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  1. Re: Just checkin' in from the pothole state. RI that is. :)

    I too am in New England, Bristol, RI Will be selling my Kyoto trike if any New England builders want a head start on parts for their project. Has 300 miles on it. Number is 401 253 1978 Frank
  2. Thread: Chain guard

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    Chain guard

    Can anyone steer me in the right direction regarding chain guards? Our Kyoto Cruiser chain is always marking up my short pants which dangle down towards the moving chain. I notice some sort of...
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    Re: Trike front wheel wobble

    Interesting comment Tick...the rail trail used for testing was asphalt paved and actually had a crown built in for water runoff and when you moved off centerline, you drifted that way...just like a...
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    Re: Trike front wheel wobble

    Brad, tried it again after tightening up the head tube bearing and is seems OK now. On the smooth pavement, its fine but on an area where there are bumps and uneven surface I get a shake in the wheel...
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    Re: Trike front wheel wobble

    The head tube bearing seems pretty snug but, I could tighten some more. Will do further speed tests and report back, thanks guys.
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    Trike front wheel wobble

    While out testing our new Kyoto Cruiser, I had occasion to induce some front wheel wobble with hands off the steering. I grabbed the
    handlebars and got it under control right away as I think it...
  7. Re: Warrior front wheel lacing: 3 cross or 4 cross?

    I used your tutorial to build 36 spoke wheels and it was a great resource. Now, I am making 20" 48 spoke wheels and wonder if the same tutorial can be used. This discussion talks about 48 spoke three...
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    Re: Another Kyoto start (electric?)

    Finally got the trike out for testing with the geared Mac motor and 36 volt AGM's and it's really nice. The setup is: Mac 500/1000 watt motor, with em3ev controller, three speed throttle, cruise,...
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    Re: Kyoto Cruiser brakes undersized?

    We have long brake handles so pull at the handlebars is good. Caliper arm length is whatever came with the MB type calipers. I re-adjusted the clearance and squared up the pad to disc angles (they...
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    Kyoto Cruiser brakes undersized?

    I put 160MM disc brakes on my Kyoto Cruiser because they were cheap/plentiful but after one test ride they seem pretty weak. I plan to add electric with batteries, etc, and suspect they will really...
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    Re: Kyoto wheel wobble

    Charlie and all,
    I drilled through the hub into the 1st wall of the axle then inserted a 1/4" bolt temporarily, then drilled the other side so, the alignment should be pretty good. I plan to remove...
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    Another Kyoto Cruiser!

    6164616561666167Here are some shots of my new Kyoto Cruiser built from AZ plans with some mods based on the great contributors to the site. It has been shortened to 90" long with a 48" wheelbase to...
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    Re: completed bike weights

    My nearly finished Kyoto with 24" rear & 20" front wheels weighs in at 87 lbs so far. (that's 191.4 kilos for you Canadians who kindly sent us New Englanders this 7 degree weather....that's -18C for...
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    Re: Another Kyoto start (electric?)

    The MAC that EM3EV sells is geared with a 5.1 ratio and has a clutch that allows only a small amount of drag when not powered up. This unit also supposedly has upgraded composite gears as the older...
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    Re: Another Kyoto start (electric?)

    Brad, that"s great news on the power/torque you are getting with your setup! Are you saying a direct drive or geared hub motor? I was hoping to avoid the drag caused by the direct drive and go with a...
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    Another Kyoto start (electric?)

    I have the frame welded up and am proceeding with the bottom crank brackets, etc. Chose to go with 24" rear wheels and 20" front. After making my second mistake of logging onto Endless Sphere, (the...
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    Trike wheel build question

    I just received the machined brake/freewheel hubs and spoke wheel hubs and they are very well done. I have a question about the spoke wheel hubs. My 24" main trike wheels have a center hub diameter...
  18. Re: Just checkin' in from the pothole state. RI that is. :)

    Yes, River, it is very addicting! I am mid-60's and have built lots of stuff including boats and airplanes but this hacking thing is a blast! Also, engineering the build such as exactly where the...
  19. Re: Just checkin' in from the pothole state. RI that is. :)

    I'm also in RI and am starting a Kyoto Cruiser to ride on the East Bay Bike Path. We're shortening the wheel base so it will fit in the Honda van so we can take it elsewhere to ride. Using 24" rear...
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    Newbie question (self-answered!)

    I am building a Kyoto Trike and two of my donor bikes are good quality Schwinns with nice three piece crank setups. They have the bottom bracket built such that the frame tubes that I cut off go...
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    Re: Newbie question

    Thanks guys. Anyone have a good source for the bearing type pillow blocks? I find they are about $40 each and weight two pounds!
    Frank
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    Re: Newbie question

    Thanks, Brad, appreciate the comments. I plan to make a mockup of the frame/seating/wheel location out of 2x2 wood to make sure there is enough elbow room for both, and I will stick to the 20"...
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    Newbie question

    Building a Kyoto and wonder the difference between using 20" and 24" rear wheels and what affect this would have on gearing.

    Also, wondering if the rear wheel base can be shortened to a maximum of...
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