Thread: Diesel Engine?
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:20 AM
mammonista mammonista is offline
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Default 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.

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