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  1. powerjc

    powerjc New Member

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    Hi to all,

    I just now got into this site through dax and wow what a project! i'm excited to start this one. also i'm looking for motors that would be comparable to the 70cc or even a 50cc that would fit the bill to replace the gas motor eventually. any suggestions? could the gas motor take E85 or have to be converted?
     
  2. dan283

    dan283 New Member

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    At 104mpg highway 82 city (my bike) you don't really need to worry about cost of gas. It will probably work on E85 don't quote me though.
     
  3. Dave31

    Dave31 Moderator
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    Welcome to the forum glad you joined us :)
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  4. Ilikeabikea

    Ilikeabikea Moderator
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    Welcome to the forum. If you run e85 in your motorized bicycle you'll probably need a bigger main jet. So your fuel mileage will go down. Plus the energy used to make ethanol you are really not gaining a thing environmentally. So just use the cheap low octane stuff and have fun. Glad you joined us........................
     
  5. powerjc

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    thanx for the info...i'm also looking for an electric motor i can use for another project similar to this one...any suggestions on where to look?
     
  6. deacon

    deacon minor bike philosopher

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    If its a lightweight pull you need the scooter motors will give you a little pedal assist anything bigger I don't know about.. they say the hub motors are the cat's meow but I have no experience with them.
     
  7. powerjc

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    ok great! thank you deacon for the info. i did find some electric kits on ebay for (too much $$) bicycles. if i were to get one of those and if you do the math with about $250 per month in gas it would pay for itself in about,,,oh...maybe 3 years or less...yikes. i'm also looking into old or wrecked scooters in 'yards as well as starting to design an aluminum frame 4-wheel scooter. that will have two motors either one in front and one in rear or two in the rear
     

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