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Old 07-22-2011, 08:40 PM
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Hey everyone,

I have had a few discussions so far and I have received a bit of a mixed message.

I am just looking for confirmation that I can make this work.

I've ordered a Firmstrong Urban Deluxe - Firmstrong Bikes

I want to mount an in frame 2 stroke motor.

If I get a mount such as this - Chopper and Stretch Motor Mount)

Will that be enough for me to easily mount a Grubee Skyhawk GT5? - Grubee Race 80/66cc Silver SkyHawk Angle Fire Bicycle Engine Kit

If you have worked with these types of frames before, can you please give me some feedback on this? It is my first build, and I am trying to gather as much info as I can before actually starting. I would appreciate any advice you can give.

I do not want to go with a rear friction drive as one person recommended I do, but rather the in frame motor setup.

Thanks for your help.
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Howdy again Elaia. (Got the spelling right this time! snork)

I don't know any thing about your bike but turns out there are a bunch of builds with them. After your thread, the very first pic is of one.

Firmstrong Urban Deluxe - Google Search

Gonna be a sweet looking build. Post lots of pics!
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It looks like I should be able to mount the motor using the technique displayed here - http://motorbicycling.com/f6/notice-...unts-9582.html

I cannot wait to get that bike and do this build - I will be sure to post pictures!
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Yeppers, saw a mount on ebay, well a bunch but was like 23 bucks or some thing.

That really is gonna be a great looking build.

Is exciting, ain't it? LOL, kid on their birthday morning sort of deal.

If ya get a chance, try and go to local motorized bicycle events and rides. It is amazing how much you can learn and explore looking at and taking rides on other folks builds. Plus, motorized bicycle folks are just a blast! They really are. All about half a bubble off plumb but to the good.

If there are none near ya, set one up. If one other person or 12 show up, it is a great time.
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It looks like I should be able to mount the motor using the technique displayed here - http://motorbicycling.com/f6/notice-...unts-9582.html

I cannot wait to get that bike and do this build - I will be sure to post pictures!
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Yeppers, saw a mount on ebay, well a bunch but was like 23 bucks or some thing.

That really is gonna be a great looking build.

Is exciting, ain't it? LOL, kid on their birthday morning sort of deal.

If ya get a chance, try and go to local motorized bicycle events and rides. It is amazing how much you can learn and explore looking at and taking rides on other folks builds. Plus, motorized bicycle folks are just a blast! They really are. All about half a bubble off plumb but to the good.

If there are none near ya, set one up. If one other person or 12 show up, it is a great time.
Keith, please search through the Notice Stretch Cruiser Motor Mounts thread and see post by RedB66, he's the guy that told me about the motor mounts!

Keith, welcome to the forum and yes in your post here: http://motorbicycling.com/f40/firmst...ser-32012.html

You asked the question are the mounts you need the same as this post and the answer is yes here's the link: http://motorbicycling.com/f6/notice-...unts-9582.html

Your question is the Greenline the same bike, answer yes!

let me know if I or any other member, ( who has motorized an Firmstrong Urban Deluxe or Greenline Stretch Cruiser ) can offer anymore assistance to you with your build, and remember this is addicting, motorized bicycling!!!

Peace Crazy Horse.
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You can weld a pipe on the frame for the front mount and use the seat post for the back mount. If you look at my sig line you will see I have a stretch cruiser.


I'm not sure how well you can see my mount. Here is another one.


If you want I could get a close up.

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PS: Great looking bike!
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Wow Terry, beautiful work.
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Thanks! It isn't finished yet though.

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You can weld a pipe on the frame for the front mount and use the seat post for the back mount. If you look at my sig line you will see I have a stretch cruiser.


I'm not sure how well you can see my mount. Here is another one.


If you want I could get a close up.

Terry

PS: Great looking bike!
Terry get me several close ups particularly of your tensioner and tank as I will have chain routing issues also with my stretch... Shoot em to me via PM or if too large post them to a photobucket account and send me links.
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I'll get them for you today.

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