Re: Diesel Engine?
Been a couple of months since anyone talked about this topic and so I was just wondering....
I think a diesel bike would be a wonderful thing to have in the near/distant future because:
- Diesel is an inherently very stable fuel with excellent long term storage aspects in relatively large quantities.
- Because of it's relatively high efficiency when it comes to converting heat to energy Diesel delivers more MPG than gasoline.
The downside of course is the weight of a diesel engine and the subsequent weight of a bike stout enough to adequately support that engine.
So I was thinking...
What about one of the small, diesel, air-cooled, 2.5 hp Chinese motors available on the internet about $200 (maybe less) mounted on a mid-90s Huffy tandem bike? Using some kind of friction drive above the rear wheel it might work.