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Old 01-22-2012, 12:40 AM
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Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

One man's junk is another man's treasure! How about a belt drive!

bicycle with 3 hp briggs engine motorized bike 44mph - YouTube 40mph Murray!

I trued a wheel (and tightened it up some more. Ring, Ring, Ring go the spokes now with the guitar pick.) I bolted a milk crate to my Dax drive. It looks like it will work for light cargo (jacket, little tool bag, a few drinks) but its not going to take being loaded to the max like the one on I bolted down to a Wald rack on another bike. Any ideas?
I guess I will just have to use the trailer for real shopping. It's 5 mi to Walmart or Brookshires, so that is feasible.

Originally Posted by Scootmeister View Post
hey, Anim8r. I think I had the same snowblower. I picked it out of a guy's trash and all it needed was a new rubber gas line. I made a friction drive bike from the engine, I think it was a 3 or 3.5HP Tecumseh 2-stroker with recoil and AC electric start. I took the starter motor off to make it lighter. The engine was strong and pushed the bike pretty good, but I couldn't keep it from burning up my tires. That bike is long gone, but am thinking about making a chain drive bike with the engine. You should be able to get it going if the engine is still sound. A little tip, mine came with a mikuni diaphram carb. If the unit has been sitting for a while the carb will probably need a good cleaning or rebuilt. Kits are cheap and there are instructions for rebuilding online. Other than that, the ignition is CDI so there shouldn't be anything needed there. Good luck and let us know how you come out.
1" roller Dax Friction Drive and Tanaka 3300 with mods.
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