My facination with trikes started with a Sinclair C5 that I
got from my friend Harry. It needed a new battery pack. I put in two LARGE
Genesis Hawkers. Its lack ow a speed control meant that you had to pedal up to
speed before you could hit the throttle or else the belt would slip. I designed
a small PWM speed controller based on a speed 400 R/C control.
I got this frame at the Raceway Park Swap Meet in
Englishtown. I had enough parts around to build up a complete cart. It ran
pretty good but my son kept going around corners on three wheels so I figured
if your gonna drive on three wheels I'm only gonna put three wheels on it. I pulled the
engine and rear axles and welded in a mount to hold a Honda Spree engine and
driveline. Not too bad but the little two stroke just doesnít have the pulling
power of the 4 stroke Briggs & Stratton. My son & I decided to rebuild
it again. I got a 25HP Kohler V-twin and a Hydrostatic drive axle from a lawn
mower. I havenít decided on wheels yet. My son wants to use the old tires from
my jeep. I was thinking a little smallerÖ.
I had a few extra lawn mowers around and really didnít need
any of them. I also had a front fork from a Suzuki 750 lying around. I got the
fork from my friend Harry when his clutch went and a piece of it went up into
the connecting rod and blew the engine. My son and I spent a few hours with a
welder and came up with this. We took turns driving each other around the yard.