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Thread: Motorcycle Engine Powered Kit Cars?

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    Motorcycle Engine Powered Kit Cars?

    Recently I decided to get out of the sport of motorcycle drag racing and do something with more wheels. (Yeah, I went down..hard...)

    At any rate, I have a turbo charged Honda CBR1100XX powerplant that makes in excess of 500 HP and I would like to find a good kit car project to move it into. Now, I'm no expert at body work nor am I a very good welder, but I have a mill, lathe, patience, and I read or take classes when I need to learn things.

    So, all that said, I would like to put this into a 3 or 4 wheeled vehicle, and I would prefer to build the kit from plans rather than pay a fortune for one. Of course, I'd be interested in a good head-start kit, but I learned from my bike project that I like to do stuff myself whenever it makes sense.

    I'd rather not build the chassis, I don't trust my fabrication skills enough. I have some books on the way and may change my mind later, however.

    What do you gurus of the kit world think? Any good links or a good starting point?

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    Re: Motorcycle Engine Powered Kit Cars?

    I think Extreme are doing a bike engined kit for a smart car. Look on www.extremeoc.co.uk I think CDRSKULL is building one.
    Also you might like to do a search for lotus seven type kitcars as there have been a number fo these with bike engines. Try a search for 'Westfield'.

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    Re: Motorcycle Engine Powered Kit Cars?

    I am a newbee,...and plan to import a reverse trike car kit from the UK Malone Car Co Any UK forum members with any advice ?

    JC

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    Re: Motorcycle Engine Powered Kit Cars?

    Some sites to check out

    list of cars on this one
    http://thekneeslider.com/motorcycle-powered-cars/

    chain drive differentials
    http://www.quaife.co.uk/Chain-drive-...B-differential

    book on Motorcycle powered race cars
    http://www.motorbooks.com/Store/Prod...ails_39743.ncm

    Spreads racing cars
    http://www.racingconcepts.info/

    motorcycle engine based V8's
    http://www.powertecengineering.com/powerteconline.php

    R1 based Cyclone V16 from Callaway, (must click "project history, other projects, Callaway cyclone v16")
    http://callawaycars.com/

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    Re: Motorcycle Engine Powered Kit Cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by eliXXir
    Recently I decided to get out of the sport of motorcycle drag racing and do something with more wheels. (Yeah, I went down..hard...)

    At any rate, I have a turbo charged Honda CBR1100XX powerplant that makes in excess of 500 HP and I would like to find a good kit car project to move it into. Now, I'm no expert at body work nor am I a very good welder, but I have a mill, lathe, patience, and I read or take classes when I need to learn things.
    CBR is a good bike engine, how will you solve the problem of reverse gear of bike engine?? ???

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    Re: Motorcycle Engine Powered Kit Cars?

    The Quaife differentials are chain drive two speed with reverse.

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