Home lite engine

sycoboy

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Jan 17, 2009
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Picked up up home lite engine it was free my issue is the pull start is on the side were the drive roller will go also the shaft that comes out off magneto looks like it screws in can it be changed as it has a square hole in it but no threads also is there a way that i can get it to start with out the plastic pull start this my first bike build Thanks:-||
 

deacon

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Jan 15, 2008
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I started most of my friction drives with a rope wrapped around the drive wheel and pulled it. I have a homelite chainsaw motor once but I don't remember the drive shaft arrangement. threads on the drive shaft is a good thing. It is how I connected my drive wheels to the drive shaft. Your drive wheel has to hook on somehow.
 

deacon

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Jan 15, 2008
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"my issue is the pull start is on the side were the drive roller will go"

It sounds like he is going friction... also as you pedal the bike it turns the engine and it will start if it is pressing on the wheel. Like and old car with a clutch...
 

Friction

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Nov 25, 2008
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If your bike is friction drive then you can lift your rear wheel and spin your pedal and it will spin your drive wheel and start your engine :)

I think it will work with a chain drive bike 2!!
gud luk!