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Old 11-23-2011, 12:11 AM
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Default Electric Reverse Trikes

New member from California: Hello All. I've been wanting (waiting) to have an elecric reverse trike come to market. Aptera? Zap?, etc., etc. I've never found anyone who has built a T-Rex like EV, capable of 70 MPH and a range of 50 miles. That's all I ask! But here is the question: anyone on the forum here build such a vehicle yet? Should I even think about building one, or is there a reason nothing has come to market yet? (Max weight for NHTSA (1500lbs)?) Thanks in advance for any discussion, leads, advice, etc. VWKASTER
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:55 AM
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I've been planning something similar and have found http://reversetrike.proboards.com/ and http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums...ighlight=trike
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Old 11-24-2011, 12:52 AM
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Thanks for the info Salty9. I look over your thread and the site with the reverse trike info. Great. I was planning to do the same in termsof drive line, direct drive to shaft drive motor cycle rear end. One would probably need to limit the watts on take off, via the controller if that is possible. The battery boxes (mounts) would need to be part of the frame structure and safety. Again, I'm just not sure one can do this and keep it under the weight limit for a motorcycle without some high tech frame materials. Anyone found a lightweight but sensible frame structure for reverse trike?
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Old 11-24-2011, 04:14 AM
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Have you found http://www.locostusa.com/forums/index.php? I think most of the Locost 4 wheelers would weigh less than 1500 lbs. I checked NHTSA onGoogle and the max weight limit I found was 10000 lbs.

The Locost site looks to be a useful place for construction info and parts source ideas.

Edit: Check http://www.szott.com/zot2/zot2.html

BTW. http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums...ighlight=trike belongs to Woodsmith, Administrator.

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Old 11-25-2011, 10:16 PM
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The Sparrow, now NmG, is a reverse trike which has a 76mph top speed, IIRC. I don't know what range it would have with a LiFePO4 pack in it but you might check them out.
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Old 11-26-2011, 06:37 AM
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I build up a kit car around the Hudson Kindred Spirit that exceeds your speed/range requirements, really very easy to do. I used a couple fo Agni motors and a small Lipo pack..
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Old 11-26-2011, 01:59 PM
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Default Re: Electric Reverse Trikes

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Have you found http://www.locostusa.com/forums/index.php? I think most of the Locost 4 wheelers would weigh less than 1500 lbs. I checked NHTSA onGoogle and the max weight limit I found was 10000 lbs.

The Locost site looks to be a useful place for construction info and parts source ideas.

Edit: Check http://www.szott.com/zot2/zot2.html

BTW. http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums...ighlight=trike belongs to Woodsmith, Administrator.
great link ( locost) lots detailed info for the fabricator . want to build the front A arms for a trike .
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:29 AM
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http://endless-sphere.com/forums/vie...hp?f=7&t=34547
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:49 AM
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The Lithium Hawk is an interesting reverse trike build that isn't quite complete yet.

http://www.nappepin.com/LithiumHawk.htm

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Old 12-13-2011, 08:01 AM
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Thanks JMY. I've seen that link before but never really looked at it.
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