New to Motorized / Electric Trikes for Adults

Smithmc

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I have been looking at the Schwinn Meridian for awhile and just saw the Schwinn Mackinaw. The Mackinaw appears to be lower to the ground but I do not know the difference. I wanted to put an electric motor on it to help with all of the hills around my house. They are too expensive to buy. Of course I don't know what I'm doing but I can watch YouTube and read directions (most of the time). Do you have any suggestions for a beginner?
 

fasteddy

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Front wheel with a hub motor. Perhaps the easiest and lots of them on eBay.

Sick Bike Parts. https://motorbicycling.com/image/kit/sb9.gif. They have a mid motor kit that fits next to the pedals and drives a supplied bottom bracket with two sprockets. One for the motor and one when you pedal the trike. It allows you to pedal without the motor turning.

http://lunacycle.com/

Do it yourself batteries. How To Build A DIY Electric Bicycle Lithium Battery From 18650 Cells ...

For a battery 48v or preferably 52V. You can make your own or purchase one. If you look through the forum there are dedicated threads for electric bikes and trikes. There is a lot of information there. Be careful when buying batteries. There are a lot of poor quality batteries out there.

Steve.