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Motorized Cruiser Bicycles The beach cruiser has always been great bicycles to motorize. They just look good with a motor. Use this section to share and discuss about motorizing this classic.

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Old 12-08-2016, 02:15 PM
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Default Future Schwinn Briggs Project

Got this rolling stock from my buddy John that owns Banzai Machine here in Huntington Beach. It had a 3hp Techumseh for a while and ran well. Not sure how it will end up, but will add info as I go. May be a while as I have a few other things to work on.



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Old 12-08-2016, 09:37 PM
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Got to watch this also, LOL..........Curt
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Old 12-09-2016, 12:43 PM
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It needs some HD wheels and a front brake. The top front engine mount is high enough for a 5hp also. The big question is chain or belt drive or a combination. Clutches are the most expensive part of these builds. So far I've used a 3D Motorsport clutch on one bike and I'm really impressed with the quality and action, so I bought a few more for these future bikes.
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Old 12-13-2016, 11:54 AM
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I've got a few HD wheelsets, 24 and 26. Let me know if you need something.
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Old 12-13-2016, 03:41 PM
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Thanks Baird, that's really cool. I'll take inventory and get back to you.
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Old 01-20-2017, 11:37 PM
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Still trying to decide on 3hp or 5hp on this bike. I have some of each. May use a 3D Motorsports clutch on the engine shaft or make another jackshaft mounted clutch setup. May also go chain drive. I'll get a set of wheels built up for it and then decide. Probably put fenders on it.
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Old 01-22-2017, 09:49 PM
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Is that a old Whizzer frame??? (all those crazy mounts all over the frame look factory).
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Old 01-22-2017, 11:58 PM
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Don't look too close, they're going to need some clean up and maybe reinforcing. It's actually a 70's middleweight that has had the rear opened up a bit. Banzai John grew up working on custom Harleys, so he's not afraid to weld brackets where needed. Including holes through the seat tube and a heim joint to hold the throttle cable adjuster, plus a few more to try different seats and tanks. The tank is pretty heavy for Chinese and it has 6mm mounting studs. The forks are moped with an added brace.
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Old 01-23-2017, 04:52 PM
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5hp of course!! When are ya gonna build a 212 Schwinn?
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Old 01-23-2017, 10:46 PM
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Hey Tony. Yeah, probably a 5hp. I don't like the looks of the predator, level or upright. In fact I just traded an almost new one for a smoking 5hp flathead Briggs. I may use one in the future in a hot rod bike.
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