OT- Uses for a weedeater motor.

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I have an old weedeater motor i have no clue what to do with. does anyone know what i could do with it? i was thinking of trying to mount it on a bicycle so i could rip around on it.


anyone have any suggestions?
 
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If you want to be creative and have the tools you could make a big RC car. That what im going to do only i have a leaf blower motor.
 
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budget depends on the idea. i would be willing to spend upwards of 50$ for a weedeater powered bicycle or RC car.
 
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I've got a brand new Techumseh 2-stroke snow blower engine, I think it's about 2 hp. I'll sell it to you for $50. It would make a unique mini-bike.
 
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Blender. That's my future plan. We made one in college, it was awesome. Wish I would have kept it, and wish I had pics of it!

Weedeater engine + aluminum bike stand + blender parts + handlebars & thumb throttle = fun
 
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My friends had a weedeater engine powered skate board in high school. Jut had a hand throttle you squeezed to give it gas. You could FLY on that thing. :) Was awesome. Only down side was the really smal fuel cell he mounted. That thing still runs...20 years later :)
 
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We tried making a chainsaw powered bike in shop class and it didnt work at all. You gotta get the gearing right we had a way to big sprocket on the clutch. If you can get the right gearing you'll be good.
 
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how much power is there in a chainsaw compared to a weedeater? where did you mount the motor?
 
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sixds said:
how much power is there in a chainsaw compared to a weedeater? where did you mount the motor?
I dont think there is that much of a difference. between the two. I think a chansaw would have just a little more power.. But basically they are the same. And i would mount it right infron to the seat post. (like wehre a real dirtbike motor is)

BUT! My dads friend had a bicycle and he put a little wheel insetead of a sproket and mounted it on a slider thing on the front tire. And you would pull a lever to pull it up so its not contact the wheel. And when you wanted to go wout would start the engine, get a moving start and the put the engine down so it made contact with the front tire and the go. i couldent really tell you how fast it was because we couldent get the engine to start but it was a good idea...
 

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Yup and engagible friction drive would be the easiest solution. I'd look at using a scateboard wheel or the like. Fix it to the output shaft and then just devise a method to allow the wheel to be forced against or removed from the front bicycle tire and your good to go.
 

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Ditto on the blender, we have one