Re: Bike suggestions
The best starter bike IMHO is a steel framed cruiser or steel framed mountain bike. They are easy to paint and the engine mounts easier. The motor will be a tight fit in a Kent La Jolla, and will require an offset intake manifold and and oversized front engine mount (for the fat down tube). Enjoy your build.
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