folding motorized 26 inch mountain bike

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  1. kbot6789

    kbot6789 New Member

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    i just had a question i have a folding frame im thinking about putting a engine kit on it and selling it its a real good sturdy frame that fold just.. don't know what somebody would pay for a one that folds up to go in a car or what not any ideas for one thats restored and folds up ? thanks guys
     
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    hey guys heres the idea to motorize this and make it still fold
     

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    MB Monkey and I have been talking about doing one for a while. Staton has a rack mount that looks purty awesome; Motorized Bicycles Detail Page Would be really cool. I was thinking boat folks or a marina would be a great place to offer them. Really looking forward to seeing your build.
     
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    seems like a good idea im just trying to post pics of my folding frame but the computer is being evil again i think it hate me
     
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    just think ahead - folding bike = portable = put in the trunk = gas tank is sideways .

    you want to have a gas tank that doesn,t leak when its full and sittins in its side .

    float bowls , yada yada yada
     
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    Hey, ya got it. (pics)

    Looks like it might be a tuff build, but gonna be cool
     
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    the gas tank wouldn't be such a hard thing to find (weedeater)
    however.... the float bowl would surley leak if it was laid over.
     
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    Wouldn't fit in a car trunk Hum, but for just that, (gas spilling) I was thinking a box that would hold it upright. Just thoughts I had. Really think a folder MB is a great idea. The small motors, you can flip 360 and no gas will leak.

    GX35
     
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    i was thinkink about making the tank removable with a couple quick releases
     
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    yea that could be done, you can buy quick disconnect fuel fittings if you search hard enough. they work almost like airhose couplers.

    but you still have the carbs float! especially on the HT's. the only way around that would be to adapt a walbro type vaccum carb. totally possibble.
     
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    just drain the carb,along with the fuel tank. I sometimes take 2 bikes with me in the car trunk.
    remove the front wheel and if I need to remove the rear wheel. Most of the carbs have that sorry little drain screw on them.
    It takes about 30 minutes to either put both together again or take them apart to travel.
    So far no problems except the old lady doesn't like it when I take off on the bikes with my brother in law. We're gone most of the day out riding in the country in Mo.
     

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