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Trike question

Rob69270

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Mar 27, 2008
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Hello,

I am fairly new here and have been browsing through all the threads and can't seem to find anyone who has done what I have in mind. I have a Miami Sun trike that I want to put an engine on. I was thinking of using a 3 or 5 horse Briggs and setting it up just like a Go-kart with a centrifugal clutch, and run a chain and sprocket to the axle, alongside the human power sprocket. Only forseeable problem is that I might have to cut the rear supports and fab up some new ones to accomodate ther larger size sprocket needed. I have seen some pretty complex set-ups here for trikes, is there something I am missing. Thanks for any help or suggestions!

Rob
 


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Alaskavan

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I don't recall seeing a setup like you describe (but I may have missed a thread). It should be easily doable. Please take (and post) lots of pictures of your progress.
 

sparky

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Mar 19, 2008
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Only thing I'd add is that since you're gonna use an auto clutch, why not use a freewheel so that you can zip down hills or coast smoothly on level ground.

I'd also consider a front mounted engine (if possible) hooked onto an axle like these 2: http://item.express.ebay.com/bicycle-Motorized-BIKE-GAS-ENGINE-36T-freewheel-Axle_W0QQitemZ190185525169QQihZ009QQfromsoiZ1QQcmdZExpressItem
-or-
http://item.express.ebay.com/bicycle-Motorized-BIKE-GAS-ENGINE-6-hole-44-T-Axle_W0QQitemZ190193310863QQihZ009QQfromsoiZ1QQcmdZExpressItem

Just some food for thought!
 
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