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Old 08-26-2008, 09:45 PM   #1
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I want input from you smart guys that know something about motorcycles. I picked up this Lister-Petter 1 cylinder diesel engine. Is this enough uumpff if I try to put it in something like a 250cc frame. It's rated at 6.5hp at 3600 rpm and 11.6 ftlb of torque at 3000 rpm. From what I kind find on the net, it's just over 300cc. I know what you're thinking. How am I going to handle that much power. I think I'll manage. Any thoughts would be great.





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Old 08-26-2008, 11:39 PM   #2
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you can try it and see what happens, but it seems kinda shy on power to me. I htink that even a pretty whimpy bike like an old 125 cc air cooled dirt bike would make 25hp.

find an online calculator and see what 11lb/ft of torque and 6 hp will do for you and a few hundred pound machine.
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:45 PM   #3
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Don't forget the 240 pounder riding it!
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:16 PM   #4
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it looks more like a minibike powerplant, 6 hp @ 3600 or maybe a 4kw generater.
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:39 PM   #5
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that moter looks like the air pump that tweety used to rescue tweety actually listers were used in boats,eh? i saw one set up in the back of a p/u truck last summer at the lake and he wanted 1200 canuk buks for it its a really neat moter
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Old 09-03-2008, 02:10 PM   #6
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Looks like something you should put in the country fair. Leave it all original. Just my thought. Worth .02

The only thing is that it's not old. Man date on the motor is 1998. There is one county fair that always has a great collection of old motors, tractors, washing machine, etc. Pretty cool stuff.
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Old 09-03-2008, 07:43 PM   #7
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oops i mean when sylvester was rescueing twetty
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My vote is for uber fuel efficient generator.

I worked at a fishing camp when I was 13 and 14. Don't worry, I worked for tips only and got a big "birthday present" from the owners to avoid certain child labor legal issues. Anyway...we ran the huge camp off of a 10,000 watt generator. Obviously this meant people had to be careful about what they used. There certainly weren't coffeemakers in each cabin. The generator was spun by a Whitey...Whitty...Witty...I can't remember...it's been years...single cylinder diesel. This thing was MASSIVE with flywheels easily in excess of 4 ft in diameter. To start it after a shutdown (which was rare) you held a compression release and put a ratchet as old as the circa 1890 motor on the flywheel and started turning.

That sucker only used 8 gallons of fuel oil per day pumping out 10kV. Industrial applications like power generation are where the diesels excel.
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I just spent 10 min looking for my calculator and punched the numbers, 11.6'# @3000 rpm = 6.6 hp @ torque peak, 1kw = 1.54 hp.
for my 2 cents build a 4 kw genset with the engine running at 3000 rpm for max fuel efficiency. it will start a 1 hp motor and run another 3000 watts of stuff.
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