How To: Build a cool friction drive motorized bicycle

Build a cool friction drive motorized bicycle

Would you rather sweat down the road with your legs constantly moving, straining to get you to work, or school, or wherever, or would you rather sail down the road with no work and a loud noise filling your eyes? No work, loud noise? Okay, build a friction drive motorized bicycle.

The first video gives the installation of the GX35 Honda engine, like mounting the engine to the kit, mounting the kit to your bicycle, and mounting the quick release assembly. The second goes over the throttle and kill switch setup, starting the engine, and finally - the test drive, which carries on to the third video.

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11 Comments

i would like to know is there anything that can b done to reduce the motor noise?

You could try adding some sort of muffler.

how much would all that cost ifit was a shaft kit for a small gocart?

Right on.Did the same using chainsaw engines on 2 different bikes.Put the clutch right down on the tire tho but had bad consequences.with that method.also a 4 inch clutch makes for a too high gear ratio.It would go 35 at an idle...who knows where top end was.210mph...hehe

chain saw engine have plenty of power 5+ horses and you can strip them down to just the cylinder crank case and tank (with the right one)Very compact.

it would probably go a bit faster if it had a rubber wheel as opposed to a metal spindle

With today's 2 stroke and 4 stroke engines you can Expect to get 150 miles per gallon after the initial

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