I am an Avid Trikke rider from Melbourne, Australia.  I found out about Trikkes from Youtube a year ago, since then i have lost 30kg and can't get enough time on my T-12 Trikke, I live in a reasonably flat area, but  it has some short steep hills here and there, also some days there are 30kmh winds, Hills and Strong winds are a Trikkers curse.
To Get a Electric Trikke from USA, after postage, would be nearly $3000 for me, so i looked around for a Kit for a long time, and finally found one that needs next to no machining or welding, and is except for 4 hacksaw cuts a perfect fit. the kit i found is here.

So Here is how looks after it went together........ (6 hours with meal break and coffee breaks, say 4.5 hours all up)

Here is the kicker,  Its all finished but at 9pm here in Melbourne, its too damn dark to film or test it out in the street. so as of this moment, its UN-Ridden !!!!!!!

Tools Needed:
Hacksaw or Cut off wheel on a 4" grinder
Allen Wrench : 2.5, 3.0, 6.0
Adjustable Wrench
Phillips Screwdriver
Two Long 1" bars/pipes that will fit inside the ends of the Fork Tubes when the end caps are removed.

Handy Hints: 
If you have an air compressor, To remove original handgrips, use the Air Duster to inject air between the handlebar and grip, the air releases the grip from the handlebar and just slides off with hardly any effort.

Speed:                  21.5kmh    ( Drops to 20kmh after battery drops 20%)
Battery Range:    34km            (20km and still reading Green Light at this point in time, Orange, then Red as it drops)
Charge Time:      3.5 hours

Step 1: Unpacking.

The package was Armour plated, waterproof and zip wrapped, took 10 minutes to get to into the box...... I scored a free tyre.
Interestingly, the Battery was 95% charged, the red light turned green in just over 9 minutes.
(36v 10Ah.)
Quality: The Battery, Motor and all the components except the brake levers (lower quality than those on the Trikke) are very acceptable.
All Parts were Well wrapped, either in bubble-wrap, taped or wedged in styrofoam
Shipping took 7 days, considering the 18kg total weight, and it being 2 packages, that was Very fast shipping. (with Tracking)


hello I am desperate distance of my fork is 90mm .<br>already I possess the battery and seeking a 350w 36v engine but all the ones I've seen on the internet have all of the 100mm size.<br>I am depressed. My e-mail : xango.topenergy@gmail.com
<p>yes, my forks are also 90mm, but i removed the plastic end cap and put two long steel levers inside them, cut the slots for the axle as i showed in my instructable, get somebody to pry the forks apart until the 100mm wheel slots in, then tighten the bolts..</p>
<p>Hi,</p><p>I'm from Indonesia and plan to buy the T12 as well as the e kit. Kindly inform me the distance between the wheel fork.</p><p>Thanks</p>
<p>yes, my forks are also 90mm, but i removed the plastic end cap and put two long steel levers inside them, cut the slots for the axle as i showed in my instructable, get somebody to pry the forks apart until the 100mm wheel slots in, then tighten the bolts.. </p>
Hi there,<br>I'm from Southern Ontario CANADA. Just got my first track last year, love it! The only problem is we also get a lot of wind here in southern Ontario. The area is pretty flat but when wind picks up it can be a slow go. So I thought that adding a small motor to the Trikke for cruising would be a great idea. Found your post and thanks for the tips. What would you recommend, mine is a Trikke T78 cs?
<p>firstly, i would google the site i got my parts, there is now a 8&quot; wheel that is slimmer and used by trikke (albeit different branding of course) or downsize your trikke to the smaller kids one, as an adult you can travel much faster and harder on the smaller trikke and not need a motor, LOL. but back to the parts, if you find the wheel, as the supplier for the whole kit..., my choice on the battery was ok, and it fits in a t12, but wont fit in a t7/8 so get the &quot;bottle&quot; style battery as it will fit a lot better.</p><p>btw, the battery i got back then is a little shorter on life, but still going strong...</p>
<p>Build Update, </p><p>Still solid, battery still great, just maybe 5% less per cycle than new, </p><p>2 flat tyres, 1 new tyre to maintain it.<br>Maintenance free, pretty much, tighten the battery clamps now and again.</p><p>No issues to report.</p>
its really cool to build and real fun i'm working on mine too... will upload as soon as i finish it... thank you for sharing...
<p>Did you get yours completed?</p>
<p>This totally rocks! I am a fan of Alibaba.com and found the following <a href="http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/CE-approved-48v350w-electric-scooter-conversion_247075252.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/CE-approved-...</a></p><p>that might also work or it could be a different source for the same part.</p><p>I also found a 10 inch verson <a href="http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/10-inch-trikke-escooter-motor_680350078.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/10-inch-trik...</a></p><p>for people with T8 Air trikes </p><p>Great work. </p>
Thanks for the instructable. I am restoring some Sinclair C5s. Can you let me know if the wheel freewheels please? <br> <br>C5 resto.http://malfunction.faed.name/search/label/C5 <br> <br>Cheers, <br>Mal.
If you want to keep the tyres inflated with minimal maintainance, use tyre goop, i use it in all my trikke tyres and it also fixes micro punctures instantly. there is no more porous deflation as the goop totally seals the inside of the tubes, over a year ago i had a little left in a bottle so i put it in my wheelbarrow tube, i used it yesterday and the tyre was still rock hard . every other time the wheelbarrow tyre was needing inflation. <br>
Its rock solid, no problems but a loose plug one day due to rough riding... <br>i still havent noticed any battery drop yet as its all good still. <br>the pon-e is a little more maneuverable only due to its size i would guess but havent even seen one in Au. the battery would probably cost $300-400 to replace from china but i would disassemble it and rebuild it with good quality cells from ebay, overall the costs versus the cost of a pon-e made it all worthwhile for me here in Au and the wheel size being 12&quot; versus the pie's 14&quot; makes it a normal ride. I would do it again without any problems at all... it is just a nice rock solid kit., but what i would do is get the new 10ah &quot;Bullet&quot; battery at the same cost as it is nicer than the square one i have. the bullet battery would look part of the Trikke., To finish off i used a bricklayers PVC dampcourse and a $2 press stud kit and folded and clipped a really neat fairing over the electronics and battery. the conversion was extremely easy and solid, i am very happy.
Darrel, thank you for tutorial, few questions: <br>How is it going, still going strong? <br>Have you had a chance to compare battery life,speed and maneuverability to E-Pon version? <br>Battery life OK and what do you think it will cost you to replace it once it dies? <br>Overall, would you recommend converting T12? using this Kit or other kits such as MagicPie etc <br> <br>Many thanks and really appreciate the input <br> <br>Alex
I am interested in the Trikke T-12 Electric Conversion.I cannot find any price or how to order it on your website. Please help. Thank you Darrel
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/36v-500w-electric-bike-conversion-kit-with-12-front-wheel-36v-10ah-lithium-battery/458818577.html<br><br>here is where i got it from<br>
It wont freewheel when there is power on, but i can still curve it when i switch off the power. so it will run downhill faster off than on, if thats any help to you.
all wheel drive?
front only, lays rubber when hammered....
Nice instructables and my sincere congratulations on losing 30 lbs! <br>
Exercise is a four letter word, Trikking is a total blast and double the fun of anything i have ever done before, find a trikke locally and have a ride, the pounds just fly off, you dont get sore, and its ZERO impact, i was back on my Trikke 4 days after a double knee operation as it builds up the muscles that hold the knee. Just try it, look up &quot;trikke Jimmy Carter&quot; , hes 78 and he and his wife ride daily. <br>

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