Clutch Toro weed trimmer clutch

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by ghz24, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. ghz24

    ghz24 New Member

    I'm working on converting a Toro engine to a bike motor.
    It's very small but came with a ~48 mm centrifugal clutch.
    I have two questions (so far).
    Is there something wrong with this clutch?
    Well other than no manual control,and must be pull started.
    The pull start is small and on the other side of the motor so it's not involved with the clutch and I'll leave it on the motor as a convenience.
    I don't think these motors are built to withstand side loads. The clutch housing moves the side loads to the output bearing instead of the crank bearings.
    So I'd like to keep it (or so I think).
    I'm not sure any of them are designed for side forces.
    Anyone know how long the bearings on bare bones bike peg friction drives last?

  2. ghz24

    ghz24 New Member

    Wow thanks for all the replies.
    I guess no one knows the answer to the question so I'll muddle on and try to use the clutch I have and report back if it works .
  3. Sorry cant help you on this, but good luck