Thread: Diesel Engine?
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:43 PM
mammonista mammonista is offline
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Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Springfield, IL
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Default Re: Diesel Engine?

Seatrend returned an email inquiry I made. $150 for engine for 3hp engine :-)
$200 to have it shipped to U.S. by way of DHL. :-(
Weight is 18kg (40lbs) dry.
3hp @ 3,000 rpms. Variety of output shaft configurations. Keyed shaft, tapered shaft, threaded shaft, splined shaft.
Besides the high cost to have it shipped I don't see the downside.
If somebody needed a reliable form of motorized transportation in a fuel-starved future a diesel bike might be the way to go. Diesel can be stored practically forever and a 3hp motor mounted over the rear wheel of a tandem could be configuration that works. Maybe
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