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Old 11-14-2012, 01:34 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Nope. Inert gas engine
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Nope. Inert gas engine
I hear that the government is still testing out nuclear powered cars, maybe we can get a nuclear powered bike. Only bad thing is that if you redline for too long the engine might blow up. Then again this would be a perfect Darwin situation for all the squids.
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suspension design hasn't really changed in forever....

i mean bikes have had telescopic forks with a swingarm and shock for years.
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suspension design hasn't really changed in forever....

i mean bikes have had telescopic forks with a swingarm and shock for years.
There is this .. 2 swingarms and no telescopic .
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And we are still burning distilled fossils . Gotta be some room for improvement there . Dilithium crystals ???

Short of imaginary star trek crystals, which sometimes provided power and sometimes just routed it, do you have a real alternative to fossil fuels?
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Short of imaginary star trek crystals, which sometimes provided power and sometimes just routed it, do you have a real alternative to fossil fuels?
I am a welder and mechanic by day I only fix what already exists . I aint much of a chemicals and stuff scientist , The clue to that was probably in the dilithium crystals .. Psssst ..I know star trek aint a documentary .


Wait .. I does have an idea .. A solar Stirling engine .Not good at night though ..or cloudy days.

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Wait .. I does have an idea .. A solar Stirling engine .Not good at night though ..or cloudy days.

Sounds like fun, but incredibly weak power source.


Any idea how large the collector area would need to be?

If we go 10 sq ft of surface area, collecting 5 hours per day, that is 193.5 watts (2 light bulbs) or .2596 hp

That is equal to 0.000001532 gallons of gasoline


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Sounds like fun, but incredibly weak power source.


Any idea how large the collector area would need to be?

If we go 10 sq ft of surface area, collecting 5 hours per day, that is 193.5 watts (2 light bulbs) or .2596 hp

That is equal to 0.000001532 gallons of gasoline


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As I say I melt metal and batter things with a hammer . If i need calculations like that done I have a number on my phone I call and they email me it .. with colour pictures .
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Short of imaginary star trek crystals, which sometimes provided power and sometimes just routed it, do you have a real alternative to fossil fuels?
Within a few years batteries will be good enough that electric will be a valid option. Batteries that do 300+ miles and charge in the time it takes you to use the restroom and have a meal. Meanwhile enough torque that it takes a computer working overtime to keep the front wheel on the ground and the back wheel not spinning all the way in to the triple digits on a bike that never needs anything more than tires and chains.

I like gasoline motors, but once batteries reach a certain point, electric will be clearly superior.
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Within a few years batteries will be good enough that electric will be a valid option. Batteries that do 300+ miles and charge in the time it takes you to use the restroom and have a meal. Meanwhile enough torque that it takes a computer working overtime to keep the front wheel on the ground and the back wheel not spinning all the way in to the triple digits on a bike that never needs anything more than tires and chains.

I like gasoline motors, but once batteries reach a certain point, electric will be clearly superior.
Remember that during a blackout, or a flood, or when your electric bill goes up.
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Remember that during a blackout, or a flood, or when your electric bill goes up.
If there is a blackout or a flood you wont be able to get gas either . It will be all watery or down in a tank waiting on the leccy coming back on to work the pump to put it in yer car . And gas aint cheap either .
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Within a few years batteries will be good enough that electric will be a valid option. Batteries that do 300+ miles and charge in the time it takes you to use the restroom and have a meal. Meanwhile enough torque that it takes a computer working overtime to keep the front wheel on the ground and the back wheel not spinning all the way in to the triple digits on a bike that never needs anything more than tires and chains.

I like gasoline motors, but once batteries reach a certain point, electric will be clearly superior.

300 miles still isn't enough.


Now, get a fast charge and it become viable.

Frankly, batteries haven't advanced much, really, in 900 years, so I'm not holding my breath
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After that meal we had with the directors and owner today ,I am producing a viable power source from my ass .
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Within a few years batteries will be good enough that electric will be a valid option. Batteries that do 300+ miles and charge in the time it takes you to use the restroom and have a meal. Meanwhile enough torque that it takes a computer working overtime to keep the front wheel on the ground and the back wheel not spinning all the way in to the triple digits on a bike that never needs anything more than tires and chains.

I like gasoline motors, but once batteries reach a certain point, electric will be clearly superior.

How are you going to produce all that electric energy to charge the batteries? Our current power grid can't handle the load that we currently use. Unless the power companies dump billions of dollars into updating the power grid, mass use of battery powered cars is a dream.
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