Discussion in 'General Questions' started by makiah, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. makiah

    makiah New Member

    does a chainsaw engine work well for a moterized bike?:D
    because i have one and want to make it into a moterized bike

  2. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Active Member

    With the proper gearing, chainsaw engined-bikes scream and go fast.

    ANNNND they're very loud!
  3. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

    yep, the right chainsaws can make for perfect engines!

    stihl ms180/170...complete separate crankcase to frame. makes for compact engine :) can pull near 10 horsies at 14k :) mind you, so can most brushcutters with some work and a pipe;)

    need mechanical skills to fit them properly... ie, you need to think clutches and starting once engines stripped bare. slip belt manual clutch ;) easy. reduction. 16:1 or thereabouts, depends on wheel diameter.

    being dodgy and hanging one off the side with a roller on the wheel is a waste of a good chainsaw engine!

    whereas some chainsaws only have a cylinder/halfcrank, the rest is part of the case, attached to the oil and fuel tanks, etc. USELESS.