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  1. Timokkk

    Timokkk New Member

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    Hi. My name is Timo, and I live in finland. I have a Briggs & Stratton mower engine and I'm planning to put it on a bicycle. I'm not going to buy any kits or anything. I would like to put some kind of a clutch on it, but I don't know wich or how. I'm a begginer and I'd love to get some tips.

    ...Just introducin myself to the community.:ride2:
     
  2. NunyaBidness

    NunyaBidness Active Member

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    hey Timo welcome aboard
    lots of nice folks 'round here
    good luck with your build and happy motoring
     
  3. MrLarkins

    MrLarkins HS Math Teacher

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    hey, welcome...finland you say...well, that's a far distance from me (central USA)
     
  4. Dave31

    Dave31 Moderator
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    Welcome Timo to the forum, glad you joined us :D
    :ride2:
     
  5. Ilikeabikea

    Ilikeabikea Moderator
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    Welcome to the forum. To put a briggs on bike with a clutch you'll probably need some kind jackshaft to get the ratio right. As far as a clutch a centrifugal clutch would be the easiest way to do it. Glad you joined us..................
     
  6. paul

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    hi timo and welcome to the forum. i am not sure on the clutch but wanted to welcome you and say we are glad to have you with us. we have some sharp people here with alot of knowlege on motors so i am sure someone will be able to help you
     
  7. Timokkk

    Timokkk New Member

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    Thank you for welcoming me to the community.
     
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    Hello and greetings Timo, I'm fairly new here myself and am building my first with a bolt on kit motor.

    My second bike I'll build like you are doing. Using a centrifugal clutch the way
    Ilikeabikea describes.

    Some of the others here and myself have posted photos and information about the Cuban home built bikes called "Raquimbili" (Spanish) that you'll want to look at. We're trying to get the word out all around the world about the Raquimbili
    machines. When you look at them you'll understand and see some possible ways to rig your bike.

    You're lucky to have an old Briggs & Stratton to work with.

    Best wishes and good luck with your project.
     
  9. Timokkk

    Timokkk New Member

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    Didn't find anything from google wit the word "Raquimbili"... And yes, I am lucky to have a briggs n' stratton, especially when i got it for free :)
     
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    Yep it is "Riquimbili" and Jasonh wins the cigar for alerting me to it.

    Thanks for catchin it dude. (I've been thinking Rackem' Billy...and....)
     
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    Welcome to the group Timo, I would love to visit your country for a ride. Enjoy the ride...Kelly:ride2:
     
  13. Timokkk

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    It's been quite out here...
    Well I've desidet that the easies way to get a proper cluth and gears is to get a ready gearbox, but since I'm so cheap and I already got a moped, I'm going to link the B'n's yo the crank of the mopeds engine ad put the hole thing on a bicycle. I've already Put a cogwheel on a crank of a moped engine. I using a moped engine only as a gearbox without the rod or cylinder.. The engine is Puch VZ 50 N that is taken from Tunturi Tiger... I'll try to get some pics...
     
  14. Timokkk

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    Well Since the Puch engine is in bad condition. I decided to make a belt clutch... It would look like this...
    [​IMG]
    I just dont know what would be the proper gear ratio...
     
  15. BrettMavriK

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    Welcome Timo, from Tampa Bay, Florida.
    Funny, When I was like 22, I met a guy named Timo from Finland that visited here. We partied with mutual friends for a short time, and then he had to go back home. He was an interesting fellow. Silampaw I think was his last name.

    I downloaded a gear ratio calculator from Jim Sitton that he designed and has worked quite well for me. I believe it is posted on this forum, or it may be posted on the other one. It's nice because it has 3 double inputs for jack shafts and such. You can also enter the tire size and desired rpm's.

    Once again, Tervetuloa!
    'BrettMavriK


     
  16. wheelbender6

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    Welcome Timo. I was pulling for Kimi in all the Formula 1 races.
     
  17. Dan

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    Howdy Timo, welcome. That is an awesome first MB (motor bike). Here is link that Brett mentioned. Is really good!
    Index of /ratiocalc

    Right one Brett?
     
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    Yep, that's it...

    'BrettMavriK


     

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