Originally Posted by Weedylot
I agree with Uncle, the lawn equipment look would have to go. Maybe a kit to replace the rope start and covers to make the motor prettier would be the catalyst to popularity with these babies. Other than appearance, these motors are a great source of alternate power.
Hmmm, I'm getting a powerful itch to put my spare Puch E-50 on a sturdy frame...a Schwinn made in Chicago perhaps.
You and Uncle are so right! Ascetics are half the battle. What I see as the 2 big wholly grails of this is width of motor and then the gearing down. Frame mounts are sexy. 5 inch stock, 9 4stroke wide?
It has been on "the 2do list" for a good while to make an appointment with S.C.O.R.E and get some advice on how to get an American small engine manufacture er (sp) to give me a price on converting a stock engine to our needs. Need a kick in the butt some times. But I will call tomorrow.
It would not be hard to produce, just the dang 18 to 1 gearing. Stock gear boxes run in several hundred$s.