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Old 06-19-2016, 09:27 AM
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Hello everyone!

I have been interested in motorized bicycling for a long time but I never knew where to purchase reliable equipment to make it happen. I can remember seeing a front fork mounted motor in a sears catalog in the late eighty's or early ninety's. I thought it might be fun but did not want a motor on the front of my bike. I have always been obsessed with rear wheel drive. Any how I'm ready to buy my very first kit. I have at least second hand access to all the tools I need and my dad has a welder that he might not be the best at using but he loves to try.

Here's my plan:

1. buy a low cost 2 cycle kit and install on an old bike I already have
2. install, ride and most importantly learn
3. if the setup is good, sell and buy a more expensive kit for a nicer bike which I also already have
4. continue build, ride, learn and sell until I can buy a higher cost rig (more powerful engine) with jack-shaft for shifting
5. this will be installed on a mountain bike for on and off road use

The idea is to keep my total investment in the project low and upgrade by selling off my previous version. I have some bikes already so kits is what I need.

With all that said; does anyone want to recommend a decent starter 2 cycle kit?
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Old 06-19-2016, 10:18 AM
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Welcome to the site. Glad you are here. There are several advertisers on this website that can fix you up with a 2 cycle china girl kit or other sources like ebay, amazon, etc etc. However you may find it beneficial to buy from one of the retailers here that are better known for after the sale customer support. Cheap china girl kits can sometimes be a bit of a gamble...so if you are just starting out you might save yourself a bit of aggrivation by buying from someone who will actually talk to you after the sale. Do a bit of research and find reviews on each seller.
Me personally...I am a bit of a gambler and just buy whats cheap! Sometimes that works out and sometimes it don't. LOL
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Old 06-19-2016, 12:45 PM
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Excellent advice,

I was thinking basically two options, safe (after purchase support as you stated) and aggressive (cheap purchase and learn on the fly)

I'm debating on which route I'll take
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Old 06-19-2016, 01:16 PM
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If you are comfortable with a wrench and have the patience and desire to learn the workings of your kit...then dont be afraid to go cheap. My experience has been mostly positive going that route...but I am a tinkerer and actually enjoy really having to dig right in and face whatever issues may or may not arise.
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Old 06-19-2016, 08:26 PM
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How do you feel about this kit

http://www.kingsmotorbikes.com/colle...cle-engine-kit
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Old 06-21-2016, 10:30 AM
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I decided to go with bikeberry

http://www.bikeberry.com/gas-engine-...-2-stroke.html

My thinking is when I sell this bike I can direct them to this site for parts and support. This might be a good selling point.
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Old 06-24-2016, 05:40 PM
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My kit arrives tomorrow, time to buy a torque wrench and some opti 2 ��
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Old 06-25-2016, 08:56 AM
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My kit arrives tomorrow, time to buy a torque wrench and some opti 2 ��
Enjoy the project!
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Old 06-26-2016, 04:51 PM
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It is done. Test drive complete...and I broke a crank arm trying to bend it jussstt a little more to clear the exhaust and engine. Such a newb. Looking for another crank arm now.
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Old 06-26-2016, 07:08 PM
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I usually just trim the left crank arm tip with a grinder. Usually dont take too much to be able to roll past the exhaust pipe and doesnt usually need so much that it would jeprodize the integrity.
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