Motor bike project

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  1. motor bike project

    motor bike project New Member

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    Hello, I was wondering how I could attach a sprocket to a weed eater, and then direct chain drive to gears on my bike. How would I attach the sprocket to the weed eater?
    Thanks.cs.
     
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    you'll need to read a lot - did you have some type of clutch in mind?
     
  3. Agreen

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    The simple answer is that it's not easy to do. Pretty much (and I'm trying to say this in as nice a way possible) if you need to ask, you probably don't have the equipment and capabilities.

    However, look up friction drives. You essentially bolt on a roller to the weedeater and make that run in reverse on the rear tire. Boom. Motorized bike.
     
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    I am thinking now that a friction drive would be easier, but how would you attach the peg to the weed wacker? Or could I use a socket? The weed wacker is a Troy Bilt TB575 SS..cs.
     
  5. sbest

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    A weed eater is totally wrong for a bicycle.
    Bolt a prop on and use it to power a canoe!
    You may have to experiment with prop pitch and diameter.
    Go fine pitch and moderate diameter is a suggestion.

    Steve
     
  6. Mike Stroz

    Mike Stroz New Member

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    Try a chainsaw instead, it already has a chain drive!
     
  7. Tony01

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    I'd get some 4 stroke kit and put the weedeater on the front of the bike, believe me nobody will cut you off
     

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