A Snow Bike

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Egor, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. Egor

    Egor New Member

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    I would like to see one of these made up for this winter, I know some of you don't like the thought of the snow coming or thinking of it now, but would this not be a cool ride with a China Doll engine on board. I just thought it would be fun, I know I would try one out if it snowed out here but all we get is a very thick fog. LOL. See what you think and maybe someone will enjoy the white stuff more this year. Have fun, Dave

    The Ktrak
     

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    Buy ya a self propelled snow blower and put a 6 speed tranny on it!
     
  3. rickie h

    rickie h New Member

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    brnotbuy a thick as freak coat for this ride too lmao 30 degree weather and the wind of going 25 will be cold!!but yea a small plow with a sharp angle for reduced drag and a nice powerful engine would make it nice but id reccomend mountain tires and deff not the bald-like cruisers...the engine heat would feel nice and it wouldnt overheat as easy :D
     
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    if you go to usabikemotors. web site and hit on their photo gallery there u will fine a motororized bicycle that they use for the snow
     
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    thank you fair racing31 i am still trying to fugure this web site out
     
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    Does anyone know how to get a kit like that? It snows alot where I live and that looks fun!

    .sno.
     
  7. robin

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    Chrysler Motors made one for 10 years in the 70s- 15 hp i beleive--i used to have the site bookmarked
     
  8. Egor

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    Someone did it, that is soooo cool. Did you see he was selling kits in the dead of winter. It looks like it is working well. That traction device is cool I wonder if it is too expensive. I would love still to see someone here build one and find out what they think. Have fun, Dave
     
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    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    snow....... :(
     
  10. Comrade Alfonzo

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    I should try the snow on my soon to be motorized 1973 Schwinn Suburban. if we get any snow this winter, those 1.25in. tires could be exciting
     
  11. justthisguy1292

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    looks like i'm not the only one with that snowmobile idea. I can't afford the $500 and 27lbs it adds to the bike. I'm trying to make my own. so far my idea goes like this. take two old mountain bike tires and cut them so you can stitch them together. cut out the metal rim in the tires that give them the stiff circular shape. that will be the actual track. Then i'm gonna use a bicycle hub i found at the dump as an idler pulley. It will trail maybe 18inches behing my back tire, mounted with two steel tubes i hacked off an old snowblower. I figured and bump would snap whatever i use to connect the tubes to the frame with. So i'll have them on some kind of a pivot(probably utilizing the rear axle) and rig up this rear shock i pulled off a cheap mountian bike that i found at the dump. the track will wrap around my normal tire and the bicycle hub. what do you think?
     
  12. pedro5189

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    I would use a kevlar tyre for its flexibility, maybe a 29er tyre and use a 20" rear wheel to avoid the cutting and stitching of tyres.

    I would imagine that norco pictured is very difficult to pedal with the drag of all those pulleys. I also think an engine small enough to power the bike would struggle to drive with the amount of drag. If you look at the motocross bike conversions to a tracked vehicle, they seem overwelmed and even with 60bhp struggle to propel the bike at a rate i'd be happy with. A motocross bike should never be overtyred as they need to be able to spin up like the snowmobiles do just to keep progress quick so that the engine does not bogg down. Overtyring a bike is often worse than a tyre with lack of grip and is certainly less fun. So I believe a small engine would struggle to make any progress and clutches would struggle to cope with the force that is required to move.
     

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