Bike with a rear shock

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  1. bvum

    bvum New Member

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    Can a motor be used on a bike with a rear shock?
     
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    corgi1 New Member

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    I've seen rear mount motors on them,and I've seen the shock replaced solid and center mounted motors,,,,there is a thread here I believe that uses a CVT on the rear mount w/chain drive,its neat
     
  3. corgi1

    corgi1 New Member

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    If the BB (pedal-crank) is in the pivot arm too then a rear mount and a shift kit can be done,especially if it is a Y frame(not a triangle frame
     
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    Just adding, could also go rack mount. With the engine sitting over the rear wheel. They ride great and all the noise and vibes are behind you.
     
  5. bvum

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    Here is a picture. do you think I can mount a gas engine on this?.wee.
     

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    Easily, you will just need to account for chain growth if you mount the engine in the triangle a decent spring loaded chain tensioner will do this. Mounting it on a rack above the rear wheel is a bad idea, the motor is unspring weight, will have a negative impact on the suspension performance, this is one of the big draw backs for the electric hub motor users with their big rear hubs in suspension bikes.

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