99% done... 196cc push trailer!

Discussion in 'Push Trailers' started by macarollo, Jan 18, 2009.

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  1. macarollo

    macarollo Guest

    Here is my push trailer...

    In the picture I had the gas tank removed and the throttle was not connected, now it is.

    All that is left for me to do is wire up my remote kill switch, add oil and gas to the engine and take it for a RIDE!!!

    I would have done that tonight, but I wanted to wait until it was light outside for my maiden voyage. Wish me luck!

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  2. Nice work...I LIKE the yellow tire!

  3. macarollo

    macarollo Guest

    me too! I just realized that my setup is very colorful. The tire is a solid tire so no flats!
  4. Put a little mesh box around that like a burley trailer and you'll be super stealthy.
  5. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Simply beautiful. Lean and clean. Great design. A+
    Have a blast on your maiden voyage.
  6. ZnsaneRyder

    ZnsaneRyder Member

    Looks very nice looking with the blue & yellow! Awaiting the first run!

    Add lights and a few more things, and it will looked pimped out for sure!

    Last edited: Jan 18, 2009
  7. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest


    I'm proud of your fine job!:tt1:

    Who made your red frame? Does it pivot at the seatpost?

    Looks almost perfect. Ya might choose to increase your gear ratio after you get the feel of your trailer.:detective:

    That's if ya want more performance.

    What are your sprocket sizes?
  8. skyl4rk

    skyl4rk Guest

    Very nice design and implementation.

    6.5hp, you won't have any problems with hill climbing.

    What size sprockets did you use? and what is the wheel size?

    moar pics!
  9. ZnsaneRyder

    ZnsaneRyder Member

  10. macarollo

    macarollo Guest

    Znsane is right. I went with that at his suggestion. It was a pain in the butt though because that sprocket does not have the standard bolt pattern on it so I had to redrill holes. I would not buy another split sprocket... Northern Tool sells a 40T sprocket that is not split. Although I wouldn't hit 50mph with that one.

    With a 37T at 5200RPM I should hit about 50-51mph if all goes well.
  11. macarollo

    macarollo Guest

    It does pivot on the seat post. The frame is from a pressure washer. I should have taken a picture of it before I cut some of the pieces off of it.

    I am sure it has some tweeking to do.... I will let you know hopefully this afternoon.
  12. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    sweet and clean (simple) motor bike trailer thing

    a very sweet and clean (simple) motor bike trailer thing
    I see one part that I may have made stronger
    but I am only looking at a picture
    and if by chance it does show a little stress in time
    no problem for builder to strengthen

    a fine MB build that any one would like to ride and own

    have fun -- let us know all about that MB trailer thing
  13. bikeman6969

    bikeman6969 Member

    push trailor

    Dude I would be very carefull with that the pipe you are useing does not look to strong i am using 1 1/2 steel pipe and i think that is still not enough go slow i found that the motor goes pretty fast i have 10 tooth in front and a48 tooth in the back and i go about 35 to 40mph and it is pretty scary
  14. TWalker

    TWalker Guest

    Nice job. I saw your seatpost connect and instantly had a lightbulb go off over my head...of course! I have several of those around and never thought to use one for my trailers.

    Looks great.
  15. macarollo

    macarollo Guest

    For those of you who don't know, the piece that connects to the seatpost was originally a little rack (it had a piece of plastic that mounted to the top of the bar). I got it from target for $17 I think.
  16. macarollo

    macarollo Guest

    I took it out for the Maiden Voyage... man is this thing awesome!

    I got it up to about 37mph but I could feel it was bouncing when I would try to push it much past there. I passed some construction workers and they loved it and were waiving at me.

    When I stopped I think I found out what the bouncing problem was.... the tire was spinning around the rim. Originally I felt that it was slipping so I lined the wheels with layers of duck tape to make it tighter. Then it did not seem like the wheel would spin inside the tire. I think the heat melted the glue on the duck tape and it worked its way out of position so the tire can spin on the wheel again. I think I heard someone used gorilla glue to fix this problem. That is what I am going to try now.

    This thing is awesome though. It has gobbs of power, way more than my old 70cc HT bike and it should be able to go 50mph once I fix the tire problem.
  17. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    that sure sounds like a fun fast ride you got going on there

    yes - good old gorilla glue
    if you have never used it before
    it expands like heck while drying
    you will have to wipe excess off many times while drying
    it can be a mess

    or a small amount of 5 min JB weld will also have you back on the road fast

    constructions workers said "do you see that guy ride that thing"
  18. macarollo

    macarollo Guest

    I gorilla glued the wheel to the rim.... problem fixed.

    Hit my new record speed.... 40mph, still lots left though. It was dark and I was a little scared, when I get more guts I will push it faster.

    I enjoy this one a lot more than my HT 70cc. I can haul and the engine just purs.

    This thing chews up hills for breakfast... my HT I had to help it out to get up the hills.
  19. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    save a little of that gorilla glue

    may come in handy to attach one's self to seat

    I would like to have one of those THINGS

    you made it all look pretty simple there -- nice...
  20. ZnsaneRyder

    ZnsaneRyder Member

    I knew you'd love that 6.5. Hills are no problem.

    I went home just to see if you took it for a spin, I've been very excited to see how it's going!

    BTW, I had to use gorilla glue on my no-flat wheels to keep them on the rim.

    40Mph, and you have more throttle to go, SWEET!!!!! :devil:
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