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Discussion in 'Mounting Techniques for Bicycle Motors' started by glennbo, Oct 17, 2011.
does anyone know if the 212cc harbor freight engine will fit in a schwinn delmar frame?
It might fit, but why would you want to put such a large, heavy powerful engine on a generic bicycle? Foolish, IMHO.
I think the largest you should run is the Predator 99cc. Even then, you're going to have to upgrade wheels and brakes at the least.
I agree with Aleman. Don't just jump on the wagon, try the 99 it's more than enough.
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so you dont know if it will fit. thanks for deciding what size engine i should run but the question i asked still remains unanswered will it fit?
OK, to answer your question, I say no, it won't fit without a crowbar and a torch.
It was a very tight fit on my build which has a fair bit more frame space for the 212cc HF than the Schwinn. Hope this helps....
Scotto, OT question but since you were the first here that I know of to use that HF engine, is your bike for street use or just used on a track?
To be honest, I built it strictly for the track and racing purposes. I do however ride it on the street for testing and have been pulled over on it once so far.....riding it at dusk with no lights. Mainly the track, only occasionally on the street.
well after looking at about a million frames i finally found one! hoping i wont have to do to much fabricating on the frame except for the bottom tube for the motor mount! so what ya think?
Thats a nice frame, how do you plan to position the motor?
i want to do it vertically. but not quite sure yet till i get the frame.i wont get that till next week.
Glennbo, I think that hole is big enough you could put a crf250 in it and it would still have room! LOL! I have this frame with a Ht and it looked ridiculous until i built giant front mount for it. It probably still looks fugly, but it has grown on me.
Put your calipers on the seat tube wall thickness of this frame and then check your Delmar and you will understand why that gentleman advised you not to do what you were thinking. Take a look at pictures of 4 stroke Luxury liner on pirate site and it will give you a good feel for dimension. Beware if you plan on using any roadmaster stuff such as chain guards etc. stupid, insane out of sight expensive!
Good advice skitchfish...
Thats a nice looking frame. What model is it?
it is a reproduction of the roadmaster luxuryliner.
Where did you buy it from, a website?
Please keep us updated with the build as well
Ahhhhhh... found the frame on Ebay.... nice frame for the price, and FREE shipping!
Not a bad price for that much real estate.....lol
New Roadmaster Luxury Liner 26" Mens Bicycle Frame & Badge | eBay
i get the frame thursday> still trying to figure out if i want to use a jack shaft or go with a torque converter?
I'd go with the 'verter. You may still need a jackshaft though to get the overall ratio right.