Can you put a Chainsaw Engine on a Bicycle?

For many of you who have used the chainsaw or practice using a chainsaw for cutting trees, there are some possibilities that once in your life you have imagined about using a chainsaw engine motor for running a bicycle.

If so then let us clear your thoughts because it is possible to put a chainsaw engine on a bicycle. But for that, you need to follow some necessary steps.

Here are some steps to put a chainsaw engine on a bicycle:

Step 1: Tools and parts required:

Well, the first thing is kids are not allowed to try this experiment anywhere.

Now before you try to start the experiment you need to find out what tools and parts you will be required.

So, here are some tools and parts that you need for this experiment.

Tools Required:

  1. Screwdriver
  2. Drill and bits
  3. Wrenches
  4. Welder
  5. Pliers

Parts- Chainsaw, bike, bicycle brake lines, and handles, 1in x 1in box steel, 4in x 4in x 1/8in metal plate, bolts, nuts l, and hose clamps, bike axle peg, a bungee cord.

Step 2: The Drive “peg”:

You need to get an axle peg from any bike similar to BMX as those bikes have these axle pegs to do tricks or just to stand on. Now extract the nut that is holding the clutch to the engine crankshaft and just make them apart. Use the welder to weld the nut centered to the peg and after that screw the peg onto the engine shaft.

Step 3: Making the bracket to hold the engine:

Take the 1in x 1in box steel and weld it on the end of the metal plate. Now make two holes on the metal plate so that it can slide the bolts that are holding the chainsaw bar with the saw.

Now bolt the chainsaw motor and hook it on the bike frame.

Step 4: Throttle linkage:

Well, this step of throttle linkage is a bit tricky. But you can take the help of any old bike to get the break handle and cable.

Your throttle cable of the chainsaw engine will travel way less than the bike cable; it can break if you pull more. So the best thing to do is to leave some slack in the cable.

Your curb should be on the open throttle when you press the bike brake handle.

Step 5: Tension and friction drive:

Make sure that your engine should work along on the top of the tire and for this, you need to find some ways to put a weight on the engine. Your bike will run slow if you doest not have the option to push the engine onto the tire. The best suggestion will be to use the bungee cord.

Step 6: Test and tune run:

Make sure that your engine works properly before you place it onto the bike and with some pumps on the fuel primer is enough to make your engine get going but remember to set the choke at 1/3 to get enough draw.

Now you are ready to take a trial ride and slowly increase the range of the ride to understand how good it is.

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