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fume555
08-31-2008, 09:01 PM
Hello fellow motorbicyclers. I am new to these forums and have been browsing for a couple weeks. Let me give you the run down.

I bought an 80cc kit from kingsmotorbikes.com. The bike I have now (Next LaJolla) doesn't work with the kit so I gotta buy a new bike. I have come across this bike on craigslist that I'm buying for $40. It's a vintage 1980s Huffy Crosswind hybrid I believe. I don't know the exact dimensions but I have a picture of it.

My question is will my engine kit fit this bike? And also, will the chain sprocket reach the wheel sprocket without touching the rear forks?

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q185/fume555/SS850416.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q185/fume555/SS850414.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q185/fume555/keyra_agustina_01_005.jpg

Dave31
08-31-2008, 09:15 PM
Hello Fume Welcome to the forum, glad you joined us.

It looks like your motor will fit that frame just fine. I am unclear on your other question...do you mean will the chain hit your chain stays? The sprokets and chain should clear your frame.

Here is a diagram of the frame dimensions.

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/lonesomeracing/MB%20diagrams/untitled.jpg

Parts of the frame

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/lonesomeracing/MB%20diagrams/bikeframe.jpg

Link to thread......http://motorbicycling.com/f3/what-kind-bike-would-you-recommend-510.html

fume555
08-31-2008, 09:31 PM
hey Fairracing31, thanks for posting. :) I plan on bringing a tape measure when I go check out the bike so I can measure the dimensions. Yes my other question was a bit unclear. On my NEXT LaJolla Beach Cruiser, even if the engine did fit, the chain stays would be interfering with the motor chain so that would be another problem.

my La Jolla is an amazingly comfortable bike that I wish would fit my engine but my dad said the frame is just too awkward and the downtube is too fat and curved. It rides smooth and looks like a motorcycle without an engine. Maybe I could use the frame from another bike and install the parts from my La Jolla. I dunno yet, I will have to see how this bike rides and feels before I make any changes.


Another question: You see where the handlebars are? Like where the gear changers are? Do I have to remove them and replace it with the grips & twist grip that came with my kit? Will I still be able to change gears or is there really no need to?

I appreciate all feedback and suggestions. Oh and HAPPY LABOR DAY!!!(c)

Dave31
09-01-2008, 07:21 PM
Hmmmm....the grip shifter I am not sure what others have done. You might have to change it out for a thump shifter at least for the throttle side.

Hopefully someone else who has had the grip shifter will advise

fume555
09-01-2008, 07:38 PM
I see. It turned out somebody bought the bike I was gonna buy from craigslist an hour before I called. :( damn. Oh well, I found a better deal which is a Kaluna Moon Dog cruiser brand spankin new for 80.

Dave31
09-01-2008, 07:43 PM
I see. It turned out somebody bought the bike I was gonna buy from craigslist an hour before I called. :( damn. Oh well, I found a better deal which is a Kaluna Moon Dog cruiser brand spankin new for 80.

Sorry you lost out :(

The Moon Dog is a awesome looking bike and will make a great motorized bicycle. Many here are using the moon dog and it is very sharp looking (^)

:ride2:

Dave31
09-01-2008, 07:50 PM
Here are just a few Moon Dog threads......

http://motorbicycling.com/f15/latest-build-kulana-moon-dog-1201.html

http://motorbicycling.com/f6/moon-dog-question-1407.html

http://motorbicycling.com/f31/blue-moon-dog-qusetion-1571.html

http://motorbicycling.com/f15/my-moon-dog-build-1586.html

http://motorbicycling.com/f15/new-dog-town-803.html

http://motorbicycling.com/f15/my-moon-doggy-640.html

charliesgarage
09-01-2008, 10:41 PM
Chinese Bike Motors. My opinion is Nothing fits anything right. Typically 100 hours installation. Not for the easily frustrated or impatient. I tried 5 different rear wheels before taking it to a machine shop to wallow out the hole. I guess the Chinese use tiny 10 speed hubs without coaster brakes. AND The rubber spoke compression hub won't line up with any known spoke pattern without bending spokes out of the way. I finally decided on an old Schwinn yellow stripe 2 speed Bendix with coaster brake. I drilled the Hub Flange and and solidly bolted the sprocket to the hub. Miraculously, it lined up & Worked well but, I doubt it would last very long.
While I'm *****ing about Chinese quality, The clutch lever broke apart after 2 weeks. I found a tough mountain bike brake lever and a week later the cable kinked and seized so, a quality cable fixed the clutch problem for good.
Can you explain why the motors don't fit bicycle frames? It's a bike motor, right? Many guys have welded frame bars onto thier bikes. I ended up mounting the u-clamps on backwards, getting extra long bolts and drilling flat stock and tightening the snot out of them. Still wouldn't clear the chainguard. Oh! then the airfilter wouldn't clear the frame! So I had to run with the screen only. On my first ride the kill wire melted to the exhaust and it died. I finally Fouled the plug at about 250 miles and couldn't find a replacement. So quit riding it.
51 years old, 27 mph with a coaster brake. Good Times, good times

