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Unread postAuthor: guitarfreak » Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:09 am

hi there, im looking to make a CHEAP motorized scooter. I was thinking of a chainsaw or weedeater motor mounted on the body,with a chain drive to the back wheel. Any ideas? Ive google searched,and can't really find anything of great help. Any input appreciated,thanks.

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I have located a Briggs & Stratton 2hp motor to power it, and have changed the plans around a bit. Read on a bit before posting 8)
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Unread postAuthor: ChickenChucker » Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:16 am

Chainsaw motors make great scooters. They allready have the centrifugal clutch you need.
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Unread postAuthor: sergeantspud2 » Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:20 am

The chainsaw idea sounds cool, but i don't know what the sproket looks like and also you probably wouldn't get much power from it. The weedeater also probably won't have enough power to pull a person unless you get a beast of a weedeater. Do you already have the frame you want to put everything on? Why don't you make a minibike instead of a scooter because you can fit a bigger engine on it.
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Unread postAuthor: guitarfreak » Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:21 am

would the clutch hold up to the strain of pushing me? i weogh about 85 kilograms...... 8) sounds like a good idea anyway
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Unread postAuthor: guitarfreak » Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:24 am

sergeantspud2 wrote:The chainsaw idea sounds cool, but i don't know what the sproket looks like and also you probably wouldn't get much power from it. The weedeater also probably won't have enough power to pull a person unless you get a beast of a weedeater. Do you already have the frame you want to put everything on? Why don't you make a minibike instead of a scooter because you can fit a bigger engine on it.
i specifically want a scooter (im working in a loophole,my parents wont let me have a motorbike :evil: ) i want the motor,so i can make the frame around it.
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Unread postAuthor: sergeantspud2 » Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:32 am

Are you making the frame of metal? I would think the clutch would go for a little but wouldnt last very long.
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Unread postAuthor: guitarfreak » Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:35 am

yup,metal frame. i priced a "nifty 50" scooter motor,and the dealership wants $250 for it! i might have to start looking in the secondhand pages for an old scooter to hack......at least the motor would work.
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Unread postAuthor: sergeantspud2 » Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:39 am

You can weld? Thats sooo cool i wish i could weld or at least some one i know. Yeah try ebay or some where else and look for some old scooter engines.
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Unread postAuthor: guitarfreak » Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:44 am

i dont use ebay, my parents wont use credit cards. and yes,i can weld. its easy when u get the hang of it.
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Unread postAuthor: sergeantspud2 » Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:49 am

Thats a bummer becasue I just saw a 50cc engine for $70 on ebay. oh well maybe you can get it from a swap meet or something.
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Unread postAuthor: Urban Ninja » Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:50 am

Go to http://www.aaroncake.net he has a homemade scooter, go cart and everything! His uses a stardard briggs and stratton mower engine.
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Unread postAuthor: guitarfreak » Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:51 am

ill try to. theres a swap meet coming up in may.......soooo long to wait......
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Unread postAuthor: guitarfreak » Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:54 am

Urban Ninja wrote:Go to http://www.aaroncake.net he has a homemade scooter, go cart and everything! His uses a stardard briggs and stratton mower engine.
will do.looks cool thanks
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Unread postAuthor: ChickenChucker » Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:09 am

Depending on the chainsaw, it will provide adequate power for your wishes.
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Unread postAuthor: guitarfreak » Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:13 am

ChickenChucker wrote:Depending on the chainsaw, it will provide adequate power for your wishes.
thats what i wanted to hear thanks! i know where i might be able to get one of those
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