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 !!!!!!!
Hacksaw or Cut off wheel on a 4" grinder
Allen Wrench : 2.5, 3.0, 6.0
Two Long 1" bars/pipes that will fit inside the ends of the Fork Tubes when the end caps are removed.
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.
Interestingly, the Battery was 95% charged, the red light turned green in just over 9 minutes.
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)