Anyone Know Where to Buy a Kit That Converts a Scooter to a Trike?

by Richard Brown
(Sudbury On Canada)

my girlfriend loves to ride scooters, has been doing it for 25 years. She currently has a 125 vino which can can manage very well, but she now wants a larger scooter so that she can travel on the highways with, but the seats are all too high and she can't manage to support the weight of them as she has some problems with her legs.

She is only 5 ft. 2 in. tall, and because of her disability she can't get on a motorcycle. We have heard of a kit to add on to a scooter to make it into a trike, but can't seem to find one in Canada.

Our financial situation isn't the best. We invested over 12,000 on the Piaggio mp3, which was supposed to solve the problem, but because of the bad road conditions around here, pot holes and the like, she had a few stop and drops, fortunately she wasn't hurt too much.

If we could find a trike conversion kit for a scooter at a decent price, we could get a 400cc scooter to go with it.

If anyone has any ideas on what can be done for her, at a minimal cost, we'd love to hear them!

Respectfully; Richard

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Jul 22, 2010
Yamaha Vino Trike conversion
by: Mary

I think I found the conversion you are looking for. I was also thinking of triking my vino. Here is the address:

Feb 23, 2010
Tricycle conversion
by: Anonymous

I live in SaiGon, VietNam, and the conversion you want is frequently made by mechanics easily - with a few bits and pieces + welding kit.

Basically they remove the rear wheel and replace it with a shaft on which a suitably sized gear, to take the chain, is mounted.

Bearings on either side of the drive gear, to which support brackets are mounted, are next on the shaft.

The support brackets form a triangle with the two brackets attached under the seat over the shaft.

Finally, at either end of the shaft, are mounted flanges on which the wheels are mounted.

I am on leave at the moment but expect to be back home in VietNam in late March. If you want pictures, I can be reached at: Fung.Pee (@) inbox dot lv.

Jun 30, 2009
by: Richard

Thank you Kathi:
I will be checking out this site very well.
Take care;

Jun 23, 2009
Getting Started
by: Kathi

Hi Richard, Here is a link I found on a quick search that may get you going in the right direction:

Good luck!

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