Want to build a Trike

go daddy-o

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Would like to start a motorized trike project ,any ideas about what engines to use .I have not yet seen any yet that I could get a good look at.The kids took my 62 rambler away from me. I'll show em!
 

wheelbender6

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Welcome to the forum.
If I built a trike, I'd use a frame mounted engine to maximize cargo space.
 

go daddy-o

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Still havent decided 2 stroke or 4 stroke on my new schwinn meridian and best application yet.Starting to see a couple nice completed projects .Any advice/help greatly appreciated.
 

Dave31

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Still havent decided 2 stroke or 4 stroke on my new schwinn meridian and best application yet.Starting to see a couple nice completed projects .Any advice/help greatly appreciated.
I have never built a trike, you might want to ask one of the guys from the above links for some help and ideals. You could also go electric depending on you needs.

.trk
 

oldcliff

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You can't beat the latest prices of the chinese 2 stroke engines. I just bought an 80cc one for $119.00 plus shipping. The 4 stroke will give better gas milage, but usually dosn't have as much hp for the same cc size. 4 strokes also tend to be more reliable, and you don't have to mix the fuel.

Hope this helps.
 

go daddy-o

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This is true , and from what ive seen so far the 4 stroke has to be set off to one side making turning to the left a little hazardas. It just doesnt look right.
Thanks for the input.