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Old 10-01-2008, 01:54 AM   #81 (permalink)
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At about $3500 it might be pricier than this project is aiming for...but by changing the battery and motor loadouts you can do anything from a Trike 'Moped' all the way to a screaming 90+MPH demon(check out the 'Lithium Bug-E' in the Links section).

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Old 04-17-2009, 05:18 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Turtle great idea

i have been thinkin of building one my self for quite a while
firstly it needs to have 2 wheels on the front and 1 on the rear
so i think mounting something like the rear off an apprilla rs50 or yamaha tzr50 or something similar with the engine still mounted to the bike and then extending the built in gear shifter to a hand built short shifter ( something like what they have in some rally cars so you push to go up a gear and pull to go down a gear)

for the front i would suggest something small and agile like the old style mini (any model/company)

the engine should be highly tuned with these partstzr50)
-http://adrenalin-pedstop.co.uk/p/POLINI-RACE-CLUTCH-KIT-FOR-MIN-2683.aspx
-http://adrenalin-pedstop.co.uk/p/ARTEK-KT-MAN-SIZED-VARIABLE-IN-2529.aspx
-http://adrenalin-pedstop.co.uk/p/YAMAHA-TZR-50-MBK-X-POWER-DOPP-863.aspx

well thats my personal idea and what i may build soon if i do i will post pics
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:28 AM   #83 (permalink)
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What about something like this Speed City Scooters

Or this CORBIN SPARROW who's now sold through these people Welcome to Myers Motors : Transform Your Driving. Transform Your World
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:41 AM   #84 (permalink)
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That 49cc GoCars business in San Francisco prompted an identical business in Santa Cruz- Cruz Carz, a small 3-wheel rental with GPG radios, but these seem to use Scoot Cars with 100cc motors. Rentals seem to remain rentals to almost everyone. If I drive my City-el to the store, bank, drive-up mailbox, I get many unusual comments.

Reading back in this thread, the mentioned Green Machine TerraTrike is history for me- sold it. The E-Pod remains, the Gopher (Aspire), and the 'C-el'. I am really looking forward to this -
ECO Motor Company Home Page - Welcome to EMC3 - The Shape of the Future - 60+ MPG EMC3 Commuter
- not for the 60 mpg / 600 miles per tank; but for all the toys (power windows/locks, tilt wheel. power steering/brakes etc.......)
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Huff and puff, a spot of CPR to put some life back in an old topic

This is a subject dear to my heart as I have a need for a seriously lo-cost weather resistent quad or trike that has both pedals and a small 'helper motor'. Something along the lines of plywood, old bicycle parts and oddments of scrap steel obtained down at the local council recycling depot.

The jolly old 'Automite' claimed my attention for a while................

Tiny Homebuilt Car: the Automite

................ but I want something with larger diameter wheels on it. Something like this: -

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I'd imagine the concepts would be more popular if they hadn't been beaten so badly by the ugly stick.
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The Sick shifter kit together with a 50cc 4 stroke HuaSheng (or similar) motor would be a good way to motorize a tadpole recumbent bicycle. Add a coroplast fairing and you are in business.

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The shifter kit allows you to transmit the motor power through your derailleur system. It allows for freewheel coasting with the engine on or off. It allows for pedal assist at lower speeds. You are not required to pedal at all, the freewheel system lets your pedals "coast" while the motor powers the chain and wheels.
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If anyone wants to get serious about a 30 mph tadpole , I have some money to invest

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After posting the link to Sick Bike Parts, I realized that the motor needs to be near the front crank on the bike, so maybe that system is not the best for a tadpole.

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