5 hp briggs tricycle, brainstorm ideas

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  1. jared8783

    jared8783 New Member

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    Ok so I bought this like axle with bearing mounts (one bearing bad woop dee doo). Anyways 10" diameter tires with a sprocket attatched. Way I see things I'm a 20" donor bicycle away from being able to make this. Using the headset and forks off the bicycle. I already have the engine sitting around. What would you do with this if you had it?

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  2. Intrepid Wheelwoman

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    What is that axle from? It certainly is pretty darn chunky looking. What is the track measurement? - The lack of a diff could be a problem for road use, but otherwise using it as the basis for a Briggs powered trike would certainly make for a fun build.
     
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    Hmmm, this video looks like something I am very tempted to make a five hp version of. Now these guys have wheels made specifically for drifting so they have little grip. My wheels are rubber and will grip, I however do not intend to drift. Just get around from A to B in my neighborhood.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfYAsnRQ-co
     
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    Lets do it! One project at a time!!
     
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    Here is a good vid showing basics of one build.
     
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    Jared:

    I run a solid axle from a Polaris quad in the back end of my trike

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    It corners better than I thought it would. Of course I have a fairly low CG.
     
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    What video?
     
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    Ummm uh....thats a good question. It must have been about 20 past 4 when I posted that.

    But after twenty minutes of searching I found again.

    He is using a GX160 which is about five hp if I'm not mistaken.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTutuRdSKiw
     
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