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  1. MrIdaho

    bike, trike, scooter drag racing

    woke up this morning and had an inspirational crazy idea! stat an E-motion drag racing organization. There are LOTS of E bikes, trikes and scooters out there so why not look into better battery, motor designs etc. time your elapsed time over say 100 yards. Scooters in one class, up-wrong's in...
  2. MrIdaho

    Lipo 4 battery pack w/ charger

    I am pretty sure I cancelled this order but I now have 3 battery packs. Only need 2 Anyone in the West Washington or Portland area in need of a new still in original packing I have one to sell. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0923YF7FM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 If no...
  3. MrIdaho

    bafang mid drive died in service

    While out riding around town My mid drive motor went kaputt! had to hobble it home. Was hoping a battery connection=NO No display connected volt meter to battery wires=24 volts? should be 48 (I just charged the battery) connected the wires from motor to the battery wires = 12v suspect the...
  4. MrIdaho

    bring back to life=my "T-bucket of bolts"

    Started this build many moons ago and has not been used for couple of years. Many issues such as underpowered = battery drain to high and it has "VW Syndrome" on the rear wheels. plan is to remove the freewheel differential, upgrade the brakes and insert a section of pipe to fit over the rear...
  5. MrIdaho

    converting tadpole recumbent =lawnmower

    being physically unable to mow my own lawn, thinking about morphing a tadpole recumbent into a riding mower. acquiring an old lawn mower deck, use a brushless motor for the blade power and the rear wheel w/ integrated motor for motive power. Using the rear wheel with motor will allow...
  6. MrIdaho

    welding helmet rant

    WAS using a Harbor Freight welding helmet and decided to get a good Lincoln welding helmet from Home depot. Amazing what I have been not seeing. The difference is like night and day. helmet is set at #10, going to try #9 tomorrow. next purchase is a cheater lens and a skull cap. Got a hair cut...
  7. MrIdaho

    unicycle height?

    Brad has showen a picture of him setting a world record on a unicycle BUT last night on AGT a guy rode a unicycle that was 20 feet tall.
  8. MrIdaho

    back to work on my wife's Urban vehicle

    I looked for my thread on this project but ? Yesterday I finished up extending the front head tube about 8 inches forward of original p[position, eliminated the funky steering linkage I had on this creature. I then progressed to remounting the front wheel and improving how the wheel retainers...
  9. MrIdaho

    articulated hub motor

    While waiting for wheels for the trike based on an up wrong bike frame ("hammer head") I have the issue of motorizing my wife's urban cart. This is a Delta style trike with a hub motor on the front wheel. Well that design went out the door due to the fact there is not sufficient weight on the...
  10. MrIdaho

    toe clips etc

    Finally found another recumbent rider in our little town. Rider has a sun seeker fat tad e-trike w/ 24" fat tires. he fashioned fenders from plexiglass and installd some toe clip/straps. Have had one foot fall off once and after seeing this fat trike I am considering purchasing a set but any...
  11. MrIdaho

    projects I am working on

    saw a tadpole trike with front forks and though I would share these.
  12. MrIdaho

    AWD tadpole?

    has anyone thought about an all wheel drive tadpole trike? Got this crazy idea last night. Front wheels using electric and rear wheel using peddle power only. Getting urde to start actually building the RECON LIZZARD.
  13. MrIdaho

    great idea for a trike w/ suspension

    it looks like he used front forks for the a arms
  14. MrIdaho

    bike parts etc

    well its trike riding time so out to the garage finally. Looked at my tires and figured I need some new threads so I found https://bicyclewarehouse.com pretty good prices and free shipping w/$50 order
  15. MrIdaho

    seat material etc

    While looking for clear vinyl to cover my wife's electric cart I found a site that has what might be material for seats? Clear Vinyl by the Yard | OnlineFabricStore.net several different types of webing and materials for attaching.
  16. MrIdaho

    headset washers

    I have several headsets that require a washer with a small tab on the inside. This tab goes into the slot on the steering tube shaft but finding them? thinking of cobbling some via the AZ DIY mantra??
  17. MrIdaho

    crazy idea or not??

    being a disabled person and building trikes while sitting on a wheeled stool I am thinking of maybe cobbling together a three wheeled power wheel chain device. go with a tadpole design (one wheel in back, 2 wheels in front, all 20 inch) and have a really short wheel base, like 12-14 inches...
  18. MrIdaho

    Bike from JUNK

    ran across this video and got a kick out of some of the building techniques. The exhaust pipe is crazy!! https://jalopnik.com/build-a-motorcycle-from-the-scraps-laying-around-your-g-1837632665
  19. MrIdaho

    Street fox finally ALIVE

    Been cobbling on this street fox for about a year off and on. I finally got it running after I reprogrammed the hub motor (Magic Pie 5). The motor is programmed for 48v but edited it to run on 36v. It still needs tweaking as I got it up to 25mph.Then looking over the software it has gears. This...
  20. MrIdaho

    kingpin breaking in half

    out camping with wife at Fort Stevens Oregon with LOTS of bike paths. Rode my street fox several days and the last day I accidentally got the left front wheel in a hole. I thought I herded something snap? Following day I started riding w/ no issues BUT then I had to pickup the front right wheel...
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