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Possible rear axle replacement.
« on: 19, March, 2012 - 21:39:02 »
Been looking at these whilst looking at a front hub drive . good idea if can be fitted, 900mm ?

http://www.czbrushlessmotors.com/2000w-electric-trike-conversion-kit-p-76.html

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Re: Possible rear axle replacement.
« Reply #1 on: 20, March, 2012 - 06:01:55 »
Nice find.

Looks similar to others that have been on the forum. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Possible rear axle replacement.
« Reply #2 on: 20, March, 2012 - 10:29:22 »
That kit weighs as much as a C5 complete with battery.

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Re: Possible rear axle replacement.
« Reply #3 on: 20, March, 2012 - 13:57:02 »
I think powering the front wheel might be unsuccessful. The weight distribution on the c5 is well weighted towards the rear axle, so you might find it skidding a lot in the wet or when going up a hill.

This one looks quite interesting, it would even be road legal in the UK

http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2296.msg18941/topicseen.html#msg18941

Might even provide a decent range with a couple of 55Ah car batteries.

Cheers John

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Re: Possible rear axle replacement.
« Reply #4 on: 20, March, 2012 - 15:51:10 »
That kit weighs as much as a C5 complete with battery.

This.

I think it weighs too much.

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Re: Possible rear axle replacement.
« Reply #5 on: 20, March, 2012 - 17:23:09 »
I think powering the front wheel might be unsuccessful. The weight distribution on the c5 is well weighted towards the rear axle, so you might find it skidding a lot in the wet or when going up a hill.

This one looks quite interesting, it would even be road legal in the UK

http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2296.msg18941/topicseen.html#msg18941

Might even provide a decent range with a couple of 55Ah car batteries.

Cheers John

Hi John. not really true on that. The c5 has been done a few times with a front brushless motor and they seem to run good. An earlier one on the forum :

http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,583.msg4380.html#msg4380

I have seen and tried a 24v Crystalyte brushless front wheel that went well. 14mph though, but a good try. As to weight balance,someone who was there on the day asked the same, I replied " Put your hand under the front wheel whilst I sit in the C5 then " ... He for some reason did  ::) , lets say he didnt do it again. The C5 gripped well, Not fast but a good conversion on a budget.

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Re: Possible rear axle replacement.
« Reply #6 on: 20, March, 2012 - 19:54:14 »
No problem being wrong, nice to see it worked:-)