RECON LIZARD

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I figured I should
start a "blog" concerning my next future project that will take awhile but keep coming up with different ideas.
This project is going to be EXPENSIVE for sure.
3 - 26x4 fat tires with DIY hubs to fit the 3/4" bearings (1 inch long section of DOM A513 tubing (1.75OD x .1875 wall x 1.375 id} Will do a tutorial on building hubs from scratch as 3/4" / 20mm hubs are $$$ expensive, upwards of $75-$100 each hub.
BEARINGS ARE FLANGED .75 ID x 1.375OD x .498 thickness)
Purchased 3 rims ($30 each plus shipping, two boxes = $130)
need tires and tubes at $35 each $$
want two 48 volt Lipo-4 batteries $$$ battery packs are user select able.
Will have two trailing headlights (turn with the wheel) $
A "roll bar" to secure the bivouac cover
an expanded metal floor with LED lighting under it. Give it a halo lighting effect. More for show.
Have two rifle holding supports behind the roll bar.
frame is a tadpole but longer so driver is sitting behind cross bar and pedals behind cross bar as well. (want as much room as fees able with out going to 4 wheels (with 4 wheels then the gray area of needing a license and registration).
need to purchase a 48 volt 1000 Watt mid drive $$(yes it will be street legal and hopefully can be used instead of conventional ATV. Some states if not all do not allow hunting with an ATV (shooting from ATV not allowed but used only for retrieving game.
NOTE to be street legal the pedals need to operate, 1000 w or less motor and not go faster than 20 mph.
I myself do not hunt anymore due to health and cost as most of Washington land owned by lumber companies.
Plan to sale when completed, looking at $2000-$3000 sale price. to be determined upon completion.
 

Radical Brad

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The great thing about this bike building hobby is that even when we call it "expensive", that usually means less $$$ than what someone might put just into the chrome bumper on a 57 Chevy project!

Looking forward to seeing it unfold.

Brad
 
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you and me both. I need to finish assembling my street fox after throwing some yellow paint at it.
 
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I assembled my newly painted street fox w/ mid-drive motor. Now the throttle does not work. Purchased new but now only full throttle. Will hopefully make progress tomorrow.
I have my 3 fat tire rims and ordered some 12g sheet metal (could not find anywhere).
Plan is to cobble the hubs first then layout a frame. Thinking 2 inch box for main beam and 1.5 box for cross beam but best laid plans are always in need of change. Will post some pics tomorrow of street fox
 
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got my online metal order so will start cobbling some hubs but first here are my pics of my newly painted street fox. Been riding for past 2 years and finally got around to painting.
Now get any new bugs removed,
oups need a url
 
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Well lets start with some mantra to assist any build.
I have found that BEFORE cobbling a new part or starting a new project, I use something called psychcybernitics.
You basically practice what your next move is when you retire at night for some sleep. IMO you will reach a solution or cobble a part much easier since you have already practiced building said part.
In my situation, I am going to cut and assemble my 3/4" hubs for the RECON LIZARD. In my mind I have all the pieces cut and drilled already but have yet to actually start cutting anything.
Will post some progress pics as I go.
 
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I'm not sure if I'm doing the same as you but I also build mechanisms in my head, mainly to ensure they are buildable at all. I often find that it's vital to build something in a specific order or I need to change something to make it buildable with the tools and skills I have. It saves a lot of frustration when I get to grips with the metal. I've often changed my initial idea or plan on encountering a mental build issue.
 
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hopefully this is correct for posting pics, got to be a better method. need to converse w/ Ed pedle car.
this is my basic idea for the recon lizard. ONLY one speed = SLOW
using a mid drive for electric power (1000W) using #41 chain, way cheaper and stronger than bike chain. If I include multi gears then lots of issues are injected into project (KISS method).
If a chain breaks the trike can still move either pedaling or via electric.
Will need to cobble some large sprockets for the low gear ratios.
The cross over is utilizing a 3/4" shaft w/ some small sprockets. The bearings are same as used in hubs (purchased 10 so I have extra. One mistake on drawing is the chain from cross over is supposed to go to the rear wheel using a reversed freewheel (freewheels CCW instead of CW. I recall seeing then using google.
 
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trying to locate a hub with LHD and RHD threads for a freewheel.
May just have to pin/weld the threads since the hub on the wheel at present has both ends of the hub with RHD freewheel threads (FIXIE HUB)
I guess the LHD/RHD hubs are far and few to be had,
 
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