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Old 09-14-2010, 07:41 AM
Zack01GC Zack01GC is offline
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Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Default New guy, new bike, new engine kit

Well, I just ordered my bike two days ago, and the motor kit is in the mail from a friend.

The bike: Huffy Cranbrook.
The engine: Unknown. Bought brand new off a friend, he's sending it to me. Said it was Chinese 80cc in-frame. Got it from gasbikeshop on eBay, or ZoomBicycles (same thing.)

I know neither of those items are optimal for this kind of project, but I am on a budget - so please don't insult me, I'm well aware that these are not the preferred items. I'm doing this partially for a school project, and partially for my transportation to and from campus (1.5 miles down hill to campus, 1.5 miles uphill to my apartment) weather permitting. I can use my 1984 BMW 633CSi or the bus if ("when" is a better term) if the weather is uncooperative.

Is there anything in particular I should watch for or pay attention to when doing the build? Is there any additional parts I will need that are not included in the kit to make this work? I read that I may need some sort of adapter/clamp/bracket for the front engine mount due to the large size of the downtube. Any information on this is appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
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