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Old 06-09-2010, 04:55 PM
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Default Will this Electra work?

I am really liking this Electra sparker 3 speed cruiser but I am wondering if it will have any issues with the rear tire being a 24" fatty tire? Will it stress the motor more or will it work to my advantage having better traction and less rotating mass for the motor to push?

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Old 06-09-2010, 11:19 PM
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Default Re: Will this Electra work?

The only thing I would have to say is the fat tire may have to go to make room for the chain. I had to do this on my bike, with reluctance. Theres two ways to keep the fat tire, the first is the most expensive, but since you have 3 speed hub, may be the best. A shift kit from Sick Bike Parts is about 200 dollars, but would allow the fat tire, and use of the 3 speed hub. The second which I dont like is mount the engine offset to the left side to allow the chain to clear. If a shift kit is not an option, then do what I did, and cahnge the tires to a skinnyer size. I went from a 2.25 to a 1.75, was unhappy buying the skinny things, but have come to love them. The Michelens stick great. There are still 80cc/66cc kits for sell right here in San Diego.
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