Other uses for bike engines?

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  1. Tim_B_172

    Tim_B_172 New Member

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    I've just been wondering. Has anyone used a bicycle engine to power something other than a bicycle? Some of the ads for these engines suggest that you can use them for go-carts or boats too. I was thinking just for the sake of irony, maybe powering a weed eater with one. :D
     
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    A bicycle powered weedeater, I like that..............
     
  3. mr.WFO

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    when i get my license back my engine has a good chance of ending up on a scooter.
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  4. junked

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    Boat anchor.
     
  5. 2door

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    Paper weight?
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  6. stingray'04rider

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    i've seen go-carts, weed eaters, lawn mowers, anything a redneck can think of, i've seen it.
     
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    My other obsession is inexpensive boating. Boating for everybody, something like that. Links on "Pittsburgh Inflatable Yacht Club" | Facebook

    I've been navigating the rivers of pittsburgh in a 100 dollar blow up boat with a trolling engine. But I've been looking at the various four stroke motors as a possible solution for a sub 500 water craft. I think a pontoon design with one of these four strokes could make a lot of sense.

    I'm sure someone here has done that already. It would be great to have a fold up boat that can be towed by motorbicycle then launched all by one person.
     
  8. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    Hey stingray...ya seen this? For my travelin' Throne! Wanna take it for a spin? Just waitin for my plates to come in the mail before I put the pedals on...

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    Ammunition.

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    Vacuum cleaner?
     
  13. killercanuck

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    I've always wanted to put a motorized bike on one of these:

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    But they are $400+ :(
     
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    Photos from...

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    That Kicks A*s!
     
  16. Tim_B_172

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    That's awesome. I jokingly call those Vespa-style scooters "toilet scooters", not because I don't like them but because of the way you have to sit on them. Reminds me of sitting on the throne. I guess yours is the REAL toilet scooter. :D
     
  17. scotto-

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    Yup, and it's got a poo ppo pipe to boot!lafflafflaff
     
  18. killercanuck

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    rofl you guys!
     
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    3 engines were mounted in the back and this unit managed to hold a top speed of 52MPH for 3 miles before it blew a chain . Never went into production .
     

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