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Posted 5/31/2009 2:17:34 PM
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I did searching around in the net and here, but still can't confirm.
What kind of engine does they use on the bat pod? and what position they placed the engine?
I watch some making of dark knight movie that claimed that the engine is located inside the wheels? Is it can be done??
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Posted 6/1/2009 3:07:44 AM


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From what I understand the movie version is suppose to have electric motors in the wheels. But im pretty sure that the actual stunt pod used in the movie had a 4 stroke engine in it, I could be wrong and Im sure ill get corrected.
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Hey Max, Shaggy knows a lot about the powerplant for the Batpod. Some of the things I remember him saying was it was a single cylinder watercooled motorcycle. I faintly remember some one saying 500 cc maybe european bike. You can see the radiator back in front of the rear tire. Its chain driven and the rear sprocket is located inside that larger tubing inside the rear axle housing. The two pipes running back to the rear axle housing enclose the chain. You can see what appears to be a clutch lever on the handlebars meaning a manual transmission....Hope that helps....Maybe Shaggy can shed some more light on the powerplant for you....BWD
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Posted 6/1/2009 1:24:31 PM


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yeah cuz, you all know i got that hollywood insider buddy     Dave really explained it spot on.  If you look closely at some of the pictures (especially from the front near the spring, you can see a blue boot for a spark plug.  That is your engine head, presumably OHV. 

Also if you look on the right side of the bike (passenger if you will) you can see the engine case and what appears to be a mated gear box.   BUT dont ask me what make or model, i dont know motorcycles.

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Posted 6/1/2009 1:39:34 PM


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Hey Shaggy, thanks for chimming in. Was the original bike made in England? Also I never asked on the Batpod did the main transmission sprocket come off the right or left side? Most japanese bikes have the primary sprocket on the left side and many European bikes like the BMW have primary sprockets on the right side.

On my build I am planning on using a quad runner set up so I can eliminate the jack shaft that moves the sprocket from the left to the right side. Shaggy's the man.....BWD

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Posted 6/1/2009 2:49:31 PM


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getting in that deep of detail, i honestly couldnt say, i really am not sure myself.  If i were to take a wild guess, i would think it came off the right (or passenger if you will) side of the engine.

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Posted 6/1/2009 4:06:27 PM


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Hey Shaggy, did those two pipes that are connected at the rear axle housing run all the way to the engine cradle.? Haven't checked that out yet....BWD
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Hey Dave, hope this answers what you needed to know.

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Posted 6/1/2009 4:27:28 PM


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Hey Shaggy that makes it clear as mud...hehehehe... that the chain for the rear sprocket terminates at a jack shaft. The jack shaft is a shaft with two spockets suspended by bearings. It looks like the body of the Batpod frame has enough are to contain a second chain and sprockets within it.

 Normally the primary sprocket off the tranny would be smaller than the wheel sprocket to create torque. By using a jack shaft you can use the two sprockets on the jackshaft to multiply the effect of the sprockets. For instance primary sprocket 10 teeth, secondary sprocket 25 teeth. Jack shaft primary sprocket 10 teeth secondary wheel sprocket 25 teeth. That would give you the same amount of torque to the rear wheel as a primary 10 teeth and a secondary 50 tooth. That's serious torque using the jack shaft as a multiplier.....At least that's what my mom told me....hehehehe..My mom is bad ass......

Someone should figure out the type of engine...huh Shaggy?....BWD

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Hey Shaggy where's the drivetrain connection between the engine and the frame housing...All I see is some tube. Do you think it might be hydralically driven? That would be cool unless you sprung a leak......Dave
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