I Scored A Trike!

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Fulltimer, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Fulltimer

    Fulltimer Member

    A woman won a new $900.00 motorized trike in a raffle and doesn't want it. I got it for $500.00. Now the hard part....tell the wife! The proverbial you know what is going to hit the fan!! I have to call her later this morning to arrange pickup.

    Terry
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  2. occchopperfl

    occchopperfl Member

    Congrats!

    You lucky guy you!

    So when are we going to Sunset Grill for that beer!

    What is it? Bike make? Engine cc's and brand?

    Out of curiousity, kindly find out who the contact info. for the builder/ vendor.

    FYI, I found this on CL just now:
    http://orlando.craigslist.org/bik/1824618753.html

    :)
     
  3. Fulltimer

    Fulltimer Member

    I haven't been able to talk to her yet. Just 1 email. So I don't know any of the particulars yet. All I know is that she works days and works late every night. I left her a message this morning saying that I would take it and asking her to call me. She probably sleeps in late with her working hours. Then it's about a 2 hour drive to get it.

    Before I take it out I'll have to go over every nut, bolt and screw to make sure everything is okay. And get a helmet. Then it's run around here in our 55+ community for a test run. After that I'm up for a brew.

    Terry
     
  4. occchopperfl

    occchopperfl Member

    Sounds good.

    I better get to tweaking my bike.

    Nice cold beer on a Sunday late afternoon... nice people, nice eye candy, if u know what I mean :)
     
  5. Fulltimer

    Fulltimer Member

    This isn't the one pictured above.

    It is made of 1" steel tube and I have no idea what engine is on it. Need some help on that. The output on the muffler is about the size of a lead pencil! That will have to go!

    Terry

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  6. Stan4d

    Stan4d Banned

    Congrats!!!
    Glad it finally worked out.
     
  7. Fulltimer

    Fulltimer Member

    I'll have to put a pull starter on cause I can't pedal it. I also have to add foot pegs.

    Terry
     
  8. Stan4d

    Stan4d Banned

    The motor looks just like my 66cc from Boygofast. (long story there) Don't worry about the muffler. Worry about the Carb. It is mounted sideways. Aim the bowl down.
     
  9. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Terry, congrats on your find. As far as the pull starter is concerned, I'm sure someone out there should have one that you can retrofit. Also, Stan4d is absolutely correct about the carb. Turn that baby upright or you'll find the engine won't run right, if at all. The last thing is to make sure your front brake shoes are the best you can get, as it appears as though you only have the front brake.
     
  10. Stan4d

    Stan4d Banned

    Wow I missed that....you might want to change that if you will be riding alot. There are alot of people who can help here.
     
  11. Luka

    Luka Member

    Wait.

    You were shown the first pic, and then sold the bike in the second pic ?
     
  12. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    Happy Time!

    That is a Chinese "Happy Time" engine.

    Yes, you need more braking power.:detective:
     
  13. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    Looks like a decent bike so far.
    I agree with the carb problem, it's a no go as it sits right now.
    The engine chain tensioner should ride against the lower chain run though. That does not look like an easy fix since it is welded in place.
    I would concoct a spring loaded device using the existing tensioner mount, applying pressure to the lower chain run.
     
  14. Fulltimer

    Fulltimer Member

    In the add on Craigslist she had a pic of her setting on this bike. But it didn't show much so she got a web pic to show it was a trike.

    Terry
     
  15. Luka

    Luka Member

    Ah. Ok. That works.

    :cool:

    Looks kind of rusty and patched, for 'new', though.
     
  16. Fulltimer

    Fulltimer Member

    The woman is a few bricks short of a full load if you know what I mean. She had it parked outside uncovered. Lots of rain fell on it. It would be an insult to rednecks to call her one!:dunce:

    Terry
     
  17. Fulltimer

    Fulltimer Member

    Can anyone point me to a place to get a pull starter? I found a site that is out of them but that doesn't help much.

    Terry
     
  18. Luka

    Luka Member


    Sounds like she would fit right in, in most of my community.

    ;)
     
  19. Stan4d

    Stan4d Banned

    If you have not started it yet, I would wait on getting a pull starter. You might get a friend to help and get it started by pedaling. That way you save a little on shipping if you have to order more parts. (These motors are not fond of the rain.)
     
  20. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    If you are going to be riding it in the rain, you need to thoroughly seal the magneto compartment. Use silicone sealant where the wires exit the engine case. Work the wires in and out if the plastic grommet to work the silicone into the hole as well as where the wires exit out of the cloth tube. Seal that whole area very well.
    Also lightly silicone both sides of the gasket that seals between the magneto cover and engine case.
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2010
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