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I have 2 chain saw engines that are 54cc each. I was wondering if it would be possible to make a go kart out of them. Thanx.
-- Chris Oso (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 28, 2003
There is almost no way that two 54 cc engines will give you enough power to go. But if you were still going to try, a great idea would be to have each engine powering one of the back two wheels, that way by increasing the speed of one engine, your kart would turn, that way you would solve propultion and steering in one step, and also have close to a 0 turning radius.
-- Joel Argden (Joeldac24@aol.com), May 01, 2003.
The two driven rear wheel idea should work great, 50cc should make it go quite well,a moped is 50cc and will do 35mph.two engines won't make it go faster but it will give you more low end power.
-- Kimric Smythe (email@example.com), May 02, 2003.
like building a tank
-- david (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 11, 2003.
i dont have an answer bu ti do have a question me and my friend are making a gokart approx. 3x2 1/2ft. we want to power it with a chainsaw im not sure how big the chainsaw is approx.7 1/2x10in. if that helps will this work??????
-- brett ahrens (email@example.com), May 15, 2003.
what size is the bar on the chainsaw?
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 23, 2003.
hey it sounds like a cool idea. anydoby know were i could get a chainsaw engine? i want to put one on a bike. if so please email me
-- nate (email@example.com), May 24, 2003.
i dont really have an answer but what iv got planned is to just put one small bike wheel on the back and hook the chainsaw engin up to it...and have two push lawn mower wheels on the front. i allready have a steering system all set up so i think im set...what do you people think??
-- connor macqueen (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 29, 2003.
hey now i got 2 chiansaws so i might do that or make two of what i was tlaking about before and i think it had keyword is had a 20 inch bar
-- brett ahrens (email@example.com), June 01, 2003.
Chainsaw engines will work very well. They have alot of RPM so they could easily power a light go-kart. Good luck and tell me how it turns out.
-- Dude (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 22, 2003.
hey i need a picture of a chainsaw bike n how to make one LOL so tell me plz thx byebye yall
-- frank (email@example.com), June 27, 2003.
hey i need a picture of a chainsaw bike n how to make one LOL so tell me plz thx byebye yall.
-- frank (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 27, 2003.
hi.i have a petrol lawnmower engine, but doea anyone know or have any ideas on how to put it on a pedal bike or a go kart??pls email me!.ben
-- Ben Thomas (email@example.com), June 29, 2003.
Greets, I have a briggs and straton 3.5 HP engine and i am building a small go-kart with it.My problem is how to move the drive through 90 degrees so i can use a chain to the rear wheels.The drive at the moment comes out of the bottom of the engine as it is off a lawnmower..
-- A Morgan (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 07, 2003.
You could easily do this. I have a gas scooter that weighs about 50lbs and has a 42cc engine at 2.75 hp and it can pull me up steep hills at around 32 mph.
-- greg tanner (email@example.com), August 01, 2003.
Yes 54cc will dot the job u want! although u have w chainsaw engines it will not make any differance in top end speed but u will have much faster low end/ acceleration. I am working on my 8th scooter and i have a 38cc and it pulls me at a great speed around 40kph aprox 25mph it even does a slight burn out because i have the carb adjusted to the peek of its speed! dont try inless expert of u have a carb adjust nob! hope all works out!
-- Dave Raf (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 09, 2003.
Hi, im building a bike with a chainsaw engine, but there is one problem. The saw has a clutch, should i keep it, or remove it. I't seems like the clutch won't take the pressure, it slips
-- Ulf (email@example.com), September 22, 2003.
keep the clutch because if you were to go down a hill or something u can use it so that your engine doesnt get stuffed.
-- Tim (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 20, 2003.
Yes, of course the clutch slips, with that kind of load. CHange your gearing so you have a lower top speed, then maybe it won't slip. Or try starting downhill.
-- Bucky (Buckythepunk@hotmail.com), October 23, 2003.
