Hello from West Texas

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  1. Kale G

    Kale G New Member

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    Greetings all from West TX. I am brand spankin new to the motorized bicycle. I have been building hot rods and motorcycles all my life and stumbled upon a pic of a stretched beach cruiser and fell in love!! I just swapped a neighbor a subwoofer for a Schwinn Stingray so I'm about to build a new toy. So my question is this.........What is the best "engine kit" out there? I will be riding this thing alot this summer and I would rather have a pullstart engine due to the fact I am going to build a set of pegs that will replace the crank assembly. Its pretty flat land where I am. I would like to see 40 mph. I am new to the 2 stroke engines so how much life can I expect out of one of these little things? Thanks yall!!And i'm loving the site......
     
  2. James the welder

    James the welder New Member

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    Hi from Tempe AZ I am James just got my first kit last week a skyhawk 66 and put it on my mountain bike for know. I am lookin for a frame to build a B.T.R. and info for wheels,tires,springerforks or I will just fabricate it my self. Been welding for the last 25 years so it should not.weld be to hard to build ..... .weld
     
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    Nougat New Member

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    The 2-stroke kits are all pretty much the same as far as quality goes, and that's hit or miss. The important thing is buying from a vendor who will give you good warranty service. Look to the vendor ads on the left and right of the forum.
     
  4. Ilikeabikea

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    Welcome Kale, what part of West Texas are you from? Two of us on here are from Pampa................
     
  5. Kale G

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    I live in Snyder. Its dead between Lubbock and Abilene. And thanks for the input, I can't wait to get started. Should be taking delivery of the Schwinn chopper Tuesday and maybe a 60's Stingray next weekend.
     
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    I would wait and read a bunch of these post before ordering. There is a bunch of info to be had by reading.
    I think if you have a lot open road like you I would go for the new belt drive 4 stroke with a shift kit to get 40mph
     
  7. Kale G

    Kale G New Member

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    belt driven shift?? That would be awesome. Where I live is really flat and the town is spread out. I have no interest in doing any pedaling at all. I did see some 110cc swaps. I think the local fuzz might not let that happen tho........Thanks guys for all your input, the search continues............
     
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    You should check with your local DMV and find out the laws. You might just have to keep your pedals. And you need them for a shift kit. Do your studying and Good luck
     

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