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Old 01-13-2012, 12:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
pete c
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For the series hybrid, I would like to see someone build a gennie using a motorcycle engine. A 250 cc single cylinder out of a dirt bike should make enough power to push a metro sized car at reasonable speeds (40-50 mph). I don't know if it would have the grunt to push it at freeway friendly speeds. Might need to go to a 450 for that.

I think such a gennie might be kept light enough to be portable, but, i'm not certain about that. It would be nice to not have to tow it around for short trips.

if not, another option might be installing it on a light trailer. You can get them for about 300 bucks new at harbor freight. i bought mine used for 50.
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