My motor trike project

Discussion in 'Motorized Trikes' started by QUIKLYONIT, Feb 4, 2011.


    QUIKLYONIT New Member

    Just wanted to post up what It is hopefully soon going to be 4 sroke briggs powered trike.

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  2. professor

    professor Active Member

    Remember to put some decent brakes on it too.

    QUIKLYONIT New Member

    Cuz I've been in the lab with a pen and the pad..

    just trying to get this Dang tricycle off!!

    So about me 32. And a Bank contractor also Hemet ca. is where Im from. I like long walks on the beach and thick women..

    closer to my vision.

    I am doing this on a budget of $0 and just tradin away on craigslist and neighbors for parts I may need. Everyone has co-operated and participated in great amounts!! LOL

    NOTE; I removed governor correctly and rebuilt carb but I just cant get my speed up.

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    QUIKLYONIT New Member

    Oh yeah I forgot to put some of these on too! LOL
  5. deagerd

    deagerd New Member

    To me it looks like the gearing is way to high,thats why it won't crank out. Smaller on the motor or bigger on the axle. just my opinion
  6. MikeJ

    MikeJ Member

    Deagerd is right. I recommend you shoot for a gear ratio of around 14:1 (14 engine revolutions for one wheel revolution) for this to be practical. Look into making use of a jackshaft arrangement. That is the favorite answer to a problem like yours.
  7. yimmie

    yimmie Member


    i run a comet torque converter on mine
  8. landuse

    landuse Member

    Deagerd is right. It looks like you have a 1:1 arrangement there. To practically get a 14:1 ratio, you are going to need a jackshaft. Without one, if you have a 10T clutch, you will need a 140T axle sprocket. This is just not going to happen. There are several combinations that you could use on your JS, but I always recomment that you use the sprockets that you already have and work around them if possible.