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Old 05-11-2008, 07:31 PM
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Default Re: new, just bought kit, looks like motor dont fit!

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A "comfort bike"? I am not up on all the modern terminology....my boss yelled at me because I called his 800 dollar road bike a "10 speed".

He said "You obviously don't know ANYTHING about bikes." (yes, he's a leg shaver/spandex elitist who rides a couple dozen miles a year)

Anyhow, once you fit a bicycle motor to a bike, it becomes a motorized bicycle...and I do know a thing or two about those.
Good! Because we haven't got it put together yet and I am sure we will be needing more help!
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Old 05-11-2008, 08:21 PM
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Default Re: new, just bought kit, looks like motor dont fit!

You do not need to drill through fram if you use a muffler bracket to go around wider tube.
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Old 05-15-2008, 08:16 PM
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Default Re: new, just bought kit, looks like motor dont fit!

Now we are having a problem, when we mount the engine, the muffler doesn't quite clear the pedal. We can't tilt the motor enough to get the clearance. because it is a tight fit. We are thinking of banging the muffler in a bit.
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Old 05-15-2008, 08:19 PM
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Default Re: new, just bought kit, looks like motor dont fit!

i had the same problem with mine so i took the pedal off and used a pipe and put that on the crank and bent it out just enough so i the pedals would clear the exhaust
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Old 05-15-2008, 08:24 PM
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Default Re: new, just bought kit, looks like motor dont fit!

Thanks we might try something like that. We are having the argument of dent the muffler in a bit or try to knock the pedal out a bit. I vote for knock the pedal out a bit!
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Old 05-15-2008, 09:13 PM
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Default Re: new, just bought kit, looks like motor dont fit!

Welcome to the group Juls. Looks like your in good hands already. Look forward to seeing your bikes...Kelly
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Old 05-15-2008, 09:55 PM
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Default Re: new, just bought kit, looks like motor dont fit!

I tried denting my pipe, too. There's some kind of structure underneath, so it only dented a few millimeters. Not enough. I had to heat and bend the pipe. Bending the cranks also sounds like a good idea.
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