Motorized Bicycle Engine Kit Forum  

Sponsors



Go Back   Motorized Bicycle Engine Kit Forum > Motorized Bicycle > Motorized Mountain Bikes and Road Bikes

Motorized Mountain Bikes and Road Bikes Motorize a full suspension mountain bike to get a smother ride or for a little more speed try motorized road bicycles. This section is for sharing ideas on motorizing your mountain and road bikes.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-29-2016, 04:53 PM
bikebum1975's Avatar
bikebum1975 bikebum1975 is offline
Motorized Bicycle Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 58
Default Motored fatty

Well started a new job so now I'm in the market for a project. Saw this at walmart also where I got new job wondering what I need to know for putting a 2 stroke kit on a fatty.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/26-Huffy-M...-Blue/49058108
__________________
Ride on!

Love,Laugh,Live Life to the Fullest


"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go."
- Robert L. Stevenson


Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-29-2016, 07:53 PM
Agreen's Avatar
Agreen Agreen is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Goose Creek, SC
Posts: 732
Default Re: Motored fatty

I've seen it done 2 ways. You could use a jackshaft or fabricate some offset engine mounts. Either way, the width of the tire makes it hard to get the chain aligned right.

But it's only a 3" tire, so you may not have any issues.
__________________
Never stop wrenching
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-29-2016, 10:26 PM
ZipTie's Avatar
ZipTie ZipTie is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Mpls Mn
Posts: 459
Default Re: Motored fatty

yea 3 inch would for should clear especially with a hub adapter - CNC sprocket from maniac mechanic... you can just slide it far left to clear the extra .75 inch... but maybe it wont... we wont know till someone is brave enough to gamble it all to find out. Good looking inexpensive bike though. Let us know if you pull the trigger on the build.
__________________
"One pull and It's on, one snip and its off"
“Lets not get too technical”
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-30-2016, 12:13 AM
bikebum1975's Avatar
bikebum1975 bikebum1975 is offline
Motorized Bicycle Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 58
Default Re: Motored fatty

Will for sure ziptie. I'm about 90% certain I'm getting the bike. Honestly I was expecting aluminum.
__________________
Ride on!

Love,Laugh,Live Life to the Fullest


"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go."
- Robert L. Stevenson


Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-30-2016, 02:12 AM
ZipTie's Avatar
ZipTie ZipTie is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Mpls Mn
Posts: 459
Default Re: Motored fatty

If you can get 1/16 inch clear of that rear tire you will be golden. A 41 chain will also be more forgiving of any slight chain angle. May the bike gods bless your journey into unknown territory on your build. Later
__________________
"One pull and It's on, one snip and its off"
“Lets not get too technical”
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-11-2016, 12:59 PM
LandSpeedRecord's Avatar
LandSpeedRecord LandSpeedRecord is offline
Dealer
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Tucson
Posts: 601
Default Re: Motored fatty

It's been done by the other local builder. Customer was having a lot of grief and called me several times to drop it off so I could make it work. He never brought it in so either he got it working or have up. From the pics he sent it was just stock parts pushed all the way over. I have done a 3" rear tire with no jackshaft but I off set the motor about 6mm with different mount holes. Let us know if you try it and feel free to pm me if you get stuck.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-13-2016, 03:57 AM
Cylon's Avatar
Cylon Cylon is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Maine
Posts: 225
Default Re: Motored fatty

Good question for KC
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-16-2016, 09:19 PM
BarryT's Avatar
BarryT BarryT is offline
Motorized Bicycle Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Corpus Christi, Texas
Posts: 83
Default Re: Motored fatty

I too am looking at one of the Walmart "fat tire" but am looking at the 4" wide tire. I'm very worried that there may not be enough clearance for a strong, 2 stroke the way the top tube tapers. Looking to do a jack-shaft as well to take advantage of the 7 speed..(It's a Mongoose) 21" top bar, 24" bottom bar, and 11.5 rear bar.
Any body have experience with this one?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:02 PM.


Sponsors

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
MotorBicycling.com