Gary! I’ve been following Wayne’s work for years, and only stumbled on your videos in the last few weeks. Your work with charcoal served as the inspiration to push me over the edge into action.
The Charwing will be a dedicated chargas motorcycle. I’ve removed the gas tank, lines, and carburetor. I’m keeping the carb manifold though. I just measured the manifold risers and they have an ID of 1 3/8".
As far as range, I’m content with 30-50 miles while we’re figuring this out. I’d like to mount it on the bike, and am still toying with where. I’m making a “naked Goldwing”, but it’ll have tons of room to hang the components on.
My thinking is to build a manifold to feed from 1 line into the four risers on each cylinder right after the throttle valve and air mixer.
What do you think?
Also wondering if any one has ever tried putting an elbow on the air intake of an updraft gasifier like the SimpleFire and running a perforated tube vertically through the gasifier for more reactive surface area or is there a downside to this that I’m missing?