Alright, this is just awesome right here. Ron Peck of Ron Peck Motorcycles made a couple of competition chainsaws using the legendary CR500 engine. See the giant dirt bike header? I’ve never seen such a cool chainsaw. From Ron’s blog:
I built two chain saws out of Honda CR500 engine’s the first was a air cooled and the second used a water cooled engine. I did these for Dennis Cahoon and he is shown here at a lumberjack competition in Grass Valley, CA. The event was on ESPN. Dennis won many contests using these saws. scary!
More often than creating badass custom chainsaws, Ron restores motorcycles. Take this beautiful 1966 Triumph Street Tracker, for example:
On the bizarre flipside, here’s the Dolmette, a motorcycle made with 24 chainsaw engines. German chainsaw company DOLMAR made this monstrosity a few years ago, presumably for their 80th Anniversary:
Here’s a video too, it only takes two Germans twelve pulls each to start it. There’s a “how many German’s does it take” joke somewhere in there…
Thanks to Adam Hoff for the tip, Ron Peck for the awesome (and the images), and Hacked Gadgets for the Dolmette info. More pics of Ron’s restorations can be seen on his blog or here.