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  1. 3 Wheel Drive Hybrid 3 Wheeler (ATC)

    Non Road Going Vehicles
    Hi everyone! First post. I bought a 1985 Honda 250sx ATC (3 wheeler), and I absolutely LOVE it. I primarily use it in some light dirt and tall grass, and it performs beautifully. But there have been a few times that I've attempted to take it through deep mud and water.The results were less than...
  2. Covered Trike Build Log

    Electric Bikes
    The goal: Have a comfortable method of going to and fro from school without needing to pay for insurance and gas. my main goal is comfort, not speed. (not that I can have much speed anyways since I'm limited to a 500w motor unless I want to pass it through inspection, which I don't) The start...
  3. EV total range variation based on motor size

    EV Performance
    A friend of mine had an E-trike that worked on a 1 KW motor and had a curb weight of 350KG and had a range of rougly 40 miles using 48V/100Ah Lead acid batteries at 20-25 mph. Is it safe to assume if I have a similar build but replace the 1 KW motor with a 5 KW motor that I should still get...
  4. Help me figure out what I need for a motor on the Palmer Yard Cart!?!?

    Electric Motors
    My brother stumbled upon this sweet Palmer electric cart, that uses a Peerless Tecumseh 5 speed lawnmower transmission, which is driven via belt. I have been having a hell of a time finding a suitable motor, as the original one is smoked. The manufacturer of the cart claimed 24 mile range, with...
  5. The EZ-EV Open Source Electric Kit Car

    All EV Conversions and Builds
    In case anyone hasn't seen this yet, I am looking for customers/partners for a very simple DIY EV kit called the EZ-EV. I started a crowd funding campaign at www.IndieGoGo.com/ZWheelz The goal is to provide a street-legal, highway-capable, two-seat kit that can be assembled in one week. I'm...
  6. Reverse trike concept...VW Mk1 donar...newbie questions....

    All EV Conversions and Builds
    So I've reading tons for a couple years off and on..........did the BioDiesel thing and knew I was just avoiding my true ev calling.......now I will hoard funds for this one way or another............ Love MK1 VW's.....FWD/MacPherson suits me fine, I'm not a race car driver but I do live where...
  7. My ground-up trike design

    All EV Conversions and Builds
    OK, here we go. I dont generally share my projects with the community, but I think I could use some input on this one. I'm constructing a 2F1R electric trike with a minimum of donar parts, mostly axles/spindles and control arms from an 87 turbo coupe and wheels from a 2003 ford focus. I've...
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