Gastrike 79cc

Discussion in 'Motorized Tandems, Trikes and Recumbent Bicycles' started by Steele, May 28, 2017.

  1. Steele

    Steele New Member

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    Recently recieved my 79cc predator trike kit from Gasbike. All in all, its a decent value at $189, but get a 60 tooth sprocket (or bigger) right away.
    I tried the provided 44 tooth on my 20 inch trailmate desoto, accelleration was non existent. When I stepped up to a 60 tooth, I still pedal some on takeoff (to save my clutch if nothing else), but it will actually rev out to a solid 35 mph-with the governor still installed!
    Only other thing was I needed to get a shifter cable for a tandem bike to use as the throttle cable, stock one is too short for my rig. Keep a baby's medecine dropper or something similar to add a few drops of motor oil to your clutch bushing, both sides, before each ride and you will avoid any unwanted clutch damage.
     
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    Howdy and welcome!

    Nice write up, Steel, thanks.

    Any pictures?
     
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    Pictures???
     
  4. Steele

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    Didnt know if I was able to post em yet till I had written a few posts.
    Ill send them to my email from my phone and try to git r dun tonight
     
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    IMG_20170528_194443.jpg this is the point that is at now I wish I still had the picture of when it was still mounted on the regular 20 inch Trailmate Desoto.
    I pulled the back end of the DeSoto and mated it to this OCC Schwinn Chopper
     
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    Lookin' awesome, Steel!
     

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