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Old 04-05-2015, 10:46 AM
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Default Re: Can I use a power generator engine for a bicycle motor

I'm with Silverbear on this one.
I'm a big proponent of home built machines but this idea is a bit dangerous IMHO.
You are going to strap a fairly heavy
6 hp motor to the front end of a bicycle.
Most front wheel scrub drives are very light for a reason.
The added weight changes the steering geometry in a bad way......
If you are going for a scrub ( friction ) drive,with that power plant I'd recommend a rear rack mounted system.
Safer , stronger , simpler to build with limited tools etc.
Have fun ...
Happy Trails......
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