Oh this will certainly not work are you crazy? My mom is 93 and she even says that seals are related to sheep.
-- Wilson John Tucker (email@example.com), October 28, 2003.
i have a question too i need to know how to mound a chainsaw on the back of a bike (i already have a packged holder on there now i need to know how to get it to stay on that)
-- dan costantini (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 05, 2003.
hi my name is geoff, i am almost 14 years old and am thinking of undertaking this idea myself. A simple way to do this would be to put a larger mounting plate so you would have enough room for the 2 engines, then buy a chain the appropriate length to get to the motor, when you finish this please send me some pics of the results
-- geoff lynch (email@example.com), December 15, 2003.
here let me make it as simple as i can.rught above the pedals (on the low cross bar) screw a 9in. x 9in. piece of ply wood into the the cross bar.then secure the chainsaw to it.then use the bike chain on the chainsaw.you're done. (actually id put the bike chain on the chainsaw before i mounted it) have fun mate!
-- god among insects (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 12, 2004.
sorry about that i meant to say right not rught
-- god among insects (email@example.com), January 12, 2004.
Hello... I made a chainsaw mountain bike (that you may have seen on daily planet, discovery channel). it has 12 gears, and does a smooth 70 km/h..... only 42cc.... the key is in the gear calculations.
i plan on producing a kit that will bolt on to a regular frame mountain bike.
mine is welded, and looks more like a chopper, because of all the extra metal work. It was mainly a test to see if the small motor would work, and its more than ample.
-- Dave Chudak (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 15, 2004.
Im currently building a kart using a long circuit race chassis (that Ive bought) and a 750cc motorcycle engine. Should have around 120 bhp and it will be good for 150mph. 0-60mph will take 3 seconds. Ive seen these things built before and they really go some! The biggest engines they race with are 250cc.
-- Kevin Webb - UK (email@example.com), February 05, 2004.
i have a 50cc scooter and it goes about 90km/h. A single chainsaw engine is about 20 odd cc. If you have to this will provide ample speed, and seeing as your closer to the ground it will feel faster. My friend is making one with 1 chainsaw engine.
-- MR. MOOSTA (MUSENSEUS@hotmail.com), February 09, 2004.
The only way to make them work is to secranize the engines whitch is qwuit hard. But the power will be great. and speed will be greater chainsaw engines are way fast. so have roll bars.
-- michael nimmo (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 18, 2004.
if live axle will work fine you cant put on two engines because they both spin the same way you can do it on a live axle go kart but not on a single drive if you put an engine to each back tire one will go forwards and one will go backwards so you wont move any where but if it is a live axle it will work fine
-- joe castalano (email@example.com), February 20, 2004.
I built a custom minibike out of a 60cc Mac chainsaw and bmx bicycle frame, in first gear it would go 45+ (mph). We never bothered with 2nd or 3rd considering I hadn't gotten to the brake issue, ok, it didn't have any, a real issue!LOL. I have pictures and will email them to anyone who would like an idea how to mount the motor. If you have a good strong 54cc motor, you can easily get 45+ too! I kid you not! We clocked it up against our minivan and our test dumby, my brother, was still accelerating. This motor only had about 3hp, so expect a lot out of your 54cc motors and try and stay with just one of them, you will be surprised at what it will do for you, helps keep weight down, and less money trying to connect just one motor up. Got a question, feel free to ask!
-- Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 29, 2004.
