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Old 06-24-2013, 08:36 PM
bigbutterbean bigbutterbean is offline
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Default Re: Motor mount; Clamp vs Welding

Welding makes for a much easier and more stable mounting, however the problem is that you need to make absolutely sure the motor mount is where you want it and positioned level before you weld it, or you're kinda screwed. I thought about welding my motor mount, but in the end opted to clamp. I fashioned a 3rd motor mount out of a kit tensioner bracket. I put it in a vise and hit it with a hammer to bend it to the angle I wanted, bolted one end to my frame and the other end to my jackshaft. I also had to cut shims for the motor mount clamps because I have a skinny frame. Cut the shims out of an already damaged bike frame. But if you can position the motor mount properly before welding, that seems to be the way to go.
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