3 Wheeled Bike?

Discussion in 'Motorized Tandems, Trikes and Recumbent Bicycles' started by FREDMAN, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. FREDMAN

    FREDMAN New Member

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    Can I mount an engine to my 3 wheeled bike? Will they fit most antique Murray/Huffy/Sears? Do I need to know an Astrophysicist to help me install? thank you Fred
     
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    What type of engine? Rack mount or frame mount? Chain or friction?
     
  3. Finfan

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    No Astrophysics or Brain Surgery required but having a variety of tools and some mechanical ability is helpful.
     
  4. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    an astrophysicist would be totally stumped. you'd have better luck with a monkey who knows how to hold a hammer...
     
  5. 2door

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    Fredman,
    Sorry that link I put up for you was bad. Try using the search feature at the top of the page. Type in 'trike' and click on the 'search titles only' box. You'll find plenty of trike information to read..
    Tom
     
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    Fred, I Threw A Friction Drive Trike Together In A Hurry. I Started With Friction Drives. They Have Their Advantages And Are Mostly Trouble Free. I Never Had A Flat, But Did Not Ride A Lot Of Miles. I Made My Own Mounts Back Then. "bikemotorparts.com" Has A Scratch And Dent Sale. I Would Use 49cc Engine. A Titan 4 Stroke Would Bolt Up. I just clamped a 1/2" dura rod to seat post`s and used a coupe shaft collars to hold mount in place. it worked very well. hope this helps. i don`t think you lose much top speed with a friction drive. Ron .cvlt1
     

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    Nice setup Ron, I like it!! I like that seat too!

    .trk
     
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    hi buddy, glad your back. my avatar is still running great, no repairs. lol bed time, later hiker. ron
     
  9. bigben77

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    I too have thought about motorizing a trike, I think I found the one I would like to start with... Maybe dual electric hub motors?!
     

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    Those make my arms sore just looking at them...but what a cool motortrike any of them would make. I'd bet those are some high dollar machines. Keep us posted, please.
    Tom
     
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    im sorry i dont know the answer but i have the mounts available for the schwinn meredian that allows you to just bolt engine to frame without any changes or fabrication cliff
     
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    If you put a bob style push trailer(powered)would it then be a 4 wheel bike?
     
  13. kevyleven007

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    I think what you would have to do on this bike is put a rear wheel hub motor on the front.A lot of trikes use hollow hub wheels.I dont think they make hollow hub wheel motor kits.that is one crazy bike.I have seen a lot of recumbant/and/or,"tadpole"trikes but never this one.most are out of my price range.I'm a budget shopper!lol ps.cyclone tw. just a hint
     
  14. Large Filipino

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    I keep my engine up front so I have room in back. I've taken this trike FAR.
    This is an older pic. I thought my pics were gone when my 8 year old Mac gave up but I found an album in my facebook account!
    It's a Worksman trike,BTW.
     

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    nice trike.I have a greenline cruiser I just put a lowrider trike conversion kit on.just got the chains on it but its still not finished yet.trying to hook up a light with a keyswitch that I got off e bay to my old golden motors kit.tricky.it has regen braking,cruise control,pedal assist,and reverse!and an alarm system.but,for 48v1000w its not to fast.tops out at 23mph.lots of torque though.very strong!
     
  16. NEAT TIMES

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    Any new motortrike`s out there?
     

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