Want to try 10hp trike..

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  1. Peach

    Peach New Member

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    Bored with my HS49, no gears just two sprockets. It works as a top speed adder at best. Does stay fast but takes a while to build up speed.

    I was thinking of getting a big horizontal Honda engine and mount it on the back of the trike and go from there.

    I dont think i would attract much police attention as long as the trike was narrow and stayed under the speed of traffic. I dont want to be passing everyone lol
     
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    5-7HEAVEN Well-Known Member

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    10hp is a LOT of power, especially for a trike.

    Maybe all you need is a bigger rear sprocket for more low end power. Which sprockets do you have now?
     
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    44t rear and like 10t front. Speaking of sprockets, it doesnt spin straight, a new one might be in order
     
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    #4 5-7HEAVEN, May 6, 2013
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    Here's one:

    http://www.mmbikeparts.com/sprocket_adapter.htm

    If you look to the top right sponsor's list, you'll see another one.
     
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    I just realized, running a larger rear sprocket will reduce my top speed. I should go for a larger drive sprocket and smaller rear sprocket for my purposes. I want to maintain higher top speeds in the straightaways. I could live with suffered climbing performance in hilly areas. This is where having a two gear setup for acceleration when i need it and top speed
     
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    5-7HEAVEN Well-Known Member

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    Any pictures? Multi-speed setup works well for guys wanting both low end and top speed.
     
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    Its just a basic hs49 setup

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    I put a tanaka on this but we are now changing it over to honda 160....you dont want to go too fast on a trike..theyre scary
     

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