Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: las vegas, Nevada, USA
Model: 1987 gl1200I
Hi! Ive been enthralled in everyones Trike build posts, to the point my wife is hitting me on the head and saying not another "hobby"!! So thanks Skip, SPiderbob, dcryder and all others, youve made me want to build a trike!
Anyway, what do you think would be easier to do? A chain/belt driven rear axle of some sort, or, shaft drive all the way?
Ive been trying to "learn" how to build a trike from reading some of the things you all are posting, and I wonder how in the world you all figured out what car to match the final drive gear ratios to, etc.
In my inexperience, I was thinking that for a chain/belt driven rear axle, all youd need is remove the rear sprocket from the rear wheel, and mount it on the rear axle and Viola! Its now a trike (after some assembly, of course! ) But once again, coming from someone who owns 3 shaft driven motorcycles, and never having owned a chain/belt drive!
I was just curious on what you all think is all!