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  • rdfeil
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    Hi Evan,

    Lew made me do this.......

    How about one for Washington State? I'm sure DP would like it also .

    Robin

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  • Lew Hartswick
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    Originally posted by Evan
    Here you are.



    Larger version
    I love it. First thing you know everyone will be wanting one. :-)
    ...lew...

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  • Evan
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    Here you are.



    Larger version

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  • Evan
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    I made it. Give me a few minutes.

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  • TexasKnifeMaker
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    Originally posted by Evan
    BTW, I do have a plate for it:

    Where did you get the plate?!?!?!?! I want one with Texas insignias.

    (however, it might backfire - THEY could find a way to TAX THAT)



    J.

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  • Dawai
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    Someone with some electronic knowledge could do a fuel injection system for this and go way over 200mpg..

    Problems? coated oxygen sensor.. can't use a heated sensor, not enough power available to waste.. so.. one wire sensor..

    Funny, putting oil bath air cleaner on a sensor equipped car kills it.. I think two stroke oil would be a quicker death.

    THE variable venturi carburetors work great, near as good as a injection system. They just don't modify on the fly like a fuzzy computered ecu..

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  • gvasale
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    4 cycle engines...

    from china have been on ebay in the BIN arena for around $135 USD for over a year. I bought one. 6 hp, ohv. Not quite as compact.

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  • Dawai
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    I've often wondered why the "spoked vanes on wheels" were not ducted into the intake system on high speed cars.. faster you go, relieves air pressure and disturbance across wheels and pumps fresh air into the engine..

    Spinning while you stop? not near as "funny" as the ones that do not turn at all.. a optical illusion..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD3wl0rAY7Y

    My head has been hurting for three days, this did not help..

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  • saltmine
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    Do they keep turning when you stop, like the lowriders' do?

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  • Evan
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    I was kinda thinking about some rear wheel covers for the bicycle wheels that look a bit like this..

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  • Dawai
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    I may add a small sound system with a digital recording of a turbine spooling up..
    I was thinking along the lines of a flamethrower exhaust like on a old streetrod..

    BURRPPP out comes a 12 foot flame from the exhaust.. Normally the traffic that passes you is the normal traffic in the area.. once or twice and they give you a wide berth.
    Last edited by Dawai; 07-12-2009, 09:52 AM.

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  • Steelmaster
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    When I was a kid in Holland my old man had an add-on moped engine, Berini if remember right. It was 49cc, hinged from the headstem of the bike on to the top of the front wheel. The front wheel was driven by a roller within the little engine assembly and you could either have it lifted up off the wheel and pedal along or drop it on to the front wheel and go along quite nicely.

    Found a link, see about halfway down the page for the front wheel version.
    Last edited by Steelmaster; 07-12-2009, 08:34 AM.

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  • Evan
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    On the trike the front won't be doing much more than steering. Most of the weight is carried by the rear wheels. For those I am using a pair of 20 inch 36 spoke wheels from a pretty high quality child's mountain bike. Because we have a super quality bike shop here there are a lot of used high quality bikes around and I have permission from the bike shop to dumpster dive their scrap pile. The trike rear end will have both disc braking and dynamic braking of two kinds. It will use regenerative braking to recharge the batteries and if they are full it goes to eddy current braking. Eddy current braking is absolutely reliable which is why it is used on trains, planes and many other machines.

    Since we have some long and steep hills here I must have brakes I can depend on.

    [edit] I might even add a drag chute to go with the turbine noise generator. I have a surplus radiosonde chute around here somewhere...
    Last edited by Evan; 07-12-2009, 05:09 AM.

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  • barts
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    If you need heavy wheels, consider some from Worksmans Cycles; I've had excellent luck with them on my Burning Man mutant vehicle:

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  • dp
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    Originally posted by Evan
    All it needs is a front disc brake. They work 10 times better than the caliper brakes.
    They've been known to bend the light weight forks on a bike and heavy spokes are a good idea, too, to keep the wheel from potato chipping. There's been a number of attempts over the years to transfer the hub braking energy to the frame but it's tricky - especially if you have any kind of live suspension on the forks. Anti-dive linkage keeps the forks from bottoming under high brake forces.

    The springer forks on my Schwinn beach cruiser are a good example of the wrong way to do it. I have drum brakes from Sturmey-Archer on that bike. The problem of braking (and breaking) may be why Harley is dropping the springer fork from production.

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