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How would one go about making a mini bike into a trike? Just add 2 bearings in the back with a solid live axel, hubs and two wheels? Anyone have pcitures of the set up, preferable close ups of the axel set up.
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:28 AM
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look at a three wheel bike at walmart, should give you a good idea.
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im not sure what 3 wheel bike at wallmart is anything similart to a minibike turned trike.
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some are bicycle frames with an added live axle, others are ground up trikes. but either way, you can see how much bigger the fork arms are, how much extra chain, whatever. lowrider magazine used to sell a trike conversion axle for bikes.
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Hmmm, ive never seen anything like that at walmart. Ive seen tricycles, but im talking about little kid trikes. I want to take a doodlebug mini bike and make it a 3 wheeler. i figure for the prie of the bike and another 200 or 250 bucks i can make a trike. There had been a video of one on youtube and now i cant find it. ARGhhhhhhhh
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just use bearings in the back hubs spacers wheels and mabey if you want to make a swing arm in the rear like the rear ends of atvs.
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I cant put the bearings in the back hubs. It would need to have a live axel to drive the rear wheels. Maybe you meant to put some commas in the post because im not sure if your listing things i need or telling me where to put the bearings.
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i ment to put a comma there. sorry bout that i was typin in a rush.
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ebay as well as others sell a reversing axle for atvs: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...K%3AMEWAX%3AIT
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My mini trike is more like a go kart with a bike front end. http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=5346
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