Custom Trike

I am considering buying a five person (inline) custom made trike with the hopes that my family will actually ride it during parades. The bike unloaded will weigh 250 pounds. It has five cranks on it, but I have to be honest with myself that I will probably be the only one putting in enough effort to get it moving. We will be putting 400 pounds of people on it, and the kids will only get heavier.

Can I use a front wheel hub motor kit in order to get this thing to a whopping 3 miles an hour?

Thoughts?
 

flymeaway

Well-Known Member
Can I use a front wheel hub motor kit in order to get this thing to a whopping 3 miles an hour?

Going that slowly with a hub motor isn't really going to work. More then likely the motor will overheat and fail at any power setting that would be useful.

Court J.