Larry’s Trike. This was a fun and challenging build. This is the 4th 10hp E-start build that we’ve done, each one gets a little easier but still takes some time to accomplish for everything to come together.
The R2 chassis was sent to Area 51 for powdercoating, this color is called Illusion Royal Blue, it’s like a deep candy blue with a slight purple hue in the right light.
Once back from powdercoating we started the engine teardown and build up with a 6.5hp clone e-start engine. We replaced and upgraded several parts to squeeze out the hp. The challenging part is relocating the start box from the side of the engine to under the seat so the rider can start the trike from a seated position. It was also important to be able to turn the LED headlight on and off from the same panel.
After extending all the wires and rewiring the switchbox to incorporate the headlight, a custom mount had to be fabricated in order for the box to sit securely under the seat. After the wiring was routed and tucked away the next challenge was fitting the battery. There’s not a ton of room on the trike to add a huge battery. I had to search a bit to find something suitable like a motorcycle battery or a scooter battery.
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Next was hand fabricating a battery box from aluminum diamond plate and securing the assembly to the frame. I found a nice little spot behind the seat. Now everything is neat and clean and still accessible if need be. Next took the Illusion Royal Blue rim and hand laced yellow stainless steel spokes to a disc ready hub. The yellow script style decals and the yellow spokes really pop against the blue.
This beast is crazy fast with it’s built 10hp engine and electric start capabilities. Thank you for checking out our blog; Larry’s Trike. Please share the build on FB if you like and check out our Other social media pages listed below.
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