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Old 02-03-2010, 04:53 AM
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Hello I just picked up a new bike yesterday, and I am debating on if I should motorize it. I just want to get feedback on what others would do. What I have is a 25th anniversary Redline Rain City Chopper. I guess that there were only 1500 made, and this is #1199. I really want to motorize it, but something is telling me no. I put a motor next to it and it looked really small. If motorized I would probably have to go with a morini, or something diff. What would you do? To view more pics of this bike,Redline Rain City Chopper 25th anniversary pictures by SBMotorBicyling - Photobucket And to see a couple videos on it YouTube - rkorson42098's Channel
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:51 AM
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Default Re: Would you motorize this??

I probably would. I think it would look good, but that center support tube looks like it would be in the way. If it's not in the way, motor it up!
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:59 AM
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In my opinion ,no. But I would probebly try to copy it and use some of the belt drive and size ideas.I do like that they made the triple tree steering so that it would steer properly ,like a bike.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:41 PM
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Default Re: Would you motorize this??

It looks on the frame type as the bike i have and im trying to figure out how to chop it. so i say yes if you know how if you can, could you tell me how you would mount the engine
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:44 PM
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Default Re: Would you motorize this??

I don't think i will motor it, there are only 1500 made, and from what i hear there are way lees now. I rode her today for the first time, and she rode smooth with the belt
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Old 03-17-2010, 03:01 AM
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Default Re: Would you motorize this??

I would , and Id jackshaft it thru the belt .
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Old 03-17-2010, 03:17 AM
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Default Re: Would you motorize this??

By that, I mean that would be the only way I would motorize it ,another shorter belt driving the chainwheel .
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:14 PM
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Default Re: Would you motorize this??

You could add electric power without compromising the value of your rare bike.
That frame will allow you to mount a lot of batteries very low in the frame.
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Old 04-12-2010, 03:58 AM
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Default Re: Would you motorize this??

just do it. i dont think the bike will rase in value because there are only 1,500. Besides the thing looks like a chopper, let her feel like a chopper.
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Old 04-12-2010, 11:03 AM
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Default Re: Would you motorize this??

It does kind of look like it wants a motor. If you were twelve, would you want it with or without a motor? There you go... treat the kid in you right since nobody else will.
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