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    Trike Project

    Hello El Motos,
    I've been away from the forum for quite a while. In my time away I've been working on a design for a solar charged trike. To some, trikes are not really a motorcycle, but the design I have decided to go ahead with is built and to be ridden just like a regular bike. It just has three wheels instead of two.
    I have done a ton of research and called on my old racing car friends to help with design. I just started ordering parts this weekend and expect to start on chassis assembly next month.
    Consider this project open sourced, so please ask questions and offer suggestions. It has been a long and difficult journey to go alone and sharing hasn't been easy with something that is so different.
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    This looks good. Is it going to be road legal? How mush performance are you expecting from your trike?

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    Yes, I've designed to motorcycle regulations. I expect quite bit of hassle to get through certification, but I'll probably go
    through a lawyer.
    Projected weight will be around 300 lbs. I'm going with a 48 volt lithium pack and a Mars style motor mounted on the rear swing arm ... probably. And I use the word probably quite bit lately with this project. Weight, power, and charging are all factors
    that effect one or the other and must be considered

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    GREAT to see you back, Red! The trike looks AWEsome!

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    Thanks Ted, but its not awesome yet. Still just drafting, sketches, and pictures, but parts are on the way, so there's no
    turning back now.

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