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Old 10-02-2016, 04:20 AM
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Default 2016 - intense electric build

maybe 2017 but here it is
refurbished a refurbished electric motor... I might make something that goes with it. I'm thinking 15mph tops but that might be a little optimistic
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It is actually a lucas alternator that I got a while back and fixed up, now I'm really getting it ready for a project. I'm thinking about finding a kids bike somewhere and sticking it on him and just cruising around with it.
I'll post the password and stuff a bit later.
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Old 10-03-2016, 02:50 AM
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I have enough chain
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Old 10-07-2016, 02:06 AM
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My pile of parts is slowly but steadily growing
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I might use these wheels instead of bike wheels, but now I'll have to put a lot more work into building handlebars etc.
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Old 10-08-2016, 01:14 AM
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getting some work done on the front wheel.
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yep, I actually did that.
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it'll go on a bit of pipe for an axle
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knocked up some forks for him.
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Old 10-11-2016, 02:32 AM
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It's actually gonna be tiny
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yeah I'm not gonna finish this probably
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did some stuff on the drive wheel. I got some motivation after a mate of mine brought over a tiny little bike and a 30cc whipper snipper engine to make a little pitbike with.
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Old 11-05-2016, 02:57 AM
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drive wheel complete, and I've started on the frame
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Glad to see you got away from the Lucas motor. Lucas electrical products have quite the reputation. I got enough of them on a triumph.

The Lucas motto: "Get home before dark."
Lucas is the patent holder for the short circuit.
Lucas - Inventor of the first intermittent wiper.
Lucas - Inventor of the self-dimming headlamp.
The three position Lucas switch - Dim, Flicker and Off.
The Original Anti-Theft Device - Lucas Electrics.
>Lucas is an acronym for Loose Unsoldered Connections and Splices
Lucas systems actually uses AC current; it just has a random frequency.
"I have had a Lucas pacemaker for years and have never had any trou..."
If Lucas made guns, wars would not start.
A friend of mine told everybody he never had any electric problems with his Lucas equipment. Today he lives in the countryside, in a large manor with lots of friendly servants around him an an occasional ice cold shower...
Back in the 70's, Lucas decided to diversify its product line and began manufacturing vacuum cleaners. It was the only product they offered which did not suck.
Q: Why do the British drink warm beer? A: Because Lucas makes their refrigerators
Alexander Graham Bell invented the Telephone.Thomas Edison invented the Light Bulb. Joseph Lucas invented the Short Circuit.
Recommended procedure before taking on a repair of Lucas equipment: Check the position of the stars,kill a chicken and walk three times clockwise around your car chanting:" Oh mighty Prince of Darkness protect your unworthy servant.."
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Is that why MGs always have 1 Headlight out?
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Glad to see you got away from the Lucas motor. Lucas electrical products have quite the reputation. I got enough of them on a triumph.

The Lucas motto: "Get home before dark."
Lucas is the patent holder for the short circuit.
Lucas - Inventor of the first intermittent wiper.
Lucas - Inventor of the self-dimming headlamp.
The three position Lucas switch - Dim, Flicker and Off.
The Original Anti-Theft Device - Lucas Electrics.
>Lucas is an acronym for Loose Unsoldered Connections and Splices
Lucas systems actually uses AC current; it just has a random frequency.
"I have had a Lucas pacemaker for years and have never had any trou..."
If Lucas made guns, wars would not start.
A friend of mine told everybody he never had any electric problems with his Lucas equipment. Today he lives in the countryside, in a large manor with lots of friendly servants around him an an occasional ice cold shower...
Back in the 70's, Lucas decided to diversify its product line and began manufacturing vacuum cleaners. It was the only product they offered which did not suck.
Q: Why do the British drink warm beer? A: Because Lucas makes their refrigerators
Alexander Graham Bell invented the Telephone.Thomas Edison invented the Light Bulb. Joseph Lucas invented the Short Circuit.
Recommended procedure before taking on a repair of Lucas equipment: Check the position of the stars,kill a chicken and walk three times clockwise around your car chanting:" Oh mighty Prince of Darkness protect your unworthy servant.."
ooooh thats harsh
I've been thinking about using a starter motor
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frame is coming into shape
its a bit boxy
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You forgot Joe Lucas, The Original Prince of Darkness.

1964 Triumph Bonneville ex-police bike taught me that!
It was my neighbors bike he said if I could get it running I could ride it, hey what 14 year old would not take that deal. He paid for plates and insurance. getting it running was no problem. Keeping it running big problem, never went too far from home. I did not like pushing that thing home. The last time it was ridden was 1981 and I was on it. Still sitting in same spot I parked it.


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I've been thinking about using a starter motor
Don't bother wasting your time.

If it works it wont last long.

Not very fast, about as fast as a car motor cranks.

Their not made for any kind of continuous duty.

I built one years ago.

It was my first electric kart project.

Only lasted a few blocks.

Frustrated, the next spring I converted it to gas.

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http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=34016
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Only lasted a few blocks.
I've seen people say that quite a lot about starter motors... what does it mean? do you mean house blocks ?
I realise I would have to modify it a lot to get something useful out of it.
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I've seen people say that quite a lot about starter motors... what does it mean? do you mean house blocks ?
I realise I would have to modify it a lot to get something useful out of it.
Yes, that would be (neighborhood) house blocks.

It probably lasted about 1/2 a mile. (maybe)

Then I pushed it home.

You need a continuous duty motor for a kart.

Not a starter or winch type motor.
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A mate of mine gave me a broken power drill and I managed to extract the controller out of it, rated at 12A. I might end up using this little engine for it but so far the whole thing has cost $5.
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