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Bicycle Engine Review
The Bicycle Engine Review
In the days of "economic crisis" and high gas prices, why not go by bike? And for the long and hilly tours, just get an engine on your bike. But what's the difference between all the available models?
My husband did hours of research inspired by the wish to get the best bicycle engine. Now he made a bicycle engine review lens about it. -Jayasri
The Glorious Bicycle and its Assistant the Engine
The bicycle is the most common form of transportation in the world and recently won an online BBC vote for the most useful invention in the last 200 years.
The option of bicycle commuting can be extended to more people with the help of an assisting gas or electric engine.
Some features of motor assisted bicycles:
>A motorized bicycle can get up to 200 miles per gallon of gas.
>They can go up to 40 miles per hour.
>The rider can pedal at any point using the engine to assist whenever needed.
>Bicycle assist engines are legal in most states and do not require a license, registration or insurance.
>They are relatively inexpensive- $150-$1200.
In summary a bicycle assisted engine is a good transportation alternative for it offers the following benefits to users:
-Useful In Emergencies
I got a second Golden Eagle Bicycle Engine Kit. The Tanaka Engine is great. Better than the Subaru in my opinion except that you can not fill up directly at the pump without mixing oil and gas. Also, I discovered that having a bicycle with good shocks in front and back is an essential.
the FRICTION DRIVE bicycle engine
The way a friction Drive engine works is that a roller touches the rear wheel. When the driver applies throttle the roller rolls the wheel.
Easy Installation, Easy Maintenance, Safe (no belts or chains to break or get stuck)
less power, affected by wet weather, best with smoothe tire
Bicycle engine on eBay - from Staton
The kits listed here are worth buying and represent a good value. Lots of others out there are crap.
the CHAIN DRIVE bicycle engine
A chain drive kit uses a chain like the one that you have on your bicycle now. It goes from the motor to another sprocket. There are REAR MOUNT chain drive kits and V FRAME MOUNTED chain drive bicycle engine kits.
power, all weather, durable
weighty, more complicated installation and maintenance
v frame mounted CHAIN DRIVE engine kit video
BELT DRIVE bicycle engine kit
The belt drive kit is similar to the rear mount chain drive kit. The difference is, it uses a geared belt just like Harley Davidson which is Kevlar reinforced. Instead of going around a sprocket a drive ring is securely attached to the spokes of the wheel and the belt goes around that.
Installation is easier and it rudes quieter and is lighter than a chain drive, better in wet weather and more powerful than a friction drive, quiet
belts break at some point, belts also slip.
available at http://www.bikeengines.com for $529 and up
Golden Eagle BELT DRIVE bicycle engine kit
bicycle engine kit SUPPLIERS
Every kit offers a little something different in terms of performance so you are the only one who can decide which is the best bicycle engine kit for you.
easiest to put on and take off= friction drive
most power for hills= chain drive
a little of both= belt drive
- Dimension's Edge's Bicycle Engine
Kit type: Friction Drive Engines used: Mitsubishi, Honda, Subaru Price: $620-$720 Warranty: 30 day
- Staton's bicycle engne kit
Kit type: Friction and Chain Drive Engines used: Mitsubishi, Honda, Subaru Price: $350 (friction) $499-1,229 (chain drive) Warranty: ?
- Golden Eagle bicycle engine
Kit type: Belt Drive Engines used: Tanaka, Subaru Price: $549-629 Warranty: ?
- Grubee's bicycle engine kits
Kit types: Chain Drive and Friction Drive Engine used: Honda, Hua Sheng (made in China) Price: $249-$499 Warranty: ?
- King's Motor Bikes
Kit type: chain drive (frame mount) Engine used: China Price: $189.00 Warranty:?
- rear mount Chain Drive
Kit type: chain drive (rear mount) Engine used: Bridgestone Price: $599
- Dax Bicycle Engine Kit
Kit type: Chain drive Engine used: China Price: $199 and up Warranty: 30 day
- Spooky Tooth Cycles
Kit type: Chain Drive (frame mount) Engine Used: China Price: $250 Warranty: 30 days
- the CH80 Bicycle engine kit
Kit type: Chain drive Engine used: China Price: $350 Warranty: 90 days
Forums on Motored Bicycling
The bicycle to use for your motor.
In my experience I think it is important to consider the type of riding you are going to do, but realize that aside from the bike, the body will be experiencing lots of extra wear with a motor pushing it. I would only use a bicycle with front and rear shocks unless for some reason like if it were a tandem and that were not an option, and then I would want at least front shocks.
Breaking in your new bicycle engine
It is important to remember that your new bicycle engine will need to be broken in for 2,000 miles. This means you should take it especially easy (15 mph) in the beginning.
Remember not to overdo it at any time if you don't want to cause injury to your engine or yourself. These things are not indestructible but with proper care can last a long time.
bicycle engine referral/ affiliate/ ambasador programs
Some of these supliers such as Dimension's Edge and Staton offer a referral program.
When others see the kit and you show them it's capabilities and tell them it's merits and then they go out and purchase one for themselves, these suppliers will give you a money reward in appreciation for bringing them a new customer.
New Link List
A great resource for survivalists, homesteaders, farmers, and thinkers.
- Robin on the EH035 engine.
This is the manufacturer description for this powerful little engine.
- Subaru parts and service manuals
This is the place to come if you have any problem with your engine. If any parts need to be replaced this is where you will find them. I got my piece which was part 540 for about $15. Way better than what I would expect a mechanic to charge for fixin
Update: my engine...
Golden Eagle Subaru EH035
So finally I got an engine for our Santana tandem.
It is a great Boost for us to travel in the hilly Prescott Arizona. It gets us around town in less time but we still get a decent workout. The engine carries us both on level ground and with our assistance we make it up pretty steep inclines with relative ease.
It is possible to convert this engine to ethanol by changing the carburator size. Check http://www.journeytoforever.org to find out how to do it.
Recently, I brought our bike out into the desert in the back of a pikup. When the pickup hit a bump, the bike jumped off the back and the ebngine busted.
It was only a plastic piece though and I was able to find the parts with the online parts manual at
I was able to pull the broken art out and replace it with the good part with only pliers and a screwdriver. Now the engine is working fine.
I chose Golden Eagle because of its reputation for being light weight, quiet, and easy of instal and remove.
Speak your mind. But be thoughtful. Add some treasure to this pot of golden information.