Quad build.

Brilliant , this is the small one though ? is yours as far also ?
You seem to be close to the point where we need locknuts , oil/grease, adjusted and take it for a spin.

Paul
 
Brilliant , this is the small one though ? is yours as far also ?
You seem to be close to the point where we need locknuts , oil/grease, adjusted and take it for a spin.

Paul

That is the small one yes. Friday we work on the big one. Than we also try to change the rear a bit, to solve some weight and get a bit more grond clearance ad the rear.
We will also pu the front on it, so we can't set the frame upright inside.

Not all wheels are finished yet and the steering and drive train needs to be added.
I hope that we can do that soon and have it ready for riding it soon.
 
Again some work was done on the quads. Well my quad this time.
It can stand on its wheels now. It needs some adjustment, but not much.
The front is added, so I have now pedals on my quad. Now it pays down, instead of standing. The total lingth is 2,75m. (9.02230971ft)
There still comes a bumper on it, but that isn't making it much longer.

I worked today on the steering. It is nearly finished now. I only need some m6 bolds, nuts and nut insurts and I can fix my handle bars to the frame and steer.

Wednesday we finish that and we will do the same by the other quad.
Hopefully we can also start with the motor mounts. So we can put the motor on the frame and test ride it.

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Wow it only gets better.

What is your deadline ?

No standing that up in the shed anymore !

Paul

Thanks Paul.

Yes with the wheels it looks a lot different. I also removed a lot of metal from the rear to loose some weight and that worked.

We want to try to have it finished before 2 September. Then there is a bicycle ride and we want to ride that with our quads.

It will be tight, because we are waiting on some parts, but I think it is possible as we can spend the coming days all on the quads and as all parts arive in time.

No it is laying on its side in that shed. The smaller one is in the other shed.
 
I drove today on my quad Sadly I didn't make a film and photos. It was great. Badassgcycles pulled me om my trike. I had no brakes and drive train, but everything went well.

The experience was great. 30kmh off-road and still if you are just relaxing in your seat. Very confortabel. You don't feel the bumbs. I went off the road and you don't even notivce it. Curbs are no problem. It can handle everything.
Even trough corners it is very stable.

We only put in the front a bit heavier shocks.
I hope the we can have them ready to ride in the coming 2 weeks. I expect that, but the small things cost a lot of time. Only neet to fix the derailleur, the front and rear brakes and the gears for the drive resin in front. After that we need to align the wheels and put on the the chains, the motor and all the other sures and brakes.
I will put a plate on the back for now.

I can't wait to ride it without being pulled and with brakes.
 
Both Emiel and I were very curious about the behavior of the quad. No chain line, no motor drive, no working brakes. But still, how will it roll? Made a proposal, we use a tow rope. Emiel took a seat on his quad, rope in his hand and the other end tied to his trike. Okay, ready for the test drive, let's go. Of course at low speed but once on a longer sandy path we went to 30km/h.
Well then Badass has to experience that too. I looked a lot at the wheels and the bumps that were smoothed out by the suspension. Okay, the front suspension could be a bit stronger, is now at 2 x 650LBS and we are going to change to 2 x 750LBS. Then Emiel got back on the quad bike and just a bit of paved road.
How nice to see Emiel enjoying himself, but of course I also enjoyed it. We haven't finished a great quad yet, but we now know for sure what to expect. And, oh, a curb, no problem. To be continued, finishing a lot of small things in the coming working days.
 
Today the first ride with chain. No egassist, gearing or breaking, but just in one gear. Went good. It is very silent.

The turning cirkel is smaller than my trike, but because of the longer rear, I need to make my corners a bit wider or stear later.

Friday we go further and maybe finish the breaks and work on Badass-cycles his quad, so he can alse pedal around.
 
You guys are making very good progress , I suppose it helps that you have done this before with that equipment.

I like how you towed up to 30kpm , I never want to go that fast under my own power or downhill ....

Fearless , I take my hat off to you both.

Paul
 
With the welder from Geert, it hoes esy. Also the other tools help a lot and working with 2 is also an advantage. Alone it would be a lot harder.

We did it on a sand road where there us no traffic. There was enough space to slow down. 30 didn't even feel fast. Probably because the seat is higher up and the suspension makes the ride very smooth.

Tomorrow I get my order and then I can cut the wooden plate that comes on the back.

I placed the quad next to my trike. The length of the quad is about 40cm longer. That us the part that I have behind my rear wheels of the quad.
The higt, width and that the front has also 26inch wheels (27.5) with the tires we use, makes that it is a lot bigger. But it roles very smooth. The comfort and stability is great.

You need to try it Paul. I know that you will love it.
The other quad will be shorter than my trike. There you can also mou g a big plate for luggage on.
 
