Electric & Gas chopper trike hybrid

Discussion in 'Motorized Trikes' started by azvinnie, Nov 24, 2007.

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  1. azvinnie

    azvinnie Guest

    Hello everyone!
    l started with the electric on this trike and then changed to just gas. l have now combined them both, to make it a Hybrid. It works very well and is very fun to ride. You just start with the electric and once it's going fast enough, (32T), pop the clutch and the egine takes over. The trike is quite heavy with both electric, gas, and battieries. So, the electric comes in real handy.
    The engine was from Happy, from MBc. thanks happy, nice little 48cc. l've been working on this project for some time now. l'm just glad it's done................enjoy the pics!
    electric thumb throttle
    32t sproket
    36 volt electric motor
    48cc engine
    to much stuff to list, lets put it that way!

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  2. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    nice bike ...and his mom loves it !!!
  3. Jim H

    Jim H Guest

    That's a really cool ride azvinnie... liked it the first time I saw it as electric,like it better now, it's a serious scoot for sure! Really nice work man.
  4. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    sweet build!!!
  5. dbigkahunna

    dbigkahunna Guest

    Superb! Congratulations it looks great. That is the electric drive Brush or less and what are the ah and battery type if you do not mind.
  6. azvinnie

    azvinnie Guest

    thanks guy's!
    dbigkahunna, the electric is from grubee "skyhawk" and is brushless. the batteries are 12 volt 15ah. the best thing about the electric is that when l ride around using gas, it charges up the batteries. so l will never run out of juice quickly.thanks for the comments guys..................later
  7. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

  8. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    Beautiful. The chrome on the bike's chain guard makes it look like dual exhaust fron the front. Very cool.
  9. wavygravy

    wavygravy Guest

    that is one sweet ride guy!!!
  10. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    have you any pics of the rear sprocket/axle set up?
  11. azbill

    azbill Active Member

  12. beast775

    beast775 Guest

    excellent trike

    very nice setup,i can see you put alot of time in this build great looker and dual fuel,sweet:grin:
  13. atcspaul

    atcspaul Guest

    that is awesome. nice build!
  14. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Good is good and Bad is bad but, I gotta tell ya, yours is Bad ( in a good way)!
  15. noah

    noah Guest


    Hey there, Nice bike! How do you charge up the batteries while riding?:???:
  16. azvinnie

    azvinnie Guest

    when your riding the bike using gas, and not using the electric. the front wheel is moving and the electric is not in use, it charges the batteries.
  17. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    With a chevy alternator driven by friction or belt. At least that is what Denny is showng me.
  18. Man, I have to say that is the coolest looking trike I've ever seen. It would have been cool enough just being hybrid, but it is slick and black - just amazing.
  19. ibdennyak

    ibdennyak Guest

    Not in this case. The 24 and 36 volt kits have a regenerative brake, which means it functions as a charger when the wheel is turning, but not pulling. Actually I am using a small PM motor with a weed eater engine as a stand alone charger. I tried an alternator, but it is too heavy to suit me. I am looking for a small, light one though. The advantage of the PM motor is that it also works as a starter. Sorry for the confusion.

  20. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Cool, always willing to learn. Thanks Denny