Schwinn Stingray Trike Custom

Discussion in 'Motorized Trikes' started by azvinnie, Apr 10, 2007.

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  1. azvinnie

    azvinnie Guest

    Here it is, the Electric Version
    The 2nd seat is for my daughter, she loves to ride this trike.

  2. JFleck

    JFleck Guest

    That's cool looking, where did you buy
    the rear stingray wheels I have looked
    locally and no one seems to know where to buy them. . .
  3. azvinnie

    azvinnie Guest hooked me up, these are 20' 68 spoke hollow hub wheels, with kendal flame tires 3'wide. lots of money in this bad boy.
    but worth it. thanks for looking jfleck.
  4. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    Really sweet looking trike!!! How does it handle?
  5. Very cool! What made you go electric? I thought when you strated this project you were doing a frame mounted engine.
  6. azvinnie

    azvinnie Guest

    thanks for comments guys, the bike does handle nicely, it will top out at 20, downhill, and is very comfortable to ride. this was to be a gas trike but i had an engine go out on me, my stealth frame & motor mount craked, so i had to use the spare frame, long story, anyway, i decided after seeing jflecks bike to do the same thing. the trippy thing is, is how quiet the thing is when your flyin by people .........later guys
  7. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    it sure is a beaut of a trike, you have a way with the stingray.

    i'm very intrigued and can't wait for the day i can experience a silent 20mph, that has to be really neat 8)
  8. Bill Snow

    Bill Snow Guest

    I too have to compliment you on a neat setup.

    I can see that it is good for electric and able to carry enough batteries for range.

    I set up a couple electric bikes ( recumbent and a cruiser) that worked out pretty good. Battery weight and placement was a challenge for me, thats where it looks like the trike would do better. Right. quiet running is nice

    While I was doing this I met a fellow that built up a sharp electric motorcycle. I wish I could remember the speed he reached in a very short distance, I do remember it was very fast.

    Bill Snow
  9. azvinnie

    azvinnie Guest

    i need to find out if l can add more battery's and how to hook them up if l get them. l know it all has to do with the controller and how much it can handle.
    l could only put in one bike for the "bike of the month" so i decided to go with the trike instead of my stealth chopper, O'well, thanks again for the comments guys.
  10. JFleck

    JFleck Guest


    If you want to increase your range you need to look
    for batteries with the higher amp hour (ah) rating. most
    people get the 7ah batteries with these kits. Blaze figured
    out that you get about . . .
    1.2 miles per ah
    Just stick with the 12v batteries and find ones with higher
    amp hours. You should also stick to the sealed lead acid.

    As you get higher amp hours the batteries get bigger and more
    expensive. I found 30 amp hour batteries but they were $94
    each. they also had 50ah and 100ah but I didn't ask they price.

    Hope this helps,
  11. azvinnie

    azvinnie Guest

    kewl, jfleck, right now l have 3- 12volt- 12amp SLA batteries, l was trying to shoot for a little more speed than range, l guess im just used to the gas speed, more than anything else......but will see what happens when l speak to roland. l remember him saying the controller has everything to do with speed and range. So l will find out and post back........later
  12. JFleck

    JFleck Guest

    If your looking for speed, you will need to change
    out your controller. The ones that come with Spooky's
    kits are set for low torque. Another site I found has
    controllers that they say will allow you to get to 36mph

    Here's the link:

    They say their "4840" controler allows you to hit 36mph in 19sec
    I don't know what they cost but they have others as well. . .

    Check it out. . .
  13. jeffspeeder

    jeffspeeder Guest

    thats a sweet bike azvinnie good work. i love that its electric
  14. Haggard

    Haggard Guest

    wow has that always been a trike or did you build out of 2 wheeler??
    iether way' she is absolutely strunning
  15. psuggmog

    psuggmog Guest

    I have been thinking about putting a small gas engine running a generator battery charger as a optional range extender on the rear rack of my electric bike, thus making it a hybrid. I could still have the stealth, blessed silence of an ebike when I want. Currenly I am using solar panels to recharge my bike batteries. I'll post a picture of the solar charger one of the days.
  16. azvinnie

    azvinnie Guest

    good deal, this was a 2 wheeler, and customized the rear housing, take a look
    the rear housing had to be cut and re-welded, to 8 inches wide, i think it originally was 5 inches wide. also added the rear drum brake along with a front brake. this was a really long project, but worth the time and effort. l was thinking of going hybrid also, gas engine with electric wheel, but still trying to figure out what needs to be done......take care guys
  17. retro_racer

    retro_racer Guest


    Were did you get your hubs for this? I was also woundering what did the rear end cost? I've been waiting to build a trike myself. Any other help or suggestions you can give me?Thanks Rod
  18. azvinnie

    azvinnie Guest

    Sure, no prob. the hubs l got from ebay item#250053301818 as for the rear end it cost about 175$. this project gets to be costly if you don't watch it. Now, are you going to be run'in gas? or electric? and what type of frame are yu going to use. its pretty good to have a plan of what you want to build before hand...........anyway, if you need advice or any help about purchasing stuff, just hit me up and l'll help if l can, thanks for the comments on the bike......................later
  19. spunout

    spunout Member

    sweet!! anything worth doing takes time. i like that you added another seat...electric wise choice bcuz even a strong 80cc gas motor doesn't have the torque to convert a bike to a two seeded watermelon.
  20. azvinnie

    azvinnie Guest

    right on, happy, the other seat is for my daughter, she sits in ront of me while we ride. it better than sharing one seat....