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Pre-Motorized Bicycle Information. Before you mount that engine to your bicycle frame, you'll want to know if the bike is ready for the engine! Ask our experts here for advice on what will perform well.

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Old 11-12-2016, 07:21 PM
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Has anyone here bought this bike yet? It's a really cool looking, steel frame cruiser bike with fat tires. Better looking than a Cranny, both because of the fat tires and the straight bar design. And it has a lifetime warranty, although who knows if they would honor it if they determined it had been run with an engine!
I'm definitely thinking about it. Here's a link:

http://amzn.to/2fI2sZu
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Old 11-15-2016, 12:51 AM
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Your going to have to cut that middle bar out. Have you checked firmstrong bruiser and chief. Similar price and a quarter mile of space in the frame especially the chief. Heck you could put a Kohler or briggs v twin in the chief!!! Lol. I don't know what your plans are for the bike, just remember no matter what you do get a front hand brake and upgrade from the cheapo Chinese coaster brake! Have fun, post some pics of your bike.
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Old 11-18-2016, 12:09 AM
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I dunno; I've seen this bike in real life and it looks like a two stroke would fit.

BTW, here's my current bike before I added the expansion pipe and a few other mods. I added the suspension fork and front brake at the same time that I motorized it.
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Old 11-18-2016, 08:46 PM
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Glad to see you added the handbrake, nice job with the fork. If you can fit a 2stroke do it. I just recently cut a bar out of a bike I'm working on because I couldn't fit a briggs or a predator. All part of the fun of building i guess.
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Old 11-18-2016, 11:29 PM
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Default Re: Schwinn Aerovane

That's right I removed a seat stay, to fit a Briggs. Then welded a tab on the top tube to a mount bracket secured by head bolts on the engine. Had plenty of room for engine and Js. It can be seen under' Briggs build, here I go again'

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Old 11-19-2016, 09:13 AM
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Default Re: Schwinn Aerovane

I've seen that build. In fact I was the first to reply to it, about the PZ19 carb.
I've been thinking about building a rat bike with a Briggs vertical-to-horizontal conversion on it, too. For that one I would probably build a manual belt clutch, like you did on your Del Rio.
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