new CYCLONE electric trike project
I am asking for any insights for potential problems and anything I might have overlooked---I have not purchased the trike or parts as of this post but SOON intend to. Thanks!
The trike will be a GOMIER 6-speed. I chose the Gomier for its heavy-duty rating and its gears as my CYCLONE kit 500 watt 24 V motor mid-mounted will be able to take advantage of and use the gearing.----I have some hills to contend with (bridges) as I live on the beach on an island. Note: Gomier makes a 24 V single-speed 450 watt trike but it uses a belt drive and I am concerned about slippage. It also only carries 2/ 20amphr SLA batteries.
The battery case will hold 4 series/ parallel wired 33 amphr SLA batteries (lithium batteries are not an option due to cost) will mount centered both ways on the rear axle. The case itself is an off-the-shelf metal tool box from WW Grainger. The only modification is to shrink the length down to fit between the rear wheels by drilling the spot-welds out from one end, cutting the body to length and pop-riveting the end back on.
I need both power and extended range as I have a 16 to 20 mile round trip to do.
SOOOOO!!!, what are your thoughts---will it work as intended?