Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Motorcycles / Scooters
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-12-2015, 01:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
P-hack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 1,408

awesomer - '04 Toyota prius
Thanks: 102
Thanked 249 Times in 201 Posts
thanks, wasn't able to see it yesterday.

youtube vid, needs a more practical starter (kick, retractable puller, electric) but otherwise pretty cool, hope it finds a home.


  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to P-hack For This Useful Post:
jkv357 (09-14-2015)
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 09-12-2015, 09:03 PM   #12 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: WI
Posts: 472
Thanks: 155
Thanked 77 Times in 55 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by P-hack View Post
thanks, wasn't able to see it yesterday.

youtube vid, needs a more practical starter (kick, retractable puller, electric) but otherwise pretty cool, hope it finds a home.
Really - no recoil starter?

What about lights? No headlight, and I didn't notice a brake light either.

Neat idea - if it had enough power/acceleration and everything worked.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2015, 01:49 AM   #13 (permalink)
It's all about Diesel
 
cRiPpLe_rOoStEr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Posts: 7,566
Thanks: 0
Thanked 786 Times in 695 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by jkv357 View Post
Neat idea - if it had enough power/acceleration and everything worked.
Those single-cylinder engines, being targeted to stationary/industrial applications, have always had a precarious power-to-weight ratio and are far from ideal to vehicle applications, but seem to be unfortunately the only off-the-shelf option for a similar project. Maybe one between 350cc and 430cc generating at least some 10hp could provide a reasonable throttle response. BTW I have already seen some single-cylinder stationary engines similar to that one fitted with a magneto to charge a battery used to feed an electric starter. Even though most folks could live with a recoil-starter instead of electric, there is no real excuse for not having fully-functional lights.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2015, 02:14 PM   #14 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
P-hack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 1,408

awesomer - '04 Toyota prius
Thanks: 102
Thanked 249 Times in 201 Posts
unfortunately you probably can't bump start a torque-a-verter (even run with it a few steps and hop on could be workable at that size, if a cord in your pocket is the only other option). Seems the biodiesel craze faded out half a decade ago (in the states anyway, where we are taught that diesel is bad).

I still jones for a M1030M1 though.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2015, 04:21 PM   #15 (permalink)
It's all about Diesel
 
cRiPpLe_rOoStEr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Posts: 7,566
Thanks: 0
Thanked 786 Times in 695 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by P-hack View Post
That's a nice one. Too bad it's not really likely to be released on the market, but its engine is a great piece of engineering compared to the stationary single-cylinder engines currently on the market.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2015, 05:33 PM   #16 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
P-hack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 1,408

awesomer - '04 Toyota prius
Thanks: 102
Thanked 249 Times in 201 Posts
also too bad they couldn't justify a turbo for military service, a rare case where it would improve efficiency (and performance)
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2015, 04:17 PM   #17 (permalink)
It's all about Diesel
 
cRiPpLe_rOoStEr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Posts: 7,566
Thanks: 0
Thanked 786 Times in 695 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by P-hack View Post
also too bad they couldn't justify a turbo for military service, a rare case where it would improve efficiency (and performance)
I try to figure out an excuse for not having a turbocharger on it. Maybe lack of space to fit a turbocharger and accommodate its cooling requirements, and some exposed plumbing getting too vulnerable to damage from road debris? Anyway, maybe a gear-driven supercharger could be doable...
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2015, 04:46 PM   #18 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Germany
Posts: 26

Dolphin - '00 Honda Insight
Thanks: 3
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Do you know this Diesel bike project?
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2015, 05:21 PM   #19 (permalink)
It's all about Diesel
 
cRiPpLe_rOoStEr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Posts: 7,566
Thanks: 0
Thanked 786 Times in 695 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by oz42 View Post
Do you know this Diesel bike project?
What other 3-cyl turbodiesels could be used instead of the Smat's 800cc? Now the only ones that come across my mind are the VW 1.2 and 1.4 TDI, and that 1.5CRDi from Hyundai and Kia.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2015, 12:37 AM   #20 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Germany
Posts: 26

Dolphin - '00 Honda Insight
Thanks: 3
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
I thing other engines would be too big. The Smart engine is small, even with it's turbo charger attached.

I had one of those Smarts. It had a great mgp value.

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com