Homelite XL clutch?

kevo_steak

New Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2008
Messages
4
Ok for starters I'll take any heat that comes with being a newbie. Maybe I should have searched for a few hours. There's ALOT to search here. I never realized how popular this is. I've searched for a few minutes and I can't find a centrifugal clutch for this little motor(Homelite XL). I want to put it on a mountain bike (eventually without pedals), when I get it reliable. I was going to build a sleeve so I could put a mini bike clutch on it. I've built racecars but I've never done anything like this before. And I should ask is the stock bicycle chain and rear sprocket gonna hold up and will it give me the correct ratio? Thanks in advance for all of your knowledgable input.
 

muddawg

Member
Joined
May 30, 2008
Messages
44
heres a great thread about the gearing needed for good takeoff and high end

http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=4770

i dont know what a homelite xl is but with no clutch im guessing its a weedeater ???
many will interchange/not all
so another scrap weedwhacker may have the clutch you need

and i think in that thread a 25:1 gear ratio is needed for a solid take off from a stop without peddaling

good luck
mike
 

kevo_steak

New Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2008
Messages
4
I'm sorry I forgot to elaborate on the HomeliteXL. It's a chainsaw. It looks like I may machine a steel bushing to adapt the crankshaft to a mini-bike type clutch.
 

kevo_steak

New Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2008
Messages
4
The clutch is fine. The outer hub will not work with a roller chain. I'm trying to mount the Homelite engine to a bicycle, and I can't find a centrifugal clutch to use. I am hoping for some ideas here.
 
Top