Introduction: Friction Bike - Homelite 26cc Motor

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first off determine your motor. I got mine from a homelite 26cc weed whipper. simply take the outer casing off the motor to begin.

Step 1: Drive Shaft

I used an old bike axel to attach the bike peg to the motor. initially I squared the bolt to fit into the socket but later you'll realize why that's a bad idea.

Step 2: Mounting the Motor

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I used angle iron and 1/4" bolts to attach the motor to the bike. NO WELDING! I did have to grind a portion of the angle iron to account for the flywheel. I used the screws from the casing to attach the angle iron to the motor base.

Step 3: Mistakes

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the bike axel I used broke. but it helped because I saw a threaded bolt underneath the socket.

Step 4: Fixing Mistakes

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I was able to take the bike peg and drill out the thread in it because it had to fit over the previous shaft. I then used a stop nut and washer to hold the peg. the stop nut is critical. for added assurance I added to screws between the flywheel fins to insure the peg wouldn't spin while riding.

Step 5: Finish

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I used an old coat hanger to control the throttle. (not permanent.) and I use the brakes to stall out the motor when I'm done riding.

Step 6:

this was my first instructable. if I wasn't clear enough or you have more questions please comment and I will try to respond.

Comments

goldenshuttle (author)2015-09-06

Your project is really good. many grass engines sleeping rusty waiting to be useful...good project. I suggest you install the engine down with one small gear engaged direct to chain. this will give better power utilization and saves the tire from wear.

giorgosl (author)2015-07-12

Very nice job.

beachy (author)2015-06-13

Wow! That's pretty good

Ninjarooster (author)2015-05-28

That was quite good! Another request for videos as well. ;)

amberrayh (author)2015-05-28

Nice job on your first Instructable. Do you have any videos of the motor working?