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Is it possible to put a streetbike engine in a mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by soloscaperman, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. soloscaperman

    soloscaperman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,045

    My friend is a streetbike nut and when he pulled his motor out of his scag he said there might be a chance and wants to try it.
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Sure he can if he can fab up some gears and stuff. Make sure he keeps the maximum RPM down around 3600-3800. The hydros on mowers aren't designed to operate above that. It could get messy with blowing seals, hoses and stuff like that.
  3. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 5,904

    Torosaki? Bad Boyuki?
  4. kaferhaus

    kaferhaus LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,444

    Sounds like a future Darwin award winner to me
  5. CrewKut

    CrewKut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 193

    Don't be silly.

    Of course you can.

  6. S.I.

    S.I. LawnSite Senior Member
    from west
    Messages: 323

    I once considered doing that with a 500cc Honda motorcycle engine, but I wanted to use it on a truck loader. I figured for the price of a 16hp vacuum the time and effort would probably not be worth it.

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