Fat Tire e-trike pulling to the side?

zee711

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I have a 20 inch fat tire trike which I mounted a 1000 watt front hub motor to it with a 48 volt, 20Ah battery, but I have 1 problem it does not want to go straight it keep pulling to the side. If coasting 2-3 miles per hour it is OK but when you throttle it up to 8-10mph. it keeps wanting to go almost in circles. I already checked rear axle alignment and headset but still it doesn't want to go straight any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Zee.
 

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I have a 20 inch fat tire trike which I mounted a 1000 watt front hub motor to it with a 48 volt, 20Ah battery, but I have 1 problem it does not want to go straight it keep pulling to the side. If coasting 2-3 miles per hour it is OK but when you throttle it up to 8-10mph. it keeps wanting to go almost in circles. I already checked rear axle alignment and headset but still it doesn't want to go straight any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Zee.
That's because you are only powering one wheel. On a trike if you are only going to use one motor its better to put on front wheel.
 

hugh

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Need a bit more info about your trike. Is it a tadpole which means 2 front wheels one rear wheel or a delta trike which has one front wheel and 2 rear wheels. If it a tadpole it's prob not a great idea to have only one front wheel powered, ideally you would power the rear wheel. That would require a hub motor capable of supporting a gear cluster. If your's is a delta then yes as A said check the basics
 
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