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16-Jan-2005, 07:17 AM #1
How can I build a petrol scooter with a whipper snipper?
hi,

My friend says his cousin builds petrol scooters with whipper snipper engines. Does anyone know how to do this?

I have the whipper snipper and a scooter .
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16-Jan-2005, 10:29 AM #2
Why not ask your friends cousin?
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16-Jan-2005, 10:54 AM #3
It doesnt relate to the subject directly, but when I saw your thread I could've sworn it said 'How can I build a petrol scooter with a whipper snapper?'. I thought you were a grandfather who was trying to build a scooter with his grandson...whoops
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17-Jan-2005, 08:53 AM #4
hahahahaahahahahahahahah oh i lost it on ur post Big k.

btw: When school starts up again i will ask my friends cousin
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17-Jan-2005, 03:52 PM #5
It would be much easier with a chainsaw.
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17-Jan-2005, 10:12 PM #6
chainsaw? could you please tell me how to do this?
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18-Jan-2005, 02:12 PM #7
The chainsaw already has a sprocket on the crankshaft of the motor. You need a sprocket on your rear wheel and a chain to connect the two together. You're also going to need to rig up a way control the throttel from the handle bar. You should be able to go to any hardware shop and they'll help you find the linkage you need.
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18-Jan-2005, 02:15 PM #8
you might have trouble with the start as the torque in a chainsaw probably wont get you going with-out a push ...interesting though , i would google some key-words and see what you get ...have fun .
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18-Jan-2005, 02:52 PM #9
got a dodge truck? try rigging up the hemi engine

ORRR try the chainsaw

good luck either way
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18-Jan-2005, 03:52 PM #10
I am guessing that a whipper snipper is a lawn mower or the likes, to build one into a scooter would take some real effort, some raw building materials and a wirefeed welder, I have seen plans on the internet to build such an item....................
BTW the chain saw makes a lousy scooter but it makes and awesome add on to a skateboard..............................
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18-Jan-2005, 10:36 PM #11
can you please show me these plans
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18-Jan-2005, 10:46 PM #12
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The chainsaw already has a sprocket on the crankshaft of the motor. You need a sprocket on your rear wheel and a chain to connect the two together. You're also going to need to rig up a way control the throttel from the handle bar. You should be able to go to any hardware shop and they'll help you find the linkage you need.
Besides a throttle you are going to need a friction clutch like a go-kart has unless you want direct drive and no way to stop it. That reminds me, you're gunna need brakes. Of course you could mount some sort of wheel to the crankshaft with a peddle / push down system so when you push down the drive wheel "rubs" against the rear wheel of the scooter. It could be spring loaded and if you lift your foot off you loose power. For brakes, well let me see. How bout a boat anchor till I figure something else out. In all seriousness, a mechanic friend of mine built one and it goes like stink. I'll send him a e-mail to see if he has any or knows where to get plans. I'll keep you posted.
EDIT: seems my friend bought a pile of stuff from these guys........ http://www.viza.com/
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19-Jan-2005, 11:45 AM #13
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can you please show me these plans
A simple Google search will do "How to build a scooter".................
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20-Jan-2005, 11:52 PM #14
did that couldnt find anything
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10-Aug-2006, 07:24 PM #15
HEY nickelodeon add me to your msn its Flytrap_@hotmail.com i have built a cpl of 12"-20" bikes with weedey engines and i can help you out they are quite simple to build iam curently building one for a 12"(just need the bike my bro wont let me use his) and will soon start one for a 26" mountain bike. add me and ill help ya out.
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