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How to create car using small bike engine?

I wonder is how to create my own car using a motorcycle engine i think is just move the motor cycle engine into a small light weight car.

ericdavideddy3 months ago

to make welder from mot is secondary winding is connect with any current supply or neutral ? If not how its weld to thing if its doesn't have any connection?

ibtassam3 years ago
I think it is very much possible and I plan to attempt to do this. I have a Honda 70cc bike (air-cooled, top speed 80kph) which I plan to convert into a light-weight single seater. Right now I don't know much so any additional knowledge will be really appreciated (ibtassam@hotmail.com). But I think that it's achievable.
For me it's not the matter of getting a car which is important. It's the whole process of making a car yourself that's the fun part and will eventually make the whole thing worthwhile.
If you are going to build something...you have to be aware of licensing concerns. Usually once you exceed three wheels, you have a car...not a bike or motorcycle. Check out the owosso pulse, also called litestar. It is a car built to look like an F-14 cockpit. Built from Honda MCs in the mid 1980s, they were a sweet looking car of the future and went out of business rather quickly. Great fuel economy because of the low weight and low air resistance, but no reverse gear. If you look hard enough, or e-mail me...i found the complete step by step build directions to make this thing yourself. It would take about 4months to a year, but if you had the time and the garage to do it, totally worth it.
what is your email? i would like to have that step by step instructions ;) or you can just send me on joningis@hotmail.com ok?!
cahyo_skom (author)  lahaina2wins5 years ago
OK Please sent on my email at mail.cahyo@gmail.com thx for the info
bobbycox5 years ago
http://home.myfairpoint.net/vze6omtd/jorysquibb/index.html
Here is website complete with plans and advice on how to deal with your local DMV. It is a small car complete with heater and enclosed passenger compartment based on a 150cc scooter.
dkennelly5 years ago
I don't know what you are referring to when you say "small bike engine", but here is a sight where you can get the plans for building a very nice single passenger "car" that based on the mc used is very functional, good mileage and FUN. All you need is a motorcycle which you will remove the front forks from. Check out this link:
http://indycycle.net/IndyCycle/indycycle.html
Burf5 years ago
There are a multitude of issues to deal with in putting a motorcycle engine in a car. First, is engine power. If its anything less than 1000cc you're not gonna have much luck getting it to do more than turn the wheels. Even the smallest of cars are simply too heavy for most motorcycle engines. Then you're going to have to figure out how to fabricate and install engine mounts. Convert a chain drive to run through a differential, or if its a shaft MC engine you're going to have to figure to mount the engine so you can connect a driveshft (which you will probably have to manufacture.) If its air cooled, you'll have to work an airflow system that will sufficiently cool the engine, and on and on. I won't say it can't be done, but it would probably be cheaper and easier just to buy an older used car.
cahyo_skom (author)  Burf5 years ago
Yes it is more efficient using older car, thx for the issue
I think it can be done; just look at all the small engine cars in the 1.0 liter to 1.4 liter category. The Geo Metro engine is smaller than my Dad's Harley engine. If you really want fuel economy you could use the engine to drive a generator to drive electric motors on the wheels. Look at the Aptera http://www.aptera.com/, it runs on a one-cylinder engine. Whatever you decide to do, it's going to take some skill and fabrication.