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A/C for motorcycle

syaokc on Fri January 04, 2008 2:01 AM User is offline

Hi,

Is it possible to drive an A/C system with a 250cc motorcycle engine? If yes, what's the impact on the fuel efficiency and power? Thanks

cochi

NickD on Fri January 04, 2008 5:38 AM User is offline

In a motorcycle?

syaokc on Fri January 04, 2008 11:42 PM User is offline

On a customized trike.

NickD on Sat January 05, 2008 9:13 AM User is offline

Seems like this question came up before, enclosed cab, I assume. 250 CC in my opinion is a bit light, even on a small bike, air cooled, and high winders with very low, low end torque. With the problem is how would you mount a compressor to it, only output that turns is that thing that moves the chain to make the rear wheel go, and my last bike didn't even have that, used a drive shaft instead. And these things never got good fuel economy considering the gross weight or what little of it, ha, had to stop every 90 miles or so to fill the tank, but had to stop anyway to wash the bugs off my goggles, couldn't see.

Would consider a small automotive engine instead like a Geo Metro or a Honda Civic, one that had air, would make the job a lot simpler. Some guy is putting a Corvette engine in a bike, doesn't even need a transmission, just a clutch.

graeme on Mon January 21, 2008 9:13 AM User is offline

Didnt a/c for motorcycles use to be an option along with ashtrays?

The Disturbed Crew on Thu January 24, 2008 3:43 PM User is offline

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Originally posted by: NickD



Would consider a small automotive engine instead like a Geo Metro or a Honda Civic, one that had air, would make the job a lot simpler. Some guy is putting a Corvette engine in a bike, doesn't even need a transmission, just a clutch.


Try one of those Harley's with the small bore V8. I have only seen 2 of them and there is NO reason for a bike to have that much power. Of course they were with the Bandito's Motorcyle "club".

~Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.
Frank Leahy~


TDC


iceman2555 on Thu January 24, 2008 6:20 PM User is offlineView users profile

For those that feel...the need for the largest.....

and for those that may be a bit more 'timid'...the BossHoss 502........

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The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
Thomas Jefferson

bohica2xo on Thu January 24, 2008 6:48 PM User is offline

Big, but without training wheels...



Nick may recognize the jugs on it. here is the rod set next to a harley set:



And for scale, here is a rider on it:



The scaled up springer front end:




Probably has enough reserve power for A/C - and riding it should make you sweat a bit!

B.

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"Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest."
~ Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhi, An Autobiography, M. K. Gandhi, page 446.

Edited: Thu January 24, 2008 at 6:49 PM by bohica2xo

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