Newb Intro

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by gashog, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. gashog

    gashog New Member

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    Hi Motorbicycling members! .we.

    I am (or was at one time) a farmer, heavy equipment operator and mechanic, auto mechanic, automotive painter, welder, f-14 mechanic, shop teacher, electrician, truck driver and sawyer/woodsman.
    I've been meaning to power one of my bikes for about 30 years now.
    I've just never gotten around to doing it.
    Someone gave me an old Homie demo saw the other day and I thought "this would be PERFECT to power a bike".
    I Googled and no one anywhere seems to have done it....ever. (I did find this message board though.)
    Am I really the first? Is there a reason that demo saws aren't used?...other then they're really expensive?

    Thanks
    Ted aka gashog.
     
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  3. professor

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    I assume the saw is a homelite chainsaw?
    There are issues-
    the clutch is on backwards and uses a different size pitch chain than bikes use, and it needs to be geared down a lot, like with a jackshaft.
    I might add, they are super noisy. Here in NY, gas engines powering bikes are not legal. If anything, you would want super-quiet if you run gas power.
    Oh, and Welcome to Motorbicycling!
     

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