Not a fan of such production styles. Overly loud unnecessary music and lots of very short cuts are terrible and a massive distraction from the subject. I'm sure someone has put a lot of effort into it but show me a few pictures and a simple close up video with no embelishments or just some commentary any day. My apologies for the negativity but I doubt I'm the only one with such thoughts.

I did get one impression from the video and that was even unfinished it appeared heavy. If the quad runs out of battery or the motor dies it's going to be no fun. Has any thought been given to having a very low set of gears available, presumably via the crankset choice for such an event? Whilst we hope for the best it's always wise to plan for the worst.
 
I did get one impression from the video and that was even unfinished it appeared heavy. If the quad runs out of battery or the motor dies it's going to be no fun. Has any thought been given to having a very low set of gears available, presumably via the crankset choice for such an event? Whilst we hope for the best it's always wise to plan for the worst.

The quad is undead heavier than my trike. But riding it, I now know that I can easily ride it as my battery dies.
I could easily go faster as I wanted it, but I didn't, because there could come a car and I had no breaks.
The gear I was in, was in the middle of the complete range I have and I could easily go heavier.

It roles very good and I now know that I can do the same or even more range than I can with my caravan/trike combo. That combo drives a lot heavier without battery than my quad.
Ränge will not be a problem. The motor is geared so it uses less power than as it wasn't geared.
The quad isn't meant for the trike speeds. 30kmh will be no problem, but I limit it to 25 and as I go touring, I will be riding around 17 to 20kmh. With that and the battery capacity I have, I can reach a good distance.
 
Drove it today with the front brakes and the gears connected. Gears need a bit of tuning, but they worked. One chain in the back needs some adjustment so it is lined straight.
The chain in the front the lower part needs to be placed in a tube just as I have on my trike.
One wheel needs to be straightened in the front and one in the rear. Further tgey are close to be aligned.

I fix a bit more riding and played with the gears. Front 1 on 1 and rear on 6th where 1 is the smallest. Riding that way gave a nice cruising speed like other cyclists without e-assist.
As soon as the quad rolles, it is very easy to keep up to speed.
Riding trough grass doesn't slow you down.
That part is what I really like, because it is an off-road quad and it takes obstacles very well. It rides very smooth and that makes that it gives a lot of comfort, what makes that it is very pleased to ride.

Next step is connecting the rear brakes, finish some parts with welding and getting a tube for the chain. Also start with the electric part.
We take our time to do it good.

Only thing I need to get used to, is that you can't cut the corners as with a trike. With a trike you don't need to watch the rear, because the rear is very narrow. With the quad, it is wider, so I steer a bit later. But I will get used to it as a ride it more. Also will I ride more on wider roads with the quad.
I can't wait till it is ready.

Switching from quad to trike makes that you feel the difference very well. 2 complete different bikes that have similarities, but also are so different. The quad is a real cruiser, where the trike is a racer. The quad wins it on comfort. It is very pleasant to ride. The trike also, but with the trike I need smooth roads. Here in the Netherlands is that not a problem, but in Germany I definitely prefer the quad.
 
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Not a fan of such production styles. Overly loud unnecessary music and lots of very short cuts are terrible and a massive distraction from the subject. I'm sure someone has put a lot of effort into it but show me a few pictures and a simple close up video with no embelishments or just some commentary any day. My apologies for the negativity but I doubt I'm the only one with such thoughts.

I did get one impression from the video and that was even unfinished it appeared heavy. If the quad runs out of battery or the motor dies it's going to be no fun. Has any thought been given to having a very low set of gears available, presumably via the crankset choice for such an event? Whilst we hope for the best it's always wise to plan for the worst.
Our friend asked ore it was possible to make a short video with bombastic music, so i did it for hem. Okay not everyone likes music ore to much production styles. And no worrys about the battery, we always use 2 batteries just incase, We builded those quads just for real off road fun and not for speed. The Netherlands is a great cycleland and if i look to the 1960s. We used 3 wheeled cargobikes fixed gear, and those beautyfull old skool cargo, s weighs 100kg. The gears are fine and teh Schlumpf drive works great. So i dont understand why some builders buidling a nic cycle but with 40 ore more gears. And that is, totaly useless. But, we have a lot of fun together when we builded on our project, and a great time together is important so we can say, Yes we made it together wit a lot of buildingfun. Now lets ride off road. Have fun, okay my english is not so good.
 
Hello Emiel,
i just found your nice build via a link on Facebook

can you tell me which material you used for those adapters - disk-brake to axle and axle to sprocket?
Hi, that are all parts made by Maddox. I made the drawings and he made it for us, just as the axles and some other parts.
 
The material used for the adaptors is ST35.
The axles are C52 cold rolled and ground shaft steel bought for this purpose in lengts of 1 meter.
 
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