Hammerhead Trike

Discussion in 'Motorized Trikes' started by srdavo, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    I just rolled this out of the garage for a couple short test rides.

    Rides nice... tracks straight.

    Tomorrow I work out a few more details & spill some paint on it.

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  2. Turtle Tedd

    Turtle Tedd Member

    Dave ..see you have been busy..thats pretty wild looking
  3. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    That is a unique design Dave. You can't get much more stable than that. I want to see it with cargo and paint.

    That baby would take up 4 spaces at the bike rack at the market. :goofy:
  4. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    I can't take credit for the design.... I stole it from our "Zomby" friends.

    Yes, it does seem really stable. I even leaned it up on two wheels on some corners. What a hoot.
  5. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    new pics

    All powered up and rolling down the road. Rides & handles nice.
    about 50 miles so far. (so good -- *knocks wood* )

    48cc grubee from 2005 -- new rings & wristpin bushing.

    48t rear sprocket & garage door chain.

    Temporary cargo basket.

    The ammo can is going to clean up nicely.

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  6. Turtle Tedd

    Turtle Tedd Member

    Looks good..how does it handle in turns..
  7. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    I'm still very cautious in the turns.... leaning in helps.

    Funny, though...... I can pull it up on two wheels and lean thru corners Like a normal 2-wheeler.
  8. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    I saw a video of a similar design about 7-8 months back, with the rider doing some very tight circles at spreed - as you say, one front wheel completely off the ground.

    Nice cargo bike, I think.
  9. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Nice cargo set up Dave. If you were to guess, how much weight would the front end hold loaded with goodies?
  10. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    Today, I stuffed that crate with groceries...guessing close to 25 lbs.

    I've got an idea for much more cargo capacity. I'll do a mock-up with some pics soon.

    I'm looking at hauling the equivalent of a 56 qt. cooler, in all that open space, under the front end. I'll have a nice low center of gravity & beef up the front cross-member at the same time.

    stay tuned...........
  11. machiasmort

    machiasmort Active Member

    Hope the life insurance is paid up!

    Just joking, very nice design. Wonder if you could do that w/ a 20" rearend and 26" front wheels? It would lower your center even more!

    I could just see the looks from the cops up here with that!

    Now that I think about it. Put sissy wheels on the back if you have too. Who cares what it looks like? If you got the right inflatible tires, it would look kind of cool! That thing is meant to be a workhorse anyway.
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  12. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    Here's a look at the 56 qt. cooler I want to haul...... & about where I want to haul it.
    (Pretend there's some ground clearance)

    The Black plastic crate is only temporary.

    Also planning a rack, above the front wheels, for wider items.

    The overall width of the trike is 41".

    Yup....I'm claiming the Lane!!

    My Life Insurance is paid up!!! Thanks for caring. :D

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  13. machiasmort

    machiasmort Active Member

    Not critiqueing your build, I think it's pretty cool. Doesn't having one fork w a rake to it and the other straight throw the alignment at all?

    I'm sorry, I should open my eyes. In your last post they dont look different. Just different colors.
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  14. ibdennyak

    ibdennyak Guest

    That thing should haul some serious stuff! 41 inches sounded wide.....until I measured mine. It's 42 inches......no wonder I can't get down the bike paths.:detective:

    Gotta see a vid of you up on 2 wheels....never did that with mine. :bowdown:
  15. buck

    buck Member

    That's a great looking build. Great bike for the trips to the store. Can't wait for the cooler mounting photos. Two Thumbs Up!!!
  16. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    My Winter Warmer

    The windshield sure cuts the chill out of my commute to work & back.

  17. ibdennyak

    ibdennyak Guest

    Ha, now that's a must have. :bowdown:
  18. buzbikebklyn1

    buzbikebklyn1 New Member

    Very cool, must be very stable.
    It's inspired me to try a similar set up that has lean in and independent suspension capability.
    A single spindle installed in the head tube so it now works like a large universal joint-
    The cross bar/s mounted on that spindle, spring loaded so it auto centers...
    The 3 wheels would also help carry bigger/extra battery's for a 1200 watt rear hub motor....
    Or... how about 3, 350 watt hub motors , one in each wheel...running on just the rear wheel for economy or the fronts for traction or all 3 to haul heave loads or the best (my fave) just haul-in ***!
    Great work...