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Old 01-27-2015, 02:07 PM
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I'm still building...

but my most recent project is three wheeled rather than four. It is a recumbent electric trike. Actually it is dual powered since I can also pedal if I want. I built it so I could exercise my dog, Louie, with some nice long runs. The trike goes about 19 mph and cost a total of $360 to build. It will go well over an hour per charge, although it might go much longer...I just haven't ridden more than an hour yet.

You can see the build photos for the electric motor installation here Custom Electric Trike - It's for the dogs.

The build photos for the trike itself are here Our Dog's $100 Recumbent Trike

Sorry, couldn't get the YouTube video to embed. This was taken before the electric motor install when it was just a pedal trike. Click to watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Berkmwk1XUc

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Old 01-27-2015, 02:51 PM
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Well, look who's back. Glad to see you again Cboy.

That's a neat new hobby.

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Old 01-27-2015, 03:45 PM
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Good to hear from you Dewey.......Interesting bike....You could always be tri-powered....Let the dog pull it....
I wonder if common sense will ever make a comeback?
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Old 01-27-2015, 03:49 PM
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Awesome Dewey, nice to see you!

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Old 01-27-2015, 04:02 PM
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Why not put a little gas engine on the left rear wheel and have a "hybrid"? It would be great "get home" power if the battery got low!
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Old 01-28-2015, 02:22 AM
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Dewey, good to hear from you. Love the bike. I will be giving you a holler this spring some time, lunch at the Black Bear!
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time to skin it ?

The problem with moving to calif is you had all the yard improvements you did to the new house. NO cold winter nights to spend in a heated shop.
Here's a pict of a friends trike project at the Utah autorama, UVU college booth
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