Recent content by zing

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    Anyone build a battery lately with the lithium ion smip08hp cells

    Thanks for the good advice Tony. Those smip08hp cells really are large, they are 4.5" x 5.5" Battery hook up dot com is a great source and I'm a lot more inclined to experiment with recycled cells.
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    Anyone build a battery lately with the lithium ion smip08hp cells

    I ordered a book on building E bike batteries that will make it possible. I'm also a ham radio operator with a so so background with electronics through the years and electrical also. I'm not master at either, but not a dummy either since I can read simple schematics since electronics class in...
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    Indian Tadpole

    Curt really has some sound advice on building. I'm going to put a differential in my trike for next summer !
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    Trying to build a tricycle

    That's sound advice on the speed of trikes ! I was actually debating which electric hub to put on one !
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    Trying to build a tricycle

    I'm a little late catching up but this is a nice and clean build. I like it !
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    Villiers build.

    I agree, that short pipe really looks good. It reminds me of the exhaust on an old bi-plane !
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    Wheel Master Wheel set for trike Question about their hubs

    The Orient looks it's going to be one fun project to capture the look and feel !!! The fuel tank and lighting system are fantastic !!!! I always like the wider stance idea !!
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    Wheel Master Wheel set for trike Question about their hubs

    Curt, What are your plans to power your Awesome Worksman trike ? I'm starting work on mine today using my 79 cc harbor freight 4 stroke and the jack shaft I got for the other trike. I never thought I would have a one inch axle to work with and so far I'm seeing a lot of options available !
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    Wheel Master Wheel set for trike Question about their hubs

    Thanks Curtis ! I had a few choices. I chose the black one in the front. My wife has been with me on a couple of bicycle hunts and it made my day when she whispered you'll never see this many trikes for sale in one place again. She then followed with I have the cash and I think you should get...
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    Wheel Master Wheel set for trike Question about their hubs

    Pulling the plug on this one. I was getting ready to cut some steel and mount the motor. I took a few measurements so I could cut some braces and laid out my first cuts. I posted a picture below of the sub frame I bolted on. Then I had second thoughts. I would spend more time bracing and...
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    Wheel Master Wheel set for trike Question about their hubs

    Good advice ! I will be doing all I can to lower the center of gravity for sure and this one will never be taken out on the public roads except for my quiet street ! I think I'm going to reduce the 15 mph top speed I was initially wanting and cut it back to 8 to 10 mph. I may end up putting...
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    Confusing drive sprocket bore size vs actual rear axle O.D.

    Beautiful job on your trike ! I changed direction a bit on my trike and I may have time to work on it again this week ! I'm using a 79cc predator engine that I'm building a mounting platform to place a jack shaft on and bolt the motor on now. I'm going belt drive so I put a reproduction Whizzer...
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    Wheel Master Wheel set for trike Question about their hubs

    Hi Curt, I looked at the differentials at Staton ! They offer a lot of options in axle size. I really liked the 3/4" for the strength, but what really gets it are the mounting options. The price isn't bad considering what you get !! For now I'll steal the idea of having a right and left side...
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    Wheel Master Wheel set for trike Question about their hubs

    Hi Curt I'll check out the husky and worksmen. I raised 4 sons too and one daughter and it was a blast !! A differential would be awesome ! I like that I'm actually using a couple tools I bought for my boys when they were turning their bicycles into choppers. I wish I had bought them a...