I have one of those granny-kart kinda thingy's, (you know, the three wheeled carts old people use to get around?) its been an on-going project, but its been lightened, and everything that wasnt needed was taken off, so right now its the bare-metal frame and the tires. The seat was taken off the high post, and mounted directly to the frame to lower the CG. theres only one dillema i have, and thats the engine i should use. i have a 33cc chainsaw motor, and a 50cc motor from a mo-ped. i think its better to use the chainsaw, because if i use the mo-ped engine, ill need to raise the seat, where as the chainsaw will fit comfortably behind the seat...any help would be appreciated (sorry about the long post :P )
-- Joey (Donuts_and_burnouts@hotmail.com), March 03, 2004.
by the way, even with all the lightening, the cart stil weighs upwards of 50 pounds (i think) but it has good bearings, so it rolls really easy
-- Joey (email@example.com), March 03, 2004.
it would be better with one engine because it would be a hard job to synchronise the two motors to go together. and if u cant then the go kart will either drift to one side or spin in circles.
-- jake baartz (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 05, 2004.
i need a chainsaw motor for my bike, willing to pay. if anyone has a 40+ cc chainsaw engine ill take it EMAIL ME
-- al (email@example.com), March 26, 2004.
hey im trying to fit a chainsaw engine on a "beach cruiser" i think i should just put the bike chain on the chainsaw then mount the chainsaw near where my pedals used to be but should i weald it on (where can i get some1 to weald for me) or bolt it(how to bolt..) please email mE!!!!!!!!!!! firstname.lastname@example.org
-- joey (email@example.com), April 12, 2004.
JOEY sos un maricon !!!
-- pepe (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 13, 2004.
this is a phunky phorum
-- gg (lsa;email@example.com), April 27, 2004.
I'm gonna build a chainsaw powered bicycle, but i wasn't sure what size of front sprocket i should use. I'm not sure exactly what would work best, any help would be great! thanks
-- michael (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 07, 2004.
a chain saw motor would be to much power for a bike it would strip the gears and sprockets and break the chain. You need beefer sprockets for that.
-- Dallas (email@example.com), May 08, 2004.
you would have to petal up to speed then slowly using the motor to get you up to a high speed
-- Dallas (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 08, 2004.
trying to build anything with our chainsaw motor
WILL THE CLUTCH that came with the chainsaw slip, or do i need a minibike or go-kart clutch?
Pls answer it wont take much of your time. Thanks.
-- jake (email@example.com), May 09, 2004.
you guys must be mongoloids or something ,putting chainsaw motors on bikes and scooters? 50cc motors? what the hell is that i got a 160cc honda water pump motor with no governor and built my own bullet proof go kart with solid axle and rack and pineon steering,no bullshit i did it right i cant fuckin believe you idiots can't even figure out how to mount a chainsaw motor ,well if you had a brain you could figure out that a chainsaw motor doesnt have any mounting holes .what are you gonna do,drill some holes in the plastic casing? and a bike chain wont work and what are you gonna use for a throttle? you guys are pathetic. Look,3 things! 1) Get a brain 2) Get some better ideas instead of fuckin scooters 3) Don't build it mickey-mouse style.
-- T-roy (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 15, 2004.
why dont't you lazy bums go to the metal store or princess auto or whatever and buy some steel tubing,draw a plan,get a chop saw,cut the steel,do some phat hot welds,and then you gotta frame and then custom make your steering setup get you rear end setup and use your brain.I'm 13 years old i live in Canada ok and i have a small workshop and i built a kickass go kart in there all by myself.I started out with my motor that me and my friend (13) worked on and got it running.I rebuilt my motor 9 times,did a crankshaft swap,new cam,removed governor,internal cleaning and polished my block.So if any thing goes wrong i'll know what it is and i am able to fix it.I did everything on my go kart myself.It was really fuckin hard but i did it with limited amount of saved up money and tools.It took me about a year to do it.I guess im mechanicly inclined for my age but i think if i can do it you numbskulls can maybe think things through and get some better ideas. I was amazed as i saw your postings on how you say its so easy to just mount a chainsaw motor and put a bike chain on it even tho its a stupid idea it still takes some effort to actually do it. I dont think any of you from the sounds of it seem like your able to do any of this kind of work i think your dont know what it takes and if you do prove me wrong. I'll be back How ya like dat.
