Adaptation of Four-Stroke Motorcycle Engine to Continuously Variable Transmission for Snowmobile Application 2003-32-0083
The successful implementation of a clean, quiet, high-performance four-stroke motorcycle engine into an existing snowmobile chassis has been achieved. The snowmobile is easy to start, easy to drive, and environmentally friendly. The following paper describes the conversion process in detail with actual dynamometer and field test data. The vehicle meets the proposed 2010 EPA snowmobile emissions regulations and is quieter than a stock snowmobile. The snowmobile not only addresses environmental concerns, it is economical as well, with an approximate cost of $5874.
Citation: Barr, B., McKinstry, D., Messenger, A., Seidenstucker, J. et al., "Adaptation of Four-Stroke Motorcycle Engine to Continuously Variable Transmission for Snowmobile Application," SAE Technical Paper 2003-32-0083, 2003, https://doi.org/10.4271/2003-32-0083. Download Citation
Brian D. Barr, David J. McKinstry, Aaron S. Messenger, Jason M. Seidenstucker, Daniel H. Kallio, Daniel P. Hoffman, Bernhard P. Bettig
Michigan Technological University
Small Engine Technology Conference & Exposition
SAE 2003 Transactions Journal of Engines-V112-3, Clean Snowmobile Challenge - 1: The Early Years, 4-Stroke Engines Make Their Debut-SRP-002