early Honda motor-bike-cycle

Discussion in 'Antique Motorized Bicycles' started by DougC, Mar 10, 2007.

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  1. DougC

    DougC Guest

    While I was searching for something else entirely I came across this image result:
    Which is linked to this page:

    I looked on OldRoads and they have no "Honda" motor bicycles in their database.
    What caught my eye about this was that with the Chinese kits, the engines fit near the bottom of the front triangles and if you want or need to keep the ability to pedal the bicycle, you need to figure out a way to fit wide cranks. With this (early-Honda) design however the engine is moved up to the front-corner of the front triangle, and normal-width cranks can be used.

    Tho you have a bit more risk of a broken chain doing something ugly I suppose, so you'd want a pretty solid chainguard....

    And there could be other problems as well I suppose. But anyway.

  2. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    that's some really cool "i did not know that" info, dougc 8)

    kinda looks like a whizzer at first glance.

    belt-drive...the solution to a lot of mechanical problems, eh?
  3. RLK

    RLK Guest

    We all can learn from studying the life of Soichiro Honda. As a broom pusher he invented the modern piston ring. The rest is history...

    ...And the company that bears his name has a lot to do with the reason why Ford is about to go belly-up.

    It all started with a gas motor on a bicycle.
  4. psuggmog

    psuggmog Guest

    Here is a picture of the other side of a Honda moda A. Sorry it is only a thumbnail.
  5. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    HOLY CARP! pics and captions from http://vjmc.org



    btw, take note of the nifty screw-on-collar exhaust pipe fittings...maybe something to ponder for ours?
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  6. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    another pic of the '46 from an old online calendar:
  7. beach cruzin

    beach cruzin Guest

    :shock: wow..i want one! :razz: :razz: