Lawn mower engine powered bike

  1. 2 years ago

    Frencherham

    18 Apr 2015 Administrator
    Edited 2 years ago by Frencherham

    Today I started a project I have been wanting to do for many years. I am re-purposing a lawnmower engine to power a bicycle. At this point I have pulled the engine off of the mower and I have rotated the carburetor to allow the engine to sit so the crank shaft is horizontal rather than vertical. I need to make sure the engine will deliver oil to the shafts and gears and remount the fuel tank to gravity feed into the engine. Once the engine is converted I can work on attaching it to a bike, which I do not yet have.

    i.imgur.com/Jzsug6V
    i.imgur.com/JPuThAQ
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    i.imgur.com/PCosjAi
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  2. I don't see the images from your post. =[

    Are you looking for a donor bike? I have something that might work that I was going to use for a very similar project!

  3. Frencherham

    20 Apr 2015 Administrator

    I updated the post to just contain links, I will go back through and make an album when I get a chance. I am looking for a bike! so if you are willing to donate or sell it that will save me some time on craigslist.

  4. I'll put up a picture later!

  5. Sounds like fun! What size is your engine? I did it with a 3 hp and it was plenty!

  6. Hey, I finally put up some pictures of the bike. http://l.hirzel.us/wts

  7. Frencherham

    27 Apr 2015 Administrator

    Looks good, do you want anything for it?

  8. I have paid one 30pk of beer and $15ish for one of the rims. $35 sound ok?

  9. Frencherham

    27 Apr 2015 Administrator

    Sounds good, Can you bring it to the meeting friday?

  10. Will do!

 

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