Question on weed wacker?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Hippie, May 23, 2014.

  1. Hippie

    Hippie New Member

    There's this lady and she's selling a 25cc remmington weed wacker for 15 bucks. The thing is it doesn't run. Her husband says he thinks the carb needs to be cleaned. So, my question is, is this a good deal, is cleaning a a carb hard/expensive, and would this be a easy engine to make a friction bike out of? Thank you!!:grin5::grin5::grin5::grin5::grin5:

  2. LewieBike

    LewieBike New Member

    Unless you are really good ( I mean really, really good..) at fabricating lots of little parts and making them work well together, it's a big long-shot. Is it an overhung style crank weedeater? They are generally the worst engine for durability to try and make work with a friction drive, because you subject the engine's main bearings to a lot of side loading they were never designed to handle. Of course you see lots of them done home D.I.Y. designers on Youtube, but you never hear of them running for lots of miles in use.

    I'd be looking for a used GEBE or Stanton drive kits with engine, you will pretty much know that they will work with minimum of fuss.

    Besides I doubt that getting replacement parts for the Remington weedeater would be easy, and most times people are trying to sell them because the lawn and garden repair place said they couldn't fix it. They should be giving you this engine, for the trouble it possibly could be fixing it up.

    Caveat Emptor.
  3. Hippie

    Hippie New Member