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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 04-01-2016, 12:57 PM
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Default Re: Motorized trike for a little old lady going to Burning Man

Trailers can just freewheel. ..you probably need wider track if its tipping
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Old 04-02-2016, 07:15 AM
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Default Re: Motorized trike for a little old lady going to Burning Man

OK. Guess what, I just bought the exact same trike (same color and everything).

I also have the same motor.

Any helpful tips on installation? I'm going to probably do the same thing
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Old 05-03-2016, 10:36 AM
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Great project! Have in mind to build similar trike. Have frame forks wheels engine and drive train but no clue as how to attach rear wheels to axle. HELP!! Please tell me how it was done in this project and where to look for similar solutions. Thanks Micheal
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Old 06-02-2016, 02:39 AM
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I got a little more done today...
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Old 06-02-2016, 03:43 PM
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You need to get a sense of hummer ..master builder! I see you finally but out a bike with the white lettering on the same side...how does someone who now everything manage to not put tires on correctly?.... I don't care about tread direction ..it looks bad.
So quit trying to correct everyone and worry about your bolt on builds.
I don't complain but your a pain...��
Hehehe, 'bolt on builds', I sure don't glue parts on ;-}

If you want to go fast and ride safe with 3 wheels you need a low center of gravity, period.
Kind of like this 1KW 48V 7-speed shifter I have in the build bay now for a 'little old man' that wants to do 40mph safely.



And he will be able to stop in a hurry with disc brakes on both back wheels and a caliper in the front.
Heck, it even has a mid frame pivot frame shock.
He will need it, it's going to be a frigg'n rocket sled.

Sorry I irritate you MotoMagz but I just tell it like is from experience, ignore my advice if you like ;-}
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Old 06-02-2016, 03:52 PM
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That build is awasome KC!!!
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Old 06-02-2016, 04:48 PM
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That build is awasome KC!!!
Thanks bud, it's coming along ;-}

I had to order new sprockets to get the gearing right, and then I need to tap 12V off the 48V for a 'lighter' connector for his oxygen system, long story, but I need to fashion a mount for the thing in back so it still needs a few days to complete.

Projects like this are what I truly love doing.
If the customer has a plan and the money, I can build it, and this has been really fun.

Far from cheap though...
Parts alone were ~$3K, but damn fine parts ;-}
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Old 06-02-2016, 04:59 PM
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You go 40mph on that and the smile will go away first turn. Who's testing it?
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Old 06-03-2016, 06:27 AM
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KC I freely admit to a total lack of knowledge about recumbent bikes, but it looks awesome! Rick C.
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Old 06-03-2016, 10:56 AM
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You go 40mph on that and the smile will go away first turn.
Who's testing it?
40 is for the straights, nobody makes turns at that speed, and I'll be the first one on it when the sprockets get here, I can't wait to ride this rocket sled ;-}
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