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Old 09-22-2012, 04:18 PM
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Default motorized trikes?

anyone build motorized trikes?

my mom is somewhat handicapped and would like to ride a bike, but cant get it started due to her disability and the possiblity of falling isnít a great one for us. also, the seat would need to be pretty high.

any ideas?

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Old 09-22-2012, 04:20 PM
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changed my headlight switch from momentary to push-button.
You had to work the lihgt like a horn button to see at night? I would have just twisted two wires together perhaps while looking for a switch I liked.
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:09 AM
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anyone build motorized trikes?

my mom is somewhat handicapped and would like to ride a bike, but cant get it started due to her disability and the possiblity of falling isnít a great one for us. also, the seat would need to be pretty high.

any ideas?

Thanks!
Jeff kaplan
Hewlett, NY
516 382 1651
jkaplan@deerfieldpartners.com
Check out Staton. He sells top quality kits that you can attach to a trike yourself.
http://www.staton-inc.com/store/inde...parent=28&pg=1
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:16 AM
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Started to clean my carb that I will use as a replacement. This one you can actually adjust instead of it being preset metered carb.
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:19 AM
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Today I installed an SBP 206mm bottom bracket along with their machined aluminum sprocket adapter and a 44 tooth sprocket. It looks tough and technical. I wanna get a Kings sprocket for it in the future.

I also installed a Kings 60 tooth rear sprocket. Damm that looks nice!

I also finished fabricating and then installed a much quieter baffle inside the exhaust pipe that I made previously. It is very free flowing and makes the exhaust note about as loud as a typical car or motorcycle right off the showroom floor.
It still has that deep tone that hides the fact that a 49cc engine is behind the noise.
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:21 AM
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You had to work the lihgt like a horn button to see at night? I would have just twisted two wires together perhaps while looking for a switch I liked.
Cant run the light without a switch. It runs off the white wire and has a built in voltage regulator. It bleeds the extra voltage to ground, and the bike wont start with the light on. The momentary switch wasnt a big deal, I didnt even take any night rides the entire time I had the momentary switch wired in, and if I would have needed to, the switch was right next to my clutch lever on my handlebar, and all I had to do was rest my thumb on it to turn the light on. It was actually an indexed switch out of a battery operated headlight, which had steady, flashing, and off. When it was in the battery operated light, it would click when I pushed it, so I thought it would stay on when I wired it to my headlight. The original switch I had wired to the headlight was a 3 pole toggle switch, but it was made of cheap plastic, and I broke the housing by hose clamping it to my handlebars. The push-button switch is out of a $1 flashlight, and works superbly. I positioned it in the same place as the momentary switch, right next to my clutch lever, and zip-tied it onto my handlebars. I tested it and know it works well. On is on, and off is off. No holding the switch in. I hardly ever ride at night, I just like to have adequate lighting in the event that I would need to go somewhere at night, and my lighting system is plenty adequate. Tail light, brake light, side warning lights, and a custom headlight from Wonderful Creations (a store on ebay that makes really good lighting accessories for us guys who use the cheap china kits). I am visible from all sides.
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:19 PM
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I wanted a tail light, headlight, turn signals and horn on mine so I looked around untill I found this. It's been working for over 6 months with no problems so far. I'm running a 12V battery through it so 6V should be no problem. You can get the brake levers with the built in switch on e-bay too.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:20 PM
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That is a very interesting switch set up there.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:15 AM
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Exhaust gasket blew while putt-putting through campus today and scared the living snot out of everyone within a 50 foot radius


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Old 10-02-2012, 01:10 PM
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Exhaust gasket blew while putt-putting through campus today and scared the living snot out of everyone within a 50 foot radius


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