New to it once again

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by whadouthink, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. whadouthink

    whadouthink New Member

    Back in the 60's I had a cousin that could convert a crusier into a go-fast nearly overnight. He'd weld a 26" rim to the outside of the rear wheel then weld a plate to the frame to hold a 3hp B&S. With a pulley/belt drive he'd fab a foot operated jackshaft. We'd use the original push/pull throttle cable for speed control and we'd be off. A lot of summer memories were had on these motorbikes. I'm gonna try to fab something similar with the trackbike theme in mind. Wish me luck and more fond memories.

  2. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    sounds cool!!

    Welcome to MBc.
  3. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    I remember seeing something like what you're describing about 1970 or so. Didn't get a close look; he just went on by. But the engine was a B & S (or similar) horizontal crank.

    I'll bet his drive was similar.