motorized trike

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  1. moosejaw02

    moosejaw02 New Member

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    anyone build motorized trikes?

    my mom is somewhat handicapped and would like to ride a bike, but cant get it started due to her disability and the possiblity of falling isn’t a great one for us. also, the seat would need to be pretty high.

    any ideas?

    Thanks!
    Jeff kaplan
    Hewlett, NY
    516 382 1651
     
  2. Saddletramp1200

    Saddletramp1200 Custom MB Buiilder

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    Welcome Moosejaw. Trikes are not that stable over 3 mph or so. They turn funny. I limit mine to 15 mph. A seat in the air makes the center of gravity worse. Lower is better. (c)
    It can be done, but theres a lot of money involved. Hoverround makes a great way to get people around.
     
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    trikes are scarey to ride. not safe. i built one once.but ended up taking the motor off because it was too dangerous at high speed. not fun
     
  4. maciver02

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    Not scary if you ride with respect for the machine... also, if you're riding on pavement, I'd not just put an engine on a trike, I'd put a differential on it, so the rear end isn't prone to slippage and loss of traction, every time you have to take a turn. When built properly, they're not unsafe.
     
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