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Jimr1999

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Engine position
« on: 05 Oct 22, 08:45 am »
Just tinkering with a design for a potential CycleKart and put the following together (see vid) Has anyone gone this route with a TAV2 30 and are clearance issues just on the fins or am I missing something??? I would re position the tank.

https://youtu.be/5QKHVvZxWz8
« Last Edit: 05 Oct 22, 09:05 am by Jimr1999 »
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Philip83

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Re: Engine position
« Reply #1 on: 05 Oct 22, 10:51 am »
Hi Jim, I've currently got mine mounted vertically (without the tank) and the only issue you may have is chain clearance on some ribs on the front of the tav. My plan A was to have the axle where the tank normally is (tav mounted 9 o'clock ish), but ride height tends towards negative if you do that.

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Re: Engine position
« Reply #2 on: 05 Oct 22, 12:14 pm »
Hi Jim, been there done that. A bit of massaging of the fins doesn't have any serious implications.
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Jimr1999

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Re: Engine position
« Reply #3 on: 05 Oct 22, 12:58 pm »
Thanks for the replies both, I guessed I would have to massage a goodly chunk off some of the webs. It looks like it will be the same clock position as the three wheeler, about 1 o'clock.
I will delve more deeply over winter. Off abroad for a bit now.
Jim
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Jimr1999

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Re: Engine position
« Reply #4 on: 05 Oct 22, 02:12 pm »
Looks like with the TAV at 1 O'clock it will need a few of the ribs tickling off and perhaps some countersunk Torx heads to fasten it. Possibly a winner.  ;D
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Re: Engine position
« Reply #5 on: 05 Oct 22, 04:52 pm »
As the fastening bolts are inside the "bell shaped" housing of the primary drive they should not need to be other than standard bolts. Be aware, I have so far found 4 different versions of bolts on the engines, both standard and fine metric, and versions of what the Americans number by thread count.
They have required less massaging at what I would call 11 o'clock (I look from the crankshaft side) than anywhere else. Get rid of the stock muffler and all will be well as in your drawing
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