Weed Eater Motor Bike(Friction Drive)

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About: Hey guys, I'm just a guy that lives on an island hardly anyone knows about, right next to Seattle. My interests are the same as any 16 year old, computers, cars, biking, and just messing with stuff in general.

Intro: Weed Eater Motor Bike(Friction Drive)

This is my Weed Eater motor powered bike. It is friction drive, as you can see, and is mounted using steel. We were thinking about aluminum, but it might be to light and not strong enough. the drive shaft is on of the stunt bike pipes. The hardest part was the mounting technique, mainly because the motor hardly have any good mounting spots. Credit to my dad for helping with the mounts, and without using a welding torch! Enjoy!

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    23 Discussions

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    altstudent

    10 months ago

    Your invention is awesome, I did the same thing. However your motor is a TORO not a Weed Eater.

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    72958_online

    1 year ago

    This is very awesome If u could put instructions of how u mounted it and how the throttle was attached and kill switch

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    kdf.inc1969

    6 years ago on Introduction

    yes, could you make an instructable? i would love to find out how this was attached without welding. since i cant weld.

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    chiefs543

    6 years ago on Introduction

    How do you put the peg on the clutch shaft? Can you u just thread it with a tap and die? Would it work if you just mounted the clutch shaft against the wheel without the peg on it?

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    I thought that you were supposed to give instructions on how to make it

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    Aron313

    6 years ago on Introduction

    What size engine is it? And how does the power do with all the weight on it? Like climbing hills?

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    MackeFeet

    7 years ago on Introduction

    For me, that toro would be a very big engine to run on a bmx bike like the one you have... I don't know about how it is to actually ride but for a probably 25-30cc motor I think the size and weight would slow it down.. Just my opinion...

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    HackrtanmanMackeFeet

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Yes, but after I modified the attachment system from being forced down to only gravity, it worked a lot better.

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    Enzomatico

    7 years ago on Introduction

    hey I used a 11/16 inch socket as my drive shaft and it doesn't grip the tire well enough because its smooth. Do you think if i get a bike peg that has grooves like yours do you think it will grip better? thanks

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    HackrtanmanEnzomatico

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Yes, it will work alot better, but also, make sure the motor is loose and can move up and down on the wheel, so its not tight.

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    11richie21

    7 years ago on Introduction

    does the motor always spin in the same direction?? i have a leaf blower gas motor but i dont know which side to put it on

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    Hackrtanman11richie21

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    you want it to go opposite of the way the wheel spins, in the case, your looking at it spinning clockwise

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    Wareagle

    7 years ago on Introduction

    I am building one of these, but i ran into a problem. how do you keep the bike peg from unthreading itself when its on the bike?