LAWNBOYS ARE GREAT

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by williamsk1936@yahoo.com, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. I don't think you could ask for a better more reliable engine than a 2 cycle 6-1/2 HP Lawnboy. They start easily with the pull rope and the carburators are simple but control the speed well. They have needle bearing rods and shafts and don't weigh very much. They are prone to coil failures occasionally however.
     
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  2. sbest

    sbest Active Member

    Bake the coil in the oven at no more than 200f for an hour and seal the cracks with any sort of sealer (varnish, shellac, thin glue) you can find.
    It will run again. Hell yeah! I'm a big fan.

    Steve
     
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  3. sbest

    sbest Active Member

    The idea of using a Lawnboy for an early 1900's replica is very appealing, now that you have me thinking about it.
    This is a bare Lawnboy engine, low rpm, high torque 2 stroke:
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    Imagine this beauty installed in a retro frame like these:
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    Steve
     
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  4. james65

    james65 Member

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  5. sbest

    sbest Active Member

    Oh yeah! Bike porne! I like it.
     
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