kmxtornado wrote:Two electric trikes eh? That blue one looks like an Expedition, unless you painted the Road's frame and swapped the rear wheel. Looks good. The hub motor doesn't look too bad back there. Bent trikes with fairings are pretty rare. Hope to see some more pics and videos from you soon.
Blue? something needs to be adjusted. It is very much a Purple Expedition. Even with the adapter plate from Utah Trikes for a 26 in. wheel, a Road has a different stance from an Expedition. Sort of like the difference between a Speed and 700. Speaking of Blue trikes and 700s,
I have been thinking a C'lyte HS4080 might be the way to go on the Blue trike. I would take the XT fairing off and put a GX Windrap back on, for better aerodynamics. The rear Goblin fairing can hold a 72V 32Ah battery and controller but the CG would be too high. I could cut battery capacity by 50% and mount them and the controller the same way that Matt Schumaker did on his Black 700. Decisions, decisions, I really hate to cut the range down, with the distances I tend to travel, so the Blue 700 might stay the way she is for awhile.
Fairings aren't all that rare on Catrike Expeditions, Speeds and 700s, the other models tend not to use them though. Speeds and 700s usually go with the Windrap GX and the Expeditions tend towards the XT. The Catrike Space Age Neck Rests on all of my trikes and the Velomobile have been changed out for Krispysteve Neck Rests. The difference in riding comfort is amazing, they really allow you to go farther, faster in a lot more comfort.
I need to make a better camera mount. All of my videos shake so bad they make your teeth hurt to watch them. I have an old Oregon Scientific ATC9 and a Canon A590. They both take a couple of hours of 30 and 60 FPS video but my unsuspended trikes vibrate terribly on the piss poor roads we have to travel on. Since the Interstates got finished the secondary Hwys have received less then steller maintenance and the chipseal they put down can really make the trike vibrate. Mounting it on the Neckrest T so it is looking over my shoulder might be the way to go, as that is probably where the least vibration is.
Does anyone think that painting the hubbie to match the paint on the trike would look better or just leave well enough alone? Like an all nite diner I'm open to suggestions.