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v twin engine

jimmyglitter

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Anybody know of a nice little v twin engine on the market for our motorized bicycles?

regards,
Jimmyglitter
 


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Large Filipino

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Yea but will it clear the pedals? (googling extra wide cranks..)
 

azbill

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I believe this is the vendor that gave alaskavan grief over his exhaust for the trike (he still hasn't got it !!!)
myself, I would be wary of him :eek:
 

jimmyglitter

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Yes, thanks for the link but I am aware of the lifan engines. They are too big that one in particular is 95 pounds. We need something smaller.
Jimmyglitter
 
L

Large Filipino

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How about a siameese Happy Time? Mate two Happy Time jugs to a shared bottom end. It would give...4 horsepower! That would rule....but it may need a distributor?
 
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Egor

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Unfortunately there is no reason to build a small V twin. All the manufacturers, B&S, Kohler, and the like all start at about 16 HP, and they are pretty big, I have one. I am going to strip it down to the basic block and see how big it is. I was thinking that if I cut off the crank on the flywheel side, close and made a flywheel up on the drive side with an integral sprocket, I wonder how narrow I cold get it. I saw small home made V twin, it was done with two Honda S90's would work perfect but it looked like a lot of work. Have fun Dave
PS: Another Idea was to use a V twin Compressor block and build some heads!
 
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HoughMade

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It's not a V, but is a twin, a Maytag 72.

3/4 hp, but hop it up a little...it would make an awesome vintage look machine.
 

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