04-2016, 12:16 AM
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Nice trike to start with. Looking forward to the build.

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Old 09-04-2016, 04:07 AM
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Yes, I am quite excited about it!
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Old 09-04-2016, 08:05 PM
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Wow, I discovered Staton Inc. RETHINK!
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Old 09-05-2016, 12:04 PM
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My friend, that needs a big, vintage Briggs and Stratton, or, get an Onan generator engine, those things last forever, and are just shy of bomb proof. Also check out the heavy duty springer forks at www.custommotoredbicycles.com

That thing has sooooo much potential! You could go with an in frame set up, or (like I would) use that huge rear deck for motor mounting. I for one wouldn't power the front, unless I were going for three wheel drive. But that's just me, diversity is wonderful, init?

Dax sells good stuff, but there is no replacement for displacement. I don't think 38cc is worth the trouble. If the Mohawk is half as heavy as it looks, that little motor may just struggle along at walking speed on flat ground, especially if you way any more than the average spandexer. Too much power is never enough, I can't imagine why anyone would go through all the money and hassle to motorize, then HAVE to help the thing up a hill. But again that's just me, and I figure if I wanted to pedal, I wouldn't be adding extra weight, what's the point if a boat anchor on a bicycle (tricycle)?
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Old 09-07-2016, 08:27 AM
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YA! KOOL TRIKE! Looks really stout and strong.............Curt
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Old 09-11-2016, 08:43 PM
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I'm tableing this build for a while thinking large motor on the back.

Gonna do a friction build on my Schwinn Point Beach first.
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Old 09-11-2016, 09:34 PM
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Oh come on! You already cut your hair and everything! Lol

The more time you take, the fewer mistakes you make. -James Lynn Allen

That Dax should do just fine on the point beach.
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Old 09-11-2016, 10:56 PM
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Ha Ha! I'm a retired teacher and bus driver. I'm gonna dye my hair black with a white stripe going down the middle. That'll mess with they heads.

I wanna do the friction drive first and see how it works given my weight.

I would like to go with the Stanton 2 stroke friction drive so when I am on the flat I can peddle for exercise.

When I was young my long hair never quite covered my red neck.
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Old 09-12-2016, 07:56 AM
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Have you looked at That's Dax friction drive, he has a kit or mount that looks good.........Curt
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