Shumaker + FFR= Nasty Trikes

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Shumaker + FFR= Nasty Trikes

Post by FFR Trikes » Mar 23 2011 11:25pm

Hey everyone,

Spent a lot of time on here as VRdublove, but I wanted to give the latest update on what we've been working on.

We've been chipping away at getting a bulletproof "package" that's optimized for power, efficiency, fast charge times, and reliability. We came up with what we're calling the T1:
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Stock setup is:
FFR-Spec KMX Platform w/ Hookworms and 9-spd
Recumpence Drive with 4kW Astro 3215 geared for 30 mph
Laser-cut and TIG-welded black krinkle powdercoated insulated battery and electronics enclosure (mouthful!)
44.4V 25 Ah LiPo Battery w/handheld balancers for 25-50 miles of range
1kW charger (1 hour to 80%, 1.5 hours to 100%)
Cycle analyst with CNC-machined center console

This trike has been a blast to build and ride. It really is a do-anything setup.

We're also offering our weathertight laser-cut enclosures for all KMX applications:
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Our "Skidplate" can be ordered prewired for the Astro motor, charger, Cycle Analyst, throttle, and balancers, or as a bare shell.

Enjoy!
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Post by John in CR » Mar 24 2011 1:20am

Beautiful ! I envy the roads you guys must have to be able to take advantage of a machine like that.

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Post by AussieJester » Mar 24 2011 1:31am

Fully sick mate :lol: seriously, a fantastic package should be a big seller for the trike enthusiast ;-)

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Re: Shumaker + FFR= Nasty Trikes

Post by Kepler » Mar 24 2011 5:50am

Love it. Now that how its done!! Great platform, great selection of equipment. Not silly fast but I am tipping it gets there fast. Nice work fellas. 8)
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Post by Whiplash » Mar 24 2011 8:44am

Agreed, VERY nicely packaged!!
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Post by AmpEater » Mar 24 2011 9:32am

Price for battery enclosure? Any reason it couldn't be 88.8v/12.5ah? Very slick looking.

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Post by FFR Trikes » Mar 24 2011 4:47pm

Thanks for the compliments everyone!

AmpEater,

The price for the Laser-cut enclosure is $435. That's the powdercoated shell, insulated shell with no connectors, keyswitch, batteries, etc.

The battery pockets can fit 1.1kWh of LiPo. We fit 30 cells per side, so I see no problem with 88.8V 12.5 Ah.

Thanks,
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Post by slacker » Mar 24 2011 4:52pm

how much for the total package .beautiful trike

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Post by Kurt » Mar 24 2011 6:09pm

Very nice KMX build :D ,
Looks like a really well balanced and reliable package. Battery enclosure looks great and its a Perfect spot to have the weight down low and in the centre. Stone guard for the reduction drive is a good idea to. There isn't much more you could ask for in a pre build package.

Over all love the trike.

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Post by FFR Trikes » Mar 24 2011 6:28pm

slacker wrote:how much for the total package .beautiful trike
Our complete T1 is $5950 shipped fully-assembled and ready to ride out of the box to anywhere in the US. Includes everything.

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Post by etard » Mar 25 2011 11:21am

Pure awesomeness!! Having said that, why not mount the battery box higher and further to the rear? Ground clearance looks to be about 4" max. Good luck on your business adventure, you could not have partnered with a better guy. Where's the Conti? :wink:

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Post by recumpence » Mar 25 2011 4:02pm

Tom and I have been co-funding and co-developing a few things lately. I can tell you there are some cool things in the works, both mechanically and electrically. The guys at FFR are really passionate about what they do and I am glad to be a part of it.

When FFR started, we worked together to solve the problems that used to be commonplace with these systems. Now there is very little left to be developed other than increasing efficiency (not needed, but fun to work on), reducing sound, increasing reliability as far as possible and figure out what is the "Ideal" setup for most people. Beyond that, we are both struggling to order products and materials in a large enough quantity to keep costs down without taking out a huge loan. We are both growing our businesses as we can and helping each other out every step of the way.

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