ddk wrote: blah blah blah...Have a nice life!
Can you post a few pictures of your final, finished etrike? Can you also summarize the changes to made to the original trike?
Now that I'm feeling better I will get a round toit but taking pictures is a problem unless I partially disassemble the trike
which at this moment in time I'd rather not do.
so instead I'll repeat what changes were affected to the Belize Tri-Rider Comfort Trike to become the My Trike(TM)
Goal: a street-legal (in my state) electric-powered pedal-assisted transportation vehicle what would be classified as a bicycle under state statues. i.e an electric motor developing up to 1000W propelling the bicycle at speeds up to 20MPH
All said statues to be complied with.
Note: Deviated from (implied) state statues by using two motors that are rated at 900W when operated at the same time.
Using more than one motor (two motors) is not specifically banned. if the total rated power of the motors are at or below 1000W. (moi interpretation, which is probably wrong)
-all given prices includes shipping costs
What was done to the Belize. (~$600) (jazzysports NA
-simply put: moved the chair, moved the BB location, added a new fork, added a jackshaft with sprockets for the rear motor drive
1. Changed seat position lowering it some 12" and positioning it some 5-6" rearward towards the rear axle by adding homemade adapter plates fashioned from Belize-provided basket hardware. (whew- a mouthfu) ($0)
2. Had the bottom bracket shell (where your bottom bracket lives) cut out and moved froward on the trike's frame by ~5-6" by a local welding-fabrication shop ($20.00) (local)
3.Purchased parts for a 5/8" jackshaft to accommodate a 44-tooth sprocket mounted on a freewheel I'd previously purchased for the E-Moto Trike (~$100 including previous purchased 44-tooth sprocket w/freewheel) (sickbikeparts, OMBwarehouse)
4. Had two 5/8" jackshaft bearing plates welded on where the tricycle's bicycle hub-styled jackshaft exists ($20)
5. Purchased and installed a Bent Springer Front Fork in order to position the trike's 24" front wheel froward almost 16" Note: these are the forks used on lowrider bicycle builds and include a rudimentary, yet fairly effective single-spring suspension arm. (~$55) (chubbyscruisers)
5. Purchased a disc brake for the left rear (un-driven) wheel ($60.00) (LBS)
6. Purchased a rim brake for the Bent -Springer Fork for a 26" wheel (~$43) (bicycledesigner NA
7. Purchased new brake pads for the above ($5.00) (LBS)
8. Added trailer hitch fashioned from my previously-owned The Hitch by removing large, heavy chunks of steel ($20 for The Hitch) (local)
9. Purchased 3 lengths of BMX and multi-speed bicycle chain (~$33) 1/2" pitch, various widths. (local)
10. Purchased hardware for various fabrication and fastening purposes. (~$120) (McMaster-Carr, local)
11. grease, adhesives (~$8.00) (local)
12. coroplast ($12.00 ) (local)
13. additional tooling needed for fabrication (~$200) (Harbor Freight, local)
-simply put: added front geared-brushless hub motor (20MPH w/36V), brushed motor driving the rear axle through separate geared chain-drive (8MPH w/36V) and associated batteries and chargers and stuff.
1. Front geared hub motor(ampedbikes mighty mite ) mounted on a 24" rim with a 23A controller (36V-60V), brake handles and the other stuff normally found in a "kit" ($336) (highertekbikes) (included Highertek GPS for free) (see: This Thread page 9)
2. MY1018 brushed motor for 36V (~$114) (ElectricScooterParts)
3. 36V 600W controller for a brushed motor (~43) (tncscooters)
4. 5S 5000ma 20C LiPo Turnigy (~360) (hobbyking)
5. Battery bullet connectors and adapters (~$28) (hobbyking)
6. Max80 2-6S 7A battery charger (~38.00) (hobbyking)
7. wire, various (~$45) (local)
8. connectors, switches and fuses (various) (~$70.00) (hobbyking, radioshack, parts express)
9. meters (~$10.00 , speed-o (~$11.00) and Super Hightek Lighting Package (~$4.00 w/batteries)
total cost So Far is $2355.00 and chump change
(I still need to purchase ANOTHER $360 of batteries)
It's a bit higher than one would pay for a pre-built E-bicycle that might perform as well as this build does on hills
-what makes this tricycle worth my effort and monies?
1. replaces a car (if the car were a convertible with no roof, no doors etc)
2. My Comfort (seating)
3. it's range (atm 15-20M on bigger or longer hills)
4. it's hill-climbing, albeit slowly up my sister's 30% graded driveway for almost 100 meters
I've not driven my vehicle since getting the My Trike somewhat road-worthy in March of this year.
With the additional braking and successful test runs I feel confident enough to not carry all the tools required to completely re-build the trike on the road.
-just normal tire-changing stuff(s) -and my folding chair (~$5.00)
means Never Again (will I do business with these clowns
I dropped the (TM) from the trike's given name of My Trike(TM) since the (TM) stood for 'Tain't Made.
And Now My Trike Is Made.