My ladies E-trike not quite done

Discussion in 'Motorized Trikes' started by Dockspa1, Jan 6, 2008.

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  1. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Mama says she wants a throne on wheels but quiet because mine scares her so I went with an old solid three wheeler with the 24 volt front hub and put new wheels and a new queens seat on it. Been a fun project, so far.:D
    I still have to put her rear basket back on. I will paint it for her, but only after I know she is going to ride it, after all, I might have to paint it with my color. :rolleyes:

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  2. Abeagle

    Abeagle Guest

    That should make her very pleased, nice build. Great seat, now she can ride with you.
    Don't mention you taken it over just yet. lol
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  3. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Nice job Doc.
  4. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    that is a killer seat :D
    could you give details ?
  5. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    This one is all hers, if she'll use it. Thanks Van. The seat came from an electric scooter, Bill. I think it was a mini chopper. Ebay, 21$ w/ship. Had to cut the old mount and weld a seat post in at an angle but she said it fits her nice and what ever pleaes the queen, plumb tickles me to death. Teh HEE!
  6. mickey

    mickey Guest

    That looks super comfy. She's gonna love it.
  7. ibdennyak

    ibdennyak Guest

    Well Doc, that's two you got on me. You built an electric trike, and you know how to keep the ladies happy. ;)

  8. Sianelle

    Sianelle Guest

    My word that's nice Doc; - your wife should be very happy with that. :grin:
  9. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Denny, you answered you own question. I take many days fiddle f@rting around my workshop wich in turn keeps my wife and I from seeing too much of one another. On the other hand, (I should have thought about this first) now we get to spend more time riding together. Very slowly. Oh! Drat! It's either a win, win or a no win, no win, siuation.
    Just kidding, she is also my best friend. :confused:

    Sionelle, thank you and a compliment coming from you is, high praise. I'm not Worthy! :grin:
  10. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    You build looks good...also looks reasonably powerful and i would think for 24V it would be.
    How many watts is it and what do u think the potential speed might be?
    Just curious cos i wanna see how far these e-bikes/e-trikes have progressed.

    BTW...just out of more curiosity what is the most powerful E u have ever built?
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  11. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    250 or 300 can't remember. I got her 2- 12Volt x 20 amp hour batteries so it should be good for at least 16 miles round trip.
    oh, thanks.
  12. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Hey Fetor, it's still running strong but it only goes around 16 MPH. Guess you can translate the kilo's.
    I like to ride it once and awhile. It is very comfortable and quiet.
  13. Man. That seat says AHHHHHH!!!
  14. ozzyu812

    ozzyu812 Member

    I've been warned about dropout breaking on front hub set ups you may want to beef them up. Front suspenions forks would make it ride like Butta'.
  15. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    That, Ozzy, is why they tell you not to use the front suspension on these motors. Too much movement. I hear what you are saying about the dropouts. I used clear liquid rubber to put a thick layer on everything. Should keep all from vibrating loose. I hope!
    That seat is so comfortable, the only things that go numb on me is my hands and thats with a 98 cent pair of Jersys on.
    6 cents to charge it and it goes for a good 14 miles, can't complain! Not very fast though!