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Axle advice please

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:26 am
by F8gav
Looking to build a suzi 650 hardtail bobber type trike
Chain driven axle question
Cant afford a custom built axle and modifying a reliant is supposed to be hard work and complicated .
My question is can you use a stepped up racing go kart axle with a large sprocket and modify the wheel hubs to fit ?

Re: Axle advice please

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:11 pm
by 1130cc
I've been trying to think how to answer this, as I am not 100% sure.
But, my immediate thought is that there is no way it will be able to take the stress on it. A go-cart, whilst also able to do the speeds, is much lighter and much lower to the ground.
Just imagine the forces involved when you hit the brakes, with the weight of the trike :O

As you have found, if you use a chain driven bike you will give yourself a whole load of problems, as a shaftie will marry up to pretty much anything.

Re: Axle advice please

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:51 pm
by jinjachin
caint say I know anything about gocarts but you will be wanting a diff on the road i would assume a cart is a straight through drive . Like 1130 said chain driven isn't easy to do cheap unless you have a lathe and knowhow not what I know of

Re: Axle advice please

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:20 am
by swirl
Have a look at Xs1100 bevel box's, converts chain to shaft

Re: Axle advice please

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:22 am
by swirl
Tell ye what I'll have a look for ye

Re: Axle advice please

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:32 am
by 1130cc
swirl wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:22 am
Tell ye what I'll have a look for ye
I love it when I learn something new.
That would be a really good, and inexpensive, solution.

Re: Axle advice please

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:04 am
by swirl
1130cc wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:32 am
swirl wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:22 am
Tell ye what I'll have a look for ye
I love it when I learn something new.
That would be a really good, and inexpensive, solution.
They come up under a 100 quid but need to keep your eye out for them

Re: Axle advice please

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:39 pm
by jinjachin
I've never seen one of those before

Re: Axle advice please

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:42 pm
by swirl
Everyday a learning day peeps

Re: Axle advice please

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:43 pm
by swirl
Will need some welding and bracket to stop the fecker from moving