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  1. TechEd

    TechEd New Member

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    Hi. My name is Joey. I have this project in my tech ed class where i have to fix something up. build something. so i got the approval to get an engine welded on my Haro x2.

    PLEASE anyone offer some help i have always wanted to do this
     
  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Welcome to the site.
    I would not weld it directly to the bike frame, but make mounts to mount an engine. Look in the DIY section of this site for help.
     
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    Alright il check it out. how about above the back tire? i know i an new at this, but maybe it would work? but it could make the bike off balance
     
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    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    If you mount a small engine above the back wheel, that acceptable. It's called a rack mount and you can use a chain saw engine, weed whacker engine or other similar small engine. 2 hp should be adequate.
     
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    Thank you, you are helping so much =]
    how fast would my bike go is the question though.
    I would like it to go fairly fast, also i would like to be able to still petal when my gas runs out. i hear that is possible. I have almost all the equipment needed. all i need is knowledge
     
  6. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    You can get 20-30 mph out of that type of engine, which is plenty fast enough for a bicycle frame/wheels.

    The type of mount set up you are talkig about lets you release the roller from the wheel so you can pedal just like a "regular bike" search for "rack mount" and have a look at the Titan, Staton and others like it for ideas. Some have a drive roller (simple to make) some have a clutch and chain. Better in my opinion if you aren't going to pedal much.
     
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    Alright sounds good, yeah that is fast enough. thank you for taking time to help me out, if i havbe any more questions i might ask you
     
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    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    No problem, in the mean time have a look around.
     
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    the engine i found will not work. i have to find a new one. appparently without a clutch it will go the same speed and is harder to start.
     

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