Over the hill in Kansas...

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by CharlesWray, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. CharlesWray

    CharlesWray New Member

    Yes, we do have hills in Kansas, and I've spent most of my seventy years pedalling over them. Now that it takes as much to fill up my Ford van once as it does to buy a good used bike, I'm going to explore alternatives for powering one of those I already own. I like the idea of building a pusher, probably a gas 4-stroke with an electric start. I have four garages full of salvaged parts, so I'm excited to start looking into the possibilities. I've looked at many posts on MBc, but haven't seen too many pushers. Any advice is welcome.

  2. stude13

    stude13 Active Member

    hey wray; there is a picture some where here of a very nicely done red pusher hooked to the seat post. an easy build would be an old mini bike and a briggs. mitch
  3. CharlesWray

    CharlesWray New Member

    Hi Mitch, Thanks for the tip. Have any of you guys used an electric start Snapper mower for any kind of conversion? I have two of them, one with a Briggs and the other is Tecumseh. I think both are about 3.5 or 4HP. Both are self-propelled with small gear boxes and belt drive, which I think I could rearrange to give me the necessary torque. I would like to get enough to go 25mph at least, and get me up some of these hills. Any comments appreciated.
  4. motoschwinn

    motoschwinn Guest

    Yes you do... The Flint Hills are quite striking...
  5. quay1962

    quay1962 Guest

    welcome to MBc

    :shock:Hello charles and welcome to MBc...first look in here ...http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=4770&highlight=weed+wacker+engine at the top of the page i ran a search on weed wackers and a whole page comes up this is just one of them...good luck on your endeavors and happy motoring...i know there is a thread on the Tecumseh...good luck on your endeavors and happy motoring..:grin: