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I am going through this topic and what i see is that there is nothing about lets call it "feet power"
What about old good bicicles ??? I currently own one althought, it is an electric one ;P. After buying i have alredy upgraded it now it looks more or lessthis and it was thanks too old good Motor Bicycles. What about all you ?? Is there another bicycle fan around ???
 
Registered: August 05, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Absolutely. I ride my recumbent whenever I can. My hands, wrist and neck are grateful to take a load off.


'05 CRD B100
'01 TDi B100

 
Location: Colorado | Registered: March 20, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Oh... I like bicycles (pedal powered ones).
And try to avoid escalators.

Although, I must admit occasionally needing to dust the cobwebs off of the bike.

There have been discussions about adapting diesel engines to motorbikes... If I remember right, the Motoguzzi (or perhaps BMW) used a longitudinal water cooled engine that allowed many swap options.

There are a few V-Twin diesels that have been squeezed into Harley-type bikes.

I'm not sure about Diesel Mopeds, but there are a few small single cylinder air-cooled diesel generator engines out there.

A number of electric bicycle hub motors are available and could be mounted on a variety of bicycle frames... I was actually wondering if they'd be good for solar vehicle apps.
 
Location: Oregon | Registered: October 17, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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If I remember right, the Motoguzzi (or perhaps BMW) used a longitudinal water cooled engine that allowed many swap options.


Moto Guzzi are famous for their air cooled transverse V twin. A tricky beast when winding through sharp bends whilst under power.

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If I remember right, the Motoguzzi (or perhaps BMW) used a longitudinal water cooled engine that allowed many swap options.
Moto Guzzi are famous for their air cooled transverse V twin. A tricky beast when winding through sharp bends whilst under power.
See this page:
http://www.dieselbike.net/motoguzzi/motoguzzi.htm

All longitudinal mounted engines on MotoGuzzi frames. This isn't to say, of course, that there isn't a transverse mounted version.

Do you have that backwards? I could visualize the effects of the kick of the torque from a longitudinal mounted engine.

I suppose I was thinking of water cooled (on some of the conversions), but air cooled does make sense for the donor engine.

Here are some more conversions:
http://www.dieselbike.net/
http://www.dieselbike.net/priv...teconversionsA-H.htm
http://www.dieselbike.net/priv...teconversionsI-R.htm
http://www.dieselbike.net/priv...teconversionsS-Z.htm
 
Location: Oregon | Registered: October 17, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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