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Old 05-24-2011, 11:21 AM
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So, I was cleaning out my fathers shed and came across an old bike I customized about 6 or 7 years ago.. I also found an old whipper snipper motor, and it gave me an idea:






I know the whipper snipper motor would probably not be enough power to move the bike, but it did give me an idea.. Any suggestions on what motor would be good?
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:12 PM
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I could work with the right gearing
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:22 PM
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I was thinking that.. I'll probably have a jackshaft where the pedals are right now so I won't have to use massive sprockets..
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:07 PM
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You know, I have a big *** Briggs 4 stroke chainsaw that has a 2-3hp engine on it, the carb that is on there is the same size as the one on my 3hp Briggs, a motor like that would work, even has the clutch.
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Old 05-30-2011, 05:32 PM
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I do have a chainsaw motor somewhere, I'll have to do more hunting..
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:57 PM
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i think you should put two of those engines on your bike.
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:42 AM
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Ha ha if I had 2 I would! Once I find some time (2 kids under 2!) i'm going to fab up a footrest and figure out the jackshaft and clutch.
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:52 PM
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Well, I came across a pocket bike engine for a really good price (free!) and it fits like it belongs on the bike! I've started a new job in Iqualit which is a rotational shift (3 wks in/out) so hopefully I will have more time to tinker with this, along with my other projects (80 citation 4500, 86 fiero, go kart)..
Does anyone know if any pocket bike coil will work? I'm not sure of the brand..
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:40 AM
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Your bike sure looks like a Yamaha Moto-Bike.
I'd sell it and buy a few Huffy's with the money,
then you have more to experiment on.
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Wow- that bike is classic! Love the handlebar riser.

Loved my '85 Fiero, too!
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:36 PM
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Not bad for something I found in a ditch!!
Yamaha Moto-bike huh? There was no markings on it, so I'm not sure who made it.. Maybe when I get home I'll look for a serial number or something..
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Could also be a Norco Dirtmaster.. I was trying to compare it to other bikes at bmxmuseum.com and that one seems close too..
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