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Old 01-02-2014, 12:32 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 01-02-2014, 03:35 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I like belt drive. I wish my Honda CBR250R had belt drive. But modding a scooter cvt to get rid of the gas engine and retain the belt drive would require some major butchery as the drive case is also the swing arm and part of the engine cases.
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Old 01-17-2014, 05:18 PM   #23 (permalink)
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What do you guys think about a 1969 Honda CT90? The more robust trail version of the cub.

I put an ad in Craigs, and got a message from a guy. He mentioned Vetter, i said what? apparently he owns the Honda NX250 that won a Vetter challenge. I'm assuming it's Charly Perethian's NX250 that won the 2011 Ohio race?

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Old 01-17-2014, 05:37 PM   #24 (permalink)
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What do you guys think about a 1969 Honda CT90? The more robust trail version of the cub.
What is the top speed of that bike? 45 mph?
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Old 01-17-2014, 07:39 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I believe 50-55mph. The electric motors i'm planning to put on it should have a continuous hp 2-2.5X that of the stock engine. The peak HP will make it the fastest scooter ever. I do have some qualms about that

I could do with a motor with less hp, but climbing the berkshire mountains on the mass pike east to west is not fun. My Insight for example really doesn't like it.
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:27 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I have had the thought of using an industrial diesel engine (16 hp. air cooled) and a belt torque converter system from a racing kart on a small motorcycle frame.
As to reducing frontal area I made some aero handle bars for a triathlon bicycle so I can lean on my forearms. Motorcycle bars are also 7/8" diameter. It might take some time to get used to the different throttle position.
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:07 AM   #27 (permalink)
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What do you guys think about a 1969 Honda CT90? The more robust trail version of the cub.
I think this would be a good choice for your project, it comes with a dual range rear sprocket. One could be used for the gas engine and the other for electric. Also there are a number of Honda clone engines of various capacities available, all of which should fit straight in. and minimal frame mods would be required to achieve a recumbent riding positiion. Loads more information at The Honda C90 Club • C90Club.co.uk
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Loads more information at The Honda C90 Club • C90Club.co.uk
Could you help me get an email address of a moderator there? I've tried 3 times in the past to register there and have yet to receive an activation email.
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:03 PM   #29 (permalink)
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This should help :-

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If you haven't received your activation email within 5 minutes or so, email your username, to me, newtsalad @ c90club.co.uk from the email you registered from!

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Old 10-24-2014, 06:00 PM   #30 (permalink)
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So back to the title of the thread is there mpg read out gadgetry for scooters and motorcycles or no? And also do they use an OBD just like cars or did they use something else?

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