-- t-roy (email@example.com), May 15, 2004.
why dont't you lazy bums go to the metal store or princess auto or whatever and buy some steel tubing,draw a plan,get a chop saw,cut the steel,do some phat hot welds,and then you gotta frame and then custom make your steering setup get you rear end setup and use your brain.I'm 13 years old i live in Canada ok and i have a small workshop and i built a kicka** go kart in there all by myself.I started out with my motor that me and my friend (13) worked on and got it running.I rebuilt my motor 9 times,did a crankshaft swap,new cam,removed governor,internal cleaning and polished my block.So if any thing goes wrong i'll know what it is and i am able to fix it.I did everything on my go kart myself.It was really fuckin hard but i did it with limited amount of saved up money and tools.It took me about a year to do it.I guess im mechanicly inclined for my age but i think if i can do it you numbskulls can maybe think things through and get some better ideas. I was amazed as i saw your postings on how you say its so easy to just mount a chainsaw motor and put a bike chain on it even tho its a stupid idea it still takes some effort to actually do it. I dont think any of you from the sounds of it seem like your able to do any of this kind of work i think your dont know what it takes and if you do prove me wrong. I'll be back How ya like dat.
-- tr-oy (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 15, 2004.
you can use a bike sprocket and chain for a go kart, nevermind a powered bike. When my dad was younger he had a go kart set up with direct drive (no clutch, sprocket attached straight to the crankshaft) with a bike chain and sprockets, they are much stronger that you know.
-- Geroge Brown (email@example.com), May 25, 2004.
Mongoloid, Mongoloid can you say mongoloid
-- Tiz roy (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 31, 2004.
i have a lawn mower engine that i want to use for a go-kart but the drive is from the bottom, i was wondering if anyone could tell me if there is a way to change the drive angle 90 degrees.
-- daniel (email@example.com), June 06, 2004.
by the way troy or whatever the hell your dumb name is you need to get i frickin life
-- daniel (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 07, 2004.
yeh fucking oath man get a life but that sounds fucking awesome howq much did that cost ya dad u little spoilt brat
-- david blank (email@example.com), June 08, 2004.
look Dude(troy) some people have to spend the "saved up" money to pay for gas insurence food and hmmmm rent. Im only 17 and im also mechanicly incline, as are the rest of these people, i would love to bend my own frame and do build all the designs i have stored in my head, but i ,like most of these people, have bills and responsibilities the come before my little "projects". and im still only 17. so watch your mouth
-- William Daniel Crenshaw III (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 15, 2004.
yeh hey guys me n my friend r gonna make a gokart n were gonna have to steel a lawn mower to get us going that or have a 800cc motor 3 cylender engine on the bak but ill keep yas updated on how im going n don't give up u gies keep msging back because i think uve all given up n that would suck ass so yeh keep trying n if ne ones got any good ideas for steering id like to hear them k kool chow
-- dave blank (email@example.com), June 15, 2004.
you huys are all idiots yes the twin chainsaw is a great idea mount both to a commom rear axle and use racket freewheel coasters to keep them from fighting each other if one work crappy don't do a left right motor thats stupid it will go like hell but 1 engine is better
maybe make a micro scooter they are cool but twin motors are probably to much work keep one as a spare
easy to mount the mount the chain somewhere right weld up a sprocket and gear like mad done and done and done
-- david holland (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 16, 2004.
if you make a go cart with two engines attached to one solid axel with wheels attached to both ends, and the engines are the same type you should have no problem getting them to work together because if one has a little more power than the other the common axel will keep the wheels spinnig the same speed it will NOT cause problems.
-- Gollum (email@example.com), June 17, 2004.
