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Old 07-09-06, 02:17 PM   #1
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ic engine powered bike

i have been looking for plans or any already built petrol powered bikes
so far i have found none that look any good, some have engines over the back wheel and others with the engine in the front wheel
i have started work on a powered bike and just wanted to know if any one could give me any help, has any plans or has built a powered bike
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Old 07-09-06, 02:51 PM   #2
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How about one of these?



Although not a reciprocating engine, it is an internal combustion engine. It looks to be a fairly nice and clean design.
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Old 07-09-06, 03:32 PM   #3
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Petrol powered bikes? That's a pretty generic term....

www.harleydavidson.com
www.honda.com
www.yamaha.com
www.suziki.com
www.triumph.com
www.ducati.com
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etc etc etc
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You're defeating the purpose I think. Why not just get a mo-ped or a motorcycle. Why would you want to make a bicycle with a motor anyway? If you don't want to pedal, why have a bike?
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Old 07-09-06, 04:15 PM   #5
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How about one of these?



Although not a reciprocating engine, it is an internal combustion engine. It looks to be a fairly nice and clean design.
It scores big bonus points for the flame as well.
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Old 07-09-06, 04:36 PM   #6
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to save on fuel costs, get a girlfriend and a tandem, then let her do all the pedaling. THAT's the way to roll
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Old 07-09-06, 04:42 PM   #7
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Moped and Motorcycle requires a license I believe.


Just ride a horse. Great power and can go fast. But watch out for the overpasses! =)
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Old 07-09-06, 04:44 PM   #8
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mopeds I don;t believe require a license as long as it's pedal start

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Well.. I donno about all state laws on the moped thing... but in cali, I saw someone with a moped similar (in size and look) like this and it has a license plate on it.


Probably up to a certain size or weight on the moped then you need a license? And I do think you need the ride it on the street instead of sidewalks, because you cant ride gas-powered vehicals on walking areas.


Just pay a some $10 fee and get a license because a police ticket would be at least a few times more expensive. AND WEAR A HELMET TOO!
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Old 07-09-06, 05:42 PM   #10
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California (and most states I think) allow you to drive mopeds/scooters/vespas/gas powered bicycles without a liscence if the engine displacement is under 50cc 's.

There's a lot of 2-stroke kits you can buy off of ebay (really cheap chinese motors) like this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/BICYCLE-ENGINE-K...QQcmdZViewItem

As of 2005 they are no longer legal to import due to emissions laws and I imagine being so cheap they won't last very long (or work at all) so buyer beware.
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Old 07-09-06, 06:30 PM   #11
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I like the Bionx system for both weight (15lbs) and good modularity. Still having trouble parting with $1700- for the L-Ion version.

Here is a great place to buy a petro-solution: Five Flags Cycles

Bought the electric shopping trike for the wife from them. Best price anywhere.
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Old 07-09-06, 08:08 PM   #12
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My part of Texas says if it runs on anything other than human power (if you have a soylent green motor you are good to go) it has to have tags and a license.

Ive only seen electric mods for bikes.
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lol my friend buil a bike with a chainsaw motor, that thing givers its sweet.
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Old 07-09-06, 09:34 PM   #14
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I saw a guy on a X-mart chopper bike that had a wiper sniper engine strapped onto it. Looked hilarious! That guy was FLYING too!
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Old 07-14-06, 02:22 PM   #15
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ok im toooooo young to get a moped and will drive it on private land so no worry about it being legal
interesting about the chain saw got any pics or more info
i have found pland to build a pulse jet engine mmmmm..............

http://www.aardvark.co.nz/pjet/noweld.shtml
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as long as you're not too heavy or your chain saw is really beefy, you'll be fine
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I saw a guy on a X-mart chopper bike that had a wiper sniper engine strapped onto it. Looked hilarious! That guy was FLYING too!
Wiper-Sniper???? WTF???
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My LBS has a guy that puts gasoline motors in the middle of a beach cruiser frame. They are pretty nice and do about 30. Send your email and I can get you some pics.
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Old 07-18-06, 09:36 AM   #19
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ok drift_freak@hotmail.co.uk
small pics as i got dial up please
still need more help
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Old 07-18-06, 09:52 AM   #20
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Then there is that engine buil tinto the front wheel of a 26" bike that's soon to be available, will work with any 26"er...I know I saw it on bikeforums, can't find thread!
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Check oput the French Velo Solex
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If you don't want to pedal, why have a bike?
Exactly how I feel about lift serviced riding

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ok i cant roller skate but thats what i want to do, put a engine in a bike, not a roller skate
and i dont care if its legal as it will not be used in puplic places but thank for the help has any one found any plans or already existing HOME MADE bikes not electric but petrol
lots of pics!!!
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Whipper Snipper is the aussie, kiwi (and maybe pommy) name for a weed whacker.
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