Snowblower bike

Got this frame about a year ago for $5, very rusty. Initially I put a chainsaw engine on there but being rather used and 2 stroke it ended up dying, so I found a snowblower in a junkyard with a 13hp tecumseh on it that sorta sputtered when I threw some gas in there so I bought a carb and welded the frame around it out of an old stop sign post. Was thinking about a centrifugal clutch, but all the cheap ones have reviews of them burning out and any good one with a 1" bore is like $100 or so, so I went with a foot actuated friction belt clutch using the stock tensioner, and it turned out to be a good way to get a 2 speed anyways. Considered a cvt but again, those are also expensive, and total my build is just under $150. Can pop a wheelie and gets up to 55 rather fast and cruises around town rather nice for something so top heavy with no suspension. Is it fun? yeah. Is it safe? 5th amendment. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions
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DieselTech

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Got this frame about a year ago for $5, very rusty. Initially I put a chainsaw engine on there but being rather used and 2 stroke it ended up dying, so I found a snowblower in a junkyard with a 13hp tecumseh on it that sorta sputtered when I threw some gas in there so I bought a carb and welded the frame around it out of an old stop sign post. Was thinking about a centrifugal clutch, but all the cheap ones have reviews of them burning out and any good one with a 1" bore is like $100 or so, so I went with a foot actuated friction belt clutch using the stock tensioner, and it turned out to be a good way to get a 2 speed anyways. Considered a cvt but again, those are also expensive, and total my build is just under $150. Can pop a wheelie and gets up to 55 rather fast and cruises around town rather nice for something so top heavy with no suspension. Is it fun? yeah. Is it safe? 5th amendment. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestionsView attachment 175157View attachment 175155
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Lol Well I thought I was the only crazy sob on this forum, but you got me beat.🤣😂🤣 nice build, lot of thought in it. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Lol Well I thought I was the only crazy sob on this forum, but you got me beat.🤣😂🤣 nice build, lot of thought in it. Thanks for sharing.
Just took a look at your project and I gotta say I'm a fan of the springer made out of 2 forks. Considered getting one of those kinds that attaches to the pre-existing forks but never thought to make my own
 

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Just took a look at your project and I gotta say I'm a fan of the springer made out of 2 forks. Considered getting one of those kinds that attaches to the pre-existing forks but never thought to make my own
I want to buy 1 but I just didnt have the money for 1, so I'll see how it works out for me once bike is up & running.
 

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Got this frame about a year ago for $5, very rusty. Initially I put a chainsaw engine on there but being rather used and 2 stroke it ended up dying, so I found a snowblower in a junkyard with a 13hp tecumseh on it that sorta sputtered when I threw some gas in there so I bought a carb and welded the frame around it out of an old stop sign post. Was thinking about a centrifugal clutch, but all the cheap ones have reviews of them burning out and any good one with a 1" bore is like $100 or so, so I went with a foot actuated friction belt clutch using the stock tensioner, and it turned out to be a good way to get a 2 speed anyways. Considered a cvt but again, those are also expensive, and total my build is just under $150. Can pop a wheelie and gets up to 55 rather fast and cruises around town rather nice for something so top heavy with no suspension. Is it fun? yeah. Is it safe? 5th amendment. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestionsView attachment 175157View attachment 175155
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I think you win a prize for that bike,
Biggest engine on the smallest bike 🏆
 

rusty.western.flyer

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I did lol, might have to borrow the school's tig next project though 'cause I can't get too amazing of beads with my cheap wirefeeder
It's not the welding machine, it's the person behind the mask that makes it happen. Just like anything else. A good painter can't cover a bad carpenter's mistake lol. If they look ugly and hold, DILLIGAF. Good on you!
 
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