Which brand weed eater engine is best for cluched friction drive

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by jmsmedia, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. jmsmedia

    jmsmedia New Member

    :detective:Which new weedeater engine is good to use on rear wheel ? I am going for friction drive. I a'm considering a rubber drive wheel on shaft of weedeater engine. This is for a Huffy bicycle.

  2. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    Try to find one with the 78mm clutch. Some of the John Deere weedeaters used to use the Mitsubishi TLE43 two-stroke engine - don't know if they still do or not. A 78mm clutch is going to be used on a larger cc displacement though - at least 33cc. (Most of the smaller weedeaters engines are 20-25cc, and they use either the 54mm clutch, or an off-sized clutch.)

    Staton sells his FD in the 54mm clutch as an option, but AFAIK, he's the only vendor who even offers anything other than the 78mm version.
  3. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    People have been happy with the 52cc auger motor from Harbor Freight. It bolts right up to the popular friction kits. At any rate, post your question in the friction sub-forum on this site.