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Ok I am asking can you get a kit or build your own reverse on a trike, like the one I am building? Any information would help me decide weather to put reverse on it or not. thanks again Dennis:praying:
 

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You might be able to adapt a early crysler starter motor the ones were High torque and used planatary gears in other words heay duty to crank thoes muscel car motors but they used the same ones on the smaller V8 as well Plus they are not very long so they are easy to get at any parts house. ive thought about this alot workbench thought only. but never tried it. adapt the rear gear housing and the starter drive to kick out to the back side of unused ring gear.It would take very acurate placement so as not to bind the drive gear into ring gear but not deep as trying to inguage flywheel on car. Place bike in neutral.Then when activated by a button it would stick out engage ring gear then should move trike backwards. let off button starter drive retracts and clear of the ring gear.There are several hundred diffrent starter drive gears. you would have to search for the right pitch and depth to match up the ring gear teeth but might be able to just grind the one that comes with the starter till you get it to match up. the drive gears are tough. and remember you only need it for a few seconds and not very often. so if you could get at least half depth inguagement to back up the trike . thats good enough. just a thought but i bet if your willing to trial and and experment It may be possiable.Then agian this thought may best be put in trash bin Too!
 

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I've seen a couple of GL1100 and GL1200 trikes with reverse. That was in the UK and I didn't get a really good look at how it was done, but it can be done.
 

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You'd be time and money ahead starting with a non-interstate 1500 .
 

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Ok lightin where would you put the ring gear? and one from a car is to big to use, so what ring gear would you use?
 

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Some snowmobiles (Polaris do, I know for sure) have a bolt on ring gear about 7 or 8" in diameter



You could mount that on the RH wheel to the disk brake rotor and mount the starter motor on a bracket,and then you would need to waterproof the starter motor, then you could have one wheel reverse
 

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I would use a flange mount on the rear diff to mount a flywheel from a small car (sandwiched between the diff flange an drive shaft flange) and then mount the starter to the diff housing. Almost all the asian cars used a gear reduction starter.

Got this idea from the old nascar days when Chrysler mounted a belt drive pump on the rear diff to pump the fluid to a cooler. I still have an 8 3/4 yoke with the pulley mounted to it.

Just an idea, this is how I will be doing reverse on my 1100 when I trike it.
 

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Trigg County Trikes does it for their Harley setup. I looked at it, did not look very complicated to do.
 

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I tried to find out where they got the gear and the starter but no avail.
 

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yea that is interesting would have to scrap what I have done so far then redo everything, and the price of 450.00 plus shipping, and there is no garrentee that it works. But nice idea though.
 

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Ok lightin where would you put the ring gear? and one from a car is to big to use, so what ring gear would you use?
Thats where i said its just a thought and the more i think about it and reading the other post its not doable even if you could adapt or machine the teeth on the starter drive to catch the ring gear in the differentual. which remenber its just to back up trike where not talking about heavy load so it dosent need much inguagement depth.

the gear oil would scrap the starter in no time. better throw this thought of mine in the scrap bin. the external is the better way to go. excuse me and ill stick to what I know.
 

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does anyone know where I can get a starter and gear like that in hanko post above?

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In one of the post on the site the guy said the motor was a honda one from a civic 1996 to 2000 so their should be plenty around.

I'm not sure where to buy gears, but a reputable machine shop should be able to machine out any gear you'd want if you took the starter motor in with you.

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Just thinkig over mornning coffee here. But has anyone thought of hydro drive for a trike. seems like it would solve a lot of issues. not shure how large a unit you would need to drive a trike or handle the 70 to 90 hp

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wow from a google search i just did amazing and the link works to
 

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If you click on the ebsite that the pic is from you will see the builder mentions the possible use on a goldwing among other bikes cool It has no tranny just a forward reverse lever like a hydo tractor.
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that is quite interesting but it probably costs more than I make in a year.
 
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