Gas assist hand cranked trike

Discussion in 'Rack Mounted Engines' started by gar, Sep 28, 2007.

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  1. gar

    gar Guest

    I want to put gas assist on my hand cranked disabled trike;
    Any suggestions except 'Wacky?'

    Rear wheel mounted Subaru 25cc belt drive seems the right thing

    What do you say?

  2. How would the controls go? Throttle may get too confusing. Thumb throttle may be needed. Brake lever may be needed to be attatched to the frame somehow. I don't see how a cable can take on a crank. In fact,even a throttle cable.
    Everything as far as controls may need to be foot operated,according to the disability.
  3. gar

    gar Guest


    The brake cables are no problem with the crank handals, so would the throttle

    I must say that I havenot linked up the brakes that way myself but many people prefer them like that. don't forget that the 'horns' of the handalcrank rotate like a normal foot pedal.

    Tx for reply
  4. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    is this an intro or a techie discussion?
  5. both? welcome!I know some quads/ATVs have thumb throttle setups but I don't like that, I prefer the standard handle type of throttle. if you can put a break on your hand cranks, then you could put a throttle on it too. I'd be really excited to assist in motorizing one of these, it would be a first for us and you are definitely in the right place to get help with this project.
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  6. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    ok, ok...but i sure would like to know a bit about our new member...i know others would too :)

    welcome to MBc.
  7. drimpact

    drimpact Member

    Welcome to MBc.
  8. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Welcome to MBc. Maybe you could post some pictures of the trike, like over in the picture gallery, so we could see what the starting point for this build is.
    Wacky? Who cares? If it's what you want, go for it!!!
  9. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    welcome to MBc ! :D
    see...we say HI !
    now, it's your turn :lol:
  10. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    i'm puttin' it where it belongs...i think from now on i'm gonna follow pete's advice :(
  11. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    Ya know, on a golf course, they yell "FORE" !!

    Hi Gar,

    Somehow you landed here, be glad to look at whatever we are talking about, but pix is essential...

    Before considering GEBE, we need to know the size of the wheel, the spokering is designed for 24" and 26" wheels.

    I'm working with a new AMBUS chapter in B'ham, (the two Worksman trikes which may or may not show up in 2007 are the initial project) and know there are many different designs on trikes, specific to disability, so if what you have on hand doesn't look feasible, we should be able to find an alternative....