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Old 12-23-2010, 09:15 PM
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Hey Forum,
I am building a chainsaw powered bike. I was hoping someone could make me a list of parts, I already have a bike. I stripped off the gears and the back set of brakes for a throttle switch, and I have most of the tools needed. Unfortunately, I have no gas powered chainsaw.

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Old 12-24-2010, 09:34 AM
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do you want chain drive, belt drive, or friction. Do you have a design in mind. Thats where you need to start with some kind of vision.
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If it was me I would start with the motor. Its a lot easier to build your motorized bicycle if you already have the motor first.
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Thanks guys, I'm going for a friction drive. This one in particular http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVDkP...layer_embedded . And I' m not so sure if i want to use a chain saw any more. Got any engine sugestions? thanks

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even then you need to decide what you want, so that you know what engine to buy. Do you want to do forty miles and hour, then get a big saw motor. will twenty miles and hour do, then maybe a mini saw will work for you. You really need to make a wish list then start.

For instance I have gotten used to my slower ebike, so a 33cc poulan is what I bought. I don't have it yet, but it's what I plan to use. I plan to build a friction drive with a gravity clutch or lift it off the tire when starting or I stop. You have to have an idea what you want to do then work toward that. At least that is my opinion for what little it is worth.
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Thanks guys, I'm going for a friction drive. This one in particular YouTube - THATSDAX.COM FRICTION DRIVE KIT ! WOW !!!!!!! . And I' m not so sure if i want to use a chain saw any more. Got any engine sugestions? thanks

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In my Junk Yard Dog build I used a 31cc zooma motor. They use them on go-peds and go-karts.

At first it was a friction drive but I did not like it so swapped it over to chain drive. These motors can go from $100-$150.
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I like your bike and I looked at a lot of motors on ebay but couldn't get much information on them from the sellers so I went with something I am at least a little familiar with. The poulan motor. Not sure I can make it work but I hope so.
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Thanks again. Well on bicycle engine kit, bike engine, bicycle engine, bicycle motor I' m thinking about the TITAN XC50S. The only problem is the $$. Well I' ll probly get some cash for xmas.


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I do hace a vision, i want to have a friction drive, fast around 40mph but yet under $400.00
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about how fast would a 3 hp go? and also how fast would a 6.5?
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