Bicycle Kit Conversion Instructions

drummerkid

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Hi. I am new to these forums. I was wondering if someone knows were I could get complete instructions for putting an engine on my bike. I mean like a part list and directions. (that way i could get the parts separate) I also have some questions.

1. I am new to this whole thing. Which engine should I get? I know I can get a Subaru kit for 550 or a chinese kit for 200. Is it worth it for the Subaru

2. Do I want a chain drive, or a friction drive

3. Can I legally drive it on the road? If not, can I drive it on the sidewalk?

4. I have a bike. How much should I pay total for the conversion?

Help Please!!
 

Dave31

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Welcome drummerkid to the forum, glad you joined us :)

Install instructions...

Instruction Manual - Gas Powered Bicycle Engines, Motorized Fast Bicycles, Motor Gas Engine Bicycle, Bike Conversion Engine Kits, Motor Assisted Bike Engines 80cc and 49cc, Peddle Start Motorized Bicycle Engine and more!

http://www.livefastmotors.com/pdf/two_cycle.pdf

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ZBOX MOTOR FITTING INSTRUCTIONS

http://pws.cablespeed.com/~pablomail//80cc user manual2.pdf

1) The 2-stroke are going to be more maintenance then the 4-stroke. The two stroke are lighter and look cool. With the 4-stroke you do not have to mix oil with fuel, but you will have to do change oil changes.

2) I like the chain drive...I've never used a friction drive so I can't really say much about it.

3) I don't know where you are from?? I don't think most states will allow MB's on the sidewalk...I don't like it anyway!

4) Well first be sure a kit will fit your bicycle. There is the center mount 2 & 4 strokes. Then you have the rear mount chain, belt, or friction drive. If a motor will not fit on your bike, your best bet is with a rear mount. Here is a link to measure your frame..http://motorbicycling.com/f3/what-kind-bike-would-you-recommend-510.html

Here is a list of dealers with some of there prices...http://motorbicycling.com/f3/find-dealer-review-1730.html

...http://motorbicycling.com/f4/kit-best-1764.html

Others should add there two cents
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NunyaBidness

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if you are comfortable tinkering with small engines, the chinese kits aren't a bad choice. on the other hand if you are not mechanically inclined, I recommend one of the more expensive 4-stroke motors.
just my own thoughts on the subject
 

Norman

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sooner or later you will have to learn how to mechanic on things don't be afraid to try you can't tear it up too bad,well mabe you can but you have all of us here to help you get it going and if you live close to a member that IS mechanical minded then you are going to be in tall cotton.
god luck
Norman
 

u2seek42

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All I can say is if yours looks like this, you may be a masochist. If you built this for another then you are a sadist.
http://www.zippycycles.com/images/100_9797.jpg

I'm going with a simple rear friction drive, having been trashed by the 66cc assembly problems. The kit should come with a bottle of Valium.

Good luck!