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  1. redeyerat

    redeyerat New Member

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    New guy from canada, i have a trike i'm in the process of trying to motorize.
    Lots of good info here for a noob like myself. Here's some picks of the pile of parts i put together, turned out ok for limited tools and no welder.


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    cheers
     
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  2. 2door

    2door Moderator

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    Very nice build. Now it's time for an engine. I nice little 4 stroke mounted back there behind you would be perfect. Keep us informed and welcome to the forum.
    Tom
     
  3. redeyerat

    redeyerat New Member

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    Thanks 2door! I have a 2 stroke cateye pocket bike motor for it. Tryed to mount a chain and sprockets but the chain kept coming off, even with a chain tensioner. So now i'm trying to do a FD but not sure if the way i mounted the bike peg is going to be strong enough?

    Here's some pics, had to grind down the bolts to fit the groves.

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    Do you guys think it will hold?

    Cheers
     
  4. killercanuck

    killercanuck New Member

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    Welcome, nice bike! Those pegs are made to be jumped on, so it should hold up as a roller. What are you planning to use for friction? have it knurled? Maybe fiberglass wrap with grooves cut in the hardened glass? Heh heh, alot of options.

    I remember this thread about cheap FD rollers, rubber, even wood too:
    http://motorbicycling.com/f36/cheap-easy-drive-roller-29961.html

    gl.
     
  5. rustycase

    rustycase Gutter Rider

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    Looks like you're off to a good start!

    Perhaps you could roughen up the surface of that peg a bit with a grinder????
    Best
    rc
     
  6. redeyerat

    redeyerat New Member

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    Thanks for the welcome and the great tips. I was planning to ruff up the peg, but is that enough? I like the fiberglass wrap idea. What i really want to know is if the bolts are going to hold the peg on the shaft with the torque of the motor?
     

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