Dave31
09-01-2008, 11:38 PM
Hello Chariels, Welcome to the forum glad you joined us :)

Well...it's been five years and over 4,500 miles but if I remember right my install only took 3 hours.

Their is one design for the Chinese 2-stroke in frame mount....and thousands of bicycle frame design. You can't expect the Chinese motor to fit every single bike. :D

Other then being a little tight with seat tube and air cleaner, the motor bolted right up to my Della Cruz bike with no problems.

I used a brake lever off another bicycle for my clutch....I never installed the one that came with the kit, just one look at it and I knew it would not last long.

All I have for brakes is a coaster brake and I had no problems using the the wheel that came with my bike....altough recently I have installed a different wheel do to so many miles on my stock, it just wore out.

:ride2:

Spunout
09-05-2008, 07:37 PM
Chinese Bike Motors. My opinion is Nothing fits anything right. Typically 100 hours installation. Not for the easily frustrated or impatient. I tried 5 different rear wheels before taking it to a machine shop to wallow out the hole. I guess the Chinese use tiny 10 speed hubs without coaster brakes. AND The rubber spoke compression hub won't line up with any known spoke pattern without bending spokes out of the way. I finally decided on an old Schwinn yellow stripe 2 speed Bendix with coaster brake. I drilled the Hub Flange and and solidly bolted the sprocket to the hub. Miraculously, it lined up & Worked well but, I doubt it would last very long.
While I'm *****ing about Chinese quality, The clutch lever broke apart after 2 weeks. I found a tough mountain bike brake lever and a week later the cable kinked and seized so, a quality cable fixed the clutch problem for good.
Can you explain why the motors don't fit bicycle frames? It's a bike motor, right? Many guys have welded frame bars onto thier bikes. I ended up mounting the u-clamps on backwards, getting extra long bolts and drilling flat stock and tightening the snot out of them. Still wouldn't clear the chainguard. Oh! then the airfilter wouldn't clear the frame! So I had to run with the screen only. On my first ride the kill wire melted to the exhaust and it died. I finally Fouled the plug at about 250 miles and couldn't find a replacement. So quit riding it.
51 years old, 27 mph with a coaster brake. Good Times, good times

it sounds to me, like you've just been indoctrinated into the world of motoredbiking like many of us.
5 years ago, i didnt know the difference between a carb and a clutch lever. ok, maybe not THAT bad, but my point is that until you've had a little time with the...intricacies of these China wonders, its easy to get off on a sour note.
you're correct...if you dont have patience, things will go crappily for you.
i have put many. MANY motors on different bikes, and havent had anything that required welding or any fancy hardware.

try, try again, friend.

holleNd_07
05-05-2009, 01:19 PM
i just a next LA jolla to so i could put a motor on it its a nice bike to lol and ive already had to replace the back rim because of my little brother he rammed into my bike with his pegs but when i get paid ill have enough mony for a new bike but i really dont want to buy a new bike so i was wondering if it was possible to fit a motor on the next bike i was wondering what exactly is the problem with fitting the engine kit on the bike is the gap between the gaps to small to fit the motor or is it something else?

Cabinfever1977
05-05-2009, 04:43 PM
i think its too small in the v-frame part to fit the motor,plus the down tube has a curb.
if you got the motor to fit,the sparkplug,carb aircleaner,and muffler wont fit.
get another frame and take your parts from the jolla next and put it on your new frame,but only if the parts are better.

holleNd_07
05-06-2009, 02:21 AM
does any1 know where i could get a bike that will fit it or just a frame for $100 or cheaper?

Cabinfever1977
05-06-2009, 12:39 PM
walmart or target. but read the whole forum first,to see what bikes have troubles and what needs to be modified.