What’s the worst thing that could happen if you strapped a chainsaw motor to a tricycle? Turns out the worst that happened to [ThisDustin] and his friends is that it turned out hilariously awesome.
This aptly-named ‘chainsawtrike’ isn’t much in the way of comfort, so a pair of foot pegs had to be welded onto the front forks, along with a mount for the chainsaw motor. The rear axle had to be replaced with 5/8″ keyed stock, trimmed to fit the trike wheel and secured with keyed hubs. [ThisDustin] and crew also needed an intermediate sprocket to act as a reduction gear.
After a test that saw the chain jump off the sprockets and working out a few kinks — like the ability to turn — the chainsawtrike can haul around its rider at a pretty decent clip. Check out the video of it in action after the break.
If you don’t have a chainsaw that you’re willing to convert into a bike engine, perhaps rigging it up to cut planks is more your speed. Or, maybe you need a ridiculous flashlight that only a chainsaw can make possible.
[Thanks for the tip, Itay!]