three wheeler

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by eastwoodo4, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. eastwoodo4

    eastwoodo4 Member

    what do yall think of this.the pictures r not up to date.it has a different gas tank on it now.it does 40 mph.
     

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  2. 40 MPH ON A TRIKE WOW! I bet that is scary as ****.

    Does the exhaust go into the frame?
     
  3. eastwoodo4

    eastwoodo4 Member

    yea exaust into frame.good eye.even tho u couldnt miss them ugly welds on the exuast pipe.it runs really smooth at 40.corners r slow tho.i made this one for my brother.his three wheeler and motor off pocket bike.my labor and brains.he ways 240 and it totes him suprisingly well.
     
  4. I bet it is pretty quiet.
     
  5. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    I quite like that bike. Very nice minimalist design. From the looks of those tires, with no fenders, I bet you can pretty much guess where he has been by looking at the stuff spattered all over him. Fun, I'd bet.

    Got any more pics, from various angles?
     
  6. eastwoodo4

    eastwoodo4 Member

    this is botom shot.it needs paint badly but thats cosmetic.these pics r old.rite now it has a headlight and tail lights on it witch i run off the generator witch is the thing rite under the pull starter.the generator i s actually a starter/generator but i just use it for generator cause would have to have battery to use starter.
     

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  7. eastwoodo4

    eastwoodo4 Member

    oyeah sweet valley alot quiter than normal.
     
  8. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    I LIKE that, a lot. Mostly curiosity, with engine exhaust going into the frame tubing, where is the primary vent for that? As an aside, I hope you high temp epoxy coated the inside of the tubes the exhaust runs in - one of the reasons exhaust tubing rots/rust so quickly is the corrosive nature of the exhaust gasses.
     
  9. eastwoodo4

    eastwoodo4 Member

    i drilled 6 3/8holes for the exuast.u cant see them in pic.
     
  10. eastwoodo4

    eastwoodo4 Member

    now u got me thinking.maybe some of these guys can exuast there frame mounted motors thru there frames!
     
  11. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    Your pics inspired me to sketch this up this afternoon eastwoodo4. As sketched, I envision a chengine with ghostO's jackshaft powering a triple ring crank, then a 5 gear cassette at the lower rear jackshaft and a 1:1 power transfer chain to the axle. I drew in the lower frame of 3/4" square steel tubing because, as designed, it could also accomodate an electric motor in the lower drop frame, between the tubes, also feeding to the forward jackshaft. That lower frame would accomodate at least 4 deep cycle marinebatteries - it is drawn as 18" x 18".

    What do you think? I think it needs triple tube springer forks.
     

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  12. eastwoodo4

    eastwoodo4 Member

    looks like a lot of work.you pretty much lost me at chengine with ghosto.to me that might as well be a flux capacitor.lol.but if u have the recourses it can work.thats cool design software.
     
  13. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    Chengine is what most here call a "Happy Time" - a chinese built 2-stroke. ghostO built a really nice jackshaft to mate to one of those engines and transfer power to an inside chainring on the bikes crank - Pablo and he are selling it as a kit (see the Sick Bike Parts link to the left).

    The design software is just Google SketchUp - it's free from Google, and very versatile. I use it a lot.
     
  14. eastwoodo4

    eastwoodo4 Member

    thanks for the design info.about the other thing.i think its too coplicated.friction drive would suit your needs.hope i didnt miss your point here
     
  15. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    Friction drive is probably the simplest and easiest to implement, I would suppose. Unfortunately, due to my disability I cannot ride a two-wheeler, so to implement friction drive on a trike I'd probably need to put it on the front wheel - I think the issues raised by powering one of the two rear wheels of a delta trike would be a very messy can of worms indeed. Oh, I can envision a method of applying friction drive to both rear wheels simultaneously, but it is little less complicated than what I've already drawn up.
     
  16. eastwoodo4

    eastwoodo4 Member

    i dont think friction drive on front wheel would have a problem.
     
  17. eastwoodo4

    eastwoodo4 Member

    ok i just seen a triton.yeah no friction drive on that.need a regular trike
     
  18. ozzyu812

    ozzyu812 Member

    The Frame is the Exhaust Pipe!!

    Ladies and Gentleman, We have an Evil Genius in our midst!
     
  19. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    Well, I couldn't find the external domensions specs for a NuVinci hub, other than the diameter being 150mm (5.9 inches), nothing on the width, so I guesstimated from the pics on the Staton site.

    I updated that delta trike design in SketchUp to incorporate a NuVinci hub, instead of a 7 x 3 gear/chainring derailleur system, and figured I'd colorize it and add basic wheels to give a better idea of what the bike would look like.

    It has become apparent to me that I can't afford to build the tadpole leaner I really want - too many unique shapes/components would have to be fabricated. So, in the interests of getting some wheels I can ride, I've designed this thing. Total materials cost will be about $500, plus probably $200 more in getting tubing bent/welded, wheels on it, etc.

    Somebody please give me some feedback - please?
     

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  20. eastwoodo4

    eastwoodo4 Member

    yeah that looks like it will work.600 isnt bad.
     
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