Trailmate Joyrider, Titan 4 Stroke.

Discussion in 'Motorized Trikes' started by 2door, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. 2door

    2door New Member

    I've been in communication with Patrick W regarding his Trailmate and decided to share my build with the other members here. I bought this strange little 3 wheeler many years ago and used it as a plant bike for a couple of years before upper management bought me a golf cart to get around our four buildings. The trike sat abandoned in a dark corner of a warehouse until recently when I dragged it out and decided to motovate it. I had a dax Titan looking for a home and it found its way onto the trike. I've added a disc brake on the rear axle to augment the front drum and future plans are for a slatted wooden pickup bed reminiscent of the Dodge, Little Red Wagon pickup.
    I'm currently running a 41T sprocket and the thing is faster than I want to ride it but well behaved and comfortable at 15 to 20 mph. I have built 6 motorized 2 wheelers but this is my first foray into three wheels. I like it so much that I'm now searching for a decent deal on a quality tadpole to motorize. At my age, 3 wheels look good.
     

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  2. TREEWK

    TREEWK Member

    Tom, Looking Good. I Answered A Craigslist Ad For Two Fuji 26 Inch Folding Bikes For $40 For The Pair. When I Bought Them A Tricycle Was Sitting By Them. How Much For The Trike, $20. Got It Home, It`s A Heavy Duty Workman 3 Speed, Retail Around $800. Did I Get A Deal?? Lol. Ron
     

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  3. 2door

    2door New Member


    Ron,
    I'll give you $30.00 for the trike. That way you'll make $10.00 and we'll both be happy. Good to see you, friend.
    Tom
     
  4. 2door

    2door New Member

    Okay, here's the finished product. It's fast but I don't ride it that way. I keep it around 15 to 20 where the ride is docile and enjoyable. I added the wood slat pickup bed to give it a little style. It has head, tail and stop lights all working from a 12 volt, 7.5 SLA This should be fun this summer when I don't have to wear a leather jacket.
    Tom
     

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  5. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    Nice. In fact, really nice. That stake side engine compartment is the perfect touch.
     
  6. TREEWK

    TREEWK Member

    Tom. Pic`s of my $15. 2 seater "Joy Rider". Found it at mission second hand store, it was in back, going to throw it in dumpster. Bought 2 new dirt tires and Staton sprocket adapter for rear axle a yr ago. Plan on using a cvt tranny. need to move it to front burner! lol. Ron
     

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