Wild in the snow

Discussion in 'Performance Mods' started by Alaskavan, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    I've been sitting here contemplating the coming winter. Wondering what I can do when I can't ride my bike. Then it hit me. How about this?

    Someone paid me $.13 a lb. to take this from them last summer.
    snow bike_1.jpg

    And it occured to me that, combining variations of Iride's and Srdavo's latest weed eater/chainsaw projects, and giving them an Alaskan twist, I might be able to come up with something like this.
    snow bike.jpg

    Motor mounted right below my b... bottom, chain down to a sprocket on an axle atached somehow to the chainstay, turning wheels on both sides of the board with big paddles on 'em. Kinda like a sidewheel riverboat.

    Reasonable? I think not! But that rarely stops me. (Cabin fever already?)

    I posted this here because I do intend to use it on the streets, and it is wild.
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  2. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    van, what if you could rig up a "pusher" with an ATV tire, mounted "swingarm" style, that uses it's own weight for traction?

    it should rock the house if you can keep it on the ground...i see white rooster-tails in your future, you wildman :evil:
  3. rosco

    rosco Guest

    Please keep us posted!
  4. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Other nuts

    See I'm not the only one with a ski bike.

    ski bike rally at Sipapu, NM.jpeg

    Okay. Maybe I am the only one silly enough to think about putting a motor on one. Ya gotta love the shoes.
  5. smapadatha

    smapadatha Guest

  6. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Van, have you seen the inner drive wheels with the paddles on them, for the snow mobiles?
    It looks like it might be too small but if you had two of them chained or pullied together, they might work.
    I'm sure you can get all kinds of junk snowmobiles up there.
    I have one maybe two in my junk pile. If you need them let me know.
  7. wayde

    wayde Guest

    what about a studded 20" wheel
  8. wayde

    wayde Guest

    i just quickly went out and measured the front wheel axel length on my little girl's bike they are 10 inch in diameter with no pedals you only need the sprocket your gonna mount so if you weld two wheels together side by side then put mountian bike axel in it with your sprocket you'd have two contact points in the snow or you mayy be able to find some sort of belt that wrap around both tires just a thought though.....wayde
  9. wayde

    wayde Guest

    or one of these type wheels

    if it works i'll buy the plans off you as in niagara falls we get a fair bit of snow too and it'd be awesome

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  10. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Hi Doc, I'm not sure which wheels you're talking about. Could you get a pic?

    Wayde, My bike is a friction drive, or I'd just run screws through old tires and put liners in 'em. I'm looking for something that will get me back into some of the lakes back in the mountains etc. When the snow is smooth, those lakes are a great place to just open it up and go. We sometimes visit the 100 mph neighborhood on sleds. And in between runs, you can ice fish.

    What I was thinking of today is the axle and wheels from a self propelled mower. Take a track from a snow machine and wrap it around the tires somehow....

    Another of my concerns is - How easy will the motor start in sub-zero? Don't want to do a McCandless.
  11. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

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  12. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Gotcha Doc. I have a couple of wrecked snow machines out in the yard. Next time I can get out there, I'll see what's there. Are the cogs on the jackshaft movable? This does look like it might fill the bill.
  13. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    No Van, They are stationary. that is what is used to drive the track belt.
    Hook up a centrifical clutch and a 4 stroke or 2 stroke , along with the pullies or sprockets and off you go.
    Oh yeah, gotta have some bearing mounts, which you can rob off the sleds that you have there.
    Keep us posted. With pic progress!
  14. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    I miss understood your question. Yes on the one I have, I believe you can slide them on the keyway and set screw them into place.
  15. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Excellent. Way cool. Bearings and such should not be a problem.

    Off topic (I'm allowed to do that on my thread aren't I?) I just found out my new bike is in Fairbanks undergoing final assembly. It'll be another couple of weeks 'till it gets here. I feel like a kid just before christmas.


    I think that'll be a lot of fun even though it doesn't have a motor.
  16. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    That is one bad looking machine. Looks like you could fall asleep while peddling.
    Too cool!
  17. forrest

    forrest Guest

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  19. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Ya Forrest, that was the one I was trying to remember.Thanks
  20. Junkologist

    Junkologist Guest

    I have a gas powered snow scooter. It has a track on the back and a ski on the front. It can also be converted to just wheels for use on the street. I'm waiting for the snow to fly so I can try it out. Should be fun!


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