I just got a crazy idea

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  1. biknut

    biknut Active Member

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    Has anybody ever thought about making China Girl with twin engines?
     
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    msrfan Well-Known Member

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    I have a couple of tandem frames that may accommodate two motors. Check out "Double Vision Whizzer" on Google.
     
  3. Fulltimer

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    Twin motors with twin carbs!!dance1

    Terry
     
  4. killercanuck

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    I'll see your two and raise you three! :) I can't find the original post, but I held onto these pics, because they're awesome. Triker's have a lot more room to play with(most of the time). Although you could go ht/friction/elec hubs if you don't want to go tandem...

    edit-found the post:
    http://motorbicycling.com/f44/3-ht-motors-trike-22358.html
     

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  5. Russell

    Russell Well-Known Member

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    I also saw that triple motor posting. There were a lot of comments about keeping the engines in synk for max power. However I don't care how you cut it that must be awsome! Free wheels would eliminate the engines draging each other.
    It looks like the Acme twin will never be a reality(bummer) not because of the power but for the look would be great on Board trackers.
    With a tandem I woulden't even worry about synking the engines. It would be a great project. Would live to see pictures.
     
  6. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Well-Known Member

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    I had that crazy idea years ago.dance1

    I bought an old Schwinn Heavi Duty frame, flat-plate OCCC Happy Time mounts and two HT engines. At that time, SBP shift kits weren't made, and I ash-canned the projects.:-||

    Might try it again.
     
  7. Russell

    Russell Well-Known Member

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    Dam, You give up two easy(LOL)
     
  8. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Well-Known Member

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    It was the two clutch levers, two brake levers and two throttle levers ANNND the engines' width that stymied me.

    So I blew through twin-engine(3hp each) friction drives, then 5hp friction drive, then finally 5hp frame-mount shift kit.dance1

    Not a quitter; I just chose easier paths to power and high speed, lol.xct2
     

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