Electrical start?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Jake_the_potato, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. Jake_the_potato

    Jake_the_potato New Member

    are there any electric starters for the kits? U know just turn the key and go
     

  2. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Nah.....I'm afraid there's no such thing.

    At least not on the common bicycle engines. Like the happy time engine or the various four strokes that folks put on these bikes.

    I suppose a guy could think about squeezing the engine from a riding lawnmower into a bike. But I'll bet it wouldn't be worth it.
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2015
  3. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    a few people have put electric hub motors on the front and used it to start the engine, and then have hybrid drive the whole way. sort of a similar system to what you get on a prius
     
  4. bikejock

    bikejock Member

    Wish someone out there would make a key start system for 4 stroke engines. That would probably require a whole nother transmission mounted on the pull start side of the engine connected with a motorcycle starter motor. The way a key ignition works is it's basically an on/off switch connected to a key hole wired to an electric motor hooked up to the ignition coil. This would be possible on a motorized bike but it would probably be expensive & heavy.
     
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