These things look like an option. I spent some time yesterday looking at various versions of this joint and they come in a variety of sizes and if it will drive like a real u-joint, might just be the right component.fechter wrote: ↑Dec 28, 2017 3:40 pmThe U joints made for car steering linkages look pretty robust but not too heavy.
Jegs U joint.jpg
All kinds of them:
https://www.google.com/search?q=steerin ... 36&bih=752
Too big, true, but it would never fail under load!
Nice...but I am on a budget...and that's the whole point of putting this together from readily available components. I want to drop maybe 5k into it...motor, batteries, various upgrades and components needed to be 3WD. A custom made frame is going to set me back a lot since I don't have a TIG welder to do it right.ScooterMan101 wrote: ↑Dec 29, 2017 1:33 pmWith the kind of high power you are going to be running your Franken trike at ,
should you just forget about paying all that money for a KMX trike and just have someone fabricate you a frame that would have better handling ?
Wider Stance and much longer Wheelbase .
Cool bike, but very complex and there's no way to make that thing 3WD. I think the leaning mechanism is totally human powered/controlled. You lean because you make the bike lean. In which case you could also lean the wrong direction by accident.fechter wrote: ↑Jan 04, 2018 4:59 pmYou saw this one, right?
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... =6&t=69621
The leaning feature seems like it would be very good at higher speeds.
I don't do stupid stuff. Capability and getting along with others needs to cross paths from time to time. I can drive a 3 second car to work on the interstate, but that doesn't mean I'll be doing 180 mph or racing at every stop light. 400hp in a 2900 pound car will make it go pretty fast, but that doesn't mean you use it that way.The Toecutter wrote: ↑Jan 12, 2018 10:02 pmWith 18 kW, I think 0-60 mph in 5 seconds is being a bit conservative.
The trike you mentioned with three 3220 motors was put together by recumpence on this board.
Also, you may want to check out Lightfoot Cycles' ATC quad, an all-wheel drive offroadable pedal quadricycle.
I have a KMX with front suspension that I put together from a frame kit. It is perhaps the cheapest option other than building your own(which can get more expensive if you don't have the tools). You can't go wrong with this choice. Mine has been taken to over 30 mph on strictly human power, and it is smoother than an infant's asscrack on rough pavement with the shocks set at 60 psi. It feels like being in a car.
I saw that video on youtube of your ass-hauling scooter that can be switched between wye and delta. I suspect that you will make for yourself a very nice jackassmobile for committing random acts of jackassery out of whatever trike you build. Sounds like fun. I will be eagerly keeping an eye on how this develops.