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

Reply  Post New Thread
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-22-2020, 12:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 561
Thanks: 1
Thanked 68 Times in 54 Posts
This may be old news here, so mods move it if necessary:


What if the front wheel were replaced with a very low profile roller blade-style wheel truck, or street luge wheels, for much lower profile and side windage/drag? This would help with pesky side winds, esp. when stopped, while simultaneously reducing drag.

What if the bike chain drive mechanism were simply replaced with a (now standard) hub motor, for fully electric drive as per ebikes now claiming 20+ mile range? What range would this recumbent streamliner then get?

What if "landing gear doors" to put your feet on the ground while stopping were simply replaced with retractable "training wheels" on short extendable struts, so you don't need to get your feet wet when stopping in a mud puddle?

Why not simply shape the craft per most efficient Battle Mountain streamliners, but retain the flip-up wind-/face shield feature, for lower drag?

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

Old 12-23-2020, 01:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
EV convert
oil pan 4's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NewMexico (USA)
Posts: 9,043

Sub - '84 Chevy Diesel Suburban C10
90 day: 19.5 mpg (US)

camaro - '85 Chevy Camaro Z28

Riot - '03 Kia Rio POS
Team Hyundai
90 day: 30.21 mpg (US)

Bug - '01 VW Beetle GLSturbo
90 day: 26.43 mpg (US)

Sub2500 - '86 GMC Suburban C2500
90 day: 11.95 mpg (US)

Snow flake - '11 Nissan Leaf SL
90 day: 141.63 mpg (US)
Thanks: 215
Thanked 2,952 Times in 2,299 Posts
Hub motors are ok if you are after something with motorcycle like weight and power.

1984 chevy suburban, custom made 6.5L diesel turbocharged with a Garrett T76 and Holset HE351VE, 22:1 compression 13psi of intercooled boost.
1989 firebird mostly stock. Aside from the 6-speed manual trans, corvette gen 5 front brakes, 1LE drive shaft, 4th Gen disc brake fbody rear end.
2011 leaf SL, white, portable 240v CHAdeMO, trailer hitch, new batt as of 2014.
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread

Thread Tools

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com