AWD Mopeds??

I've read about people suggesting to stick a solex on the front of a moped and then it would be a cool AWD moped.

My question is has anyone here actually done it? Pics/vids would be cool.

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Lol. Bad idea but I'm sure it's been done.

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Just my observations,but Solex's galet drive are very hard on tires so if you dont install one that can take the extra wear you will be going through a lot of tires. Synchronizing two engines to be positive drives will be a nightmare.

I did try in the past mounting a hub drive low watt 'assist' electric on the front wheel and it gave no detectable assistance. Tried same same on the sidecar and it really did nothing I could notice. I put two onto one of my trailers and it did at least work well to regenerate the batteries and the trailer was less pushy going downhill.

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Not a moped, but the Rokon is the closest I can think of.

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Yeah rokon has a neet cable driven front wheel.

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Christini dirt bikes, though not a moped, seem interesting https://www.christini.com/bikes/christini-awd-military

Didn’t someone in here build a hobbit with a front wheel electric hub motor?

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There's some neat Suzuki protoype bikes from the '80s with two wheel drive.

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Theres a photo somewhere of a bravo subframe mounted as front forks on a ciao.

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Rokon is 2wd. Christini is awd. The dirtbikes front wheel is over driven gear wise, so only in a non slip situation, and sometimes turning, does it grab. Rokon is 50/50 power split. Honda made a awd race bike, where the front wheel was driven hydrostatically. There is a bicycle kit that is a cable driven 2wd system; it is easilly broken if you don't use both brakes equally. No moped I've ever seen, though.

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Why not adapt an e bike hub motor?

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haro made a front wheel cable drive for bmx back in the day, I'm sure a moped would shred the components, and they probably rare as heck anyway, but it would be fun to try.

there's also slim with his 3 wheel drive two stroke triple drag bike project, all chain drive. it's crazy!

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https://www.instagram.com/p/B8X7FH5ltQ1/?igshid=yaxttiwywe2r

would be funny to make a scaled down version for a moped haha

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ahhhh i think it was john rob holmes? that made the front electric hub motor hobbit. there were pics of it showing up to a ride somewhere like kansas city or st louis i think.

i feel like someone else posted that they were working on one at some point but i dunno if it ever came to fruition. it might have been that guy with a morini based something that top tanked it and added a bunch of computer stuff?

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Jimmy Cincinnati /

How about a Solex on the front, Puch or whatever in the middle, and an AMF on the rear?

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I just built one with the hub motor from my garelli electric. it's a cobbled together pile of shit. Fantic XKE frame from roffman, mounted to a spare Trac motor I had with tomos forks a puch seat and a rizatto wheel, hub drive front "20 inch" bicycle wheel with 16" moped tires. I still dont have a real pipe on it, just a header, and the hub drive is only ~750W (it claimed 1kW but they also lie prolifically)

Anyway, they dont really do much, one's pulling and the other isnt. It gives a little room to gear up and make up for the lowend with the hub, that's what i did. It also saved my ass on a ride yesterday, it's only recently finished enough to ride and the petcock clogged, couldnt clear it by blowing back thru - too slow flow and I couldnt roadside fix that without draining the tank, but luckily the hub rolled me back home easily!

I'll get some photos or maybe write it up sometime soon

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That triple 2-stroke 3WD is batshit fucking mentalness!

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Fallen Amish ~Yoder~ /

Am I mistaken or wasn’t there a front drive motor on some AMF mopeds? If you can find one that runs you could put the whole front end on a standard moped. That could work, in theory.

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