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Old 09-27-2013, 09:37 AM   #11 (permalink)
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so what's the news/update on the Diesel Bike...? :{)
I did get this engine:
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Haven't really done much but putter with the engine a little

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Old 10-21-2013, 04:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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There have been various car-engined motorcycles like the Shifty and Amazonas. Some of them used the car trans but converting that to sequential shifting may not be a trivial task. You might have an easier time, considering the torque available in an auto engine, going with an automatic transmission instead of manual.
The Amazonas is fitted with a Volkswagen air-cooled engine and the 4-speed transmission, but its secondary drive was through a chain. IIRC it still had the differential assembly, but it was welded locked and had the ring mounted in the same side as in the earlier Kombi in order to reverse-rotate as it was now behind the engine.




Anyway, if I were going to build a motorcycle with a car engine, if I were going to use an inline-4 instead of a flat-4, I'd probably mount it transversely and attempt to get it shaft-driven instead of chain-driven.
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Way too ambitious. You will never finish it. Too big and heavy to wheel out of the garage.
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Way too ambitious. You will never finish it. Too big and heavy to wheel out of the garage.
Might still be easier than a Boss Hoss. Anyway, if there is even a V12 motorcycle made around a Lincoln Zephyr engine, a Volkswagen-powered might not be any rocket-science. BTW a few years ago I saw some pictures of a Honda CBR 1100 repowered with a Volkswagen Diesel.
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I would look for a 10 hp. V-twin industrial engine to ease the vibration issue. The tricky part may be finding the right transmission.
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Old 09-04-2015, 09:05 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I would look for a 10 hp. V-twin industrial engine to ease the vibration issue. The tricky part may be finding the right transmission.
In a last-case scenario, I would eventually consider to just get a centrifugal clutch like the one used in the Mobylette, since it's alleged to work in a way rather similar to a CVT.

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