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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 06-08-2016, 09:49 PM
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aside from venice choppers custom build I cant find one picture of a felt scythe with a 2-stroke in it. Any reason why?
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Old 06-10-2016, 10:30 PM
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well i guess i will find out. $200 on craiglist. Brought home my second build before finishing my first. Situation normal.
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Old 06-10-2016, 10:52 PM
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Sure is a cool looking frame. I've never heard of it before, so that maybe you've never seen one built because it'snot too common. If the frame is steel, I would clamp the motor at the seat post and weld a pedestal to the bottom tube.

Either way, $200 is a score!
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WOW! $200 for a Felt Scythe is an unbeleavable score! Congrats!
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awesome thanks. It will probably take me another month or 2 to get motors on these but i will post pics oh and i am sure questions. Also it is an aluminum frame but i have ideas for mounting i will try out and see what you all think.
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Old 06-13-2016, 09:24 PM
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Ya know; with a little work and the right stuff the Felt aluminum frames can be turned into a real gas tank. http://www.kwmachineworks.com/Motorized_bikes.html Ive done it on a "Twin" and MANY others have done it as well. MUCH cleaner than the abortion of a peanut tank that comes with the kits. KW's chain tensioner is what ya want as well. Made to work on the Felt alu, chainstays. ACTUALLY: I take that back.. The chainstays on the Torch,Scythe,Bandit are different. Square not oval. I just sold a Torch and its coming back to me now.
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definitely doing the tank, those peanut tanks are not for me. thanks for the heads up.
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If you have a weld bead on the top of the top tube go carefully. My "Twin" had no such thing but my Torch had the weld bead that would have needed to be ground down to make the KW thing work. I'm assuming easy to burn through. Be cautious.
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:18 AM
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thanks it has the weld on top. was thinking i would grind off the weld under the cap before sealing and i was hoping the sealer and jb weld under cap would take care of it. was already trying to figure out what tool would be best grinder might be to aggressive maybe die grinder and or sander. trying to see if i can afford some 3g springer chopper forks before i do the tank so its only apart once. of course they cost more than the bike but sure are cool.

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Old 06-14-2016, 07:32 PM
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On second thought I think I will just have the gas cap bung welded in. Should take care of any problems from grinding the weld.
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