Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by tim-in-OK, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. tim-in-OK

    tim-in-OK New Member

    I am Tim from Oklahoma. I am mainly interested in diesel bike conversions. Here are some small 2 HP diesel engines from china http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/447527102/air_cooled_diesel_engine.html This one is 3600 rpm,46lbs,L13"xW15.5"xH15" 3/4 shaft 1/4 key-way about PT/H economy or better.

    Here is another one but it has a fly wheel to take power from http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/469667269/2hp_small_diesel_engine.html

    I am now tracking down A 1HP diesel made in china http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/330999587/Kerosene_Engine.html http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/510160455/Gasoline_engine_152F.html http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/231308750/Kerosene_Engine.html

  2. PatrickW

    PatrickW Staff Member

    Welcome to MBc, Tim. Now that you have introduced yourself, be sure to read all you can, including the 'Stickies' at the top of every Forum. They contain a lot of information. For example, Sticky #1 under "Introduce Yourself" has 20 or so links to “How To…” threads, and important pages for you to follow. Sticky #3 has info on Forums...how you are expected to conduct yourself, and where you might find and use various features. However, read all of them, and be sure to use the search feature. Almost every question you might have has already been asked and answered someplace here. If you are still stumped with a certain problem, post your question in the proper Forum and I am sure you will get an answer.

    That is quite an idea you're developing. Good Luck to you.
  3. LR Jerry

    LR Jerry Well-Known Member

    Here are important questions to consider when building for yourself or others:

    1) What is the predominant riding terrain?
    2) What type of physique does the primary rider have?
    3) What will the rider's local laws allow and require them to have?
    (Lookup and personally read these laws.)
    4) What kind of bike is being motorized?
    5) What is the bike to be used for?
    6) How much of a budget is to be used for the build?

    Seek the answers to these questions in order to get the most out of the bike you're building. We're here to help with any questions you may have. Good luck with your build.