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Old 04-27-2015, 01:40 AM
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i just want him to be able to go grocery shopping and to go anywhere he wants to go and not worry about the thing dying on him. thanks for the info if you guys hear anything more let me know i could use help setting it up i saw a add on e-bay for plans to do a 80cc motor on one but there not there anymore guess it was too dangerous
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Old 04-27-2015, 02:03 AM
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Another alternative to consider would be a rack mount but on the front end to drive the front wheel, that would make for an easy install but will need to do some welding on the front fork to make the engine mount. You could use a rack mount kit or just do a custom job with a cg engine to keep costs down and there will be plenty of replacement parts available.
just need to sit the engine far enough forward so the drive sprocket is directly over the wheel, then you could either use a rag joint or a manic type adapter up front. A tank could be made to mount on the handlebars or a tube could be welded to go over the engine from either the front or rear mount tube to keep the fuel above the engine. A pulse pump could also be used if the fuel tank needs to be mounted somewhere else on the trike...
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Old 04-27-2015, 02:06 AM
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Just throwing ideas out there... but another good front wheel drive engine would be a cateye pocketbike engine with electric start.. I almost forgot about those, and they're a lot more reliable than a cag engine, use a centrifugal clutch and/or a reduction gearbox and all you need is a flat plate to mount it on and a sprocket on the front wheel...
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Old 04-27-2015, 03:03 AM
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I called it THE WIDOWMAKER, It was a lot more stable than I thought it would be and a blast to ride. wish I still had it. mostly OCC parts on a cruiser frame.
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:15 AM
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Yep the best setup would be the differential,you can get them from Northerntool.com or any one of the go kart suppliers. With them both wheels pull and ratchet's around corners.I had some out of lawn tractors but the are offset and have a short axle on one side. You almost need 2 get the long axle out the second one. But that depends on the tractor some are wide enough. Sad is they are hard to find now as they were mostly on older tractors.

Love the WIDOWMAKER. Kool........................Curt
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:46 AM
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Yes. I'm not sure I've ever seen a trike with as much style as the Widowmaker. Nice job.
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Old 04-27-2015, 11:08 PM
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I called it THE WIDOWMAKER, It was a lot more stable than I thought it would be and a blast to ride. wish I still had it. mostly OCC parts on a cruiser frame.
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Old 04-27-2015, 11:27 PM
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Not a cheap way to do a trike, but a good way.....

http://www.pistonbikes.com/SearchRes...p?Search=trike



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Old 04-28-2015, 12:02 AM
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Not a cheap way to do a trike, but a good way.....

http://www.pistonbikes.com/SearchRes...p?Search=trike



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That's kinda how I did it xseler, except I had the disc brake set up on the axle. I'll look for a pic of the axle setup. Those are Sportster lights on the back. I've got a few more pics but no build link. Thanks for all the compliments everybody.
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Old 04-28-2015, 02:33 PM
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Not a cheap way to do a trike, but a good way.....

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I got the conversion kit on ebay for around $200, $399.99 sounds a little too pricey for my blood.
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