Im with Troy, you guys gotta think creatively. I built a go kart and has a John Deere 440cc snowmobile engine on it and its fuckin nuts. It can whoop the shit out of anything on wheels. Its geared 4:1, 17 tooth top sprocket and 72 on the axle. This fucker does about 120mph top end and about 100 in the 1/4. Oh and also if anyone was wondering it has so much torque it can pull shittys on pavement. If anyone would like to see a movie of it my friend filmed it on my video camera for proof just email me and Ill send you the clip. Im sure you could make your go kart but would not be very fun or fast it might have a little torque but not enough to have fun with. It would be a very intersting project and take some time. My thoughts are to look on Ebay and look for a 125cc dirt bike engine or something and go from there cuz then you got your whole engine set up and all you gotta do is make the frame and shit. But whatever floats your boat. If I were doing this chainsaw go kart I would pria run different clutches off the engine instead than the ones that are already on the engine and then run chains to jackshafts on both sides and run each rear wheel independantly and gear it down. Or buy 2 Comet Torque Converters for each side if you want low end and some top end it all depends on what you wanna spend.$$$ ANYTHING is possible all you gotta do is work at it and get your mind thinking. Here is a web site that you can find parts on that you might need unless you already have them. http://www.appcokarting.com/ This a good parts book you can order and I found that they were basically the cheapest, unless I found something on Ebay. GOOD LUCK man and if you have any questions you know my email addy.
-- Joseph (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 22, 2004.
i dont have an answer but i do have a question. i want to hook up a small but powerful homelight chainsaw motor to my bike.the only poblem is i cant hook a bicycle chain to the chainsaw because the clutch that is on the chacinsaw dosent have the right kind of teeth for a bicycle chain to hook to. can anyone please help me out?
-- daniel quiles (email@example.com), June 28, 2004.
take the drum off the centrifugal clutch and cut the chainsaw sprocket off and then weld a bike sprocket to the drum. put it back together and your done
-- Tom (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 29, 2004.
how about if folks copld post some diagrams / images of karts theyre working on or even photos of finished products would be cool. but realy id like to see designs, now that would be cool and helpful too. im not asking anyone to give away their secret technoly here just basic (or better) diagrams. Particualry where steering is concern and also aligning the wheels/ axels , stuff like that. Also good brakes, what are the best type.
anothe thing , what are the best materials to biuld a kart from, if you dont want it to disentrigrate on an impact yet dont weant to build a tank (actually a tank blueprint would be cool.)
-- bob (email@example.com), June 29, 2004.
i think that -- t-roy (firstname.lastname@example.org is really troys dad and wants to have a pop at people here cuz he's pissed off that not everyone knows how 'smart' his kid is. whatever dad.
-- (email@example.com), June 29, 2004.
you gotta be fuckin kidding me, troys dad eh ? you must be the most tupidiest ignorant mongoloid retard there is ,u want a pic of my kart there fuck face tell me how to send one and ill do it. fuckin ape
-- troy (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 30, 2004.
hey u fuckin danny boy crenshaw or w/e the fuck that gay name is ,first of all im not a spoiled brat,my parents are divorced, we can barely even keep our house and my dad did not help me on my go kart one bit ok.So take your stupid little comment and shove it up your swollen gay ass and shut the fuck up because i saved every penny for my kart,it took me 1 year and 2 months to complete it ok so you cant tell me im spoiled and that my "daddy" bought it or w/e and im probably smarter then you when it comes to fabrication,building motors and building shit ok you must be a fuckin idiot to say something like that also its not like i didnt put all my time into my go kart, try everyday after school for a year and working my ass off using the tools i ve got ,which i have scrounged for ok so take ur stupid little fancy name and fuck right off and all u other monkeys can go fuck urselves
-- troy (email@example.com), June 30, 2004.
Tyrow James' record is droppin soon, y'all better pick it up its dope Hip-Hop, real old school stuff, none of this gangsta stuff. yea i'm a white rapper and i love the Beastie Boys they're the best group of all time. Big shout outs to Public Enemy, Whodini and Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five.
