Larry’s Trike by <h1>Trike Daddy Customs</h1>. 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 powder-coating, this color is called Illusion Royal Blue, it’s like a deep candy blue with a slight purple hue in the right light. It’s definitely one of our more popular colors.
Once the trike came back from powder coating we started the engine tear down and re-build with a 6.5hp clone e-start engine. We replaced and upgraded several parts to squeeze out the hp. One of the more challenging bits was 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. This required adding a few feet of wire of course. It was also important to be able to turn the LED headlight on and off from the same panel so that was also added in.
After extending all the wires and rewiring the switch box 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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