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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-07-2003, 10:24 AM
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Building a Quad bike

[img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]Hi I'm Planning to Build a Quad bike using a 1300cc (4-cyl, 85hp) car engine from scratch. The problem Is I Dont know squat about Quad Bikes. Can Someone pls explain to me How I should go about Designing/building it. Also I would really appriciate it If u told me How I could go about souping up the engine to give MORE Hp. Any kind of help or suggestion woul d be appriciated. [img]images/graemlins/AR15firing.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img][email protected]
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Re: Building a Quad bike

The biggest problem you're probably going to have is the transmission. Motorcycle's and quads all have the transmission built into the engine cases, so it's more compact and lighter. The car engine will be really heavy for a quad too, so the quad would have to be really big most likely to fit everything inside the frame. You might be better off trying to use a big streetbike engine instead. Most stock big streetbike 4 cylinder engines make over 100hp easily, some 600cc sportbike engines make 125hp stock and have 6 speed transmissions. Chain drive would be the easiest to use, since you could use an axle from any Honda 400ex or Yamaha, making sprockets and hubs easier to find. Good Luck with your project. [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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