-- Tyrow James (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 30, 2004.
if the go kart is small and lightweight it will work fine
-- jonny london (email@example.com), July 02, 2004.
i have go-kart with a horizontal shaft engine but the shaft is to long for the sprocket and its not in line
-- jskjsjksn nbnn (Zotti_3000@hotmail.com), July 11, 2004.
I got a 54cc mountain bike cookin, and the best thing is that its a bike and i can ride it round the streets legaly. Although i gotta tell the cops its a 47cc cause anything over 49cc and you need a licence. It has a little trouble taking off (Between 900 and 2000rpm) but once you pick up a bit you can pull 70kph (44mph) with a little skill (not much)and thats what 1 motor does for me. You gotta watch the heat factor, a chainsaw cutting wood has to work far less than it does when carting a dude. Dont let these guys make you feel this is a tough task cause its not at all. PS. I have no pics at the mo besides i'm milkin this one... I'm makin some kits to sell soon, just have to make my sister one and then i'm on it. (Australia)
-- Blurko (Sir_Blurko@hotmail.com), July 15, 2004.
ya know what troy, this page is for people to express there ideas,and to read and get other ideas. whether they are good or bad it's not for you to tell people whats a bad idea and whats not. if you want to tell people about your project, cool. but don't tell other people they are stupid for actually trying,ok fag boy. also you better hope that you dont meet me because if you do i will beat the shit out of you so badly that your boyfriend or anyone else you know will cry at the sight of your face
-- daniel (troysucks@he'safag.com), July 16, 2004.
well troy, I live in Olive Branch Mississippi. That is right outside of Memphis TN. so if your near by id like to pay u a visit. first to see your kart. then to beat u with my favorite bat.
p.s. thats for the support other daniel. troy needs to keep his opinions to himself if he is going to be hateful.
-- willy dan crenshaw (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 19, 2004.
i'm with crenshaw, i live in colorado and i would be more than happy to meet up with crenshaw to "take a look at troy's kart." other daniel p.s. troy i suggest you apoligize and not make any more rude comments, if you do just know that you've got it comming.
-- other daniel (email@example.com), July 25, 2004.
if your done dickin around then i'd like to know how you got the materials to build the frame if your 13 and how you bent the tubing and welded it together. No shop would let you in to use the welder and if you had to save the money yourself how long you saved cuz that shit aint chap
-- J-Boom (Troysafuckinretard@lyingfuck.com), July 28, 2004.
can anyone tell me where to get a 47ccengine reall cheap im only 14 but have made a frame with my fathers pipe bender and have a welder at home so im not like troy and im probably not some 40 year old guy trying to sound smart.
-- justin (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 28, 2004.
i am just starting off and i wanted to know how would you usa a lawn mower engine and connected and stuff. I need help baddly will some explaine to me how to do it please e-mail me back please
-- jay (email@example.com), August 04, 2004.
I just finished my second kart and its just as nuts as the first one. Except this one is a shifter cart but off road type. Its got a 305cc 2 stroke dirt bike engine in it with 18x9.50-8 knobby rear tires and 145x70-6 front knobbys with full SUSPENSION. I put 2 a- arms in the front and a rear swing arm in back. It rides really nice!! Of course a roll cage, this is a very fun kart to drive. email me if you want ne pics
-- Joseph (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 13, 2004.
I don't have an ancer to your question, but i have a question of my own, I'm tying to put an engin into a ricycle my engine is 4 hp. I need a way to conect the engine to the chain from the bike to make the weeles move, does anyone have any ideas?
-- Andy (email@example.com), August 18, 2004.
Hi, i am Joel (United kingdom) i am doing a project for high school and i am planning on affixing a chainsaw motor to my bicycle i have recently purchased a 33cc chainsaw engine and i was wondering if anyone could give me some ideas in how to affix it i was thinking of welding or brazing a bracket onto the frame of the bycicle if you can help me please don't hesitate to E-mail me
-- Joel.T.Brown (JTXenon@aol.com), October 31, 2004.