Step 7: Other Bits and Pieces


Cut chain to size, I did not have a chain break but did have a joiner link so I got away with using and angle grinder to grind the head of the pin off and rejoining it with the joining link.


Chain is run over sprockets and joined, using spanners, fine tune the alignment by moving the sprocket over to straighten the path of the chain

Chain Tensioner

A basic bike chain tensioner was welded in alignment with the chain and can be slid up and down to ajust chain tension.


Exhaust was bought online and developed more power and sounded a LOT better

Fuel Tank

The fuel tank in the picture is a drink bottle which I do not recommend as it is not rated for fuel.

It has since been changed to a lawnmower tank I got for free from a mower shop

Throttle Control

I used a standard throttle cable hooked up to a brake lever on the right hand side of the handlebars. I found this better than twist throttle due to the amount of turning you do and how this affects the throttle.
How does the sprocket attach to the axle?
<p>check out my video of us the weekend playing around getting ready for the streets </p><p>ALL THE WAY HERE IN SOUTH AFRICA <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Qyc-O56DR2M" width="500"></iframe></p><p>Im also doing something with a scooter ill post what i have but ill post all when im done keep checking for more I THINK A SCOOTER WOULD MAKE AN AWSOME DRIFT TRIKE</p>
I want to build one it is awesome
<p><a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/151775571848?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT" rel="nofollow">http://www.ebay.com/itm/151775571848?_trksid=p2055...</a></p><p>Would an engine like this work?</p>
All I can get my hands on is a 1 hp electric motor. Is this enough?
This is really cool do u think you could do more motorized things like a snowblower engine powered go cart?
I made me a good ol 'Berta rigged up drift trike rock star energy decals and paint and a 160cc honda gx 5.5 horse and oh good lord she rips This is her without the engine rigged up
Here's my bad boys. Similar to yours but with Go Kart wheels instead of the tiny ones you're rocking.
I'm having trouble finding a suitable sprocket with a 16mm shaft carrier, what did you use for this part please?
<p>can we buy one</p>
where did u get the engine bracket or what did you youse.
<p>Drift triking is so much fun! I test rode the electric ones at Local Motors (<a href="http://bit.ly/driftthis" rel="nofollow">http://bit.ly/driftthis</a>). I want to actually build one myself though, but I might resort to just buying one. It's quite a bit of work and time.</p>
<p>Making a trike out of an old pit bike and i'm using 5/8 rod for the axle. Any idea on where to get a sprocket hub to fit 5/8? can't find one anywhere and don't want to have to make one.</p>
<p>can you send me one picture of the drift trike&acute;s meausurements pls here is my email diegofernandez8991@gmail.com</p>
<p>where can i buy the wheel hub? and what holds it to the shaft? is it welded to the shaft? please reply i would love to build 1 of these for my son...</p>
<p>Here you go man, this website has lots of good things for builds like this. </p><p>http://www.bmikarts.com/Wheel-Hubs_c_304.html</p>
<p>Price range?</p>
<p>depens how big</p>
<p>I could use more details on your wheel set up. I can't find 10&quot; wheels on ebay, and of the ones I find, they have their own bearings. Where and how did you make this set up?</p>
<p>First of all cool idea. but here is my issue. where do i buy the wheel hub? or what can i use for a wheel hub? and is it welded to the shaft? what holds it to the shaft so it drives?</p>
<p>is your threaded rod only threaded on the ends or is the whole rod threaded?</p>
What and where did you get those wheels?
<p>It's been a little while since you posted this instructable. Looking back on the project, are you happy with all of the choices you made? I am looking at building one, and am wondering if the CAG 49cc motor is still a good choice in your opinion.</p>
<p>i kind of want one of these</p><p>but i am not skiled enough to build one</p><p>is there a dutch guy who wants to help me?</p>
What holds the sprocket in place?
Thanks for the tips. For those who cant find sprockets, sprocket hubs/clamps and pillow bearings here's the links. <br>http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mini-Pocket-Bike-68-Tooth-Drive-Sprocket-Air-Water-Cooled-Models-Extra-Speed-/171151357587?pt=AU_Motorcycle_Parts_Accessories&amp;hash=item27d96a7693&amp;_uhb=1 <br> <br>http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=pocket+bike+sprocket&amp;_osacat=0&amp;_from=R40&amp;_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR3.TRC1.A0.X5%2F8+pillow+bearing&amp;_nkw=5%2F8+pillow+bearing&amp;_sacat=0 <br> <br>http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mini-Pocket-Bike-68-Tooth-Drive-Sprocket-Air-Water-Cooled-Models-Extra-Speed-/171151357587?pt=AU_Motorcycle_Parts_Accessories&amp;hash=item27d96a7693&amp;_uhb=1
What did you need the steel angle for in the end? I'm building this right now so please reply! :)
Do you think a 190cc lawn-mower engine would work? I know it had 6.25 ft-lbs of torque, but I don't know about HP.
that would power it all right, and maybe too much power at that!
Im sure it would have more than enough power..
if this is in australia which im pretty sure it is WHERE DO U GET UR PILLOW BLOCK BEARINGS!!!! pls help also im making an electric one :)
Yo I got an old craftsman chainsaw motor to hook up to a trike. do you think I could get a clutch for that? Like a pocketbike clutch?
I'm gonna start out by saying we had big wheels & mean green machines in the 80's, not necessarily new... But I'm gonna finish by saying adding the engine is a ridiculously cool idea.
What's a wheel hub
how much di it cost?
Where did u get that trike please get back thank you
http://www.target.com/p/huffy-green-machine-20/-/A-14071656 <br>I saw this one way cooler
Id like to know what size drive your engine has, because i have an 87 cc 1/2 inch drive that i am trying to find a pinion and sprocket for...PLEASE help me!
I notice that this engine does not have a transmission. Do you think the same engine with a transmission (as seen on ebay) would be better or worse for drifting. <br>And another quick question, can it hold long drifts around corners? Just wondering.
What Wheels did you use?
Just to clarify; Why is it that your feet are not going around in circles (on the pedals) as the trike moves forward. Is there some type of free spooling sprocket or something up there that works similarly to most rear wheel sprockets. I probably used all the wrong terms, but I hope you get my meanin.
on my one im just going to rig some stunt pegs on just as foot pegs
Yep, there is a freewheel mechanism in the front hub which stops them from spinning..
hello where did you buy the back sprocket from?? i cant find any!
poket bike store on ebay, they are pretty common <br>
what about the pilow bearings?

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