05-02-2013, 06:44 PM
Join Date: Feb 2009
Re: Walmart FatBikes
Draco, it looks killer with your upgrades!
Originally Posted by dracothered
Here are some updates on the Fat bike. Some needed mod are as follows.
1. Change crank to a better set that isn't a boat anchor...
Shimano FC-M361 Acera Crankset @ $28.00 on Amazon
(remove the 42T ring)
2. Install these... "Race Face Crank Arm Outer Tab Spacers" so you can tighten the chain ring bolts after you remove the 42T ring. @ $10.19 on Amazon
3. Change the tires out to "Super wide Crusher cruiser tires" (
SUNLITE - CLINCHER, TIRES SUNLT 26x3.5 BK/BK WIRE WH-STRIPE Product Code #: JBI-59672) @ $37.48 each on Cloud Electric
4. Handle bars and grips of your choice, plus a better seat.
So here are my costs:
$200 for bike
$28 for crank
$10.19 for crank spacers
$69.96 for tires
$26.38 Handle Bars
Now with these changes it rides real nice and easy.
I recently picked a few Beast's myself, my question for you is WHERE'S your motor? LOL...
P.S. Could you please share a direct link to where you purchased your upgrades, for us confusor illiterates...
Looking forward to your motorizing your Beast!!!
BTW, here's the link to my thread Stretching a Mongoose Beast to fit a Honda pitbike cloned engine in frame:
Photbucket Link: http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/a...psd4cb4c24.jpg
P.S. Builders check this thread for in depth info for Horizontal 4-stroke Honda crf50 Pitbike / Dirtbike / Atv engines:
These engines work best used for motorizing the Stretch Cruisers & Chopper builds.