Electric Start?

ej132

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Hi all,
Looking to build my first bike here in the next month, planning to do a 4 inch tire bike with a 66cc engine with a jackshaft to a seven speed. Was looking at the stage 4 motor from bike berry but have been talking to some people and was told even with the jackshaft taking off from a dead stop would not be possible, seems like these engines plus having the gearing would make it possible but it is my first at this.
My main question is how does the electric start engines work? I guess my thinking is what is the advantage if I still have to pedal to take off of having the electric vs just dropping the clutch?
Thank you for your time
 

Rigz

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With the right gearing and engine setup for low end torque you can definitely take off from a dead stop. There's plenty of guys doing it with just the stock 44 tooth gear. The electric start does add a lot of weight with the starter motor and battery. If your looking for a complete electric start kit check out the "bullet train" from flying horse. It might save you the trouble of doing an electric start conversion
 

ej132

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Those bullet trains are the electric ones Ive seen. It says it has a centrifical clutch. So would that mean it does not have a hand clutch? Their more like a moped of once rpm hits a speed the clutch opens and grabs?
 

ej132

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Im assuming that would still work with a jackshaft for shifting? It would just require letting off the gas shifting then gas again
 

Rigz

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Your supposed to let let off the gas when you switch gears with the jackshaft kit anyway so it will work just fine
 

speedracer

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I have two Bullet Trains, one with a jackshaft 5 speed hub (Norton Tribute) and a single speed on my Harley Tribute. Both are great and even the Harley Tribute takes off with no pedaling with no problem. I have a video below of the single speed.
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Rigz

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Beautiful bikes man. That bullet train motor really has a unique look to it. I wonder if that cylinder design runs cooler. It looks like it should