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


29 inch cruisers

The beach cruiser has always been a great bicycle 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 10-20-2011, 10:03 PM
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I have read a lot about just how bad the Walmart bikes are. Well I have built about 50 Walmart bikes so far. From the Cranny to the Genisis 29er. It is true that they are not the quality of some bike shop bikes that you pay 400-500 bucks for. The average Joe that I sell to can`t afford to buy a bike like that from me. I still believe that you build a good bike the right way and you will get a bike that will work for the average guy.
Now to the point. I have built 5 of the Genisis Onyx bikes. I love the way these bikes ride. I am only 6` and it is a little tough for me to get off and on but it is a wonderful ride once I get on. These things will cruise nicely around 25-30 mph. They are also very smooth rides.
I also build bikes part-time at my local Walmart and I can say that not all Walmart bikes are thrown together!! Some of us do have a little pride in our work. So between building for Walmart and running my little business of bikes at home, I see a lot of different bikes. I have seen some expensive pieces of crap too!
Here is one of the cheaper Genisis Onyx`s
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Nice Bike! I love the big fat tires.
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:41 PM
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Yeah,they make for a nice ride.
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:59 AM
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Nice work on the bikes Don! I like the little trailer you build, really sharp!
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This is the exact bike I have, I bought it from Walmart and wanted to put an engine on it, but I have no idea what I'm doing. Any help?
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I made one myself. It's not an "easy" build I'll admit, but the end product if done right looks like something off a line somewhere.

If you check out my build thread you can see some of the difficulties that come with the bike. Basically nothing fits, but with about 30$ extra you can find all the things you need at your local hardware store. The hardest thing for me to modify had to be the tank.

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I used two muffler clamps for the tank mounting.Just installed the clamps so they touched the tank studs and tack welded the studs to the clamps. Quick, easy, and cost less than $6 bucks. Third clamp welded to a plate made a cheap easy custom front mount as well. The stock rear mount will work, but you need to grind or file it a tiny bit bigger to fit the seat post tube correctly.
I loved the way this bike rode and hated to see it go.
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29ers are great after you get over the rear sprocket.I ride mine daily to work can complain much about it.I even get thumbs up from guys on motorcycles.
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[QUOTE=donb4103;335993] re: #1 post

I agree, the Walmart bikes have come a long way, and old technology goes for a low price. Walmart fails at service, from assembly to selling tires and supplies for the bikes they market, but for the DIY guy, they offer some reliable bikes with reliable shimano commuting gears.

I know what you mean about people being cheap on bikes! I don't think they understand how valuable a decent bike is, especially with a motor.
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Your bike looks good, but don't forget to either remove the ball from the spark plug, or replace the spark wire with an automotive one w/ real boot. The chinese boots are the strangest thing. When the rubber dries out they will start missing and arcing because they don't clip the spark plug tip (ball shaped).

How did you do the front mount? It looks like the kit mounting hardware, but the tube looks fat.
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