# Flywheel in a motorcycle

Flywheel is used to store energy for the non power producing strokes of an IC(internal combustion) engine, do we use a fly wheel in an motorcycle and if yes what is it's size and where is it placed?

• I assume that you were doing theory of machines because while I was studying Theory of machines I had same doubt. Feb 14, 2016 at 7:02

do we use a fly wheel in an motorcycle


Yes we do.

to store the energy generated in the power stroke which is supplied that energy to other strokes and the traction effort of motorcycle

where is it placed?


The location of flywheel is directly next to the engine shaft (crack shaft)directly next to flywheel is a clutch with a spring arrangements and a diaphragm clutch (its motorcycle). The following image will give you an idea how that arrangement is.

EDIT:

Here is an illustrative image of the ECG (engine clutch gearbox)

It's the same as on any IC engine — the flywheel is mounted directly on the crankshaft. Why would it be anywhere else?