building a propane powered bike
Posted January 06, 2009 - 12:27 PM
So to the point of the thread:
1. Does anybody have any experience with propane conversions that can give me some pointers?
2. What bike/scooter would you suggest?
3. Should I put down the pipe and find something better to do with my time?
Posted January 06, 2009 - 12:34 PM
jet it to the right level for your bike, and go from there...
of course, propane is clean-burning, just like natural gas and methane, so you would have to change oil on hour levels, not darkness...
Posted January 06, 2009 - 01:13 PM
If you go 4-stroke and lubrication is not an issue I would think matching a propane carb and jetting it would be the biggest obstacle... assuming it is an obstacle at all.
Posted January 06, 2009 - 01:25 PM
Posted January 06, 2009 - 06:24 PM
The thing with propane is it is the opposite of gasoline. The richer your motor runs the hotter it runs the leaner the cooler. That is why i need an 02 sensor and a cylinder head temp sensor.
Propane is very easy to work with once you know the little trickes with it.
Only issue you have is you do loose some lube on the intake valve with the lack of a liquid fuel in there. And The propane carb i have is not as good as the stock one.
Posted January 08, 2009 - 08:19 PM