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Old 05-27-2008, 02:06 PM
bigtenn bigtenn is offline
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i am planning to put a weed wacker motor on my 26" Treck mountain bike. I use my bike for hauling a 2'x3' trailer that carries a push mower. I need to know how to motorize my bike and give it enough torque to pull my trailer.
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Old 05-27-2008, 02:40 PM
Bikeguy Joe Bikeguy Joe is offline
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Default Re: my project

If you want to build one from scratch, you have to fabricate a lot of parts, how mechanical are you?

Have you looked at the available bicycle motor kits?
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:48 PM
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Pretty much any kit would cope with that - the only issues are reliablity, longevity and what look & system you prefer...

We can do... and have:-

Chain drive single ratio
Chain drive geared
Belt drive

2 stroke rack mount
4 stroke rack mount
2/4 stroke frame mount

25cc - 100cc+ displacements

pedal/clutch start - recoil start - even electric start if you are lazy lol

Its probably cheaper and more effective in the long run to invest in one of the better kits - it may also be safer as the problems with these are already ironed out and people know what to look for and how to troubleshoot them...

good luck in your search..

Jemma xx
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Old 05-28-2008, 02:15 PM
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I have been working on a weed wacker bike for a while now and haven't conquered it yet. I have very limited skills and tools so I might not be able to. for what you want the cheap Chinese kits might do just fine. I have pulled trailers with mine just not loaded down ones.

The Chinese kit and a couple of ebikes I built is all I can attest to.

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