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Old 05-19-2014, 07:35 PM
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Welcome to the forum. Good luck with your project.

Unless you have some experience with fabrication, welding, metal working and engineering, I'll have to say that you have a very ambitious project planned.

We have no way of knowing your skills or experience so we can only answer your question as honestly as possible. This will not be a bolt-on installation. You will have to design and make engine mounts and if the bike frame is aluminum, you'll need to be proficient at welding that metal. Even if it is a steel frame it will also require custom made mounts.

We're not saying your plans are impossible, just that it is not going to be the easiest project available to the new builder. You'll also want to addres the fact that you're putting a lot of horsepower onto a bicycle. Brakes, bearings, rims, spokes, tires and other aspects are all bicycle quality. Keep that in mind as you plan of powering it with close to 10 horsepower.

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