Message from Bucko in Turtle Hermit School #random
@Bucko the reason i asked was because i never really operated a moped before so i wanna know how it could work best for me to understand
if im gonna build something like this, i wanna make sure i know how it will work
i've never worked on bike engines before which is why i specifically was looking at flathead designs
cheap and simple
plus its a 4 stroke engine which i am more familiar with than 2 stroke
the main issue is how do i set it up best for simplicity in use and operation without drastically aftering the bike itself
like for instance how do i set it up to idle, because if i dont then everytime i put on the brakes i'd have to start up the engine again
which is why i thought of pedals being used to start the engine and put on brakes without stalling the engine everytime i stop at a traffic intersection
hence the "hand accelerator"
the controls for motor bikes is left clutch, right front brake and throttle
look at electric clutches
Hint, Junk yard and air conditioner pump
grab the serpintine belt and idler as well
ok? but i'm not really making a motorcycle, i'm trying to convert a 1950s bike into a beefed up moped really
like those old boardtrack bikes
controls should be same same
ok... again i'm not too familiar
yup easier transition to a big bike
i ran my 70cc moped honda in the a neighbors fence. it had a centrifical clutch
does the clutch work the same as on a car basically?
is it foot operated?
how does it disengage from the engine?
electric on the air conditioner, you can modify a micro switch and a bicyle break lever
just need a battery
do you have a picture that describes this? what does it look like? how would such a setup work on a briggs and stratton flathead?
i'm trying to keep it period correct in mechanical terms
period correct would be the sprag or centrifugal clutch
used on gocarts and minibikes
use a return spring for the throttle to go back to idle
or the clutch will stay locked up
here is a better view of the carb type you can use https://www.ebay.com/itm/43cc-49cc-Carburetor-Carb-For-X1-X2-X3-R1-Z600-CATEYE-X7-FS529-FS509-X6-509-1/162304919857?_trkparms=aid%3D444000%26algo%3DSOI.DEFAULT%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20190129125700%26meid%3De06fce57ccd54879a34c14867262d038%26pid%3D100752%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D162310815535%26itm%3D162304919857&_trksid=p2047675.c100752.m1982
very good views of the throttle and idle screw
what about a briggs and stratton small block vanguard v-twin, it's ohv but its also a bit more compact
plus i can get a cool chrome cover for it
give me a link to the engine