Attaching a motor to a bicycle

Hey i've been looking through whizzer bike sites (if you dont know what a whizzer is its basically an engine attached to a bike). I was wondering if it was possible to easily attach an engine to a bike, say maybe a gas powered weed wacker engine possibly. It would really be cool if i could figure out how to do this, i have a 32cc weed wacker engine and a bike that it would fit in the middle of i just need to know how to put it on. If you know anything or know if its even possible, please respond, thanks alot

---chris

Re: Attaching a motor to a bicycle

gimmyjimmy /

duct tape and galvanized nails,

but a weed wacker engine is far to powerful for your bike, I put a wind up spring on the sprocket that worked fine on mine, but I'm checking into solar.

Re: Attaching a motor to a bicycle

gimmyjimmy /

just kidding Chris,

I've seen kits in magazines, but I don't recall where, it would take some frame modifying to make it work, but anything is possible.

But if you do get it going, you'll want a moped after that. Then come to the moped buy/sell forum here.

Re: Attaching a motor to a bicycle

Re: Attaching a motor to a bicycle

Hey,Chris,just remember that more speed means you need better brakes and tires so be careful,O.K.?

Re: Attaching a motor to a bicycle

Check out this discussion area. There are some good links to biek motor projects. http://dkoontz.freshlinks.net/aspforum/display_forum.asp?fid=4

Also, This fellow built an electric bike but the principle of his construction is good. http://www.peltzer.net/ebike/ebike.htm

Do a search on the web for cyclemotor and bike motor. There are tons of info on that type of project. I have a 25cc weedeater motor on a mountain bike. I love to ride my moped but I still go out for a spin on the mountainbike.

Be careful how you mount it. A lot of the plans put more pressure on the crank shaft of the motor than it was meant to take.

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