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Motorized Drift Trike Build

Postby vairman » Sun Oct 26, 2014 12:18 pm

A few of us will be building motorized Drift Trikes. So watch this thread to learn more see pics and parts list's.

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Re: Motorized Drift Trike Build

Postby Gage » Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:02 pm

AKA 'Adult Big Wheel' :applause:
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Re: Motorized Drift Trike Build

Postby 2bits » Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:12 pm

Thanks for starting this thread Greg, we gotta get these things goin! :twisted:
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Re: Motorized Drift Trike Build

Postby 2bits » Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:37 pm

Shopping list:

1. Seat Old classroom chair or a boat seat (Padded preferred)
2. 10.5" Wheels and Tires: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Drift-Trike-Drift-Trike-Wheels-Drift-Trike-Tires-10-5-Tall-Go-Kart-Tires-/111470727160?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19f42c4ff8
3. 6.5HP Harbor Freight engine
4. Axle, sprocket, chain and engine mounting plate from Northern Tool
5. 1' Square stock tubing for frame
6. Handle bar/fork/wheel assembly from mountain bike at least 20"

What else Greg?
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Re: Motorized Drift Trike Build

Postby SmokeyBob » Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:21 am

Pics for Building the Alegria I
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Re: Motorized Drift Trike Build

Postby vairman » Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:41 pm

2bits wrote:Shopping list:

1. Seat Old classroom chair or a boat seat (Padded preferred)
2. 10.5" Wheels and Tires: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Drift-Trike-Drift-Trike-Wheels-Drift-Trike-Tires-10-5-Tall-Go-Kart-Tires-/111470727160?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19f42c4ff8
3. 6.5HP Harbor Freight engine
4. Axle, sprocket, chain and engine mounting plate from Northern Tool
5. 1' Square stock tubing for frame
6. Handle bar/fork/wheel assembly from mountain bike at least 20"

What else Greg?

That's a good start but the square tubing needs to be 1.5" and .088 wall. I hope to have a drawing posted tomorrow , maybe Wednesday. And e-bay is a good source for parts
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Re: Motorized Drift Trike Build

Postby skinnedknuckles » Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:40 am

I'll be watching this thread. I think these would be a lot of fun. 8) The wheels and tires from ebay are located less than a half an hour away from me at the go kart track that I used to race at . Oh geez another project ...... :D

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Re: Motorized Drift Trike Build

Postby vairman » Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:46 pm

skinnedknuckles wrote:I'll be watching this thread. I think these would be a lot of fun. 8) The wheels and tires from ebay are located less than a half an hour away from me at the go kart track that I used to race at . Oh geez another project ...... :D

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LOL Paul, you gotta love those projects just wish that kart track was that close to me
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Re: Motorized Drift Trike Build

Postby 2bits » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:26 pm

Updated parts list from Greg...

    Northern Tool Engine mounting plate 1ea #13837 $10.99
    2 - piece 4in split rims 2ea. #1340 $9.99
    Kart hub 4h 1in bore 2ea. #138291 $17.99
    Ebay hiparts seller US go kart mini bike fun kart Centrifugal clutch 3/4" bore 12 tooth, #35 chain
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Re: Motorized Drift Trike Build

Postby 2bits » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:28 pm

Pic of finished frame by Greg, just glad to be the "T" in "GT Sliders"!!
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Re: Motorized Drift Trike Build

Postby 2bits » Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:39 pm

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Re: Motorized Drift Trike Build

Postby skinnedknuckles » Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:36 pm

For more parts you might want to try http://www.ombwarehouse.com They have all sorts of parts to help you with your project. I am using 1 1/4" and 1" mild steel tubing, with 26" fat tire in front and 7 x 10 rear go kart race tires covered in pvc tubing. The axle is , at this time , 40" wide but I may adjust it once I get everything mounted up to see how it looks. The engine is one of those Harbor Freight 212cc Hemi head ones that they had on sale for $94.00 with a 20% coupon. So cheap that I bought a few so that when the first one lets loose I won't feel to bad just throw another one on. I am going to modify them a bit to get some longer life out of them. The track that I mentioned in another post said that they are going to have some exhibition races with these things on weekends next year. I have a few photos that I will try to post in the next few days. I had better get back to working on the teardrop before I get into trouble .......again :)
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Re: Motorized Drift Trike Build

Postby 2bits » Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:10 pm

Here's the good link.... http://www.ombwarehouse.com/

Looks like they have alot of goodies!! I am looking to do a fat tire in front too, that looks very cool!
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Re: Motorized Drift Trike Build

Postby skinnedknuckles » Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:38 am

Oops , :oops: Thanks Thomas for fixing the link. Yep, they have a bunch of stuff for mini bikes , go karts and engines.
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Re: Motorized Drift Trike Build

Postby 2bits » Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:58 am

I appreciate you posting it! I did a google search and found it and the first item was performance parts for the 212cc Predator that we are using! Cool!
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